Category Archives: Travel

Driving, advanced driving, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Enhance Your Driving Pleasure

2015 saw the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the UK driving test. Quite a lot happened in 1935: Cat’s-eyes were first used on roads (invented in 1933, before anyone says anything), Penguin books published their first volume, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new land speed record and a certain Mr J Beene passed his driving test, the first person to do so. It cost him the equivalent of 37.5p. Things have moved on a lot since then, especially the cost of taking your driving test which works out at about a million pounds per attempt these days. Continue reading

Audi, driving, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Driving To Reading With The Radio On

I went to Reading. Somebody has to. Miles and miles of meandering, mundane motorway culminating in a car crawl through roundabouts and traffic lights just trying to get into the outskirts of the town. I can’t imagine what the centre must be like. Fortunately I was in the surprisingly enjoyable Audi A4 3.0L TDI S-Line (still with me at the mo – reviewing next week) you see in the image so at least my peace of mind remained undisturbed. Or so I thought… Continue reading

Glamping, camping, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Fashionable Glamping

We, the people, are always looking for different holiday experiences (you can say that again!) but tented holidays? Getting under canvas loses its appeal when you get a bit older. It isn’t like your childhood days of camping in the garden knowing that Mum & Dad were but a shriek away. Now though, it doesn’t have to be that way any more. Continue reading

MOT, DriveWrite Automotive, public transport, car blog, motoring blog

Don’t Let Your Car Let You Down

Britain’s motorists are a put-upon bunch. A day doesn’t seem to go by without some new piece of malevolent legislation designed to create so much monetary, motoring misery that drivers will eventually give up their car and say, “Do you know what, I think I’ll take public transport instead”. Which is, of course, exactly what THEY want. Continue reading

camping, caravan, caravaning, DriveWrite Automotive

UK Camping And Caravan Holidays in The 21st Century

Aren’t Summer holidays great! Winging your way to warm, foreign climes for two weeks of relaxing bliss; coming back totally skint with a sunburned spouse, a daughter who is just going to die because she’s had to leave Alexandros – the Greek waiter and would-be consummate lover (if you hadn’t had the little toe-rag sussed from day one) – and a bowel-disturbing condition which may have been caused by the ‘freshly washed’ salad bar or last night’s slow-cooked lamb kleftiko. “Does this smell funny to you”? Continue reading

Public transport, DriveWrite Automotive

The Case For Public Transport. Or Not.

I sat down over Christmas and actually did something that might be considered to be akin to proper work. I did some calculations and considered the ramifications of travelling from my place of residence in glorious, rainswept Wiltshire to beyond Castle Black and The Wall and on to Edinburgh. The choice: Car or public transport. Continue reading

driving holidays, drivewrite automotive

A Driving Holiday?

Woohoo and similar exclamations. January is underway and we can look forward to a pleasant Spring and a glorious Summer. Live in hope folks; always live in hope. You might, for example, be planning a driving holiday which is great, but be careful what you wish for. Let us start from the premise that driving a car is inherently dangerous. Continue reading

Kawasaki, DriveWrite Automotive

DriveWrite & The Sons Of Panicy

For the most part, the global Everyman would wish in one way or another that his life was other than it is. We endure the cold, dead, bony fingers of State poking into the nether regions of our existence and are thus subject to infuriating interference into how we live and behave. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Continue reading