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Rise Of The Old Drivers

For as long as I can remember, ‘old people’ have been represented on television and elsewhere as being decrepit denizens of bowls clubs, bingo halls and old folks homes. It is as patronising as saying that all young people are drug addicts. Even the former ‘so-called’ presenters of Top Gear used to place everyone over sixty into the slow lane of life, usually in a Peugeot. Continue reading

Review – The Formidable 2015 Audi TT Coupé

When people think about the name of Audi there’s a good chance they will immediately associate it with the word ‘quattro’ because that, in a way, sums up the brand. Thus it was very refreshing to drive a TT version that was front-wheel drive for a change. Further more, our car eschewed the ubiquitous DSG auto gearbox in favour of a good old six speed manual. Continue reading

New: Ford Ka Special Editions

Ford have just announced that the company is introducing the new Ka Black and Ka White editions of its city car, with exclusive and stylish exterior and interior designs. The Ford Ka Zetec Black and Zetec White editions offer a sophisticated, personalised design with black bodywork or white bodywork and white interior detailing. Both colour schemes create a classic look with a fresh, contemporary appeal and pure, uncomplicated styling. Continue reading

The American Road #8: On The Right Side Of History

Bill Crittenden of the The Crittenden Automotive Library wonders who first decided on which side of the American road was the right side to drive:  I spend a bit of time reading really old newspaper articles on cars, and I’ve got to say that it gives one a completely different perspective to read what was considered important at the time rather than the basic “history” that has filtered down through the years. I found one line especially interesting… Continue reading