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FIAT 124 Spider, FIAT, new car, sports cars, Italian cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

FIAT 124 Spider – Old School & Better For It

Italian cars of the past had all the attributes of a practiced vamp: hugely desirable and ruinously expensive. Invariably, the design was gorgeous but the construction and electrics were often suspect and rust was an ever present spectre of impending brown doom and general owner misery. Continue reading

Vindis, Audi, drive, driving, driving destinations, driving trips, motoring, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Drive The UK’s Brilliant Driving Routes & Destinations

We overlook it sometimes but the UK is in fact packed with a wide variety of picturesque sights that need to be seen to be admired; and all on these small accessible islands. To ensure you give yourself the chance to see the best that the country has to offer, take a look at this guide of the UK’s standout countryside routes, kindly compiled by the luxurious Audi dealership Vindis: Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading

petrol station, fuel, insurance, forecourt insurance, transport, motoring, car, DriveWrite Automotive

The Petrol Station Through The Ages

Once up on a time, filling up meant swinging by your local petrol station to have your tank refuelled by a friendly pump attendant then moving along your merry way. Since the very first one way back in 1888 however, petrol stations have been given quite the modern makeover and safety is more important than ever. Continue reading

Driving Standards, road safety, motoring, driving, DriveWrite Automotive, automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog

The Standard Of Driving Standards

More than eight out of every ten British motorists are unaware of new speeding fines, which could see someone earning £50,000 pay a fine of £1000 for travelling 41mph in a 20mph limit. This is according to research carried out for a survey by a leading consumer motoring website (acknowledged) and it is relevant to driving standards. Continue reading

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross: Friendly Persuasion

I don’t know if it’s just me (it usually is) but I always enjoy driving a Suzuki. The Japanese company seem to have found a way to inject friendliness into the DNA of their vehicles; that is the only way I can describe it. Suzuki cars are easy on the eye and easy to drive and put me in a good mood. Such is the case with today’s example, the crossover-like Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (in SZ-T trim), in this case with a lively 1.0L Boosterjet engine. Continue reading

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Parking: What Really Drives British Motorists Mad

Not indicating, using a mobile phone and excessive parking charges… A survey into the habits of drivers has uncovered what Brits really hate about driving in the UK. Research by a parking website revealed that using a mobile phone when driving, other road users not indicating and high parking charges annoy motorists the most. Continue reading

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This Year The Fun Is In Tents

William Shakespeare, quoting Richard III when the sales were on, penned ‘Now is the discount of our winter tents’, demonstrating how popular camping was even then. As someone who remembers a childhood camping under wet, smelly canvas it is surprising that I still like it now. I guess it must be my inherent sense for the call of the wild. Why, once I went camping in Snowdonia and even France! I’ve been out there Man; I know. I’m not personally so keen on caravans or posh motorhomes which are the required choice of people with soft hands who need to be in a home-from-home with all mod-cons, but I don’t mind a bit of camping. Continue reading