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Take Care With Holiday Driving

Now that the summer holidays are truly upon us, many of you are likely to be driving off into continental Europe for some hard-earned R&R. Have things changed in Europe given our recent decision? Will you find that a Five Pound note only buys one Euro? Would it be better to barter with bright beads or perhaps live goats? Whatever the welcome you receive one thing never changes: European cops hate you. Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ – Thoughts On Driving Pleasure.

Over half a century ago the late and legendary Colin Chapman, when talking about performance in cars, said, “Simplify, then add lightness”. If around today he would no doubt be delighted by the Subaru BRZ. The BRZ was born from a desire to develop a sports car which was built only to the mantra of sheer driving pleasure. Thanks to this unwavering determination, Subaru have certainly achieved their aim. It’s a pocket rocket. Continue reading

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A Limit Not A Target: Why Motorists Will Never Agree.

If you haven’t done anything wrong then you have nothing to fear”. This statement is absolutely true. Conversely, it could be seen as the mantra of the moaning minnies for whom any minor transgression is tantamount to treason. Rules are rules but they are not necessarily good or sensible rules. Continue reading

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Blowing Through The Jasmine In My Driving Mind

The Summer breeze, that big sky, the soft, secret smell of jasmine in the perfumed air; these are the joys of convertible motoring. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when we kid ourselves that our winter of discontent will finally be made glorious summer. Well, sorry to rain on your open-top parade but even as I write, it is chilly, there’s a cold wind blowing with just a hint of rain in the air. June is just around the corner and we know that our driving life won’t be quite so poetic. Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It (2)

No apologies for returning to this subject. Speaking as an almost lifelong specoid I am very conscious of my eyesight and how it can change. Speaking as a motoring writer I understand how important eyesight is when it comes to driving. I get an annual eye-test without fail. But enough about me, what about your eyes? Continue reading

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Audi R8 – Is It Really An Everyday Supercar?

In a brief and all too infrequent episode of extreme good fortune, Audi recently not only gave me the opportunity to drive the latest Audi R8 V10 Plus, they also allowed me to keep it for a week. The R8 is an automotive symphony of noise, raw power and surprising comfort. As you might expect, I had a wonderful time soured only by the knowledge that I would soon have to give it back. Continue reading

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The Audi R8 And The Countryside Idyll.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus you see in the above image is my ride for this week only, courtesy of Audi UK. As you can imagine, it was very hard indeed to come back indoors to catch up on writing but real life has a habit of getting in the way of fun. I expect you will have noticed that. Continue reading

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Drive Safe: Stay Awake

Sorry to sound like your know-it-all Uncle (unless I am your know-it-all Uncle) but when out in my car I like to drive safe. On the day of writing this I was out early in the morning and witnessed three examples of bad driving within the first couple of miles. This included a woman who pulled across in front of me without recourse to either mirrors or indicators. She was oblivious. Continue reading

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Car vs Bike: The Saga Continues

As an experienced driver and also a long-time cyclist I am often asked which is best, motor car or bicycle, and I always answer clearly, precisely and definitively: ‘It depends’. Each form of transport has its merits and its drawbacks. I resolved to give it some proper thought because it is well overdue for the constant war of words, abuse and fists to stop and for motorists and bikeists to finally get along. Continue reading