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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

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Shun The Car

As you go about your daily grind have you ever wondered how you set about getting highly lucrative employment in the fields of research and investigative study? The jobs must, like the truth, be out there because there seems to be many well-funded organisations at home and abroad that each have a ‘Department of Researching & Stating The Bleeding Obvious’. Continue reading

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Roadrunner Baby – Probationary Driving

Quite rightly, the driving schools of Britain do a great job of instructing learner drivers. The Driving School of Mum & Dad still has a part to play but there’s no substitute for professional training from those who know; but trainers can only do so much because there is simply no substitute for experience. New drivers might be trained to go on the road but are they really ready for the road? Continue reading

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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

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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