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Why I’d Love A Cadillac Cimarron. Probably.

The other day I was asked to write an article about some 20th Century American cars. It was during the research that I came across the Cadillac Cimarron and it struck a chord. For some reason that was initially hard to grasp, let alone explain, I had the urge to own one. Continue reading

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The MINI Adventure Is Over

This article was first published on Automoblog.net, America’s best automotive website: After the tragedy of the Second World War many things changed. It was as if a global decision had been made to change the attitude of living in the past and instead embrace a brave new world. So it was that in Britain the crooners and balladeers of the early 1950’s gave way to the pioneer rock and roll stars and the boss at the antiquated British Motor Corporation demanded that Great Britain should have its own ‘miniature’ car to rival the ‘bubble’ car from Germany. Enter the Mini. Continue reading

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Four Ways To Know If It’s Time To Junk A Car

Junk car, junk car medics, old cars, used cars, sell your carDoes your car need another major repair and you are wondering if its time to junk it instead of pouring more money into it? If you are at a crossroads and cant decide whether or not to junk or repair your car, its smart to consider various factors to help you make a decision with ease. While it isnt possible to tell how long your old car will run, take a look at these 4 signs that may make it clear that its time to junk your car. Continue reading

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I Want My Old Car Back!

There is a wearying inevitability about new mainstream car launches these days. The latest technology that can do this and that when underneath they are all pretty much the same. Automotive things ain’t what they used to be. On the other hand, our personal history of cars past could just be recollections that are half-created, half-perceived, perhaps, but none the less real for that. In short, were the cars of yesteryear much more interesting? Continue reading

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Remembering Classic Cars

Remember The Italian Job? Not the cheesy American remake but the 1969 original set mostly in Turin with classic cars, proper minis and the bloody doors. Of course you do. When you see it in the TV schedules you bookmark it to watch even though you can probably recite the whole script. In fact, you probably have the DVD. Continue reading

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… And Somewhere A Prius Dies.

Recently I was asked to write an overview of the Tesla Model X. It’s very smart, both aesthetically and technologically, and is very much a clean, green electric machine. I was impressed with it – on paper at least – but my problem is that it does not run on petrol. Continue reading

When Custom Was King

It is sometimes said that ‘where America leads, Britain follows’. This is not always a good idea. For example; after Burt Reynolds stormed across our screens with his hillbilly slang in 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit movie the popularity of Citizens Band radio rose exponentially across the USA, with every self-respecting truck driver becoming known by his or her road handle. Needless to say, this aural epidemic caught on, like swine flu, over here. When are Brits going to realise that trying to speak American is just plain wrong. Continue reading