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Mazda MX-5, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Mazda MX-5 RF Fastback – What We Always Wanted

Mazda have revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (“retractable fastback”) today on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of the company’s previous retractable hardtop MX-5. The idea is that this makes the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers. Continue reading

Nissan GT-R, West Way Nissan, DriveWrite Automotive

Nissan GT-R: My Favourite Car Of 2015

In 2015 I have had the privilege of driving more cars than ever before. It’s been a great year and I’m grateful to all the manufacturers and press officers who made it possible. I don’t usually participate in all this COTY stuff because all the motors are different: differently designed for different people for different purposes to cater for different needs, seen differently. Continue reading

Classic cars, supercars, DriveWrite Automotive

Wilton Classic & Supercar Show – Now Summer 2017

For the last couple of years I have really enjoyed attending this event and was looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with some fine metal in 2016. The bad news then is that I won’t. With the new vision for the Wilton Classic & Supercar being, they say, as exciting as it is ambitious, it has been decided today to reschedule the event for the Summer of 2017. Continue reading

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Short Drive Review: New Mazda MX-5 – The B-Road Bandit

Do you remember your first time? That’s right, the first time you stepped into a car with a fully loaded licence and experienced the joys of the open road? Well, no matter how sated with driving you may now be, it is still possible to rediscover those fun-filled halcyon days by simply treating yourself to the new Mazda MX-5. Continue reading

Jaguar F-Type Coupé 5 litre V8 AWD – Short Drive Review

Jaguar F-Type CoupeColin Hubbard continues his series: Since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 both companies fortunes and successes have flourished to make them a worldwide premium brand. Look down a celebrities’ street or box office movie and both brands will be commonplace. Jaguar have traditionally been a gentleman’s car builder, making cars for the more mature professional. My Father aspired to own one for many years and took the plunge in 1993 with an XJ6, followed that with an XJ8 and then a modern day Morse car replica the S-Type. Continue reading

Caterham Seven 360R – Short Drive Review

Colin Hubbard continues his series of road tests, this time taking to the road in a legendary British sports car: Nothing prepares you for your first drive in a Caterham. Twenty minutes behind the wheel of a Rolls Royce Ghost certainly didn’t and I don’t even think an hour on my bike would have. Today is my introduction into the world of lightweight road cars whose purpose is purely to entertain, not really to get you from point A to point B. Continue reading

Introducing the Mitsuoka Roadster

Here’s an interesting new entrant into our sports car market. Mitsuoka Motor’s “classic” Mitsuoka Roadster will be making its European debut as it launches in the UK under the exclusive distribution of T W White & Sons and will be on display in a number of their showrooms located across Surrey, South London and Kent. 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