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I’m From Texas Ma’am. We All Got Big Ones Down There (Quote: Johnny Finger)

Department of ‘Where ‘Murica Leads’ etc. Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will stage its sixth consecutive Mecum Houston collector-car auction April 6-8 at the NRG Arena. It’s a sale of an astonishing size that demonstrates how firmly the car culture is embedded in American society. Continue reading

Preparation Is The Key To A Happy MOT

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda,Knowing your car MOT is just around the corner is often a cause for despondency. It can often be an event that leads to expenditure but are you looking at it the right way? Forward planning – that’s the answer. Get it right first time. Courtesy of our friends at Motorparks, below you can read a checklist of how you can help yourself. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Mito & The Curate’s Egg

I must apologise for the state of the test car in my images, which is why I have also used AR media snaps. In my defence, the weather that week was appalling. You simply cannot keep a car clean in winter. That’s my excuse. Now, call me peculiar but I have a soft spot for Alfa Romeo cars of all ages. When, in due time, Gabriel and his air-horns call me to that great parking garage in the sky I know I will be given free entry to the petrolhead’s bar and the executive ‘restroom’ because, you see, I have personally owned two brilliant but flawed cars from the Italian manufacturer. Continue reading

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Motoring Money: Cars That Hold Their Value

It is often said that buying a car can be one of the most expensive lifetime purchases with the obvious exception of your house. Unlike a house, cars will suffer value depreciation quickly so new or used car buyers will want to try and lay hands on a vehicle that will still be worth as much as possible when it comes time to sell it on. Continue reading

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Star Wars vs The Everyday Motorist

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda, To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Motorparks have come up with a great new Star Wars-themed infographic. This visual pits some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars universe against similar vehicles found right here on Planet Earth. Top speeds are noted but for the Earth-bound vehicles altitude might present a problem. Enjoy Motorparks graphic below. Continue reading

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Remembering The James Bond Cars With Motorparks

After a certain Mr D Craig’s rather tired performance as our eponymous hero, there has been much discussion as to who should replace him. Steven Spielberg favours Idris Elba, others will think differently. What there is no doubt about though as Motorparks, one of the UK’s fastest growing dealer groups, show us in the infographic below is that whoever gets to play James Bond the car will always be the star: Continue reading

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End Of Your Car Warranty Sparks Fear

Countless millions of motorists have been to this place of hate. Each car owner has his own place. If the driver is lucky it will be in his street. If he is unlucky (and isn’t it always the way?) the place of hate will be in a lay-by, in the rain, at night with an owl dangerously close by. It is the hated place of breakdowns. Continue reading

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Photocopying Your Bum & Other Mistakes.

I have found that I cannot take my booze so well these days. The other morning, I woke up with a mouth that had all the qualities of an ancient automotive barn find; dry, dusty, a hint of rust and full of lingering memories, few of them good. I only had what I thought was a few whiskies and I have no recollection of the kebab at all. Continue reading