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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

Motorparks’ Essential Pre-MOT Checklist

Motorparks, new cars, used car, MOTThese helpful tips provided by Motorparks – who know a thing or two about car maintenance – will give drivers a very good chance of getting their cars successfully through a MOT test on the first time of asking.

Fortunately, the Chancellor has spared us from motoring tax rises this time but such advice is sure to be welcomed for motorists who are looking to save money where they can.  It just makes sense: Continue reading

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Car Care – Nature Hates You

You know how the government hates us? We, the great, unwashed populace are seen as just a nuisance, getting in the way of the smooth running of the country with our incessant demands for fairness, equality, decent roads, a proper day’s pay for a day’s work, world peace and that sort of thing. They don’t care for us. Well, unfortunately the news gets worse because nature hates us too; so, just out of spite, all year round it attacks our vehicles which means more grinding work for us. This is why car care is so important. Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Car Let You Down

Britain’s motorists are a put-upon bunch. A day doesn’t seem to go by without some new piece of malevolent legislation designed to create so much monetary, motoring misery that drivers will eventually give up their car and say, “Do you know what, I think I’ll take public transport instead”. Which is, of course, exactly what THEY want. Continue reading

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2016 – A Driving Year

You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. Continue reading

The Kia Sportage: Now And Later

Kia Sportage, DriveWrite AutomotiveThe Kia Sportage sits in the Korean manufacturer’s range just below the mighty Sorento (here). It’s pretty big so it is either a large crossover or a smallish SUV. Take your choice. Either way, Kia have struck a chord with the British car buying public as there are plenty about and with good reason; this is a very likeable car. Continue reading

The Four (Driving) Ages Of Man

Four Ages Of ManLast Saturday I switched on the television. It was showing Strictly Come Dancing. I switched it off. My goodness, when the BBC get an idea (even a revamped one dragged high-kicking from the black & white days) they certainly wring every last drop of blood out of it, don’t they: but it did get me thinking about cars. Continue reading

Buying Your First Car – A Guide From Motorparks

MotorparksBuying your first car is an exciting milestone in your life. Your first taste of the open road in your own wheels. What could be better? Be warned though; there are complications and issues that have to be taken into account to get the right car and the best deal. Here’s a handy guide courtesy of national auto retailer Motorparks which will be of help: Continue reading

A History Of BMW From Cargiant

Cargiant, BMWBMW, one of the world’s biggest multinational automotive manufacturing companies, has an illustrious history; of that there is no doubt. Did you know however that the German brand has been, and is, responsible for a lot more than just prestige motors? Now, thanks to our friends at Cargiant, there’s no need to trawl the internet for more factoids because it is all here in this handy infographic: Continue reading