View Post

A day out at Abarth Day

In Abarth, Blog by Tim Barnes-Clay

Tim Barnes-Clay visited the event at Rockingham Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. The Abarth 124 Rally was among the celebrated cars of the show when it made its British debut at 2017’s Abarth Day. On Saturday (20 May), the two-up 124 Rally car, managed by Team Bernini Rally, gave auto aficionados the chance to ride shotgun around the track. The 300ps rally machine made its first on-track appearance on British soil and gave guests the opportunity to see the skill of the Bernini rally squad….READ MORE

View Post

A super serious performance, the McLaren 720S reviewed

In Car Reviews, McLaren by Neil Lyndon

“You won’t have experienced performance like it,” we were promised at the recent launch in Rome of the new McLaren 720S. Anybody who has ridden a superbike or driven an Ariel Atom might want to sneak up a bashful hand at this juncture; but, measured in terms of normal life on four wheels, it is almost certainly true that less than 0.0001% of the population will ever have sat behind the wheel of a car with 720PS of power, 770Nm of torque, capable of 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and 0-125mph in 7.8 seconds…READ MORE

View Post

Experience BMW “M Power”

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tim Barnes-Clay

With a preliminary turnout of just 15 people, aged from 45 down to just 22 years-old, BMW Driver Training programmes have ballooned massively in popularity since the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee 40 years ago. Now, thousands of motorists each year get professional tuition in on-track, on-road and off-road driving. The age now starts from 11-years-old for the young […]

View Post

An Arctic Trucks Experience in Iceland

In Arctic Trucks, Lifestyle by Carlton Boyce

As the modified four-wheel-drive crawled inch by precious inch through the metre-deep snow up the steep slope, I suddenly realised that we were stuck. A wedge of compacted snow had built up under the front wheels, and now all four studded tyres were churning uselessly, literally digging us even deeper into the hole we were in. I tried rocking us back and forth, smoothly shifting between reverse and drive to try and free the car. But we were going nowhere, and it looked like the mountains of Sveitarfélagið Ölfus had claimed their first victim of the day….MORE

View Post

The 2017 Sportage SUV by Kia

In Car Reviews, Kia by Neil Lyndon

Kias are getting seriously cool. Anybody who still – for reason of prejudice – instinctively doubts or automatically disbelieves that proposition should check out the new Sportage. Neil Lyndon spends the week in style with the Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDI ‘2’ Eco…READ MORE

View Post

Given a boost the All-New Suzuki Swift

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

Depending on the model you go for, Suzuki claims the new car is up to ten per cent lighter, nineteen per cent more powerful and eight per cent more efficient than the outgoing version. Suzuki designers have sought to retain the DNA of the previous Swifts in producing the new body. This New Suzuki Swift is ten millimetres shorter, but […]