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Carfest, also for non car lovers

In Featured Articles by Mimi Granell

As a student, I am about as likely to afford a car as fly in the air unaided and as far away from a car lover as one can get Allow me to set the scene for you, whilst I might have needed a degree in orienteering to the enter the festival due to its dire lack of signage; the …

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Fiat 500 Dolcevita, Italian glamour in a small package

In Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Fiat, Short Cuts by Peter Nunn

It’s celebration time once again for the Fiat 500. A ritzy new special edition model, the 500 Dolcevita, was launched with a flourish recently in Rome. With this latest iteration of the hi-fashion 500, Fiat has taken the heady days and glamour of Italy in the go-go sixties as its central theme.  The 500 Dolcevita thus comes to market with …

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The Inbetweeners Fiat Panda, be special

In Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Created by Fiat as a tribute to the iconic Fiat Cinquecento that starred in several episodes of the cult TV show ‘The Inbetweeners’. This Panda ‘Hawaii’ comes with free insurance included to all first-time, teenage drivers. We love the distinctive yellow with a pre-dented red passenger door – just like Simon Cooper’s in the show – with just 1,419 Hawaii …

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DS Automobiles – ‘Chihuly at Kew Reflections on Nature’

In DS Automobiles, Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The works are being exhibited in Kew Gardens one of London’s most spectacular settings for this perfect marriage of art, science and nature. This being for the iconic artist only his second visit to the UK. Chihuly is famous worldwide for his dazzling glass sculptures. Throughout his 50-year career, his work has been exhibited in more than 240 museums around …

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My all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars

In BMW, Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Ford, Honda, Kia by Neil Lyndon

A week that includes the Kia Stinger, BMW’s i8 Roadster and the BMW M5 Competition, Honda’s Civic Type R and not one but three Honda NSXs might be offered as a top prize in a charity auction for which enthusiasts would bid thousands. Even to me, jaded and cynical as I may be, this felt like a working week that was utterly remote from the ordinary. In fact, it may have been my all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars. Neil Lyndon remembers the week that was… READ MORE

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The Rodger Dudding Classic Car Collection

In Featured Articles, Sports Cars by Jonathan Smith

Our JONATHAN SMITH pays a visit to a magical private collection of classic cars, believed to be the largest of its kind in Europe. To most onlookers it is Britain’s most expensive car park. However, to its modest owner, Rodger Dudding, the £150million-plus collection is a ‘bit of eclectic fun. If I like it and can afford it, I buy it,’ he says…READ MORE