Three Cheers for Bonkers Car Modifications!

Who doesn’t love bonkers car modifications? We certainly do. They’re original, often tongue-in-cheek and give a much-needed rude gesture to the style police. With that in mind, we’ve collected together some vehicles to show what’s achievable with too much spare time. From the relatively subtle to the weird, thanks to the owners for making us… read more

Strange Times for Motorists: A Lockdown Stories Round-Up

For motorists, as for everyone else, these are strange times. Now that lockdowns are easing, here’s our selection of recent motoring news stories that grabbed our attention. Covid-19 hits taxi drivers First and foremost, let’s not forget the reason behind the lockdown. Covid-19 has of course extracted a terrible human cost. One particular section of… read more

Covid 19 and the Car Industry, Part Two

In Part One of this article, we looked at how the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted on the car industry. In our concluding part, we look at how the industry must adapt to survive. If you don’t have five minutes to read Part One, here’s the more-than-slightly depressing summary: Covid-19 has hammered the global car industry…. read more

Covid-19 and the Car Industry: How Long Until Recovery?

Covid-19 has hit the car industry hard. In this two-part post, we look at the extent of the damage and the prospects for recovery. The first post-lockdown figures are in from the car industry. To put it mildly, they are grim: UK car sales fell by 97% in April Across Europe, the fall is around… read more

Four VW Group Favourites From Yesteryear

Fancy a quick blast down memory lane? Join us as we travel back to a time of cassette players, questionable haircuts and just four TV channels. Here we review four of our favourite VW Group cars from the 1980s. 1. Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 1 There’s only one place to start: with the most iconic… read more

Helping Your Car Cope With Lockdown

For most of us, it’s going to be a while before the car gets much use. How do we keep it healthy in the meantime? You know how it feels after you’ve been inactive for a while — on a long-haul flight for example, or stuck in bed after an illness. Everything feels a bit… read more

Coronavirus: Minimising the Risk from Your Car.

As Covid-19 continues to spread, and governments respond with lockdowns, millions of people worldwide will still need to use their cars. For collecting essential supplies or carrying key staff to and from work, the car is often the only viable option. So it’s important to think about how we can keep safe when using our… read more

Five ways to stop your tyres wearing out so quickly

What’s your favourite way of spending your hard-earned cash? For most of us, it’s certainly not a set of new tyres. With the exception of dedicated car enthusiasts, tyres are just a necessary (and expensive) evil. So, assuming that you’d rather spend your readies on something more interesting than rubber hoops, let’s look at how… read more

Four Favourite First Cars of Yesteryear

Ah, you never forget those all-important firsts. First pet, first love, first job… and first car. For people of a certain age, just mentioning their first car is enough to make them go all misty-eyed. Maybe it’s because first cars are a reminder of freedom and youth, of a time in our lives when mortgages… read more