Single Minded Focus ...

By coming out of retirement, as he did a few years ago, Michael Schumacher could only stand to lessen his reputation. Were he dominant again, people would have no different an impression of him than from before; were he to stumble and not win endlessly to the point of monotony his reputation...

James Bond, Sherlock...

There is something special about a flying car, be it the “true” flying car, a work of fifties science fiction, James Bond villains ( Scaramanga’s unforgetable, preposterous yet still wonderful AMC Matador ) or children’s fiction, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A conventional car...

BMWs sampled – the U...

Yes Indeed: Last year I was invited by BMW to the US launch of the double clutch M3. The day opened with a briefing on the car, all about how it used lightweight materials inspired by Formula 1 to achieve its performance. Recently Top Gear had compared it with the AMG C63 and whatever the...

Nurburgring Nordschl...

When devout Catholics visit Rome, there are seven so called Pilgrimage churches to visit. If there were seven pilgrimage sites in motorsport, let there be no doubt the Nurburgring Nordschleiffe would be one. The Nurburgring was a built in the twenties as part of a large government sponsored...

The Mercedes-Benz Museum May09

The Mercedes-Benz Mu...

No doubt you have heard about the Mercedes museum; for petrolheads, really this place is Ground Zero. This is our story of creation. It even features Three Wise Men. The museum is everything you would expect from the Mercedes Benz “Best Car in the World” organization. The building itself...