Feb09

Kerbside Italia

I feel like I am Daniel O’Grady from Wasabi cars as I write this, and I mean that as a compliment to him. These gems were lurking set back a little from the road between San Gimignano and Poggibonsi, right in the heart of Italian tourist country, just off the route of the Mille...

The Smith and Sniff ...

Ever since his days as a columnist for Evo, back when I was a company car thrashing sales rep, I have enjoyed Richard Porter’s, controversial and often funny perspective on cars and motoring. He is best known as Jeremy Clarkson’s scriptwriter, but don’t let that put...

Jan18

Archives: State of t...

This was published in the autoshopper.com blog and in their 2013 New York Motorshow magazine. At the time of writing, it is nine years since then, and eight years until sales of gas powered cars are banned in the UK. As part of thinking about these seismic changes in motoring, I re-read this...

Dec09

John McGuiness T shi...

I see the Quail has just won Best Concours, and this reminded me of an amusing incident from this year’s Pebble Beach week. The Quail is known as the most exclusive event of Pebble week – for that read most expensive tickets – and for a show which compares with Pebble itself...

The Cannonball in Co...

The Cotton Owens Challenger on the roof of the Redbull Garage, New York City You have probably heard of the Cannonball run. The event is named after Earl Cannonball Baker, a pioneer American motorcyclist. He raced trains and rode cross country before there were proper roads. As the war in...