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A wise man once said that history is not about the past, but about the future. At first this feels counterintuitive, but the more I have considered it, the more true I think it is. It is why, as a Historian, I write about new cars. I recently drove some, in a setting where they could be...

Electra Meccanica: A...

You might be thinking that hardcore V8 guy like me only drove this so I could tear it down. But no. I have written before about how I feel that this is the most exciting time for car design since the mass adoption of cars one hundred years ago. Before then, cars were artisan-made, quite...

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Civic Si Given I was so complimentary about the 2022 Civic I thought I might attend the official press launch, and learn some more details about it. Believe it or not, this is the eleventh generation Civic. According to the press pack, it should embody Civic’s three key...

New Cars For 2022

2022 Mercedes S580 – Is the S-Class Still The Best Car in the World? When you approach a Mercedes S Class, you’re expecting it to be The Best Car. You’re looking for the ways in which it is moving the whole art and science of passenger conveyance forwards. I have felt this way...

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...

Archives: 2016 Ford ...

This roadtest of the 2016 Ford Focus S Sedan was written only four years ago, yet the review already feels dated: a US domestic is actually making a small car! It was not a terrible car by any means, but it was insipid, deeply mediocre; this kind of vehicle cannot electrify rapidly...