Oct12

E55 Retired from Dai...

As we emerge from Covid I have been enjoying the E55, because it is so nice and cosseting and comfortable, yet still not too big for the city. I love the way the fury of the Germanic barbarian tribes is always under your right toe, awaiting the next on-ramp. Those clever Germans, tweaking...

Sep15

2002 Mercedes-Benz E...

As per this little film, when I acquired the E55 it needed a new transmission. The shop, Wincos in San Francisco whom I can thoroughly recommend, offered a 90 day guarantee with it. The trans was used, so I enquired as to the mileage. Since asking this seemed to be the most amusing thing Mr...

From the Archives: 2...

Impressive, futuristic without being intimidating, but above all really, really good at everything. Your writer tends to brainstorm recollections of a car after he has experienced it, and usually it takes time to reach a conclusion. Not so with the C450. My experience began inside a...

Sitges-Terramar R...

San Sebastian was remarkable as a racing track, but as my lap-of-the-track video shows there isn’t much to see nowadays – to get an impression of how it was, reading and imagination is needed. Sitges-Terramar, by contrast, is a complete, banked autodrome, which barring a few weeds in...

Jan22

C’etait un Rendez-vo...

Part 3 in a sporadic series on Great Motoring Films; spoiler alert – watch the film before you read this: C’etait un rendez-vous – “it was a meeting” if my schoolboy French serves, is a romantic dream, a blonde, Paris and bad behavior in a Ferrari. My favourite moment is the very...