May19

Toyota Town

Some years ago I was amazed to learn that Toyota is not only a car company, but a place too. Knowing this, I was very curious to visit. What would I find ? Detroit ? Stuttgart ? Coventry ? something completely different ? I booked a factory tour online, and hopped on a train from Tokyo to...

Aug02

The Year of Schlumpf

Everyone loves to browse used cars on ebay or Craigslist; for some car collectors, it is the chase which attracts them to the hobby in the first place, finding just the right car. Me, I have always been amazed at how much car can be had for how little money. The teenage me dreamed of 500 pound...

Oct21

The Free Motorcycle

In September 2005 I went to see the AMA bike races at Fontana Speedway, in Southern California. Suzuki were having a big razzamatazz over twenty years of the GSX-R, their mould-breaking super sports bikes, and today the best selling sportsbikes in the USA. There was a competition to win a...