It couldn’t last. But while world rallying’s Group B was in play, the axis of motorsport shifted firmly away from F1 and onto the snow, gravel and desert stages that forced the drivers to improvise like crazy. 1982 until 1986 was the golden era, and a time when we all seriously considered learning Finnish.
Time for the Q2 to go back, which means verdict time. And here’s the easy bit. If you have decided you have a roughly Q2-shaped hole in your life, and a roughly Q2-sized amount of money in your wallet, and you’re wondering how to fill the former and empty the latter, I can happily recommend … [Read more…]
Month three of life with the 570GT, and being a generous and benevolent dictator (but mostly because I had to travel to LA and Korea for business) I took the opportunity to allow a trusted few to prise the keys from my hands. Returning from my travels and with the mileage now reading 4,235 it … [Read more…]
She’s been nicknamed ‘Bluebell’. I know, not the most macho of names for a 5.0-litre, manual V8 Mustang but Grabber blue is very blue, so it kind of just stuck. And finally we’ve upgraded from the (admittedly excellent) winter tyres to something a little stickier… 19in Pirelli P Zeros, to be exact, in 275/40 and … [Read more…]
A big hello, then, to the new Honda Civic. With emphasis on the ‘big’, for the tenth (tenth!) generation of Japan’s answer to the VW Golf is frankly enormous. Honda boasts this new Civic has the longest wheelbase in its class. I don’t doubt it. If someone told you this was the new Accord, you … [Read more…]
You’ve heard it a million times: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when does imitation cross the boundary? Well, having spent more time in the Alfa’s cabin, this is a point I’m struggling with. See, anyone familiar with Audi and BMW cockpit controls may see some visual similarities between them and the Giulia’s … [Read more…]