There are a few things that automakers are getting better at. Photography, especially publicity shots, and marketing. Are they getting better at making cars? Maybe. Irrelevant, it seems, these days. The latest MINI, the ‘Aceman’, is a classic case in point. I spent the last 30 minutes looking at the pictures and watching the videos … More The new MINI Aceman is lovely but… is MINI trying to sell me a car or some clothes?
David Brown Automotive is a UK-based tuning company that specialises in ‘remastered’ British classics and this is the brand’s latest creation, the ‘Oselli Edition’ Mini. The first thing you’ll be happy to know is that it isn’t powered by batteries, because under its bonnet you’ll find an old school petrol-engine capable of delivering 125 hp … More It’s a restomod, Jimmy, but it ain’t electric
The name is Salone Auto Torino del Parco Valentino, which is Italian for “Turin Car Show at the Parco Valentino”, but everybody calls it “Valentino”. It is named after the public park in central Turin in which it is held, it’s open to the public, it’s completely free and, this is what you want to … More Parco Valentino: on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Biggest Car Show
We get what we get and we don’t get upset. I don’t know where this mantra comes from but we should keep it in mind it at all times. We should have it tattooed, plastered on the wall. We get what we get and we can’t really complain either. And what we’re getting is electric … More Automobility LA and 2018_
Everyone around the world knows Monaco, even if they haven’t been here before. If you’re a car enthusiast, or car nut as the Americans would put it, you’ve seen this place a million times before. You’ve seen the photographs, the Instagram hashtags, the Facebook posts, the YouTube videos. The Principality of Monaco is something else, … More Flabbergasted → Top Marques 2017
I’m still in London. I’ve been here for a few days and I’ll be here for a few more days. I’m here because my tribe on GAME CHANGERS, I mentioned it here before, is doing well and I, along with other tribe leaders whose tribes have been doing good, have been invited to a party … More Flabbergasted London → MINI Park Lane
Hello and welcome to to wilderness… in Tuscany. When Land Rover introduced the LRX Concept at the Detroit Motor Show in 2008, the press and the spectators alike were curious and positive about it, but kind of dubious too. “Yes, beautiful. But the final version won’t look anything like the concept car”. Well, the result … More Flabbergasted Drive → RR Evoque Convertible: It’s Here. And it’s Fantastic.
You’re not paying for this. Whether you care or not, whether you like it or not. You’re not paying for the contents here and for these words you’re reading. And it’s not just this poky motoring site either, it’s everything. Today, you’ve listened to music you haven’t paid for on YouTube, read articles you haven’t … More Digression. The Tubes and The Channels Ruined my Smart. And my Day.
This story began, as these stories often do, with a promising promenade by the sea, a cold and grey and drab and inland destination a few hundred miles away, a stoic and relentless sunshine and the keys to a brand new, fully fuelled MINI. Except the fuel won’t last. It is. Here we are. Yet … More MINI F56 Cooper S