Retro Cars

#Fordfrenzy My Old XR3i

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In 1990 I was 16. I’d just read The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger and On The Road by Jack Kerouac and thought of myself as some kind of deep, misunderstood, Bohemian journeyman. So, i thought I’d go on a hitchhiking road trip to find myself or something. With my bag packed […]

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Our mate Nick goes racing in Mini SuperTwos.

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Our mate Nick aka @tintops on twitter, has been going ’round in circles down at arena Essex. He’s a good lad and we are very happy to support him. In return, he has agreed to drop us updates on his motor racing adventures. Here’s his latest from Mini Super Twos. Enjoy; I’ve always considered short […]

New Cars

DS4 Crossback BlueHDi 180

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The New DS4 is a decent looking car and is available in two distinct body styles. The one you are looking at here is called the ‘Crossback’ which I would say is the better looking out of the two. DS Automobiles say that the DS4 embodies the spirit of avant-garde in being luxurious, beautifully finished and inspiring […]

New Cars

Customer Service – Love your customers!

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Customer service; the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services I’ve spent quite a few years in the motor trade in various roles. I started in the ‘90’s as a junior car sales person and worked for various dealers, representing various marques over the […]

Retro Cars

Porsche 924 Doubloon – Project Phoenix

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There are rare cars and there are rare cars. Consider the Jaguar XJ220 with only 271 ever produced, that’s pretty rare. Take for example the beautiful Lamborghini LP400 with only 158 ever made, that’s rare. Both are practically full on, mass produced cars when compared to the Porsche 924 Doubloon. This is a car so […]

New Cars

Jaguar F type R Convertible. One of those rare moments

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Jaguar F type R convertible. I’ve said it before but some days are better than others. BlackTopMedia recently had a particularly good day……..actually, the kind of day that you might only have a handful of in your entire life. The reason we had such a good day is that we got let loose in the […]

New Cars

Skoda Octavia VRS 4×4 Diesel video review

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Our friend and contributor Hannah, also know as @femalemechanic on twitter, has been out in the Skoda Octavia VRS 4×4 Diesel. We’ve had a brief go in the same car ourselves and think she’s pretty spot on with her appraisal! Have a look for yourself and tell us if you agree……

Electric Vehicles

Are electric vehicles the devils work?

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This is a difficult subject for BlackTopMedia. We have, up until now, always ignored EV’s (Electric Vehicles) and classed them as the devils work. We have generally considered them a marketing exercise and not remotely green once you factor in whole life costs and not just tailpipe emissions. With the continued growth and development of […]

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TinTops kicks up a fuss in a Polaris buggy

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The phone rang and the voice on the other end asked, ‘do you want to drive an off road buggy?’. The reply was obviously yes which lead me to being in Lincolnshire on a windy and cold August morning. Before that though, let me introduce myself. My name is Nick and I’m better known by my […]