Retro Cars

Edition38 – An event by dubbers, for dubbers

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A few years ago we met one of the founder members of Edition38 and found ourselves on the guest list for our first E38. For those of you don’t know or have never heard of it, Edition38 is one of the most prestigious VW events on the show calendar in Europe. Edition38 was founded in […]

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Mini Super Two’s – Northampton

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Opportunities seldom present themselves for a bit of unplanned racing activity but when they do you say yes and worry about the logistics later. So it proved when Paul Sweeney offered me a ride in his Championship winning Mini Super Two, which was available due to a schedule clash. You just don’t turn down a […]

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Our tame racing driver @TinTopuk’s latest adventure

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Welcome to the latest in the occasional series of articles where I (@TinTopsUK or Nicholas as my mother knows me) go racing.   Fans of my previous article will know that my first Mini Super Twos race day was a reasonable success, with a 5th and two 6th places. This modest success made me confident […]

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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 […]

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The Road of Death, in Bolivia.

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Have you checked you car recently. A friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought would be the worst car to breakdown in. This got me thinking. If I had all the money in the world, what car would I not want to breakdown in? A Bentley, an Aston Martin or maybe […]

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 […]

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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……

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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 […]