New Cars

Peugeot 308GTi – The Dark Horse

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PEUGEOT 308gti

I was lucky enough to have grown up in the ’80’s, bang in the middle of the hot hatch era. We were flooded with them. 205gti’s, RS Turbo’s Renault 5 Turbo’s, XR3i’s, Golf gti’s, Astra GTe’s, Cosworth’s, and more. It was a glorious time. Tyre smoke filled the air and there wasn’t a speed camera […]

Motorcycles

Goblin Works Garage

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Goblin Works Garage shoot at The Depository - Hackney. Jimmy, Helen, and Ant.

Goblin Works were an old, established British engineering company that sadly faded into obscurity in the ‘80’s, never to be heard of again. That is until extreme engineer Jimmy de Ville decided to put together a crack team of petrol head engineers to build custom cars and motorcycles under the name ‘Goblin Works Garage’. Who […]

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin engine. What’s all the fuss about?

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo’s XC60 has been the staple diet of the middle classes since it’s introduction in 2008. What’s the big deal? Why don’t we ever hear bad reports about the XC60? Is it that good? It was about time we found out for ourselves. Volvo were kind enough to supply us with a Bursting Blue example […]

Retro Cars

Formula G day

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RedTop Racing Formula G

On a chilly Sunday we rolled into Santa Pod for the last round of the 2017 Formula G season. It had been arranged that I was to share the Redtop Racing Nova for a second time in the season. We were pumped to be squaring up to some of the best gymkhana drivers in the […]

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Skoda Kodiaq – The Perfect Playmate

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Skoda recently jumped in the SUV arena with both feet. The SUV sector is hotly contested with competition coming in all shapes and sizes so Skoda had to bring something serious to the party, and they did. Kodiaq uses the Volkswagen Audi Group’s modular MQB platform, also used by cars such as Volkswagen Arteon, Passat, […]

Electric Vehicles

The most beautiful car ever made

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The Jaguar E-type was acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”. Now, Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain. The Jaguar Land Rover Classic E-type, called the E-type Zero, is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a […]

Retro Cars

TinTopsUK and Red Top Racing take Formula G by storm

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I would have to describe myself as a lucky man. Not least because, despite a complete lack of planning, funding or ability, I’ve been able to blag drives in Polaris Buggies, Mini Super Two racers and now a Vauxhall Nova. A meager little Vauxhall Nova might not sound as exciting as a Polaris buggy but […]

New Cars

Honda CR-V – Understated excellence.

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The Honda CR-V first hit UK shores in 1997. We’re now 20 years on and 4 generations of CR-V have come and gone, the current 2017 Honda CR-V being the 5th generation to proudly bare the iconic CR-V moniker. The first generation of CR-V in 1997 was Honda’s first in-house designed SUV and initially only […]

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The Citroen C1 and the 7 hour road trip

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Everyone’s talking about downsizing it seems these days. Smaller cars with smaller engine and so on. It’s a cultural change. We’re used to having the car we want because we can. My father in law always bought diesel cars. He did very low miles but had always had diesels because he wanted one. There are […]