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Monday, July 18th, 2011 by

Mansory’s motoring massacres

Did you know that the boys and girls at work in Gaydon, Maranello and Stuttgart are all a bunch of slackers?* They are all designing half-arsed cars that aren’t quite special enough. You know the ones, those ugly Aston Martin DBS’, Mercedes SLS’ and Ferrari 458s. Luckily there is one man, a saviour, a pioneer ...

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Friday, July 8th, 2011 by

Mental rental adventures

If you’re like me, and have long since accepted  that you’ll never feature on the Sunday Times Rich List, then you’re probably not digesting the finer details of the more glamorous road tests on this site to help decide whether your next new purchase will be that Ferrari, Porsche or Maserati. For most of us, ...

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 by

Petrolhead profile: James Glickenhaus

“Not putting miles on your Ferrari is like not having sex with your girlfriend so she’ll be more desirable to her next boyfriend.” That is a quote from James ‘Jim’ Glickenhaus – a true petrolhead. Jim’s day job is to head the investment firm Glickenhaus & Co. This allows him to pursue a car lifestyle ...

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 by

Petrolhead profile: Jon Olsson

They say that being able to multitask is a beneficial attribute. Being able to multitask in the wild world of extreme sports, where there is big corporate sponsorship up for grabs, is massively beneficial because it means you have twice the sponsor money to go and spend on an awesome car collection. Step in Jon Olsson, a Swedish freeskier and alpine ski racer who has ...

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 by

Electric feel

EPAS this, electric motors that, you can barely step foot into your local iPub without coming across a motoring reference to the changeable world of steering assistance. Well, I can’t anyway, ‘cos I’m a bit geeky like that. There has been a gradual shift of car manufacturers’ tendencies from using hydraulic to electric assistance to help ...

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 by

Where the rubber meets the road

To Americans the burnout it is central to car ownership. It is a territorial statement, the motoring version of cocking a leg and pissing on a lamppost. For American motoring mags there is a fight to be the first to get photos of the latest Detroit metal with rear-wheels spinning, brake calipers glowing and thick ...

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by

Backfire at the disco

There is something so appealing about fire but know one can really nail why it is so cool. Is it the heat? The flickering of flames? The noise? If there is one thing that is cooler than fire it is fire being belched out of the arse pipe of a car. As they are so cool, we ...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 by

Livery and let die

In the weird world that we live in, where a nanny state is constantly wrestling with a society obsessed with branding and the virality of a marketing campaign, motorsport sponsorship has taken a weird turn. Do you remember the days when racing cars were stickered up to go with the macho, rock ‘n’ roll, lifestyle ...

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Monday, November 1st, 2010 by

10 car events to do before you die

I don’t want to get too deep here, but one day we are all going to kick the bucket. As car enthusiasts we must try and make the most of the time on our tarmac laced planet. To make things a bit easier, we have made our very own bucket list of 10 motoring events ...

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Sunday, October 10th, 2010 by

Not so special, special editions

The person who sticks the badges on the back of Porsche’s used to have the easiest job in the world. All he had to do was get some glue, grab one nine, two ones and stick them on the back of the car. But over the last couple of years the dedicated badge man has ...

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