Electric 911

Cars People

"The sheep looked around suddenly and had every right to look baffled. Sheep don’t generally expect to be stalked silently by a 1979 Porsche 911 Targa. Yet, here it was, the smooth, low-slung bonnet and iconic slightly oval headlight surrounds within "

Mille Miglia 2017

Cars Culture

"Almost 450 cars from 43 countries; 84 automotive brands, four days’ driving from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia through cities, small villages, coast, mountains and hills and even a Tornado base path. It's 2017 Mille Miglia. When I think about the most "

Jay Shepherd – Custom Bike Build

Bikes Culture

"The days of working on your own bike (or car) have been pretty scarce in more recent years, but custom-builds are gradually becoming more and more popular. Jay Shepherd tells us his story. As a self-employed builder, Jay’s bike "

Why become a driving instructor?


"What, you may well ask, would cause a 55-year-old software engineer to suddenly decide to become a driving instructor? Good question! Well, for me a number of disparate factors came together to coincide with a tempting offer of a voluntary "

Testing times

"The 15th October 1991 is a day that I’ll never forget. It was the day that I felt like I’d finally become a proper grown up as I heard those immortal words… 'You’ve Passed!’ I was never really "

Influx Social

TT RS – fast and/or friendly?


"In last month’s piece the Audi TT RS was introduced as my chosen test car to answer the question of whether or not all-wheel driven sports cars are underrated. There’s a problem though, I’ve accidentally chosen a "

Ash Sutton – a star of the future?

Cars People

"Ron Dennis said that when he was the boss of McLaren Racing and watching Ayrton Senna in his early career, he saw a driver with pace, dedication, but also a driver with huge intellect. When I interviewed Ashley Sutton at "

Deus Swank Milano Rumble

Bikes Culture

"One quiet day in the studio, still coming down from the high of the Sideburn/Deus Ex Machina ‘Snow Quake’ event in Italy in January, I found my mouse hovering over the ‘buy now’ button on the flights I had "