"1974 will go down in many people’s memory as one of the great summers. The FIFA World Cup took place in West Germany with the home nation going on to lift the winner’s trophy, ABBA won the Eurovision with “"
"It’s often the ones you least expect. Isn’t it? Pass Tim Harvey as he walks through a paddock, you'll see he'll probably be smiling from ear to ear, chatting amiably to Nomax-clad sponsor-heavy racing drivers, or leathery-palmed mechanics, "
"A quick look at the UK’s most familiar used car website at the time of writing shows you that the most common year of manufacture of an M3 currently for sale is 2008 – so an early E90/92/93 model. These range "
"An M3 for the 1970s: focus on the legendary BMW 2002 Turbo When BMW moved away from naturally-aspirated power for the 2014 M3, slotting in a 3-litre twin-turbo powerplant, it left furrowed brows among traditionalists. But it was far from the first "
"My first memory of an M3 was when my mate’s mum rolled-up in an E36 convertible. It must have been close to brand new at the time and I remember stopping to gawp - at the car. Top down, "
"There are fewer men that have been Vice President of GM Design than have set foot on the moon; Charles M. “Chuck” Jordan was one of the lucky few. Before him the leaders of GM Design were Harley Earl, who "
"In the late 1980s a plan was hatched in the corridors of Turin: Fiat would return to the days when they built stylish and desirable coupés. The plan called for the new car to be built on the Tipo "
"I would argue that the Subaru BRZ is the enthusiasts’ car of choice compared with the Toyota GT86. That might sound contentious, but maybe I like playing devil’s advocate? Hand on heart, I think the BRZ is a sports "
"The Terminator is a brilliant movie, easily one of the best films of the 1980s and entertainment at its best. Porsche must have been watching that film with a knowing smile back in 1984 because at the time it was developing "
"Volvo police cars have been a common sight on UK motorways since the 1990s. While the 850 was winning a following amongst BTCC fans, traffic officers were being convinced by its practicality, ruggedness and, thanks to its T5 engine, performance. Today, "
"Are you dead inside if you don’t fall in love with a Lancia Fulvia? In coupé form, the car has this charming, cute and rather simple styling - it doesn’t try to seduce you with suggestion. The Fulvia "
"Fast Ford hysteria has hit cataclysmic heights in recent years. The latest Focus RS was launched, instantly becoming the world’s favourite hot hatch and trumping all of its – much pricier – German rivals for both pace and driving pleasure. The "
"Ada Sayonara was one of the most talented drivers of the 1950s. With Maria Teresa De Filippis, she was one of the first women to impress in motor racing, often leaving men behind her. A plate with the message "Sayonara" "