Viva la Vauxhall Viva

Cars Culture

"The Vauxhall Viva is one of the earliest cars I can remember. I recall sitting snot-nosed in my neighbour’s HC Viva on the way to nursery. I was also slightly jealous because the saloon looked cooler than my dad’"

Auto Finesse

People Culture

"We chat to Auto Finesse’s head honcho James Batty. Here’s the story so far: Danni Bagnall: Hey James – thanks for your time! For those that don’t know, what is Auto Finesse? James Batty: No worries at all. "

Renault Clio Williams: a hot hatch hero

Cars

"Sorry Subaru, Renault rocked the blue-paint-and-gold-wheels look first. Like the Impreza, the Clio Williams’ colour scheme was inspired by racing, specifically Alain Prost’s 1993 championship-winning Williams-Renault FW15C. Instantly iconic, it was the icing on the gâteau for one "

Dakar support

Culture

"Which vehicle holds the record for the most stage wins on the gruelling and frankly insane Dakar Rally? A highly-modified Porsche 959, perhaps? One of those two-wheel-drive lightweight buggies, inevitably sponsored by Gitanes (well, back in my day anyway) with a "

Hermann Tilke: Grand Prix draw-er

People

"The stunning Baku F1 circuit in Azerbaijan, like Monaco, seems like a period classic. It’s a street circuit that is as eye-catching as the cars that race on it – and what racing it inspires. It’s unforgiving, too: if "

Influx Social

FOCUS on Jakob Ebrey

People

"Our FOCUS for this edition is Jakob Ebrey. From discovering a natural knack of being in the right place at the right time, Jakob wasted no time becoming a professional photographer. We chat to the friendly photographer about how it "

Lamborghini Diablo

Cars

"It’s just about to tick over into a new decade, the 1990s, and Italian ego-masseur Lamborghini is getting ready to take the silly blanket off of its brand new car. Expectations are high, the new car is going to "

Karmann Chameleons: The Ghia-Styled Volkswagen

Cars

"The original Volkswagen Beetle’s silhouette is as distinctive as it is ubiquitous. Curvy yes, sporty, no. But then that wasn’t part of the Beetle’s brief.  Designed in 1938 to get the German masses moving, it took until 1945 for "

VW T7 Camper – what’s coming next?

"Talk about a ‘campervan’ and you’re almost certainly thrusting a picture of a VW into the listener’s mind. It's the benchmark. The yardstick. The trendsetter. And that makes each generation of VW Camper very important. The iconic splitties "