"“I love the shape of a shooting brake.” Says Floris de Raadt, the proud owner of a bespoke green RemetzCar, as he winds the car through opulent streets of Kensington, where this car had been launched to a UK audience "
"Damp earth and wet air and grey, grey sky. Snaking around in ribbons of concrete and asphalt, Rockingham Motor Speedway sits in a squelching, biting mass of British springtime. Stand for a second and the cold set to work, up "
"It’s 1976. Volkswagen launches a car with no precedent. The Golf GTI creates a new sector, the hot hatchback. Credited as partly responsible for the demise of the traditional two-seater sports car in the 1970s, it was immediately a hit, "
"“Look!”, they shouted, as a thunderous roar rasped above the forest, cutting through the mist and skimming the treetops like a stone across water. A little girl desperately warning her father, “It’s going to crash, it’s going to "
"Aston Martin will launch six new models before 2023, and boss Andy Palmer promises each will be “the most beautiful car in its class”. Clearly nobody got the memo back in 2011 when it presented the Cygnet, a 98hp city car mocked "
"1965 was an awesome year. The Mary Quant designed Mini Skirt appeared in London, The Beatles released the movie and album, Help!, J.K. Rowling was born, and the Ford Mustang was launched. Over a million Mustangs were produced in the "
"The Austin Allegro. Forever derided and an almost permanent squatter in any ‘Britain’s Worst Car’ list. 2018 marks the Allegro’s 45th birthday, so perhaps the time has come for a re-evaluation. A drive in a showroom-fresh Allegro may help "
"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’"
"Say ‘Honda Civic’ to any Millennial, and there’s a fair chance that the fire-breathing, engine-screaming EK9, EP3 or FN2 Type R versions of Honda’s family hatchback will be their first weapon of thought. But, it wasn’t always "
"When we got asked to make this film, it had a working title of ‘Dad Had One’ and was always going to be a nostalgic look back at the cars of our youth. Cortinas, Chevettes, Dolomites, Cavaliers, that sort of "
"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 "
"Fiat flogged just 751 Barchettas during the decade or so the model was on sale in the UK. It wasn’t popular between 1995 and 2006 because it only came in left-hand drive – and power went to the front wheels. That put us "
"From the Dacia Sandero to the LaFerrari, most cars have one thing in common: four wheels. But why? Sure, wheels are a fairly necessary feature of any car, but why four of them? Two-wheeled vehicles are common, obviously – so why "