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20 08, 2015

40 years of the Triumph TR7: the story of Britain's forgotten sports car

By | August 20th, 2015|1 Comment

It may have been the best-selling Triumph sports car ever, but so much more was expected of the TR7

30 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Jowett Javelin

By | April 30th, 2015|1 Comment

Think of revolutionary, post-WW2 cars from Britain, and one small thought immediately comes to mind - the 1959 Mini. But 12 years before the country’s most famous car was launched came another quietly brilliant, rule-bending machine. Like the Mini, that car would win silverware in the Monte [...]

17 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Chevrolet Volt

By | April 17th, 2015|1 Comment

It promised to be a revolution of propulsion and design for a newly-adventurous GM. But today it looks like an irrelevant, expensive revolution.

9 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Audi A2

By | April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

An advanced aluminium body structure. A slippery silhouette to cheat the wind. A drop-down front service hatch. It sounded like the sportscar of tomorrow.

8 04, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Chrysler

By | April 8th, 2015|0 Comments

So, Chrysler is withdrawing from the UK. Not that there’s a lot of withdrawing to be done, the American brand’s armoury having already shrivelled to three models following the Delta’s unnoticed deletion. […]

27 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Peugeot 1007

By | March 27th, 2015|2 Comments

About eight years ago, I happened to be standing in a Peugeot dealer’s parts department. I can’t remember why. […]

20 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: Saab

By | March 20th, 2015|8 Comments

This is a tale of desperate behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, corporate jealousy and a slow, accidental death. A death inadvertently triggered, bizarrely, by Jaguar and Ford. And less inadvertently by General Motors. […]

16 03, 2015

Great Motoring Disasters: MG XPower SV

By | March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

When BMW sold the venerable British car company Rover in 2000 after six years of ownership, the new management decided to party like it was 1999. […]