Retro Rides Gathering 2017

Enticed out of bed by the prospect of wheelspins, patina and the smell of uncatylised fuel on a sunny, August, Sunday morning we headed on down to Shelsley Walsh, home of the hill climb. We had met up with friends the evening before for the infamous "Tat Auction" ahead of the big day. If you're … Continue reading Retro Rides Gathering 2017

Clutching at strawZ…

The 350z is awesome. That is really all I have to say. On arriving home from work one sunny Friday afternoon I was greeted by the sight of my new car. Tatty, drift spec and clearly a little abused. None of that mattered. I jumped in and went for a spin. It needed some work … Continue reading Clutching at strawZ…

Evolution of the Hippo

We have owned the hippo for over a year now and some much needed improvements and maintenance was required. To celebrate the improvements we also planned a day out with some other "real" Land Rovers playing in the mud. What better way to start the summer? During our off road adventures so far the Freelander … Continue reading Evolution of the Hippo

Rally: Stage One

In a sleepy village somewhere in the West Country a pair of idiots are causing curtains to twitch, creating mayhem and blocking the road by loading a loud, race ready Polo onto a trailer. Our pulling power? An old, tired, modified Freelander, every budget rally team's favourite... Our destination, The Royal Welsh showground for the Nicky Grist … Continue reading Rally: Stage One

A pig of a Pug

  My brother and I have owned more Peugeot 205s than is healthy to do so; from 1 litre engines right through to the GTi and have quite a soft spot for the original and true French hot hatch. A 1.4 litre 205 XS was my first car after passing my test, shortly followed by … Continue reading A pig of a Pug

Getting me from A to Z

Like most petrol heads, there will always be a place in my heart for my first car. A 2001 1.25 Fiesta Freestyle. Surprisingly slow, uncomfortably wollowy and impressively bad on fuel, I thought I would always keep that little green car. In a way I did, I sold it to my Dad, who takes great … Continue reading Getting me from A to Z

Poor man’s guide to motorcycle collection

Step 1 Inform wife you have "accidentally" purchased a written off bike, with no frame numbers. Step 2 Realise the bike is located 200miles away and definitely can't be ridden home. Step 3 Choose appropriate transport, a trailer would be good, but who wants to drive at 60mph, not use the outside lane and have … Continue reading Poor man’s guide to motorcycle collection