Sub £1000 doesn’t get you a lot in the second-hand off road bike market, especially in the 125cc bracket. We got hold of this slightly ropey Honda XLR 125. With over 25k miles on the clock this 125 is a bit over used. But once you factor in the era of Honda reliability, we felt … Continue reading Trail blazing on a budget bike
It’s been almost a year since we did any work on the old 205 so we thought we would drag it out again and try and make some progress. Other than being used as a parcel storage unit by the postman not much has changed since we got it running last year. To my surprise, … Continue reading Pug Life (Update)
(Equivalent in current products is Daytona Voltex GTX £749.99) 5 years of high mileage, heavy use come rain, shine or snow and these boots stayed water tight, comfortable and protective. I’ve used them on the daily commute, trackdays and even on the occasional Byway, off road excursion when I should have been riding to work. … Continue reading Daytona security Evo sports GTX Gore-Tex
The last time we decided rallying was too expensive we went away to buy a fun car for use on the road and track. Unfortunately money was tied up in two wheel toys, so armed with a £1000 budget we wanted moderate power, rear wheel drive and readily available spares. Trawling through pages of Gumtree, … Continue reading The Dogs of Drift
The first two outings in the Polo rally car proved to be a tremendous failure. Despite the car performing perfectly on the road, the minute it got near a rally stage it seemed to get nervous and fall apart. Nicky Grist Stages in 2016 saw us drop out on special stage one with what later … Continue reading Third Time Lucky
We would never give up an opportunity to drive a car we've never driven before. Even if it is French. So when a friend sold his GT86 to buy a 2002 Renault Sport Clio 172 (and a farm in Wales) we were intrigued. Everyone loves a hot hatch. What's not to love about a … Continue reading Between the devil and the deep blue Clio
Research shows that car people have a few things in common, and no it's not just their dislike of the Prius. 1. Your neighbours ask if you're a mechanic. Nope. I just spend my time lying underneath my car in a puddle on my driveway because I love it. 2. Your garden looks like a … Continue reading Things every Petrol Head can relate to…
Nothing could prepare me for life as a Subaru owner. I kind of fell into Subaru ownership. I had passengered in one once, seen a lot of pictures and heard even more stories. I frequently would get confused with the difference between bugs, blobs, Turbo 2000s and GX's. I had heard that if you own … Continue reading Why should I buy a Subaru?
Rallying was back in the plan. I sold my Supra, sold my Impreza and spent hours researching what car to rally. Previously I’d had success in a Peugeot 205 1.4, but that specific rally class was dead and gone. The 1.6 GTi version is still a popular choice in the rally community, but parts are … Continue reading Less hot hatch, more like tepid trash.