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

Our Honda CBR 600 is 20 years young

“I used to have one of them. It was a good bike” are the words many a person has said to me when I mention the mid-90s Honda CBR 600F. At a time when Honda were basking in the success of their Fireblade, the CBR 600 had some excellent genes in the family back then. … Continue reading Our Honda CBR 600 is 20 years young

2500 mile adventure in a Mk2 Golf

In my early teens my Dad had a white MK2 Golf GTi. We worked on the car together maintaining and upgrading various parts. It was a great little car, many a family trip out thrashing round the country roads of Kent. Since that car I always wanted my own.  Eventually at 18 I managed to … Continue reading 2500 mile adventure in a Mk2 Golf