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

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

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

Fun and frolics with Ford’s Fiesta ST

With the flimsy excuse of it being “a more modern vehicle” to replace Gill's first car, a 1.25 Fiesta, the 2006 Fiesta ST was purchased. I remember driving one when they first came out and being mildly disappointed by the power but impressed with the sharp steering and agile handling. Now owning one would afford … Continue reading Fun and frolics with Ford’s Fiesta ST

Adopting a Hippo

We needed a tow car, we wanted an off road toy and probably should have something reliable to do the donkey work. The biggest obstacle to this purchase was budget, shortly followed by the need for the vehicle to have good towing capacity for pulling rally cars around the country. Jeep Cherokees, Land Rover Discoverys, … Continue reading Adopting a Hippo