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

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

Girl shaped rally suit

Ant's claim to fame is that he won the 1400 205 Cup in 2010 in a Peugeot 205 rally car which he built himself at the age of 21. Reigning champion, he makes sure I add. Then, after reaching the peak of his rallying career he took retirement to finished his degree. In 2016 I … Continue reading Girl shaped rally suit

Does size matter?

Kawasaki KLX 125  vs 2011 Husqvarna TE 511 On the quiet byways of Hertfordshire we got out in the sunshine, surprisingly for the middle of October, with a few friends and had a play in the mud. If you are someone who has never ridden a motorcycle on a byway then I can thoroughly recommend … Continue reading Does size matter?