Things every Petrol Head can relate to…

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…

Why should I buy a Subaru?

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?

Less hot hatch, more like tepid trash.

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.

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

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