Italian Car Day at Classic Motor Hub – August 2023

Situated a few miles north of the charming Cotswolds village of Bibury, the Classic Motor Hub is one of those places that you would probably never find by accident, but to which you definitely return on purpose. The prime objective of this venture is a combination of a sales facility for some very d...

2022 Audi Q3 45 TFSie Black Edition (GB)

In recent years, car designers have worked really hard to try to ensure that there is a strong brand identity with every model they produce, with this going well beyond details like badging or styling features such as BMW’s famous Hofmeister kink. The result is often a range of models which look rat...

VSCC at Prescott – August 2023

If you ever thought that the majority of pre-war cars in the UK were confined to museums, or used only very occasionally on short journeys, then the VSCC Weekend held at Prescott at the start of August will help you to change your mind. It is almost certainly the case that this event does see the la...

B5000 Classics at Tamworth Rugby Club – August 2023

It’s very easy to fill the diary with events which I’ve been to before, and which I know to be good, but there is an almost inevitable samey-ness feeling that can arise by so doing, so I do try to ensure that as well as revisiting events and locations I have enjoyed in the past, that  do try some ne...

2021 Peugeot 2008 1.2 THP 130 Allure Premium Auto (GB)

Traditionally, Peugeot was the most conservative of the French car markets, producing a range of well-designed and nicely made cars that appealed to the bourgeoisie, for whom Citroen was too radical and Renault was a bit too, well, universal. An ever more diverse range of saloon and estate cars, aug...

Festival of the Unexceptional – July 2023

The first “Festival of the Unexceptional” was a small scale event, with limited publicity that not that many people heard about. The idea was to celebrate cars that had once been common-place, the sort that everyone had either owned, or known someone who owned them, but when the cars reached the end...

Wheels at Prescott – July 2023

Heading up to the July 2023 instance of the monthly “Wheels at Prescott” evening meeting, it scarcely felt like a whole month had passed since I had been there. But it had, and of course, I as well as lots of others have been to a whole variety of other events in those four weeks, but memories of th...

2018 BMW 330i xDrive GT (USA)

In the last few years, BMW, along with a few other car manufacturers, have been augmenting their already extensive model ranges with a whole array of niche products, filling in gaps that no-one knew existed and creating, or at least trying to create, new micro-segments in a quest to offer their cust...

Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia – July 2023

This marks the 12th time that the Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia has been run. Now the biggest event of the year in the calendar at Britain’s oldest motor-sport location, Classic Nostalgia runs over a complete weekend and it always attracts a capacity crowd. Core of the event are a whole array of ...