November 23, 2017

CLASSIC CARS IN PARADE

  Classic Cars in the Chestnut Sunday Parade, Bushy Park, May 2013. An excellent opportunity to view, talk to the owners and photograph the cars after the parade.  I've always found the owners friendly and are usually keen to show their cars. … [Read more...]

MILITARY VEHICLES ON DISPLAY

Seen at Bushy Park, west London as part of the Chestnut Sunday event the second Sunday of May each year. After the parade most of the vehicles are parked up and generally the owners are happy to talk to you or let you take photos. One chap I was talking to last year reckoned that he … [Read more...]

TAKING A CAR FOR A SPIN- SOUTH AFRICAN STYLE

Spinning, the skill of putting your car in a spin and then climbing outside, has now been made legal in South Africa. Originally spinning was just township gangstas showing off or used as a show of 'respect' when one of their number had died. In which case they would steal a BMW - spin it and … [Read more...]

BAD PARKING ITALIAN STYLE

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VINTAGE CAR AUCTION PARIS

  Today a collection of 200 vintage cars, motorbikes and a plane to go under the hammer at the Grand Palais in Paris. British auction house Bonhams has an annual sale of classic cars.  This year the cars on sale include  Bugatti, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Ferrari, Bentley and … [Read more...]

ROWAN ATKINSON’S ONE MILLION CAR REPAIR

  Rowan Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 supercar on the  A605, Cambridgeshire,  August 2011.  It has now cost his insurance company £910,000 to repair, being a lot cheaper than the estimated £3.5 million it is now worth.  It has taken just over a year to repair by McLaren's experts in … [Read more...]

WOMEN GET THE BETTER CAR DEAL IF THEY CAN TAKE THE SLEEZE

  Women usually get the better deal on a new car if they are prepeared to put up with being patronised by sleazy salesmen. An investigation by Auto Express magazine, who sent one male and one female mystery shopper to the same ten showrooms to buy the same new cars. In six out of ten … [Read more...]

DON’T ALWAYS TRUST YOUR SATNAV

A Belgian lady ended up travelling through 6 countries and a total of 1,800 miles as she believed her satnav. Disturbingly the intended journey was only 38 miles and that was to meet a friend at a railway station. 67-year-old Sabine Moreau originally planned to drive 38 miles to Solre-sur-Sambre … [Read more...]

Satnag

The Sat Nag is the greatest in-car invention since the Sat Nav. Actually - it's better than a Sat Nav, and even if it's guaranteed to get you nowhere fast, it taps into humour that we can all relate to – well men can anyway! Press the button on the front and a wonderfully condescending woman's … [Read more...]