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My life with cars – revisited

Eight years ago, I had a lot of fun writing a series of posts about the cars I’ve owned going back to when I started driving in 1976. I started writing the original posts to create a chronology of the cars I’d owned through the years. However, as I was writing I found myself reminiscing […]

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My life with cars (Part 10) – An itch that wouldn’t go away and why you shouldn’t fight kismet

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 43 years, and now 6000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 10. An itch that wouldn’t go away After three years with the Tiguan it […]

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My life with cars (Part 9) – Purple Flares and White Platform Shoes

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 43 years, and now 6000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 9. Purple Flares and White Platform Shoes The Touareg was fast approaching its third […]

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My life with cars (Part 8) – Farewell Jags and hello again old friend

It’s been 8 years since I wrote the last of a series of posts about the cars I’ve owned going back to when I started driving in 1977. In the original posts I started writing about cars but ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. […]

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How difficult should it be to buy a car?

More difficult than you might think. Earlier this week Liz and I went to look for a replacement for her Ford S Max. The S Max has been a good car but it’s time for a change and Liz had in mind the Audi Q5. So off we went to the local Audi garage to […]

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How ironic that the Red Bull team are relaxed, did they know they were going to win?

Another video post from my visit to the British GP at Silverstone this year. This time it’s looking into the Red Bull garage. Of all the teams in the pit lane they looked (and sounded) the most relaxed. Surely you would expect the opposite effect with Red Bull! Did they know Mark Webber was going to […]

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Memories from Silverstone with the Marussia Team (Turn up the volume the sound is awesome)

Following on from my “Petrolhead Dream Heaven” post a few days ago I promised to share some of the videos I took from inside the Marussia garage. The first is of the mechanics making some last minute changes to the cars before practice starts: Not long after here’s Charles Pic leaving the garage (how clean […]

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F1 Safety Car and Medical Car Racing… turn up your volume

From the British Grand Prix, the safety car and the medical car having a race… What if they crash? Not to worry they have two safety cars… But they only have one Medical Car

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Petrolhead – Dream Heaven

Being a certified petrolhead one of my long time ambitions was to go behind the scenes of a Grand Prix and witness first-hand what goes on inside a F1 garage. Most people normally associate F1 with the world of designer attire, fine wine, and of course a fair amount of corporate schmoozing. Whilst I don’t […]

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Jaguar XK – The Seducer

Finally got round to taking some pictures of the new pride and joy… Also been playing around with iPhoto which is really cool…