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THE BMW i3 – The Electric Car With Plenty of Spark

November 27, 2013


The electric car. Something about it conjures up images of late Seventies science fiction in which we would all be eating protein pills, communicating via our walkie-talkie wrist watches, and lounging around in our silver onesies. Whilst this rather optimistic view of our future seems somewhat quaint today, the truth is that many of the […]


January 24, 2013


What with being caught up with all the splendid events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, I completely forgot to post this. So, although the 50th anniversary was last year, let’s just put that aside and celebrate my top ten moments from the last 50 years where Bond has shown that nobody […]

“One of those red, Italian things.” – The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder.

January 18, 2011


I promised myself that, after having written about the Dino and Steve McQueen’s 250 GT Lusso, I would avoid writing about a Ferrari when it came to the next car article. So, I had a little think about what the next car might be. It would have to reflect my tastes. It would have to […]

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive – The history of the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5.

May 2, 2010


The Aston Martin DB5. Possibly the most recognised car in the world, thanks to one less-than-careful previous owner, namely James Bond, oo7. In the novel Goldfinger, Ian Fleming gave Bond the Aston Martin DB Mk III to temporarily replace his usual Bentley, which he takes from the Secret Intelligence Service’s car pool. Bond chooses between […]

The Greatest Escape. Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

March 2, 2010


Steve McQueen is probably best known for the iconic scene in The Great Escape where he attempts to jump a captured German Wehrmacht BMW R75 (actually a tricked up Triumph TRG Trophy) over the fences that separate him from the Swiss boarder and freedom. This scene really shows us the heart of Steve McQueen. Here […]

Designed by Pininfarina and Bertone, powered by Ferrari, what’s not to love about the Fiat Dino?

January 29, 2010


In the mid 1950s, Ferrari produced a stunning little V6 engine in order to compete in Formula 2 racing, designed by Vittorio Jano and Enzo Ferrari’s son, Dino. Sadly, in 1956, soon after the engine’s creation, Dino Ferrari passed away.  In remembrance, Ferrari thereafter named all cars fitted with this V6 engine “Dino”. Almost ten […]