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John Raymond Weinthal Obituary

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Anthony Howard
John Weinthal, head of press and PR at the SMMT - Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders - 1968-1984; Motoring Editor at Large the Pattaya Mail and the Chiang Mai…

Alfa Romeo brings out a stunner in the 4C

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Dr. Iain Corness
Alfa Romeo will be releasing the new 4C this year. If you were quick enough, a special Launch Edition - limited to 1300 worldwide - will be available, featuring a…

Autotrivia

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I wrote about a car preserved in the Turin Automobile museum, which was built for the Monaco GP of 1935. It had an eight cylinder radial two stroke…

Mazda MX-5 World Series race car

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
Mazda has already announced the new MX-5 Cup one-make race series events that will be launched globally in 2016, but this was the first time we’d seen the fully painted…

New cars revealed in Tokyo, too

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
Mitsubishi used the 2015 Tokyo auto salon to reveal its most powerful Evo yet, the Evolution 10 Final Concept. Mitsubishi have apparently called it quits with the Evo 10 to…

Honda’s hybrid-Mugen combo

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
Honda focused heavily on combining its best technologies in a range of hybrid-powered Mugen-tuned production cars. With the Mugen Legend large car leading the way boasting an original Mugen carbon…

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned a famous ‘production’ sports car that had a top speed of 370 km/h with a fuel consumption of 80 L/100 km. With turbocharging it developed more…

Bucciali TAV

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
There have been some amazing motor cars over the years, especially from the late 20’s and early 30’s. The Bucciali TAV was a classic example, built along the lines of…

A pick-up you won’t get here

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
The world’s fastest pick-up was released in Australia in 2014. Holden Special Vehicles unveiled the world’s fastest pick-up in September and the first 150 sold out in one day despite…

Technology that just blows me away

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
Can you imagine sound technology that would allow you to listen to Beethoven while the kids listen to Ben 10? Sounds too amazing to be true for me, but not…

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I said have a look at the photo. This car was built in 2007. I asked what is it? It was a Zagato Diatto Ottovu. At least that…

Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
How much is too much? No such thing it seems Ferrari is saying, with Ferrari’s 700 kW LaFerrari not enough, so Ferrari went ahead and gave it even more power…

Excuse me, have you seen an E85 pump round here?

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
The debate over alternate fuels has continued unabated during last year. The number of options that are being bandied about just means to me, that nobody really knows which way…

ASEAN Friendship Caravan to Myanmar 2015

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
Somsak Burapapipath has organized another of his adventure caravans towards the end of April and beginning of May 2015. This time it will be to Myanmar (AKA Burma) and will…

An open letter to auto sales and marketing executives

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Dr. Iain Corness
Dear Sales and Marketing Executives, I was in the market for a new car and I would like to pose the following question. What day of the week does a…
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