Auto Mania

Brazil GP this weekend

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Autodromo Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo Brazil plays host to the F1 circus in this their last race for the season.  However, with both the Driver’s championship and the…

Pro Racing Series at Bira this weekend

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
Another mixed bag at the local Bira Circuit this weekend.  Some motorcycles on Saturday, plus Qualifying for the four wheel brigade, and racing on Sunday for cars only.  The usual…

Aston Martin considering GT3 road-racer

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
Aston Martin is reportedly looking at building a road/race version of its current V12 Vantage S, with the use of lightweight materials giving the increased performance. Aston Martin engineering boss…

Another Fugly from Porsche

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
As if the Panamera wasn’t ugly enough, Porsche have excelled themselves with the new Macan SUV released at the Los Angeles show.

Driving in Thailand - in “Farang, the Sequel”

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you have never heard of or seen the book “Farang, the Sequel”, don’t worry, because you have now.  It’s a brilliant book, even if I say so myself (because…

Whzzzzzz, Formula E is here

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
Electric race cars are being promoted by the FIA using fully-electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225 km/h. A report, released by professional services firm EY,…

Sebastien Loeb

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
Did you catch the fact that multiple time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb came second in the Porsche Carrera Cup final at Macau this month?  He had never driven a…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday November 22 - November 28, 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked which car’s owner’s manual advised the ordinary motorist to take off in top gear as there was too much torque for him to handle in the…

US GP this weekend

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
This will be the second F1 GP at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The circuit is 5.5 km long and is made up of twenty turns with an elevation…

Lexus reveals the RC coupe

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Tokyo Motor Show is the first showing for the Lexus RC Coupe, based on the Lexus IS. Lexus also showed the LF-NX SUV concept, this time with a turbo-petrol…

Fancy a Fat Porker that does over 300 kph!

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
Also at the Tokyo motor show, Porsche unveiled its fastest and most powerful sedan to date, revealing the 310 km/h Panamera Turbo S. The power in the latest iteration of…

Why Kimi could just be a little upset

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
Much publicity in the popular press with stories regarding Kimi Raikkonen and his unhappiness with the “Lotus” team that he has been driving for all year.

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday November 15 - November 21, 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned the town of Neckarsulm and I asked which cars got their name from there? That was too easy - it was NSU, the knitting machine manufacturers…

Exotic cars lusted after/driven

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Dr. Iain Corness
I freely admit to being a car nut.  That is someone who has gone past the simplicity of just being an enthusiast, into someone for whom cars have taken on…

What did we learn from Abu Dhabi?

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, we learned there’s a lot of sand surrounding the race circuit.  They have a lot of camels.  The marina has a lot of boats moored there.  Everyone has luxury…
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