Auto Mania

Bentley to build a Stupendously Useless Vehicle (SUV)

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Dr. Iain Corness
Bentley over the past few years has built some delectable motor cars, with superb styling, powerful sports tourers in the grand manner.  That is what the name Bentley conjures up.…

Hungarian GP this weekend

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
As a racing venue, Hungary has a long history, with its first GP run in 1906, and regular events in Budapest since 1926.  Built with state backing, and laid out…

300 km/h on a Sunday afternoon

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
There are very few road cars that will allow you to clock 300 km/h and even fewer roads that could accommodate you.  I’ve been there.  But I hasten to add…

Pro Racing Series at Bira this weekend too

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
One of the more professional series locally is the Grand Prix International Pro Racing Series.  Well managed, with events that run to time and a very professional attitude to scrutineering…

Reps car sells for £183,500 at Goodwood auction

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Ford Cortina was at its zenith, the car that every rep on the road was driving; however, it also formed the backbone of touring car racing in the mid-60’s.

Thailand’s F1 bid not dead yet?

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
With Bangkok throwing in the towel as host to an F1 round, it was then put forward that Phuket might like it, but no real concrete facts to back up…

Bangkok to rock with the ROC

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
News to hand of the Race of Champions (ROC) venue for 2013 to be Bangkok once more.  The Rajamangala Stadium will be used again and the dates will be December…

Honda returns to F1

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. last week announced that it will base its European racing operation in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, in preparation for participation in the FIA F1 World Championship…

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week, I mentioned that inn 1961 a front engined car ran in a Grand Prix.  I asked what was it?  It was the Ferguson FF.

Want a GT3 in your garage?

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly would be happy to push the Daihatsu Mira into the street and put a new Porsche in my garage. (It has…

The last M3 coupe

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
The German manufacturer signaled an end to one of its most iconic models last week when a fitting Fire Orange number rolled off the production line, ending a 26 year…

World Car of the Year

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
The votes are in and the overall winner was the Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost. This does not surprise me as this engine has been winning awards for the last two…

Should you carry a 300 mm iron bar?

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
I know of one driver who kept a 300 mm iron bar beside the driver’s seat as a motoring aid. He was a chap I knew in London. A two…

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week, I mentioned a road legal, 104 cm high, 66 cm wide and 132 cm long. I asked what was it? It was a funny thing called a Wind…

MotoGP to Thailand?

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Dr. Iain Corness
An interesting item from the Automotive Focus Group following the news that the much publicized Bangkok F1 GP appears to be dead in the water.  However, Southeast Asia has a…
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