Auto Mania

The Bangkok Grand Prix

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
Despite all my initial misgivings (right through to incredulity and disbelief), it certainly does look as if the Thai Grand Prix will go ahead.  The Sports Authority of Thailand is…

“Classic” cars

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
Many years ago, I was asked if there were any “classic” cars in Pattaya, and whether the owners would be interested in tailored “classic car” insurance.  I replied that the…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
The car club meets at Jameson’s Irish Pub on Soi AR next to Nova Park.  The next meeting is on Monday May 13 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A totally…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday May 10 - May 16, 2013

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned that the Cosworth-Ford DFV engines were designed to be a stressed member of the chassis, but were not the first.  I asked which car was the…

Nitto 3K series at Bira this weekend

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
The very popular Nitto 3K Series has a meeting at the local Bira circuit this weekend.  Saturday is mainly Qualifying and Sunday mainly races. These meetings attract large numbers of…

Insurance claims in the UK

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
The insurance industry is bemoaning the fact that drivers have a poor grasp of Highway Code leading to accidents.  Road users putting on make-up, changing CDs and arguing with their…

50 years of the Ford Mustang

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
To celebrate the 50 years of Mustang, Ford Motor Co. kicked off its celebration with a special ceremony commemorating the 1 millionth Mustang produced at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant,…

China builds its own supercar

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
It had to happen - after a decade of producing cheap motor cars, China is now branching into the supercar market with the Icona Vulcano. If you think you have…

Mercedes-Benz New E-Class

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
One of the real stunners at the show was the new E-Class.  However, what is under the skin is even more interesting. The new E-Class offers a combination of new…

Suzuki really moving upwards (by 255 percent)!

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
One of the new cars at the Bangkok International Motor Show was the Suzuki Ertiga, a seven seater MPV with prices ranging between B. 544,000 - 689,000 for the top…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday May 3 - May 9, 2013

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned that 1912 the Stanley company made 650 steamers.  I said that was the same as one day’s production of what in 1923?  What was the answer?…

Who sold what at the Bangkok International Motor Show

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
The official figures have now been released following the close of the Bangkok International Motor Show at Impact Arena Challenger Hall.  It was no surprise that Toyota again dominated, selling…

What did we learn from the Bahrain GP?

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17
Well, the first thing we learned was that F1 may be the flavor of the month for the Bahraini royal family, but not for the Bahraini residents, of whom only…

Young drivers need continuous support

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Institute of Advanced motorists (IAM) in the UK keeps excellent statistics and has announced that young drivers need more guidance and support in the first six months of obtaining…

China looking for a factory

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors was present at the Bangkok International Motor Show last month, but had no intention of selling any vehicles, in fact there are none in…
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