Auto Mania

GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen will jointly develop people-movers, a compact SUV and a new platform for the next generation of Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen light cars under a strategic…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 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 March 11 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A totally…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday March 8 - March 14, 2013

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked you to have a look at the couple and the car.  Who were they and what was the car?  It was Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow…

I’d rather be hit by a Volvo!

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Dr. Iain Corness
Volvo has built up a credible reputation for safety, but they have gone one step further with the new V40 Hatch.  This time, as well as providing much secondary safety…

VW XL1 at production stage

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Dr. Iain Corness
Volkswagen has shown a production version of its ultra frugal XL1 ahead of the distinctive new two-seater’s public premiere at the Geneva motor show on March 5.

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked what car was the first to put the horn button in the center of the steering wheel?  It was the 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C.  The car…

Not everyone thinks we are doing well

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Dr. Iain Corness
Frost & Sullivan, commentators on the auto industry, believe that the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 is likely to reduce the dominance of big Japanese automakers…

Why buy an eco-car?

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
News this week that Mitsubishi is expanding their production facilities to increase the output of the Mirage eco-cars.  Mitsubishi have stated that despite the first owners rebate having expired, eco-cars…

JD Power casts doubt

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
It appears that every manufacturer is touting just how ‘green’ they are, with Hybrids on the lot today and EV’s just around the corner tomorrow.  But is that concept one…

50 years of Porsche

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
The iconic Porsche 911 reaches its half century this year, and courtesy of the Porsche factory, here is the legend from the start through to today: The Initial 911 (1963)…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday February 22 - February 28, 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked who invented the first practical windscreen wiper?  Clue: 1911.  It was Prince Henry of Prussia, who fitted his new invention to his Benz. So to this…

Lamborghini to roll out their fastest Lambo ever

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
Lamborghini will show their fastest ever car, in Lamborghini’s 50 year history, at the 2013 Geneva motor show in late March. This new car will have the latest in lightweight…

Alonso’s new car

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
Scuderia Ferrari launched their F138 F1 car last week.  This took place in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello, Italy.  The event was attended by Luca di Montezemolo, Stefano Domenicali, Fernando…

Can the ugly duckling turn into a swan?

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
I have written before that Ssangyong should have shot their sstylist, for that awful ugly duckling monstrosity called the Ssanyong Sstavic with its boat-like behind.

And that reminds me…

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Dr. Iain Corness
A ‘fuelish’ tale Many years ago I was running a standard Isuzu Gemini in a tightly controlled formula.  Like everyone else, we would be looking to see what little tricks…
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