Auto Mania

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…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Pattaya car club meets at Jameson’s Irish Pub on Soi AR next to Nova Park.  The next meeting is on Monday November 11 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A…

New Honda F1 Engine fires into life

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you want to hear the sounds of 2015, then turn your speakers up as Honda has captured the roar of its new F1 engine as it fired up for…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday November 8 - November 14, 2013

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked what three and four wheeled cars were designed by two aircraft engineers, and what were their names?  It was the Messerschmitt, designed by Herr Messerschmitt and…

Abu Dhabi GP this weekend

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Abu Dhabi Yas Marina grand prix circuit hosts the GP this weekend.  Abu Dhabi is the most oil-rich in the region and the 5.55 kilometer Yas Marina Circuit has…

Back to the future

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
Caterham Cars (builder of the Lotus 7 clones) has opened the order book for the Seven 165 - its new entry-level variant of the iconic sports car, powered by a…

Latest Smart version is electric

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
Mercedes-Benz’s tiny Smart city car is the champion European money-muncher of all time, and electric cars are likely to be the next big loser, according to a report from Bernstein…

What did we learn from the Indian GP?

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, we confirmed that Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) has been the class act all year and is now the youngest driver to win the World Championship four times.  Undoubtedly the…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday November 1 - November 7, 2013

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked which car, still in production, has been the greatest money loser for the manufacturer in the past 10 years?  This was patently too easy!  It was…

Indian GP this weekend

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
India unveiled its $400 million Buddh International Circuit two years ago.  (For all those who are hoping for a Thailand GP, the cost of $400 million is about 12 billion…

Had a bump recently?

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
A local ex-pat Matt Bowles has taken the position as General Manager of a body shop called TTI-Global located at Bang Na. TTI Global provides automotive training all over the…