This is it ladies and gents, 35 years in the making and after a slightly shorter period of hopeful anticipation, the new BMW M3 and M4 have finally landed on our local shores and thanks to the kind people at BMW Asia, we were given first dibs behind the wheels of the most controversial iterations […]Read more "A love letter from BMW: Driving the G80 M3 Competition and G82 M4 Competition"
Just like individualistic people, modern BMW Coupes face quite a challenge throughout their gestation period. Visually, while they might share similar underpinnings with their sedan counterparts, they have to carry their own distinct identity, familiar enough to sit within the same family yet special enough to set themselves apart and be appreciated for years to […]Read more "For the individual: Driving the BMW G22 420i"
While we might have covered quite a couple of early morning drive pitstops, I’m pretty sure there are still many gems out there left unturned, but until then, here are 5 more places to drop by after an early morning cruise. Once again in no particular order. 11: Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari130E Minden Rd, Weekend […]Read more "Yet another 5 spots for Car & Kopi"
Knowing that plenty of cafes and bistros are peppered around our little island, it probably didn’t make much sense to leave you dear reader with just 5 places to enjoy your weekend morning post-drive refreshment. So here’s another 5. Guten Appetit. 6: Common Man StanStanley St, Weekend hours 730am-630pm. Opening hours: ★★★★★Another early morning riser, […]Read more "5 more spots for Car & Kopi"
With pretty much zero to no chance of organising a car meet legally, enjoying the car life has been a somewhat solitary affair for the past (and future) few months. While driving with a posse of friends is fun, solo drives does allow one the freedom in choosing whichever road to go down, whenever. Incidentally, […]Read more "5 spots for Car & Kopi"
I don’t know about you dear reader but for me, 2020 flew by in the strangest way possible. It was not uneventful though I’m pretty sure most of you would have preferred it to be so, but at the same time, the days, weeks and months repeated themselves into such a blur it wouldn’t even […]Read more "Refreshed vibes: Driving the Mini Cooper S Countryman LCI"
The ability to act with restraint, judgement and reasoning while giving way to feeling and emotion. An idea that revolves around the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. An idea that after driving the new Mini Cooper Clubman S around for a weekend, felt like it could have come straight […]Read more "Sense & Sensibility: Driving the F54 Mini Cooper Clubman S"
It finally happened. After more than 10 years with a blemish-free driving record, a letter arrived in the mail to relieve me of a good amount of money and an equally good amount of points. Yes, ladies and gents, I’ve been caught speeding. But, at least it wasn’t the worst car to get caught in […]Read more "Maxi Mini: Driving the F60 Mini JCW Countryman ALL4"
With so many pictures taken during the meet, there’s always bound to be those that didn’t quite make it into the writeup, so here they are in no particular order.Read more "The cutting room floor. Cars & Kopi Spring 2020."
Hello 2020! It didn’t seem that long ago when we last had our Cars & Kopi meet and with this gathering coinciding with the local Chinese New Year long weekend, I honestly didn’t expect much of a crowd figuring most people will be busy with their family visitations. Boy was I wrong. It turned out […]Read more "A new decade. Cars & Kopi Spring 2020."