Time sure flies by when you’re behind the wheel of a nice car and sitting in the service area as I wait for a service representative to collect our car for its final inspection before our warranty runs out, it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been almost 3 years since my partner first took delivery […]Read more "Scandinavian living: 3 years with the Volvo XC40"
With the decision made to relieve myself from the pain of Alfa Romeo ownership, a deal was struck to trade “Snowflake” in for “Baby-G” the VW Polo GTi! For those who’ve followed our automotive journey, you’d know that we’ve previously had a Polo many years ago, it was a 1.2 litre Mk.4. It wasn’t in […]Read more "Which led to this…"
We’re back! Well… most of it at least. While I am still currently in the process of fixing my flickr affected posts, I have after much time and effort, managed to get most of my previous stories restored. Unfortunately, there were some stories that have been lost due to me not having their images as […]Read more "Back to our regular(ish) scheduled programme"
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"
No idea what happened but my paid pro Flickr account has just disappeared without any notice nor warning a few days ago. I don’t know what is going on and I am not sure if it will ever be back. Feels like another photobucket fiasco but even worse as the entire account is now non-existent. […]Read more "FLICKR ACCOUNT DOWN/GONE"
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"
The last time I visited Super Autobacs in Tokyo, it was way back in 2012, that trip was when I discovered the bookstore section in the store had closed and since then, I’ve not gone back. With my previous trips to Tokyo mostly coinciding with the Tokyo Auto Salon, there was no need to visit […]Read more "Japan 2020 – A-Pit Autobacs Shinonome"
Before our maiden visit to the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there was one thing about the event that kept me up awake at night trawling through the internets, the swap meet. A sectioned off area at the event for vendors to turn up and sell just about anything related to old kyushas and cars in […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – The Stuff"
With such a lovely assortment of cars on show at the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there is no way we’d overlook some beautiful Euros on display. This may be Japan but the appreciation for import autos run deep, very deep. So let’s start with the heaviest hitter of all. The Ford GT40 Mark II. It […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Import 浪漫"
While I might feel that car design peaked in the 70s, I have to admit that being a kid from the 80s, the one that captured my heart are the machines I grew up looking at. Welcome to the 80s and the 90s. With the emerging popularity of the cars from the decade of excess, […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Hachimaru Heroes"