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Musings on the Motoring World

Ford’s move to axe all their cars is good news

April has been quite depressing for the car enthusiast. AMG has announced the inevitable end of its mega bi-turbo V12 engines, Mitsubishi says that the beloved Lancer name will continue on the back of an SUV, and Ford has announced that they will phase out their car model range in North America in favour of […]

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And the Greatest Era of Motoring is…

…any era you fancy. Yes, that is right. Any particular era you think gave the world your favourite cars can be called “The greatest era of motoring”. It could be the swinging 60’s whose optimism gave us the pony cars, or the 80’s excesses that could only have birthed the Group B craze. Even our […]

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The Honda Insight returns in name, but will never in spirit

There is no better sign of the times that the return of Honda’s Insight hybrid generating barely any significant buzz at the New York Auto Show. This is the return of hybrid royalty, especially for the North American market where the Insight was its first commercially available hybrid. There should have been celebratory toasts of […]

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“Ute all the things” is a terrible idea

Let’s say you are a car maker and you would like to join a motor show. How do you plan on standing out from the crowd? Bring more cars to the show? Make an elaborate display? Hire more showgirls? Although we would like to think that we have benefitted from over a century of cultural […]