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Musings on the Motoring World

Palladium might be the catalyst of the next revolution

There is no clearer indication that society is in a decline better than seemingly mundane items being traded like the treasured rectally smuggled cigarettes in a SuperMax. So when reports started emerging of London hoodlums pilfering catalytic converters of Toyota Priuses, you start to wonder if we are soon to join the ranks of Lord […]

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Who killed Holden?

We may be a few days away from a brand new decade and despite remarkable advancements in technology, the automotive world is still reluctant to let go of its titles. No sooner would brands see a familiar name fade into obscurity than it would stick it to the back of an unrelated SUV model or […]

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The classic car market downturn is bad for enthusiasts

If the daily news cycle isn’t already straggling the thin line of sanity and absurdity, the news of a half-a-million-dollar used Toyota MkIV Supra might send you reaching for those smelling salts. Sure, this particular example in the US might be a mint MkIV Supra finished in a rare colour that survived the great Fast […]

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Remembering Peugeot’s wild Le Mans Prototype-inspired concepts

You’d think that having just pulled itself together from billion euro losses to billion euro profits, acquiring Vauxhall-Opel, and now busy stitching itself up with FCA’s portfolio of brands, that PSA would want to take a breather to get its affairs in order. But no, PSA Motorsports has confirmed that it will, instead, return to […]

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Can the PSA-FCA merger escape Marchionne’s legacy?

After years of courting General Motors and Renault, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has finally found a willing – and suitable – partner to settle down and merge with in the form of the PSA Groupe. Could this courtship be the match made in heaven or destined to be on the highway to hell?  On the balance […]

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Is the BMW 4 Concept a beauty for our time?

It is a rule that at every gathering there always has to be that one awkward individual. Whether by accident or by design, there will be someone who will stand out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons. If the individual in question was a car, and the event was the 2019 Frankfurt Motor […]

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40 years ago, the most successful Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuted

Amidst the flurry of new production-ready metal that was rolled out for the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz managed to wow the crowds with the unveiling of its futuristic Vision EQS concept sedan. Many interpreted this concept as a glance into the future of what an all-electric S-Class would look like, although the EQC’s existence […]

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The Chiron Super Sport 300 is as fast as Bugatti will go, and that’s good

After years of artfully dodging questions of the Chiron’s top speed, Bugatti has finally laid down a top speed claim with the Chiron – smashing the 300mph barrier with a recorded top speed of 304.77mph, or 490.48km/h. Trouble is, the record attempt Chiron wasn’t exactly the run-of-the-mill model.  Sure Bugatti needed Michelin to provide a […]

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20 years of the Porsche 911 GT3: The car that started a craze

Welcome to the year of our Lord 2019, where Jaguar can sell you a stripped out four-door sedan with two race-harness equipped front seats and a massive roll cage in place of its rear seats with the headlining boast of lapping the Nordschleife quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Truly it is a time to be […]

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60 years of the Mini – Why the Mini could never be replicated today

It speaks volumes that the adherents to the belief that “progress is threatening the things we treasure” are either car enthusiasts or religious fundamentalists. Not that it is entirely unhealthy, everyone needs a higher ideal to look towards to, even if that statement is largely untrue when it comes to cars.  Despite all the despair […]