Archive | Features RSS feed for this section

Tyre testing proves you can count on Conti

The cars in the pit lane at the Autodromo do Algarve, ready to demonstrate the abilities of the new ContiSportContact5 tyre on the test track. A science lesson in tyre design proved fascinating for editor DAVID HOOPER when he travelled to Portugal’s Algarve to test some new products from German manufacturer Continental. A selection of […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

A brush with artist who loves cars and fast jets

Bright, colourful paintings of classic cars and fighter aircraft caught the eye of editor DAVID HOOPER while he was on holiday in Cornwall. He soon got chatting to artist Anna-Louise Felstead. Classic Alfa Romeos painted in the paddock at Monza. WANDERING around the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac last summer, I happened […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Mazda UK team revs up for international ice race

DRIVING rear-wheel-drive Mazda MX-5’s on ice may not be everyone’s idea of fun – but racing them? That is what’s editor David Hooper is doing this week, driving for Mazda UK against journalists from Mazda’s other European markets in an international race in northern Sweden. Joining a team of British journalists who write for […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Karting World of thrills and spills on indoor track!

You’re never too old for the thrills and spills of karting. DAVID HOOPER, editor of visits Lincolnshire’s newest indoor karting centre and puts the specially-designed track to the test. With a challenging indoor track, Lincolnshire’s newest indoor karting centre offers exciting racing, whatever the weather. AS  a motoring writer  I spend much of my […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

MoTs for veteran cars may become a thing of the past

Pictured leaving the Palace of Westminster in Lord Montagu’s 1914 Rolls Royce Alpine Eagle from the National Motor Museum collection, are Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (front driving), Minister Mike Penning MP (front passenger), Rt Hon Greg Knight MP (rear). CARS made before the war may not need to have a MoT test for much longer […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Stunning Jaguar E-Type celebrates 50th anniversary

The E-Type Jaguar is DAVID HOOPER’S favourite car and like countless others, he dreams of one day owning one. This year marks its 50th anniversary. It will be a special year for one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Glamour on wheels – the E-Type can turn as many heads today as it did […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Some say… Top Gear’s new Stig is – a woman!

Is German racing driver and Nurburgring specialist Sabine Schmitz really the new Stig? SPECULATION is growing about the identity of the new Stig, with many sources suggesting that it may be… a woman. Who’s the new man – or woman – behind the helmet? The latest mystery racing driver on the BBC’s hugely popular TV […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Naughty, but fun way to burn off excess calories

Cars are still a popular choice for getting close to the one you love. IF you’re looking for a fun, but naughty way of burning off the excess Christmas calories, you could join the 54% of people who admit to having had sex in their car. In spite of being cramped and the risk of […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →