January, 2008

Since this item was written, in January 2008, the museum has sadly been closed, as the site has been sold for redevelopment. Some of the cars are now on display ...

Jaguar Heritage Collection – Coventry (GB)



A few months ago I had my first 159 experience, with a 1.9 JTDm. While generally finding much to praise in this car, I was not "wowed" in the same way that ...

2008 Alfa Romeo 159 3.2V6 Q4 Lusso (GB)

Alfa Romeo / Road Tests


In the mid 1990s, Alfa Romeo showed their first new sports cars for 20 years, the GTV and Spider. When they were first shown, I was not entirely convinced by the ...

2007 Alfa Romeo Brera 3.2 V6 SV (GB)

Alfa Romeo / Road Tests


After receiving a series of somewhat battle-scarred Swiss rental cars, it seemed my luck was in, and my latest test car was to be brand new, with less ...

2007 Mercedes B170 Automatic (CH)

Mercedes / Road Tests


Another weekend, and another car museum. Yes, believe it or not, I managed to find another one in my vicinity. This time it is the Volo Auto Museum, in a very ...

Volo Auto Museum – Volo, IL (USA)



Received wisdom will tell you that the Ford Focus is still the car to beat in the highly competitive medium-sized hatchback market, offering a range of ...

2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 SXi 5dr (GB)

Opel/Vauxhall / Road Tests


Faced with a wet day in Los Angeles, I decided to pay a visit to the world renowned Petersen Automotive Museum, located in Museum Mile, on the Wilshire ...

Petersen Automotive Museum – Los Angeles, CA (USA)