April, 2009

There's not much pleasure to be had when you are packed into what a pilot once memorably called "the Cinquecento of Airbuses", but I did at least have ...

2008 Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 cdti 150 SRI 5dr (GB)

Opel/Vauxhall / Road Tests


Once again, a joint initiative between the Bristol Italian Auto Club and Bristol City Council saw the closure of some of the streets in the old commercial centre ...

Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival – April 2009

Events / Shows


Mercedes has, for many years, had its own museum at its Unterturkheim site, to the east of the city of Stuttgart, right next to the vfb Stuttgart stadium ...

Mercedes Museum – Stuttgart, D



  The first Toyota RAV4 appeared on the market in 1994, and was presented as a possible antidote to the collapsing hot hatch market, where huge increases ...

2009 Toyota RAV4 2.0i (CH)

Road Tests / Toyota


Encouraged by a very promising weather forecast, I made a last minute decision to leave the comfort of my bed early on Sunday morning, and head down to Goodwood ...

Goodwood Breakfast Club – April 2009

Events / Shows


Almost exactly 12 months ago, I had my first experience of the Audi A6 TDi. Perhaps surprisingly, since the test was a few short weeks after I had fallen for ...

2009 Audi A6 2.0TDi 170 SE (GB)

Audi / Road Tests


Those of a certain age will remember the Daf. It was the car that generated all the jokes about being powered by two rubber bands. The cars were moderately ...

Daf Museum – Eindhoven, NL



    With the launch of the Skoda Octavia, back in 1996, any of the remaining jokes about Skoda's cars left over from the communist era ...

2008 Skoda Octavia 1.9TDi (NL)

Road Tests / Skoda


The best known auto museum in Belgium (maybe the only current such museum?) is the Autoworld, which can be found in the parc du ...

Autoworld – Brussels, B