July, 2011

A couple of years ago Dutch Mr Hertz provided a diesel engined Skoda Octavia for me to spend a week enjoying some spring weather in exploring the Low Countries. ...

2011 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDi CR 105 Elegance (GB)

Road Tests / Skoda


I first sampled the Silverstone Classic event in 2007, and was utterly overwhelmed by the vast amount to see. Not ...

Silverstone Classic – July 2011. Colin’s Report

Events / Shows


  This event has been one that I've avoided for the past few years on the grounds of cost. Even though I'd been told how good it is and ...

Silverstone Classic – July 2011. Dan’s Report

Events / Shows


  Ask the average motorist to name a Japanese car brand, and they would likely respond Toyota, or Nissan, perhaps Honda or even Mazda. Those who were ...

2010 Suzuki SX4 Hatch 1.6 GLA Auto (IL)

Road Tests / Suzuki


During the summer months, it is no exaggeration to say that the automotive enthusiast is spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting events to attend and ...

Classics at the Castle – Sherborne, July 2011

Events / Shows


Although the Goodwood Festival of Speed enjoys much praise for the variety of machinery on display and in action, it has become something of a victim of its ...

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power – July 2011

Events / Shows


This was my second visit to Ace Cafe in three days. Having sampled and enjoyed the Classics night, on the second Tuesday of the month, a couple of days later it ...

Ace Cafe – Italian Night, July 2011

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows


The majority of occasions when I have rented a car from Hertz in the UK were as one way transport to or from Heathrow airport, so when I was "repatriated" to a ...

2011 Skoda Fabia Estate 1.6 TDi 75 SE (GB)

Road Tests / Skoda


Theme at the famous Ace Cafe for the second Tuesday of the month is simply "classics". This is the gathering that is frequently mentioned in "Classic Cars" ...

Ace Cafe – Classics, July 2011

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows


As far as I can tell, this was a new event for 2011. Organised through Pistonheads, and with sponsorship from a number of sources, the idea was simple. Get a ...

“Caring with Cars” – July 2011

Events / Shows


    Australian International Motor Show, July 2011By sheer stroke of luck, the 2011 Australian International Motor Show opened towards the ...

Australian International Motor Show – Melbourne, July 2011

Events / Shows


Although interest both in things automotive and history in general shows no sign of decline, the challenges facing a museum operator have rarely been greater, ...

Museo Historia Automocion da Salamanca, (E)