April, 2012

This was the tenth anniversary for the Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival, and the fifth that I have attended, and it followed the same format as in previous ...

Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival – April 2012

Events / Shows


This was the 33rd Bristol Classic Car Show, one of the longest running such events in the country, so clearly the organisers must be doing quite a lot that is ...

Bristol Classic Car Show – April 2012

Events / Shows


The best selling car in March 2012 in the Irish market was Nissan's Qashqai, which captured an impressive 8.9% share, nearly double that of the next most bought ...

2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.6i n-tec+ 2WD (GB)

Nissan / Road Tests


  Although Lexus sales in the vitally important US market remain very strong, in Europe things look quite different, with the initial two models in the ...

2011 Lexus RX350 Prestige (AUS)

Lexus / Road Tests


Perhaps not surprisingly, given both the love of the Muscle Car and also a climate which has made preserving old and interesting cars easier than in some ...

National Motor Museum of Australia – Birdwood,SA (AUS)



A bit of research suggested that although there are still weblinks to a motor museum in Sydney, it closed in mysterious circumstances, so the automotive ...

Australian MotorLife Museum – nr Wollongong, NSW (AUS)



The first "Pride of Longbridge" took place in April 2006, exactly one year after the collapse of the former MG-Rover Company, in Cofton Park, which is a ...

Pride of Longbridge – April 2012

Events / Shows


There have been Ford Falcons since 1960 and the car was success right from the outset as this large family saloon clearly met, and has continued to meet, the ...

2011 Ford Falcon G6E (AUS)

Ford / Road Tests


The legendary Ace Cafe's themed evenings continue right throughout the year, but for understandable reasons, attendance diminishes more than somewhat in the cold ...

Ace Cafe Italian Night – April 2012

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows


  I concluded my recent test of the Australian Ford Falcon XR6, a car which I rather liked, by noting that it has a direct rival which completely ...

2011 Holden Sportwagon SV6 (AUS)

Holden / Road Tests


Although we hear of the increasing globalisation of all sorts of things including the car markets, it is clear that there are still considerable differences in ...

Cars of Australia – March 2012

Events / Shows


I last came to Perth in 2003, and recall enjoying a visit to the Fremantle Motor Museum. Aware that this has now closed - it would appear that the lease on the ...

Motor Museum of Western Australia – Whiteman Park, WA (AUS)



Having renewed my membership at Prescott for the 2012 season, I resolved that I should try to take full advantage and attend more events there than I managed ...

Prescott – Season Opener – April 2012

Events / Prescott / Races & Hill Climbs


Ford Falcon. Probably the most iconic nameplate for an all Australian car, and in continuous use since 1960. Of course, the first Falcons weren't strictly ...

2010 Ford Falcon XR6 (AUS)

Ford / Road Tests


Ford have been producing cars in Geelong, a town approximately 50 km to the west of Melbourne since 1925, so it seemed fitting to open a centre to showcase ...

Ford Discovery Centre – Geelong, VIC (AUS)