October, 2014

There are three major Motor Shows that take place in Europe. One of them, in Geneva, is an annual occurrence, and always has been,. whereas the French and German ...

Mondial de l’Automobile – Paris Show – October 2014

Events / Shows


When you book and then collect a rental car, provided it is from at least a ...

2014 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDi 143 S-line (GB)

Audi / Road Tests


Back in 2007, when I was making several trips a year to Los Angeles for work, I stumbled across the fact that a Japanese Classic Car Show was taking place in ...

Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) – Long Beach, CA – September 2014

Events / Shows


When I was out in Southern California earlier in the year, I made a couple of visits to the very popular weekly "Cars and Coffee" event which takes place first ...

Cars and Coffee – Irvine, CA. 13th September 2014

Breakfast Meetings / Events / Shows


With everyone trying to offer a "premium" product, what do you do if that's what you have already been ...

2014 Mercedes CLS350 CDi Shooting Brake (D)

Mercedes / Road Tests


Although I do manage to attend lots of car-related events during the course of a year, as evidenced by the panoply of reports that are available on this site, ...

Salon Privé – September 2014

Events / Shows


In today's world where an ever greater number of buyers want a premium badged car, the real sales battleground is between the German trio of BMW, ...

2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDi SE (GB)

Audi / Road Tests


I first "discovered" the Coventry Festival of Motoring a couple of years ago. It turned out that it been running for many years prior to that, but had somewhat ...

Coventry Festival of Motoring – August 2014

Events / Shows


There are many reasons why a manufacturer will show a Concept Car. These days they tend either to be some wild flight of fancy that shows what ...

2014 Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge (GB)

Fiat / Road Tests


Like most motor museums, and a good few other venues besides, the Haynes Museum, located at Sparkford, in the wilds of rural Somerset, runs an events program ...

Rare Breeds at Haynes Motor Museum – September 2014

Events / Shows


Over the years that I've been popping along to evening meetings at the legendary Ace Cafe, I've learned that they can and do vary quite a lot. Some have far more ...

Ace Cafe Petrolhead Nirvana – September 2014

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows


When Fiat showed the Trepiùno concept car, which was a modern reinterpretation of the much loved Nuova 500, in 2004, ...

2014 Fiat 500L Living 5 seater 1.6 M-Jet 105 PopStar (I)

Fiat / Road Tests