2020 Defender: A masterclass of homage design

Land Rover has had the ginormous task of modernising a car that has grown its own cultural identity. We investigate how they went about it… Ever since car brands figured out that petrol heads are very nostalgic, we’ve seen a slew of new cars and concepts made in homage to the iconic vehicles of the…

Shelsley Walsh Hill climb – A time capsule of motor racing

Long-running motorsport events tend to evolve and change over the years for a multitude of reasons ranging from boosting competitiveness, improving safety to just keeping up with the times. With these changes comes the risk of chipping away at the soul or essence of the events that made the original so engaging. There is, however,…

Forward thinking at Prodrive

Making your way through the revolving door and into the laboratory-clean reception area to be greeted by Colin McRae’s 1995 Championship winning Impreza, and an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3, you can only be in one place; Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This team of geniuses, founded by former Aston Martin chairman David Richards CBE,…

Where it all began…

Back in 1896, on the 14th November to be correct, the madness began or it ended, how one would like to interpret it. That day is being annually celebrated as the Emancipation Run, which celebrated the raising of the speed limit from 4mph to 14 mph and the passing into law of the Locomotives on the…

Monday Money!

Another Monday Money, and another 4WD Turbo 90’s car… but this time from Germany… Based on the subjectively tasteful Audi 80 Avant, the RS2 is the very first RS badged car, and first sports Avant released by Audi. It was designed and assembled in partnership with Porsche between 1994 and 1995 at their Rossle-Bau factory…

The Extraordinary Goodwood Revival

Revival British Summer This year, Goodwood Revival as not failed to give us one of the most unpredictable weather we could have imagined.  Good thing is that nothing stopped the enthusiasts to bring their best self to the events once again, from all over the world we have seen incredible people sharing soaking smiles and…

Oui Monsieur, La Déesse! 

Some initiative, avant-garde, communication, these are the main features of a French company founded in 1919 by a real entrepreneur, visionary for his time: André Citroën. Each of its cars was a formidable technological leap for the entire automotive industry. With the DS (followed by ID), the firm gave carte blanche to its study office…