Remember the 1980’s? The time when excess was good, the more money you had, the more it was perfectly fine to flaunt it. For those with several sets of red braces, shoulder pads in their jackets, more than one Motorola Brick phone and a Guards Red 911 Turbo, the problem is, what to buy next?
The RM Sothebys Ferrari 70th Auction at the home of Ferrari in Modena promises to be a spectacular and glamorous event. Yet in amongst the auction listings of immaculate supercars and collectable memorabilia is a car we never knew existed and for me, is probably the most intriguing of the immensely varied lots for sale.
Imagine you’re a fly on the wall at the 1988 British Motor Show. On Jaguar’s stand, basking under the flashbulbs of the world’s press is a very low, very long and very wide concept supercar. Jaguar calls it the XJ220, the number relating to its projected top speed. It is to be powered by a
We’ve written before about scarcely believable ‘delivery mileage’ Porsches that have simply been carefully stored by their owners and never driven, sometimes for decades. This Porsche 997 Sport Classic for sale at Hexagan Classics is another such car to reach the markeplace. It’s a noble and far sighted thing to spend significant sums on a
In this digital age of always on internet, Wikipeidia, Porsche owners forums and chat groups, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was little point in buying a book about the Carrera 2.7. After all, any statistics, or information you may need can be found by swiping your iPad around Google for a while.
On 1st July this year, it will be 100 years since the commencement of what became known as the Battle of The Somme. Today, as we enjoy travelling around Europe, we often pass by the roadside memorials to that period of conflict in our history. In any French or Belgian village, there will be a
Looking back, it’s quite remarkable how simply carrying a camera can change the course of things. As I left for Donington Park that day, I wasn’t actually going as a photographer. I was there as a guest of Andy McKenna and Andy Middlehurst. The camera was picked up from force of habit. Canon EOS cameras
Across the decades of Porsche 911 production, we’ve seen many changes in technology and style. And not just in the cars themselves, but in the ways of marketing. Today’s ‘always on’ social media channels, apps and streaming videos are used by Porsche in a very powerful way to promote the brand. But as a kid
This car reminds me of my youth. Watching Steed with his bowler hat and brolly, a green Range Rover with full length sun roof catching the baddies with style and panache. Back then, the Range Rover was a ground breaking car. I can recall as a kid reading the first review in Motor Magazine. Pitched