Naples is a noisy, crowded, dirty city. There’s an underlying tension in the air that leaves you with the impression that something is going to happen at any moment, and it probably won’t be good. There’s not a single car without a dent, including taxis, as there’s a mentality thatContinue Reading

Some time ago I took a drive in Honda’s hydrogen fuelled FCX Clarity with a value measured in millions. I didn’t think I’d be driving anything quite so futuristic again for some time, but recently I was given the chance to drive the Cambridge University Eco Racing teams World SolarContinue Reading

Staged in the grounds of Goodwood House, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which opens this Friday, is a key date for anyone interested in motor racing and cars. The theme for 2012 is ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’ celebrating drivers, riders and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst forContinue Reading

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.

Back in 2011 we took a Toyota Prius to Millbrook and proceeded to do silly things with it. There were J-turns, high speed runs, injury inducing slides, and we even managed to get the car some distance off the ground. We didn’t think to try putting it round a WallContinue Reading

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part one, AC Cars through to BMW…

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part two, Brabus through to Gumpert…

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part three, Honda through to Lexus…

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part four, Maserati through to SEAT…

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part five, Skoda through to Volvo…

Modern cars are of such a high standard that there is no such thing as a bad car, just one that is more or less good, and for years I’ve maintained that any modern car can be fun. So I was challenged to prove it.

After a break from banger rallies in 2011, instead concentrating on other motoring related events, we’ll be back behind the wheel of a sub-£250 car for the very special tenth anniversary running of Staples2Naples.

Britain’s first low-carbon motor festival, EcoVelocity, proved a success for manufacturers with sales emerging as a direct result of the motor show held in the shadow of Battersea power station.

The Festival of Speed returned to Goodwood House over the weekend, with Lord March’s grounds hosting another typically spectacular event. The theme, for there always is one, was ‘Racing Revolutions’, described as quantum leaps that shaped motor sport, although sometimes referred to as an unfair advantage.