Sitges-Terramar, a track lost in time

Last month, I had a 4-day business trip to Spain. Three of those days would be spent in Barcelona, and the fourth was to be at the IDIADA test facility, a large network of tracks used by most of the major European manufacturers in a predominantly sunny and dry part of the continent. » 10/14/14 4:16pm 10/14/14 4:16pm

Newport Pagnell Aston Martin Auction - The car parks

This past Saturday was the annual Bonhams classic car auction and AMOC knees-up at the Works Service in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England. As usual, I conspired to drag the kids there for a nose around the various interesting (and in many cases very valuable) cars parked around the venue. We also invaded the… » 5/19/14 5:43am 5/19/14 5:43am

Nürburgring Roller Coaster is Go! (sort of)

Ace Nordschliefe blogger, racer, journalist and rental car expert (in any order you like) Dale Lomas (@bridge2gantry) has been on the RingºRacer Nürburgring Rollercoaster on it's much-delayed opening day (it was originally planned to be fully operational in 2009, believe it or not). It seems quite fast. And noisy.… » 10/31/13 10:21am 10/31/13 10:21am

Mitsuoka K-1, a Japanese oddity

You know how sometimes/rarely/almost never (depending on your level of geekhood) you get a glimpse of a vehicle and you have no idea what it is? A few years ago, if you'd seen something in Japan and you didn't know how to describe it you would never find out what it was.

Nowadays, thanks to geeks worldwide and the… » 9/18/13 5:05am 9/18/13 5:05am

Poor people's Pope doesn't pontificate over popping out in R4

A principled and preponderately propitious priest has proffered the Pope a poor person's popemobile in the form of a 20 year old Renault 4. The priest, Father Renza Zocca, was so impressed by the latest Pope's austerity drive that he offered him his old jalopy, which has 190,000 miles on the clock. The Pope took him… » 9/11/13 3:42am 9/11/13 3:42am