My first car was a 1989 Mini. I blew the engine up the first time I drove it, replaced or repaired almost every panel other than the roof, had it resprayed and modified in a retro 60's Cooper style, bought a gear knob from John Cooper himself and generally had a great time for a few years. I sold it to a 17-year old… » 11/28/14 6:14pm 11/28/14 6:14pm

I was an impoverished student when the Virage Vantage was launched. I rode my bicycle over to the Rolls/Bentley/Aston dealer in Edinburgh and saw the Motor Show car under a green sheet in the showroom. I dropped my bike on the ground by the door and wandered in, sweating as I always did when I cycled anywhere. The… » 11/07/14 4:59pm 11/07/14 4:59pm

So, the "slow" car still has 123bhp? That's not slow enough for me. That's entirely adequate for a small car. Come back when it's 80bhp or less. I had a Nissan Micra 1.0 with 55bhp (and purple paint). WOT everywhere, and still 40mpg (UK). Outstanding car. » 10/14/14 12:22pm 10/14/14 12:22pm

BBC Northern Ireland have made "ROAD", a feature about the Dunlop motorcycle racing family. Joey, Robert, and Robert's sons William and Michael all featured. It isn't so much a list of their successes as their own family stories and relationships, interspersed with dramatic racing footage and very loud crashes (I may… » 10/14/14 10:08am 10/14/14 10:08am