Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

Blog August 16, 2016

Imagine a street festival in America’s Motown involving thousands of great cars. A cavalcade of cool wheels that seems to go on for days and quite a few nights too. Factor in horsepower (quite a lot of it), noise, exuberance and big enthusiastic crowds and you’re starting to get a... Read more
Fiat’s new 124 Spider
Top down in the new Fiat 124 Spider, in Italy, by the side of Lake Garda on a brilliantly sunny morning. Yeah, it was a helluva job but somebody had to do it…. Such was the scenario confronting the international media as the 124 Spider came out for first... Read more
Baleno in Belfast

Baleno in Belfast

Blog June 1, 2016

When Suzuki was casting around for a launch venue for its new Baleno supermini, (it goes on sale today in the UK, June 1), the company came up with the refreshingly left field choice of Belfast. Now, I know as a motoring journalist you’re not supposed to be influenced one way... Read more
Up close with the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Well, the waiting’s over and the motoring media has had its first crack at the Alfa Romeo Giulia, surely one of the most eagerly awaited arrivals in motordom. And the verdict? Upbeat and positive. Yes, really. Defying the odds, perhaps, Alfa has delivered on a car that exceeds expectations... Read more
Spring Clean

Spring Clean

Blog April 28, 2016

Gentle reader, as you might have noticed from the timeline on this blog, it’s been a while since Crosstown Traffic last sprang to life. House renovation, an excursion to France, plus assorted other adventures have had a lot to do with that, including how to plan, organize and resolve... Read more
March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

Blog March 11, 2016

What I remember was the noise. A faint rumbling which quickly became much louder, then louder again. Then the shaking started. This was Tokyo. It was an earthquake, one of dozens perhaps each year, but this time it was different. Five years ago today, Japan was rocked by the... Read more
The Road to Geneva

The Road to Geneva

Blog February 28, 2016

The Geneva Auto Show opens this week and this is the annual gathering that many in the industry look forward to. Geneva is a glamorous place. It’s a classy show on neutral ground that comes around every year in early spring. Staying in Geneva for the show used to be... Read more
Driving the new Kia Sportage
Today, a few words on the new Kia Sportage which I had the chance to drive recently on the roads of southern France. The outgoing Sportage, thanks to its outstanding looks, has long stood out as one of the SUV design leaders. In the showroom, it’s also proved an... Read more
Col de Turini

Col de Turini

BlogMotor Racing January 19, 2016

The Rallye Monte Carlo, one of the icons of the motorsport world, shifts into gear this week (Jan 21-24). Given its Riviera location, history and challenging mix of stages, a capricious blend of asphalt, snow and ice, plus the odd controversy or two thrown in for good measure, the... Read more
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Blog January 10, 2016

It’s January and 2016 has only just kicked off, but already the year ahead seems uncommonly busy and full on.  Yes, in the world of cars, it’s another 12 months of pedal to the metal. Throw major sporting events into the mix as well, the 2016 Rio Olympics, the UEFA... Read more