2021 Festival of the Unexceptional
Some things like wine and old cars seem to get better with age. You can say the same for some classic events, with this August’s Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional a prime example.   Now in its seventh year, this must have been the most polished... Read more
Go West: Fiat’s facelifted 500X
It’s one of those gloriously sunny days in October and I’m in Bristol to drive Fiat’s newly refreshed 500X. As of winter 2018, Fiat’s compact crossover SUV gains some neat design updates, an improved interior and set of new generation engines to spice up the action. So... 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... 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... Read more
AutoBest 2016. And the winner is….
Votes gathered in, it was a COTY contest that went right down to the wire. And now we have the result. It was announced this week that the Fiat Tipo/Aegea has won ‘AutoBest 2016.’ AutoBest, Europe’s newly expanded Car of Year aimed specifically at mainstream buyers,... Read more
Take five…

Take five…

Blog November 30, 2015

Serbia, late November. Five cars come together as AutoBest jurors gather to decide on the prize of  ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2016’. Yes, welcome to the AutoBest Final Five test, held at the NAVAK proving grounds near Belgrade. Up for contention we have the... Read more
Five Cars in contention for AutoBest’s ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2016’
Momentum is building with AutoBest, Europe’s newly expanded Car of the Year organization. A five car showdown, to test and find AutoBest’s ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2016,’ is just days away now. AutoBest, as a reminder, is the independent European COTY that focuses on... Read more