Like mother, like daughter


TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. ...

TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. Twice Madam Wheels has queried me: what ...


Tyres that keep your car firmly planted


TYRES aren’t the sexiest part of the car equation but given the speed with which automotive technology has motored ahead, it makes sense to ensure your rubber matches ...

TYRES aren’t the sexiest part of the car equation but given the speed with which automotive technology has motored ahead, it makes sense to ensure your rubber matches your ride.


How to stay calm under pressure


ONE of the newer vehicles in my garage has a dashboard display you can dial up with a twiddly knob on the centre console that shows the temperature and pressure of each ...

ONE of the newer vehicles in my garage has a dashboard display you can dial up with a twiddly knob on the centre console that shows the temperature and pressure of each tyre. It’s driving me mad. The two rear tyres ...


Musings on a Maserati


THERE’S a fair bit of anticipation in and around the SUV market at the moment, as several top-end manufacturers bring their latest offerings to market, apparently unaware ...

THERE’S a fair bit of anticipation in and around the SUV market at the moment, as several top-end manufacturers bring their latest offerings to market, apparently unaware or uncaring of the tautological nature of ...


Ferrari’s street car with a racing heart arrives


FINDING yourself on the underside of a car might be unsettling for most people unless they’re a mechanic. But if that car’s the all-new Ferrari 488 Pista and it’s being ...

FINDING yourself on the underside of a car might be unsettling for most people unless they’re a mechanic. But if that car’s the all-new Ferrari 488 Pista and it’s being deliberately lowered from a height with an ...


The road to hell is paved with bad champagne


I DO wonder, sometimes, if The Companion is slightly stupid. I don’t really think he is, but when I stop to think about why I think he’s not stupid it’s mostly because he ...

I DO wonder, sometimes, if The Companion is slightly stupid. I don’t really think he is, but when I stop to think about why I think he’s not stupid it’s mostly because he keeps saying: “I am not stupid”. And usually ...


Horsepower of a most important kind


SPRING swept into Melbourne early this year, bringing a spectacular run of sunshine, an explosion of greenery and motivation aplenty to get us outdoors. It was the ...

SPRING swept into Melbourne early this year, bringing a spectacular run of sunshine, an explosion of greenery and motivation aplenty to get us outdoors. It was the perfect run up for last week’s Melbourne Cup ...


A toast to great television


SOMETIMES I get sick when I travel a lot and about two weeks ago I travelled a lot and I got sick. I was bedridden and moping around the house for days, which is why I ...

SOMETIMES I get sick when I travel a lot and about two weeks ago I travelled a lot and I got sick. I was bedridden and moping around the house for days, which is why I missed a recent deadline for Madam Wheels. I ...


The price of everything and the value of fun


MY FINANCIAL adviser rang me this week. We haven’t been together long – only since, you might recall, I dumped my previous money man when he turned up to a meeting at the ...

MY FINANCIAL adviser rang me this week. We haven’t been together long – only since, you might recall, I dumped my previous money man when he turned up to a meeting at the farmhouse in a new Lamborghini. My new ...


Tyres that keep your car firmly planted


TYRES aren’t the sexiest part of the car equation but given the speed with which automotive technology has motored ahead, it makes sense to ensure your rubber matches ...

TYRES aren’t the sexiest part of the car equation but given the speed with which automotive technology has motored ahead, it makes sense to ensure your rubber matches your ride.


Ferrari’s street car with a racing heart arrives


FINDING yourself on the underside of a car might be unsettling for most people unless they’re a mechanic. But if that car’s the all-new Ferrari 488 Pista and it’s being ...

FINDING yourself on the underside of a car might be unsettling for most people unless they’re a mechanic. But if that car’s the all-new Ferrari 488 Pista and it’s being deliberately lowered from a height with an ...


A toast to great television


SOMETIMES I get sick when I travel a lot and about two weeks ago I travelled a lot and I got sick. I was bedridden and moping around the house for days, which is why I ...

SOMETIMES I get sick when I travel a lot and about two weeks ago I travelled a lot and I got sick. I was bedridden and moping around the house for days, which is why I missed a recent deadline for Madam Wheels. I ...

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