Let me slap your face and call it a ‘luxury'


I DON’T know if you’ve ever strapped yourself into a Lotus Evora, or one of McLaren’s vehicles – say, the 720S, or something even more maniacal like the Senna – and given ...

I DON’T know if you’ve ever strapped yourself into a Lotus Evora, or one of McLaren’s vehicles – say, the 720S, or something even more maniacal like the Senna – and given it a bit of a push. But let me tell you, ...


Giving blue lights the red light


LONG before I heard the sound I saw the flashing lights in my rear-view, catching me quickly on the freeway. My first reaction was to check my speed: 112km/h. That should ...

LONG before I heard the sound I saw the flashing lights in my rear-view, catching me quickly on the freeway. My first reaction was to check my speed: 112km/h. That should be OK, shouldn’t it? No-one gets booked for ...


Getting a big bang out of a big band


EVERY now and then The Companion and I get dressed to the nine and head to the Sydney Opera House (if we’re in Sydney) or to Hamer Hall (if we’re in Melbourne) to ...

EVERY now and then The Companion and I get dressed to the nine and head to the Sydney Opera House (if we’re in Sydney) or to Hamer Hall (if we’re in Melbourne) to experience a symphony orchestra in full flight. ...


Yeah, nah, I’m not doing that


POOTLING around on one of my favourite websites on the weekend, I clicked on a link to an article that looked promising, to be met with a largely blank page and the ...

POOTLING around on one of my favourite websites on the weekend, I clicked on a link to an article that looked promising, to be met with a largely blank page and the slightly mischievous message: “403 Forbidden: The ...


Are you sitting comfortably?


MADAM Wheels' review of the 2019 Porsche Macan S tells us that it now has 14-way powered seats. Fourteen. Someone is showing off. Let’s see if we can guess what each of ...

MADAM Wheels' review of the 2019 Porsche Macan S tells us that it now has 14-way powered seats. Fourteen. Someone is showing off. Let’s see if we can guess what each of those 14 options is. 1. Forwards. 2. ...


Music has changed, but the song remains the same


WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate ...

WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate musicians, even if set in a rock music context. Even ...


Highway to hell


HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture ...

HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture out in peak holiday highway traffic. For some ...


The fine art of the Christmas road trip


Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into ...

Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into Victoria and then back again. The only real ...


Victoria’s secret not what I imagined it to be


AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the ...

AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the creativity and imagination of the best shows ...

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