Put your faith in your godmother


AS The godmother of a late-teen daughter of good friends, I’m supposed to have been responsible for the religious upbringing of their child. All I can say is, good luck; ...

AS The godmother of a late-teen daughter of good friends, I’m supposed to have been responsible for the religious upbringing of their child. All I can say is, good luck; asking me to teach someone about religion is ...


The W Series will be good for the girls – and you can quota me on that


NEXT year a new motor racing series will kick off, exclusively for female drivers. The so-called W Series will feature 20 drivers in identical cars competing in races ...

NEXT year a new motor racing series will kick off, exclusively for female drivers. The so-called W Series will feature 20 drivers in identical cars competing in races across Europe. My first reaction was that ...


The breakup


TRUST can be a fragile thing. It takes a long time to establish, but a moment to destroy. And when it’s gone there’s often no getting it back. A betrayal of trust is ...

TRUST can be a fragile thing. It takes a long time to establish, but a moment to destroy. And when it’s gone there’s often no getting it back. A betrayal of trust is worse when it’s committed by someone you’ve ...


Small things should come in small packages


SOMETHING strange is going on in the minds of car designers, and it is best summed up by the words “small SUV” and “Mini Countryman”.

SOMETHING strange is going on in the minds of car designers, and it is best summed up by the words “small SUV” and “Mini Countryman”.


The perils of drinking and buying


A GOOD friend of mine is currently hatching a plan to combine two of his greatest loves in life: cars and whisky. It’s a risky undertaking because of the understandable ...

A GOOD friend of mine is currently hatching a plan to combine two of his greatest loves in life: cars and whisky. It’s a risky undertaking because of the understandable and reasonable sensitivity around ...


Turn down the stereotype and pay attention


WHEN you’re out in the car next time, try not to be a dick. I say that with good intentions, because if you, like I, drive a so-called “luxury” car you’re apparently more ...

WHEN you’re out in the car next time, try not to be a dick. I say that with good intentions, because if you, like I, drive a so-called “luxury” car you’re apparently more likely to be aggressive on the road, less ...


Keep calm and buy the car


I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she ...

I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she has on several occasions stopped me from ...


No white knuckle ride, just electric disappointment


ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about ...

ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about it. Last year the show was in Frankfurt, ...


Democracy is fine – just not in the hands of the people


PERHAPS it’s because I am of a certain age; perhaps it’s because I have a known tendency to speak my mind; or perhaps it’s because I’m happy to do any number of things ...

PERHAPS it’s because I am of a certain age; perhaps it’s because I have a known tendency to speak my mind; or perhaps it’s because I’m happy to do any number of things for $150 cash-in-hand, but I recently was ...

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