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MOTORING LIFE & CAR MEMORIES

Škoda Octavia estate reaches 25

One of ŠKODA’s most enduring and popular models, the OCTAVIA estate, celebrates a significant milestone in 2022. The variant, which has been a perennial best-seller for ŠKODA, made its first appearance 25 years ago this month – as a concept car at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although officially called a concept, the...

Rolls-Royce reveals transformation of Wildlife Garden

Occupying a small, secluded area just inside the main gates at Goodwood, the Wildlife Garden supports a wide variety of plants, insects, birds and animals native to the South of England. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has celebrated the completion of its project to update the Wildlife Garden at the Home of Rolls-Royce...

Alfa Romeo launches the first episode of ‘Beyond the Visible’

The first episode of ‘Beyond the Visible’, the new docuseries that takes the public behind-the-scenes of Alfa Romeo’s F1 Team ORLEN, is now live. For the first time ever, F1 enthusiasts and newcomers can discover the adrenaline-fuelled daily routine of over 500 Alfa Romeo experts who work tirelessly to excel...

Classic Driving Tours purchased by Bespoke Rallies

Already one of the world’s leading organisers of international classic car rallies, Bespoke Rallies has now considerably expanded its portfolio by the acquisition of its established Australian counterpart, Classic Driving Tours. Bespoke Rallies is renowned for its mould-breaking international classic car rallies, but the recent Imperial Rally was ambitious even by...

Mercedes Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut coupe – record breaking, but is it art?

Motoring TV presenter and journalist Alex Riley gives us his thoughts on what constitutes Art, and whether a car can be considered as creatively worthy of the title as a painting or sculpture... Imagine if the Queen decided to sell one of her crowns.  Or the Louvre got rid of...

Segrave Trophy presented to Pikes Peak winner Robin Shute

The Royal Automobile Club has presented the prestigious Segrave Trophy to hillclimb racer Robin Shute for being the first and only British driver to have claimed overall victory at Pikes Peak. The Nominations Committee had chosen Shute to be the latest recipient of the Segrave Trophy – which is awarded...

New LEGO® Camaro Z28 set announced

This week, the LEGO Group announced its latest vintage car set, the iconic LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28. The new set is a detailed recreation of one of the slickest muscle cars of all time, beloved by automotive enthusiasts from when it launched in the late 60s through to today. The new...

Celebrating great Lotus models

The original Lotus Elan has reached its 60th birthday, so what better time to remember more great models from the famous British sports car maker? If you’re heading to The Classic at Silverstone this August make sure you join in the Lotus celebrations with its displays both on and off...

LEGO launches Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3

Supercar lovers can now place themselves firmly in the driving seat of Ferrari’s latest masterpiece with the new LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari Daytona SP3. This 3,778-piece model is packed full of details and functions that embody the engineering prowess and elegant design of the unparalleled sports racer. To capture the essence...

Remembering the family Vauxhalls

The Vauxhall Insignia is no more, in the UK at least. Vauxhall has announced new orders will no longer be taken, although production will continue until autumn 2022 in order to satisfy the existing orders. The popularity of the SUV has killed-off cars like these, and alongside the recently departed...
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