Throwback Thursday – Bentley Boy!

Sitting in Bentley Conti R at the British Motor Show

#ThrowBackThursday – been thinking about Motor Shows and how I loved them so much, memorable moments like this certainly contributed. Checking out, and sitting in (!) the Bentley Continental R sometime in the 1990s at the British Motor Show. Read my new British Motor Show coverage in my previous post here! More like this #SSMemoirs

FlashBackFriday to when I first drove a Civic Type-R

As I’m testing the current Honda Civic Type-R here’s the pants-soiling story of when I first drove one!

#FlashBackFriday to the first time I drove a Type-R – it was at the UK launch of the EP3 Civic Type-R in 2001 on the Isle of Man, where we got to thrash it on the TT Course with the roads closed off just for us, and Police Honda Accord Type-R sweep cars – although perhaps not quite ‘closed’ enough!

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Doing Car ME COTY

That time I ran the awards for the Middle East edition of Car Magazine

#FlashBackFriday to over a decade ago when as Editor of the Middle East edition of Car Magazine, I ran our first ever car awards. Unrelentingly hard work, a weighty responsibility, but extraordinarily satisfying and fun. We did several of these, and I even hosted and presented the last edition which was immensely enjoyable. I may be involved in some form of car industry awards again very soon – can’t say any more than that at the moment – but stay tuned. Do make sure you subscribe to this blog!

ThrowBackThursday Remembering the Lotus Etna Concept!

As Lotus teases a new hypercar, I remember seeing its show-stopper from the mid-80s!

#ThrowBackThursday – Lotus cars is revealing and teasing a name and details of its forthcoming Type 130 all-electric hypercar, the Evija – a very clever name as it has ‘EV’ in it and pretty much reads ‘Alive’ backwards – at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today.

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