A once mighty pioneering force in the automotive world, Lancia now languishes in the bottom left “low-low” quadrant of Fiat Chrysler’s Boston Matrix awaiting an uncertain future. Stewart Longhurst takes a look at the marque’s history and visits Thornley Kelham, a modern business that is keeping Lancia alive with their
The original Audi TT was a style icon when it launched in 1998. Chris Pickering investigates whether the latest version capture the same magic. There’s an unwritten rule about concept cars. Those that get wheeled out to rapturous applause at motor shows very rarely make it into production. And those
Goodwood is synonymous with horse racing, historic motorsport and a summertime motoring festival but does its reputation for exclusivity and privilege extend beyond its flagship events? Looking for a birthday weekend away with his wife, Stewart Longhurst decided to find out. If you’re seeking weekend destinations steeped in automotive culture,
The Vignale is Ford’s premium trim level; think Ghia for the 21st century. More exclusive than that though, although not for the reasons the European planners imagined; aimed at well-heeled folk with a fondness for the Blue Oval, most prefer their premium daily driver to be more Germanic than TOWIE.
The KODIAQ is Skoda’s answer to the seven-seat SUV question that British families seem obsessed with asking. Forget the fact that almost everyone would be better in an estate like the Volvo V60; the middle-classes seem to prefer the feeling of superiority that comes with an elevated driving position. Yet,