Love ’em or loathe ’em, there’s no denying that Top Gear has created some genuinely jaw-dropping programmes over the years. Carlton Boyce spends the day exploring his personal favourite. Iconic is an over-used term but few would deny the two Top Gear Toyota Hilux pickups that label, surely? Heavily modifiedContinue Reading

Always dreamed of owning a boat? Good at DIY? Here we weigh up the pros and cons of building your own. What if you want the craft between your feet and the water to have been produced by your own two hands? What if what you really yearn for isContinue Reading

A masterpiece of British engineering, the Supermarine Spitfire is widely considered the finest fighter aircraft of the Second World War The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most iconic and recognisable outlines in British engineering history. Although developed to combat the mighty German Messerschmitt, the history and genealogy of theContinue Reading

It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for a few years now. The thought that Lee Child is, in addition to being a damned fine crime writer, one of the world’s greatest motoring journalists. Bob Harper investigates. Most of us have guilty pleasures and while I’m not going to letContinue Reading

Thinking of spending the kid’s inheritance this autumn? Then why not take a look at our list of inspirations below? While the hopeless romantics among us may disagree, there are just three little words designed to send flutters through the heart of any man: cars, cigars, guitars. What else couldContinue Reading

Made famous during the Battle of Trafalgar, the HMS Victory is often regarded as Britain’s greatest warship, says Peter Goodwin. When she was launched in 1765, the 104-gun HMS Victory was the ultimate warship design of the Georgian era. Many years later, as Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the BattleContinue Reading

Chris Pickering takes the Honda NSX on a journey into its past. On 13th November 1982 a young Ayrton Senna arrived at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire where he would drive a Formula 3 car for the first time.  His performance that day secured him a drive with Dick Bennetts’Continue Reading

The Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era, but it first saw action in the Falklands Conflict. For many years the RAF’s delta-wing jet bombers were the cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, ready at a moment’s notice to fly deep into the Soviet Union carrying BlueContinue Reading

The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War. Its invincibility lay in its big main 8.8cm gun and heavy defensive armour. At a hefty 57 tons the Tiger was a massive machine and weighed more than twice its stablemate the Panzer IV. WhenContinue Reading