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

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

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 Kia Stinger is all about the journey, as Ian Angus discovers… Kia has dubbed the Stinger (its first foray into rear-wheel-drive) a grand turismo rather than a sports car; to my eyes, it’s the best looking car Kia has ever produced. It’s also been around for a couple ofContinue Reading

For many young men the Jensen Interceptor was the epitome of cool and in deepest, darkest Oxfordshire there is one company breathing new life into this classic marque. “Most customer conversations begin with ‘when I was a lad’,” says Durran Heslop, head of client relations and marketing at Jensen InternationalContinue Reading

Carlton Boyce spends the day playing with two BMWs and a MINI. Tough old life, eh? A lot of car manufacturers hold ‘drive days’, during which a motoring journalist can drive examples from its entire range. It’s a great idea that allows you to gain an insight into a company’sContinue Reading

The DS 7 Crossback is the French firm’s stab at the premium SUV market; is it good enough to rival Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Mercedes? Carlton Boyce investigates. Whereas previous DS models have been based on existing Citroen models, the new DS 7 Crossback has been designed from the groundContinue Reading

Carlton Boyce spends a week with a £70,000 VW California campervan, and channels his inner Wallace and Grommet. I’m a bit of a Johnny-come-lately by the standards of most motoring journalists. Now celebrating my tenth year of reviewing and writing about cars, even I sometimes feel a little jaded. Yes,Continue Reading