Sapri and Maratea, what stunning places and roads!

This small coastal town of Sapri is in the southern most tip of the Campania region, whereas Maratea (also on the coast) is in the Basilicata region and only 15 kilometers away by road. The area is truly amazing and the people very kind and happy to meet visitors, and luckily since the awful COVIDContinue reading “Sapri and Maratea, what stunning places and roads!”

Have you ever visited Paestum?? You should asap…when we can travel again of course..

One of the lesser known jewels of Italy (and Italy has many!!) dates back to 600 years BC and was constructed by the Ancient Greeks and then later reconstructed by the Romans. And what a place, even today it is stunning and wonderful to visit. See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paestum for the history and some photos. UnlessContinue reading “Have you ever visited Paestum?? You should asap…when we can travel again of course..”

Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that philosophy is still true today, 30 or 40Continue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!

I purchased the Audi S4 Avant just prior to the dreaded lockdown early last year. So although a year has passed I have been able to drive her very little indeed. Well, finally last week we managed to get 3 days off and so I prepared the S4 (checked the tyre pressures and fluids, allContinue reading “Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!”

I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….

We have been locked-down at home since early March and it is just starting to be eased some 3 months later. So the old S4 has been locked in the garage gathering dust and looking rather sad and sorry for herself. Finally I have been able to take her out for a drive and wowContinue reading “I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….”

Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!

I work part time for a lovely bloke called Luigi Cioffi, at Auto Cioffi Ravello. He is a vehicle bodywork genius, he has been repairing cars and vans for the last 50 years and for the last 45 years in his amazing premises at Pontone near Ravello, which was previously a paper manufacturing factory. ThisContinue reading “Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!”

Have a look at this lovely classic car…..

You may love or even hate the original Fiat 500, but you cannot deny that they form a large part of the European motoring heritage. When Italy came out of the Second World War, the first cheap and mass-produced contribution to get the Italians mobile again was possibly Piaggio with their little mopeds, and thenContinue reading “Have a look at this lovely classic car…..”