Time to chip my CRF250…

To chip or not to chip, that is the question. And how to chip is the second question which closely follows the first. But firstly let’s think about why. And so now to my Honda CRF. She produces a modest 22 horses and she too is fairly restricted so I ordered a BMC air filterContinue reading “Time to chip my CRF250…”

New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..

Many years ago my Dad and I used to apply Waxoyl to his car once or twice a year. He always used to run British cars and I remember several Morris and Austins culminating in his Austin 3 Litre and then a lovely Rover SD1 V8S and so on, Dad was very faithful to UK-builtContinue reading “New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..”

LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays

I have loved animals since I was a kid, my parents loved dogs so we always had two or three as we lived in a house with a big garden next door to a farm so the mutts were always free to run and play. At one stage we had William a huge boxer, ShamblesContinue reading “LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays”

How quickly automotive technology is advancing

My newly-purchased 2017 Mercedes Vito is packed with technology and recently I drove her the 15 km from Amalfi to my garage and I then returned to Amalfi in my cherished Audi S4. The S4 is 2005 vintage and the S4 was a very expensive car new (more than 50k UKP), top of the range,Continue reading “How quickly automotive technology is advancing”

My new Vito, what a van…

I recently drove to Italy from the UK with my new-to-me Mercedes Vito and goodness, WHAT a van. My Vito was delivered new in 2017 to the Mercedes Maclaren Formula One team in the UK to support the race team throughout Europe so she is LHD but with British number plates in special order colourContinue reading “My new Vito, what a van…”

Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…

I had contact with a lovely guy from French France who replied to my advertisement and wanted to buy my beloved red 2009 Vito. We exchanged emails and photos and messages until we agreed on a price and then he was looking for a delivery company to collect the van so I offered to deliverContinue reading “Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…”

Time to say farewell to my lovely van sob….

I have been thinking long and hard about my much-loved 2009 Mercedes Vito van. She is now 13 years old with 170k kms and goes GREAT, in all this time she has never let me down and we have had some wonderful trips around Europe together. I love driving my red Vito and the 3LContinue reading “Time to say farewell to my lovely van sob….”

Has mighty Honda lost the plot (a bit)??

I have always loved and admired Honda motorcycles ever since I was a kid, at 14 I bought a rather tired 50cc C100 Cub for riding in the fields (it snapped in half and I had to get the frame welded back togather by our local blacksmith). I had a 1978 Honda 750 Four K6Continue reading “Has mighty Honda lost the plot (a bit)??”

The Honda CB1000R, what a bike!

I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R two years ago during the dreaded lockdown so I have been able to use her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great sales and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with only 13kContinue reading “The Honda CB1000R, what a bike!”

I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!

Well, horses for courses and all that. I LOVE motorcycles and I currently have 4 bikes, I recently realised that my stunning R1 was er just a bit faster than me so I decided to trade her back to Martin before I got too carried away!. I have owned and loved 4 R1s including oneContinue reading “I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!”