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..”

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….”

The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…

As regular readers will know I LOVE my Mercedes Vito and since I bought her new in 2009 I have always enjoyed my trips with her, Italy to the UK many times plus Germany and France and so on. She has NEVER let me down and is now at 165k kms. When we had theContinue reading “The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…”

Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!

Back in 2015 I was helping some mates at RunxFun to run a stand at Bike Expo in Roma and on the nearby Aprilia stand I spotted their two official WSB riders signing autographs for a massive queue of fans. I went over to say hello as I recognized Leon Haslam and I helped himContinue reading “Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!”

Getting my Vito ready for the road again..

From personal experience I firmly believe that every long trip needs preparation, a stitch in time and all that. So I recently headed up to my lovely garage (despite the oppressive August heat) and started to prepare my van for the trip up to meet Brian the Barnes in Bergamo, north Italy. Tyre pressures, oilContinue reading “Getting my Vito ready for the road again..”