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..”

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…”

Comfort Zones and motorcycling

Lets explore this concept together. In every activity, sport or whatever we all have our own “Comfort Zone” which comes from our brain and controls the level or speed at which we are happy to conduct that sport or activity. This level is developed in our (subconcious) mind from a combination of factors mainly fromContinue reading “Comfort Zones and motorcycling”

This man is a true genius, honest…..

Since I was a kid I have always been scared of crashed and or damaged cars or bikes. I thought that they were death traps to be avoided at all costs mainly I guess because I had never had anything to do with repairs of any kind except some very simple mechanical stuff. Well overContinue reading “This man is a true genius, honest…..”

These mature vehicles are suprisingly good

Ever since I started to own and ride road bikes and then cars, my habit was always to trade up. My first road bike was a very tatty Suzuki GT185 which 2 years later I sold and purchased a brand new Yamaha RD400, which after 2 years I sold and purchased an almost new HondaContinue reading “These mature vehicles are suprisingly good”

The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!

Well last weekend I headed to the north of Italy to see some friends and family and I had three destinations in mind: Alba (where my lad lives), Omegna on Lake Maggiore (where he played an important basketball match) and then home via Milano to visit my little girl. Well the journey north went veryContinue reading “The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!”

Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??

Ever since the days when I worked for Land Rover in Solihull I have always loved the V8 petrol engine. In those days the Range Rover V8 engine was purchased (the license) from the USA Buick I think and was aluminium and thus very light, it was considered at that time too small for theContinue reading “Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??”

WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….

That was the punch line to one of their best adverts many years ago and in my opinion it still holds true today. The story of the product is very interesting too, see the company web site or Wikipedia. I first came to know this product when I was a kid and my Dad showedContinue reading “WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….”

My updated view on used cars and stuff…

Well, like many lucky fellows, for most of my younger life I owned or had access to new or almost new cars. And I guess that like most of us I would totally avoid an old or high mileage or damaged car, convinced as I was that they should be scrapped or something! When IContinue reading “My updated view on used cars and stuff…”

Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing

The current combination of factors from Brexit to COVID to Russia to world transport/container shortages plus the shortage of electonic components and the economic crisis cum boom all add up to a very wierd situation with regard to the second hand vehicle market that I love to frequent. To cut a very long story short,Continue reading “Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing”