Amphibious Cars Become Cool

BY JAMES CAMPBELL What do you get if you combine my love of the sea and diving with my passion for cars? Amphibious cars and underwater cars. Bear with me. I am not barking mad. Nowadays there are some genuinely decent vehicles in the class. Arguably the first proper car that could go from driving on the road, to ‘driving’ in the water, was the Amphicar, … Continue reading Amphibious Cars Become Cool

Which Rolls Royce?

BY JAMES CAMPBELL New Rolls Royces are so beautiful and splendidly engineered that I’d feel nervous getting into one, let alone driving one. The Dawns, Ghosts, Phantoms and Wraiths are the cars of Queens and oil-rich Sheikhs. They are all perhaps a tad too luscious for the likes of me. Even wearing a chauffeur’s cap I’d feel like I didn’t quite belong in one. I … Continue reading Which Rolls Royce?

The XKSS Dream Machine

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Jaguar XKSS was a road-going version of the Jaguar D-Type racing car. When Jaguar withdrew from competition at the end of the 1956 season, a number of completed and partly completed D-types remained unsold at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory. 12 of 16 Jaguar XKSS sports cars ever built reunited at Pebble Beach To recoup some of the investment made in building … Continue reading The XKSS Dream Machine

Listen Up, Land Rover!

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Great British Countryside is already missing the Land Rover Defender. Not only is there an emotional attachment between this rugged four-wheel drive workhorse and country dwellers, there is a practical side to the Defender that other car manufacturers have failed to cash in on. Yes, there are still plenty of Land Rover Defenders on the market but production did cease, after … Continue reading Listen Up, Land Rover!

A Passion for the Hunted Hunter

BY JAMIE FOSTER On the 10 July 1997, for the first time, I engaged my democratic right to peacefully protest by carrying my 2 month old daughter in my arms on the Countryside Rally. At the time I didn’t believe that even a Labour Government would pass such an illiberal and discriminatory piece of legislation as the Hunting Act turned out to be. I didn’t … Continue reading A Passion for the Hunted Hunter