Bentley Found in Surrey Garage

BY CHARLES MCDONALD An historically important Derby Bentley which has remained in one family since 1937 has been found in a garage in a property in Surrey to where it was delivered brand new in April of that year. Captain Richard Noble O.B.E of Fonthill in Hurtmore had a handful of high end motor cars of the 1930’s period. He purchased a second-hand Derby Bentley … Continue reading Bentley Found in Surrey Garage

Il Biscione

BY FERDINAND OTTO VON GALEN It was my first car and like most Alfisti, notwithstanding its many shortcomings, I was besotted. The seating position, despite adjustable steering wheel and electric seats, always ended up something more fit for a primate. This was a common characteristic of Italian cars from the 1970’s until well into the 90’s. Short legs and long arms were a must. On … Continue reading Il Biscione

The Ugly Roller

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Rolls-Royce Camargue is a 2-door luxury saloon manufactured and marketed by Rolls-Royce Motors from 1975-1986. Designed by Paolo Martin at Pininfarina, the Camargue was the first post-war production Rolls Royce not designed in-house. The Camargue received a varied reception, having ranked as one of the “10 Worst Cars” as chosen in 2010 by readers of the Globe and Mail; having ranked … Continue reading The Ugly Roller

The British Lightning GT

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Lightning Car Company is a British sports car developer, originally based in Fulham and Peterborough, the company then relocated to Coventry and is focused on the development and production of high performance electric sports cars. The firm’s first product, the eponymous Lightning GT, was unveiled in 2008 where it won Car of The Show at the last Excel London Motor Show. … Continue reading The British Lightning GT

Car Thieves: from Sheffield to London

BY ASGHAR KHAN Back in 2005 the car theft capital of the UK was Sheffield. Now it’s London. West Yorkshire came in at seventh, proving that car theft is not simply restricted to urban and suburban areas, with thieves operating easily in quieter rural areas. Car thieves in Sheffield back in 2005 were uneducated local lads with links to chop-shops who’d strip down the stolen motors … Continue reading Car Thieves: from Sheffield to London

How I Beat the Car Park Cowboys

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN I realised my mistake straight away. Rather than add to the Saturday morning congestion of a busy, mixed-use street, I had opted to drive onto the wide, empty car park at the side of an NHS surgery. The moment I crossed the threshold, I saw the camera. The terms and conditions were printed on a small wall-mounted sign: vehicle owners must register … Continue reading How I Beat the Car Park Cowboys

Urus

BY JAMES CAMPBELL Lamborghini is set to begin production of their first ever SUV, a 600hp hybrid luxury crossover called the Urus, next month. The new SUV will be made in Sant’Agata Bolognese, thus reinforcing Lamborghini as an Italian brand. And it looks absolutely beautiful if I don’t say myself. Writing in the Express Luke John Smith describes the Urus thus: “the concept images make … Continue reading Urus