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

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

Majestic Maserati 3500 GT

BY JAMES CAMPBELL On a recent work trip to Arizona, I saw one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. No, it wasn’t an immigration wall. Nor was it the beautiful pink of Sedona’s rocks. It was a Maserati 3500 GT Convertible parked outside a bar in Scottsdale. The Maserati 3500 GT and the Maserati 3500 GT Convertible are 2-door coupé and convertible … Continue reading Majestic Maserati 3500 GT

Riva Aquarama

BY JAMES CAMPBELL Since I was a boy I have always yearned for a Riva launch. The Italian sleekness, the polished wood, the cutting-edge design – Riva makes simply mouth-watering launches, which, in my youth, were always adorned by Sophia Lauren or Brigitte Bardot (pictured below), to make them even more jaw-dropping. The Riva boatyard was established in 1842 on Lake Iseo, in Sarnico, Italy. … Continue reading Riva Aquarama

The RR Cullinan

BY JAMES CAMPBELL Rolls Royce entering the SUV market with the Cullinan in 2018 doesn’t come as much of a surprise. When Bentley produced the Bentayga in 2016 the other luxury marques were already producing SUV’s or were well along the path to producing them. Jaguar’s F-Pace went on sale this year, while both Alfa Romeo and Maserati recently showed their SUV plans in the … Continue reading The RR Cullinan

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

Test Cricket World Number 1

BY JAMES CAMPBELL With England struggling in India and Australia getting beaten by seemingly anyone they face right now, who is likely to usurp India from the Number 1 Test Rankings spot over the next year or so? The current test rankings are: Realistically, only the top 5 teams are in with a shout. New Zealand are not the greatest travellers and Sri Lanka are, … Continue reading Test Cricket World Number 1

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