Trabant – The People's Car For Communist Europe

10. November 2011

I was recently perusing with amusement, a website of some of the worst cars of all time. The list is fascinating; while it could be argued that it might be a bit harsh to judge a vehicle from the early part of the 1900s or before due to advances in automotive technology, and while there is indeed very little to argue the case for the likes of the Trabant, the inclusion of the Triumph TR7 will, I know, ruffle quite a few feathers (although I concede that yes, the hidden headlamps in the streamlined bonnet often remained hidden in my friend's TR7 – one of the many criticisms heaped on this car..)More...



Hydrogen Powered Cars – The UK's First Hydrogen Filling Station Opens In Swindon.

20. September 2011

neon green carCall me a sceptic, but I raised a curious eyebrow to this morning's news, as I went on a little ride of (possible) fantasy with the BBC as they reported on Honda's hydrogen powered car. The FCX Clarity will be powered by a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. The exhaust, crucially, will push out nothing but water vapour. This will be the future. Maybe..More...



From Model T to Modern Times, car safety is at it's highest level

10. August 2011

Last night I planned to go for an evening run, then watch a DVD. The run went as planned, but the DVD was replaced with morbid fascination as I watched cars burn, innocent people's businesses being looted and homes destroyed in the rapidly spreading London riots. It made compelling viewing, but it also made me wonder about car safety and how the average motor vehicle is built to withstand fire.More...