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Unhinged: The Old Car Spiral

Unhinged: The Old Car Spiral

I write this from a viewpoint of being rather a long way down the road. I’m not talking about any old piece of bitumen, more a figurative road – the slap of hypothetical Tarmac which you take on your trip [...]

February 2, 2012 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster
The Ghost of Drives Past

The Ghost of Drives Past

Thinking of candidates when you’re looking for a new car is both a joy and a pain in the arse. Dreams clash with reality. Mates drop suggestions. Everyone, regardless of their level of car literacy, adds their tuppence worth. One [...]

November 30, 2011 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster
Look at the Size of It

Look at the Size of It

I was pleasantly chilled. I’d just had a very good day at the Silverstone Classic press day – all high-octane fumes, classic machinery and straight-through exhausts. I was almost home – and then this bastard struck. [...]

May 6, 2010 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster
Am I being indecisive? I wish I could make up my mind…

Am I being indecisive? I wish I could make up my mind…

Car washed. New wipers fitted. Windscreen chip, new exhaust and MoT are up next on the to-do list, when suddenly it strikes. Serious glaring doubts. [...]

April 9, 2010 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster, Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
Oi! Leave the Quattro alone

Oi! Leave the Quattro alone

Of all the things you probably expected/dreaded about the 2010 General Elections, I bet you didn’t envisage the Audi Quattro playing a leading role in the opening round of bitching. Labour started this rather juvenile trend with an electronic poster [...]

April 7, 2010 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster
Unhinged

Unhinged

Whirr, scream, jiggle-jiggle, scrape – kerthunk... That’s the grinding sound of my career’s trip meter rolling into its 11th year with all the finesse of a dilapidated church clock. Still, it’s more than enough to get the old nostalgia gland [...]

September 30, 2007 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster