Sep.23

Out and about in the Springtime!

Mazda MX5-Retractable Fastback

We’re well into Springtime; what better than to do a long drive out to the countryside to see some wildflowers and get away from all that hustle and bustle?

With the A250 sold, this was a great opportunity to put our MX-5 RF through its paces on an extended 400km course and see how it would respond to the gruelling challenges of country roads. More...

Travel,Photography,Automobiles

Sep.17

Pocket Rocket incoming!

MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch

We put pen to paper today, to have the A250 traded in and replaced with this little mean machine – the MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch.

It’s the fastest MINI in the model range.

Undoubtedly a worthy successor to the Benz, it’s nimble, agile, and certainly no pig in the turns! This time I think the fun factor will be multiplied by tenfold.

Like our MX-5 RF, there’s no doubt the MINI JCW will continually put a smile on our faces behind the wheel. We’ll really have the best of both worlds – an utterly quick machine with best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, and go-kart handling just like like the RF – without the body roll.

I’m looking forward to zero front wheelspin when putting down the gas pedal. The 1st-generation A250 is notorious for this!

Best of all, the new toy will be a delightful birthday present for Gill when it arrives in January 2019!

Automobiles