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...



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!