Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

When electric cars first appeared, they looked like a way for the world to escape dependence on fossil fuels and move to an environmentally friendly method to power our transportation. High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many people from making the...

What is black and made of rubber?

Tyres are round, black and made of rubber. That’s about all you need to know, isn’t it? Well, if all you want is the cheapest set for your road car, possibly, but for hillclimbing there’s a while science behind these vital components. For starters, the tyre is the...

Can you predict the next collectible car?

Time adds value to many objects and this is especially true with motor cars. There are people who spend their whole lives trying to guess which model will become the “must have” addition to add to their glittering garage. There are a few givens along the way; Porsche,...

The Same but Different

The Mini is an icon of British culture, as much a thread of the national fabric as cups of tea, red phone boxes and delicious, room-temperature ale with twigs floating in it.   When Alec Issigonis was requested by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in late 1956 to...