Tag: WOMAN

Saudi Women Stage Driving Protest

Saudi Women Stage Driving Protest

MORE THAN 60 WOMEN across Saudi Arabia have driven cars in defiance of a ban which keeps them from getting behind the wheel.The women met little protest from police in their push for less restrictions on women in the kingdom. The campaign’s message is that driving should be a woman’s […]

BEETLE BACK

BEETLE BACK

The original 1949 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is a car recognised the world over. The ‘Bug’ needs no introduction. Here we had a fantastically original design that captured the heart of 330,000 buyers in its 31-year lifespan. Its success lay in great styling that essentially followed the car’s function, and good […]

Flying BRIT

Flying BRIT

JAGUAR Land Rover is experiencing a renaissance. The British company, owned by India’s Tata, is flying high with healthy sales and new market shares. The success is all down to new, thoroughly thought-out products that have replaced the dated ones. “We are hugely ambitious at the moment in case you […]

FOUR-RINGED FUTURE

FOUR-RINGED FUTURE

A 4AM START on a Monday morning is never pleasant proposition. As the Audi A8 picks me up to take me to Heathrow, I mull over the day ahead. Not much has been said about this fleeting visit to Munich, only that I’ll be taken behind the scenes at Audi […]

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

WE’VE BEEN driving for over an hour on uphill dirt tracks through the Atlas Mountains. A gentle blow of red dust occasionally disrupts the crystal clear air. Sitting high and comfortably in our air-conditioned cabin we watch in silence as the dramatic Moroccan landscape unfolds before us. This North African […]

A PERFECT MATCH

A PERFECT MATCH

THE VOLKSWAGEN Golf is arguably one of the most iconic of modern cars. This is a automobile that is genuinely democratic – it is almost classless, hovering across various layers of society. It is a car without borders. Customers include the young and the old, the rich and the not […]

ONE SHOT WONDER

ONE SHOT WONDER

We are driving through Tuscany, deep in Chianti land. The purpose of this fleeting visit, however, isn’t to admire the vines and sample the wine, but to road test the new CLS Shooting Brake. Mercedes-Benz’s latest product is an estate adaptation of the four-door CLS coupe. It is handsome, distinguished […]

OF THE RIGHT TYPE

OF THE RIGHT TYPE

A Sultry Lana Del Rey belts out the lyrics to her new single Burning Desire at the Musée Rodin in Paris on the eve of the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The sexy song was inspired by the F-Type, Jaguar’s latest product, unveiled by the singer in front of a room […]

JAZZ IN LONDON

JAZZ IN LONDON

When a man is tired of London,’ author Samuel Johnson famously said in 1777, ‘he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.’ Let’s face it – it is easy to mock London. Our capital city can seem unruly at times – the transport […]

A TOTAL CONVERT

A TOTAL CONVERT

It’s been a tough summer for topless cars and in all likelihood an utter disappointment for anyone who owns one. I too am a victim! As soon as an open top test car arrives, inexplicably the skies open up and down pours rain as though in a monsoon season. In […]