Tag: FEATURES

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 […]

FASHIONING THE FUTURE

FASHIONING THE FUTURE

‘The relation of head to body determines the standard by which we assess all other proportions in nature,’ writes Kenneth Clark in The Nude. He notes in this must-read for all aesthetes published in 1956 that the human eye is disturbed by bodily imperfections and therefore doesn’t judge the nude […]

AGE OLD PROBLEM

AGE OLD PROBLEM

We are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. This, of course, is no bad thing, but with a general fall in birth rates, many societies are simply ageing. And with it will come many issues to tackle including the problem of mobility for the less abled older folk. […]

THE END OF MOTORING

THE END OF MOTORING

Is our love affair with the automobile over? The facts and figures certainly lean towards this thinking. Young people today are more tuned in on the latest developments in personal electronic technology than the motorcar. They are eager to purchase the latest smartphone and happy to part with whatever this […]

ON AN ’80S KICK

ON AN ’80S KICK

Honda is great at creating iconic advertising campaigns. Who doesn’t recall the 2005 ‘Impossible Dreams’ television ad, a genius creative work that has been pivotal in securing the brand’s image as a leader in green thinking? Here a moustachioed driver sings whilst moving between a Honda road car, speedboat, racing […]

COOL FOR CATS

COOL FOR CATS

The accessory you need to be up to speed with these days is the bicycle. In fact the humble bicycle has never had so much kudos, with a city bike the must have accessory of the moment. Not just any old bike mind you, but one of the new breed […]