Going anywhere vehicular for your holidays, sir?

Place names that have graced the flanks of some of the world’s most memorable cars also happen to be pretty interesting places to visit – even if you admit that you don’t know your Italian ski resorts from Ford’s back catalogue.  But let’s not rush ahead. Our journey, pandemic permitting, of course, begins like any […]

Three jeers for the badmobile

The perfect wheels for a chemistry teacher or discreet drug kingpin, Walter White’s 2004 Pontiac Aztek was the most inspired piece of autocasting in a generation of dark-comedy drama. Officially, the Aztek was chosen to match 2008 drama Breaking Bad’s setting in New Mexico, given the badge references. But its brutally angular resonance with Walter’s […]


Report 7 Like the birds and bees, evolution in the auto kingdom can be untrustworthy. Looking at weight as an index of progress, you’d think manufacturing and technology advances would make cars inexorably lighter. But as we know, safer spells kilos added. And then there’s dimensional creep. If you beheld our Musso Rhino three decades […]

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It’s fitting that in a nation that both loves cars and queueing, we’re now tucking into a supersize portion of ‘drive-thru’ culture. Over the last year, we’ve got used to doing nothing and going nowhere. In these rarer moments of tier-restricted freedom, staying inside our cars has become the new going out. And by and […]

SsangYong Musso Rhino LWB Automatic

Report Six Up here at the helm of the Musso, I’m feeling upbeat. Okay, most of the time it’s been difficult to go anywhere, given restrictions that prevailed at the time of writing. Still, I’m optimistic they won’t be in operation when you read this. And I have other reasons to be cheerful. Firstly, this […]