Car hunting in Monaco

You don’t need to say it because I can already hear the calls. ‘Hunting exotic cars in Monaco, that’s a little bit like shooting fish in a barrel, isn’t it?’ Well, yes it is. But that’s no reason not to do it. I mean, what else are you going to…

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Cité de l’Automobile Collection Schlumpf

Mulhouse isn’t the typical city most tourists usually visit. Located so far in the East of France that it’s almost in Germany (in fact it was a German city in semi recent history), it’s a lovely town, but with the famous Champagne producing regions on the Paris side and Switzerland…

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The 2013 Peking to Paris Rally

The word epic is regularly used with nonchalance to describe things that, whilst maybe quite exciting, are still reasonably ordinary. However, the word Epic is a perfect and apt description of the Peking to Paris rally, a challenge for classic and vintage cars quite unlike anything else that exists. The…

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C’était un rendez-vous

I’m sure most of us aren’t exactly up with our French cinema history, but we are all familiar with the film C’était un rendez-vous by filmmaker Claude Lelouch. A ten minute fast blast through the deserted streets of Paris at 5.45am one Sunday morning in August 1976, the film has…

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Rue Saint-Honoré – Prodrive inspired 550 Maranello

There was a crawling traffic jam through one of Paris’ more exclusive shopping districts the other day. Drivers were becoming impatient and horns were beeping, but above the urban noise rose a sound quite unlike anything else. Finally, a properly modified Ferrari emerged! You’ve got to be very careful when…

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A visit to Royal Automobile Paris

Every now and then you stumble upon something utterly brilliant, and the fact that it’s unexpected makes it even more enjoyable. The other day I was walking through Paris trying to find a patisserie before making an ascent of the Eiffel Tower when I noticed an unassuming building with a…

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Place Vendôme – Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

Sitting just off Place Vendôme in Paris this afternoon was this Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary. Built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 25th anniversary in 1988, this is the final evolution of the Countach, the car that caused such a stir when revealed to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. I’m probably…

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24 Heures du Mans 2013

The number 2 Audi e-tron Quattro of Tom Kristensen, Alan McNish and Loic Duval has won the 90th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour, delivering Audi’s 12th and Kristensen’s 9th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures in France’s Sarthe region. Audi were always the favorite to win, however…

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Driven – David’s Peugeot 205 GTI rally car

We face a particular choice in just about everything we do. This choice defines us as people, defines the way we view the world and the way we choose to spend our time. It’s the choice of practicality, usability and reliability versus that of romance, emotion and feeling. According to…

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