Mazda MX-5, Miata, MX-5 RF, South Africa, Torquing Cars

Not just discontinued it but killed its legacy in the country completely. A little while back, a Mazda MX-5 landed in my garage at work. No, it wasn’t my own MX-5, Sakura, but rather a white MX-5 RF on loan from Mazda SA as a press test unit. Those who … Read moreContinue Reading

It’s always an interesting thing, chatting to PR folk at the start of the year, gauging expectations against results from the year gone by, and seeing what product plans are for the coming year.  Having done so at the start of 2018, and having looked at the figures from 2017, … Read moreContinue Reading

Speed Kills, Speed doesn't kill, does speed kill, Torquing Cars, Speed

and why granny won’t be coming to Christmas anymore, kids… I’d like to imagine there are hordes of people my parents’ age roaming around with eye-patches and only one eye.  It was crammed down my throat from a young age that the consequence of anything and everything was to lose … Read moreContinue Reading

Nurburgring Lap Times, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Torquing Cars

Nurburgring lap times are bullshit.  Yet, when 0-100km/h times and top speeds aren’t enough to win the barroom game of drunken Top Trumps, you can bet Nurburgring lap times will be there to ‘prove’ which vehicle is best. But Nurburgring lap times don’t prove a thing. In fact, Nurburgring lap … Read moreContinue Reading