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10 of the best photo opportunities for your press car

Looking for photo opportunities for your next press car? Here are 10 of the best locations, including on the ferry, at the recycling centre and in Cornwall.

Computer Love: Citroën Xsara Windows CE

The Citroën Xsara Windows CE was a digital car in an analogue age. There’s one for sale at next weekend’s Aguttes sale of collectors cars and automobilia.

CarTunes: Another mixtape by Peter Counsell

Peter Counsell is back with another three CarTunes, with songs linked to drives in a Ford Fiesta XR2, Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Audi A6 Avant.

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Large SUV

William Dickey returns to PetrolBlog with an objective analysis of current large SUV styling trends. This post contains horrifying and scary images.

It’s time to appreciate the Vauxhall Meriva VXR

PetrolBlog spots a Vauxhall Meriva VXR in the wild. The bonkers version of the practical mini-MPV arrived in 2006 and there are fewer than 200 in the UK.

10 of the best: a celebration of Baby Poo Yellow

In 2012, Jalopnik named Baby Poo Yellow (aka Baby Puke Yellow) as one of the worst car colours ever offered. PetrolBlog respectfully disagrees with this.

CarTunes: a mixtape by Kenny Smith

Friend of the show and Club PetrolBlog member Kenny Smith has wandered into the lock-up armed with his choice of CarTunes. He has an eclectric taste. Nice.

Celebrating 35 years of the orgasmic Proton Saga

The first Proton Saga rolled off the production line in Malaysia in July 1985. Four years later, the first Proton arrived in the UK, with prices from £5,999

CarTunes: a mixtape by Ben Hooper

Ben Hooper is learning to drive in his Volvo 480, but this hasn’t stopped him from getting in touch with PetrolBlog with his choice of CarTunes.

This Renault 25 V6 Limousine is really spoiling us

There’s a 1985 Renault 25 V6 Limousine for sale at the Artcurial sale in September. Give PetrolBlog a shout if you have some Ferrero Rocher to deliver.

This Honda Civic is the auction car 2020 deserves

André Trigano’s 1990 Honda Civic is going under the hammer at a forthcoming Artcurial auction. It contains damage following an encounter with a wild boar.

André Trigano’s Renault Clio Baccara is a little gem

This wonderful Renault Clio Baccara is part of the André Trigano collection of cars to be sold at auction in September. It was bought new by Trigano in 1992

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FRENCH CAR CRITICAL LIST 2020

The French Car Critical List 2020: Peugeot

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Peugeot models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Renault

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Citroën

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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PetrolBlog’s top 10 car adverts

Commercial break: from Volkswagen’s Singing in the Rain to Honda’s Impossible Dream, PetrolBlog lists the top 10 car adverts of all time.

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Ponton physics – my encounter with an old Merc

My invitation to the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque sadly never arrived. I’m putting it down to the poor postal service on the moors. […]

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Jeykll and Hybrid: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design is here. Now, even more than ever, the eco-warrior estate car can show its full Jekyll and Hyde characteristics.

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