GENERAL BUNK

Chris Rea finally makes it home for Christmas

After 30 years on the ‘Road to Hell’, Chris Rea has finally got his feet on holy ground and made it home for Christmas. He couldn’t wait to see those faces.

The Skoda Felicia Fun was a properly fun pick-up

This is the Skoda Felicia Fun, arguably one of the most 90s cars of the 1990s. To celebrate 20 years since its launch, PETROLBLOG says hello to yellow.

Black bumpers and steelies: we want proper base models

Do you miss the days when a base model meant a moulded black bumper, steel wheels and a single door mirror? We do, which is why we love these photoshops.

The BMW Z1 Coupe was a fantastic shooting brake concept

During the development of the BMW Z1 roadster, the newly-formed BMW Technik GmbH looked at a potential Z1 Coupe, a kind of forerunner to the Z3 Coupe.

The new Suzuki Jimny is a brilliant ‘restomod’

The new Suzuki Jimny: great for picking up a hitchhiking Claudia Schiffer on her way to a quarry, and your skiing chum in Bruges, but not at the same time.

The return of the Toyota Corolla is proof that the world isn’t broken

The Toyota Corolla name is back, and PETROLBLOG finds that as comforting as the smell of a roast dinner and as familiar as the sound of stirring your tea.

Russian Shatchback: Renault Logan Stepway

The Renault Logan Stepway goes on sale this autumn and PETROLBLOG asks: is this the desirable Shatchback we’ve all been waiting for?

Whatever happened to the Renault 18 Turbo?

The Renault 18 Turbo: the first mass-market turbocharged car and the first from a volume manufacturer. Let’s celebrates the turbo saloon for the common man.

Jams first: Cornish traffic leads to sticky situation

In a jam: as Cornish roads struggle to cope with a huge influx of tourists, local groups propose a range of radical solutions to the problem.

Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

With the front end of the Saab 99 and the rear end of a Saab 900, the Saab 90 was a bit of an oddball. A compromised saloon or the best of both worlds?

The Barn, according to Kenny Smith

Inspired by PETROLBLOG’s choices for The Barn: Reloaded, the long-time friend of the show and good egg Kenny Smith puts pen to paper. Well, he wrote an email.

Hello, it’s been a while: PB is back on the road

Having been off the road for a year, PETROLBLOG returns with some fresh waffle and bunk