Automotive waffle

10th September 2013

Italicised plates and Lexus-style lights? Think again

Having witnessed the horror of an otherwise delightful Maserati Quattroporte adorned with an italicised personal plate, PetrolBlog calls for protection.
29th August 2013
Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo

Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4×4 Turbo

Blimey, when was the last time you saw a Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo in the wild? OK, so it may not be a poor man's Lancia Delta Integrale, but it remains very cool
26th August 2013
1972 Lancia 2000 Sedan

Ich bin ein Berlina: Lancia 2000 Sedan

PetrolBlog gets all misty eyed and nostalgic about the Lancia 2000 Sedan - or Berlina - which is about to play a starring role in the new movie, Rush.
22nd August 2013
Save it from the Banger Boys: Peugeot 604

Save it from the ‘Banger Boys’: Peugeot 604

PetrolBlog is going all weak at the knees over a Peugeot once again. This time it's the oft-forgotten Peugeot 604. Somebody save this one from the 'Banger Boys'.
21st August 2013
2006 Citroen C6

From France with Love (via Germany): Citroën C6

PetrolBlog stumbles across a video from 2006 in which Sean Connery drives a Citroën C6. Quite why it has taken us so long to discover it is anyone's guess.
20th August 2013
Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay

Cool as Pug: Peugeot 505 GTi

PetrolBlog discovers a Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay and concludes that, not only is it as cool as Pug, it's also better value than a £17m Ferrari.
19th August 2013
Whatever happened to...the Renault 14?

Whatever happened to the Renault 14?

It was launched as 'The Pear' and later nicknamed 'The Rotten Pear', but PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault 14?
19th August 2013
The MINI Clubvan Camper diaries on PetrolBlog

The MINI Clubvan Camper diaries

PetrolBlog is asked to collect a MINI Clubvan Camper from Munich and bring it back to the UK. Here's the report from the journey, as posted on Tumblr.
12th July 2013
On track: PetrolBlog's Citroën ZX 16v

On Track: Citroën ZX 16v

As the Citroën ZX 16v passes its MOT with flying colours, PetrolBlog now plans to treat it to its first track day and to finally rescue the Citroën AX GT from the abyss.
24th June 2013
Motorway Electronic Signs

An end to pointless variable message signs?

PetrolBlog calls to and to pointless motorway signs. Why do we need to be told a SIGN IS NOT IN USE anyway? Here's a potential solution to the problem. Points mean prizes.
24th June 2013
Bringing back Gene Hunt: Jump The Say

Firing up Gene Hunt: Jump They Say

PetrolBlog believes it's too long since Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes was screened on TV. So, it's proposing a 90s version and here are some cars for Gene Hunt.
17th June 2013
Old FARTs on PetrolBlog: Proton Impian

Car Confessional: Old FARTs

Car Confessional: PetrolBlog declares a love for a trio of Far Eastern saloons - affectionally known as Old FARTS - Proton Impian, Kia Magentis and Hyundai Sonata.