Automotive waffle

10th July 2011
Dawn Refuelling

Dawn Refuelling: an update

An update on the first Dawn Refuelling event to be held between Exeter services and Castle Drogo, Dartmoor. July 17th 2011.
9th July 2011
VW Scirocco GTII at Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Parking 2011

PetrolBlog visits the Goodwood Festival of Speed and spends more time in the car park. Introducing, the Festival of Parking.
6th July 2011
Peugeot 306 Sedan

From Shatchbacks to Supercars courtesy of Michelin

PetrolBlog goes to Portugal to test supercars and Michelin tyres, but instead found Shatchback heaven (or hell).
5th July 2011
Photocopier on PetrolBlog

All white Audi, enough is enough

PetrolBlog pours scorn on Audi's ridiculous decision to display only white cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011.
4th July 2011
Volvo C30 Polestar grille and badge

Up the hill in the Volvo C30 Polestar

PetrolBlog is taken up a hill in a Volvo. It just so happened to be the Goodwood hill and in the C30 Polestar concept car. Nice.
28th June 2011
Sao Penza

The hunt for Sao Penza

According to, there is only one Sao Penza left (legally) roaming the streets of Britain. That’s right, just one Sao Penza. And you’d forgotten all […]
27th June 2011
Honda logo badge

Extreme Bangernomics: Million mile Honda Accord

A case of extreme Bangernomics. One man and his million mile Honda Accord. An inspiration to us all?!
24th June 2011

PetrolBlog goes to the #AUTOTweetUP

PetrolBlog gets an invite to the inaugural AUTOTweetUp hosted by Auto Trader in London. Here's a few words on it.
20th June 2011
Bangerwatch: Volvo 480

Bangerwatch: Volvo 480

PetrolBlog launches a new series called Bangerwatch and kicks off with the Volvo 480. Sadly you won't find Kate Humble here.
17th June 2011
Dawn Refuelling

PetrolBlog introduces…Dawn Refuelling

PetrolBlog introduces Dawn Refuelling. A new event for the south west of England. With some support, it might just happen.
13th June 2011
Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 160 EcoFlex Elite side

Long term test: Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 160 EcoFlex Elite

Rob Griggs-Taylor joins PetrolBlog as a resident blogger and in his first post gives the lowdown on his Vauxhall Insignia EcoFlex Elite.
9th June 2011
Cashier – Nothing to Do

The Esso sign means happy motoring. Really?

PetrolBlog wonders if the days of good customer service are over?