Automotive waffle

2nd July 2010

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. […]
1st July 2010

As Jack White said, Truth Doesn’t Make A Noise

In a change from the usual automotive waffle found on PetrolBlog, we’ve gone and got ourselves a real writer. With thanks and gratitude to James Clark […]
30th June 2010
VW Passat W8

Volkswagen Passat: Hurry up and W8

I guess I should have seen it coming. No sooner had the Land Rover arrived and my thoughts began turning to the next car to join […]
29th June 2010
Bangerwatch: Proton Satria GTi

Car confessional: Part 2

A couple of weeks ago PetrolBlog became an automotive confessional (see A chance to share automotive guilty secrets and release the pressure from the shoulders […]
24th June 2010
Lancia Fulvia concept

An open letter to Lancia

MajorGav, PetrolBlog, The Interweb, UK. Lancia, Fiat Group Automobiles Corso G. Agnelli 200, 10135 Torino Italia 24th June 2010 Dear Lancia, Today was Alfa Romeo’s 100th Birthday. A […]
19th June 2010
Land Rover Defender 110 V8

Try something new today – Sainsbury’s V8 Land Rover

I’ve never been that turned on by cars that were once owned by a famous person. The fact that a chap called Kieron Dyer once owned […]
15th June 2010
Ford Probe 24v

Car Confessional: Skoda Superb and Ford Probe

Skeletons in the closet and guilty pleasures. PetrolBlog enters the confessional and declares a fondness for the Skoda Superb and Ford Probe.
9th June 2010
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80s Cars Around The World

The inspiration… It only took five minutes to come up with the idea, inspired by watching Top Gear’s brilliant Vietnam special, which I finally got around […]
7th June 2010
empty road

England’s Football Roads

So here we are on the eve of one of the world’s greatest events. An event that only graces our calendar every four years and as […]
20th May 2010
AC Invacar

Whatever happened to the Invacar?

Ah, the AC Invacar - once a familiar site on Britain's roads and indeed, alongside Britain's football pitches. Then they disappeared almost overnight.
12th May 2010
Sao Penza

Whatever happened to the Sao Penza?

Remember the Sao Penza? The South African-built hatchback was essentially a rebadged Mazda 323. Good luck spotting one on Britain's roads.
7th May 2010
VW Polo Harlequin

Yesterday’s Specials…VW Polo Harlequin

PetrolBlog takes look at the VW Polo Harlequin, Volkswagen's version of Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Only with less singing. And no coat.