Automotive waffle

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.
4th May 2010
Daihatsu Charade Avanzato

Cuore Avanzato: modern life in fun size

It is fair to say that when I picked up my Avanzato a month ago, I was pretty much like a child on Christmas morning. You […]
2nd May 2010
Ferrari Testarossa door fins for the Ford Capri

The Ferrari you always promised yourself?

The Ford Capri was launched in 1969 with one of the most famous advertising straplines in automotive history. Yep, the Ford Capri was ‘the car you […]
1st May 2010
Dunlop Press Ad

Dunlop Tyres advert: Sept 1986

PetrolBlog stumbles across an old magazine advert for Dunlop Tyres. The question is: can you name the six cars from the look of their alloy wheels?
28th April 2010
Renault Fuego GTS

Whatever happened to the Renault Fuego?

The ‘French Ford Capri’ has all but disappeared from our roads. PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault Fuego? And where's the Turbo Zone?
20th April 2010
Isuzu Piazza

Whatever happened to the Isuzu Piazza?

Remember the Isuzu Piazza? It didn't get off to the best of starts in the UK, but the Giugiaro-designed coupe received a helping hand from Lotus.