MAJOR WAFFLE

Automotive waffle

13th April 2010
Renault 12 Gordini

Whatever happened to the Renault 12?

PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 12? Although it lived on as a Dacia, it's all but extinct in the UK. Contains gorgeous Gordini photos.
7th April 2010
Fiat Strada Ritmo 60 CL

Whatever happened to the Fiat Strada?

Handbuilt by robots and now all but forgotten. PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Fiat Strada, a car known on the continent as the Fiat Ritmo.
1st April 2010
Lancia Beta Coupe HiFi

Yesterday’s specials: Lancia Beta Hi-Fi

Remember the Lancia Beta Hi-Fi? The crass, marketing-led special edition designed to boost sales of this once proud but now flagging brand.
30th March 2010
Citroen GS Special 1977

Whatever happened to the Citroën GS?

It was an affordable atlernative to the DS and a former European Car of the Year. But PETROLBLOG asks: whatever happened to the Citroën GS?
28th March 2010
The biggest name in small cars: Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato

Daihatsu Avanzato: The biggest name in small cars

PetrolBlog travels to London to buy a Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4. Here's the story so far, including a report from the journey home.
25th March 2010
Fiat Panda Italia 90

Yesterday’s Specials: Fiat Panda Italia 90

The Fiat Panda Italia 90 was the one of the best – and worst – special editions to grace the planet. Shouldn't more cars come with football hubcaps?
23rd March 2010
Mazda Capella or Montrose

Whatever happened to the Mazda Montrose?

PETROLBLOG remembers the Mazda Montrose, known elsewhere as the Capella or 626, which was named after a Mazda dealership in Scotland.
20th March 2010
Bumper cars or dodgems at Dingles

A bumper load of driving fun?

PetrolBlog pays a visit to the Dingles Heritage Centre in Devon and has a jolly good time on the bumper cars. You should go. Do it now.
18th March 2010
Opel Speedster Scorpions

Yesterday’s Specials: Opel Speedster Scorpions

In the UK, Vauxhall turned to a bearded comedian to promote the VX220. Over in Germany, Opel turned to a rock band to launch the Speedster Scorpions.
17th March 2010
Renault 11 TSE Electronic

Achtung! Renault 11 Electronic

Remember the Renault 11 Electronic with the oh-so-80s digital dashboard? PetrolBlog had forgotten, which is why this should serve as a reminder.
16th March 2010
Matra-Simca Rancho

Whatever happened to the Talbot Matra Rancho?

The Matra Rancho was a pioneering crossover, with the looks of a premium SUV but none of the off-road ability. Where did they all go?
13th March 2010
Citroen-CX

Citroen CX shows its Grace

In one of the most memorable television adverts of the 1980s, here's a Citroen CX being spat out of the mouth of a Citroen CX.
BUY US A NICE TIN
OF TRAVEL SWEETS