Automotive waffle

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.
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.