Automotive waffle

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 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.
12th March 2010
Peugeot 207 S16

Peugeot: Will the lion roar again?

Enough is enough. Peugeot has been building dull and boring cars for too long. The question is: will the lion roar again?
9th March 2010
My First (Hyundai) Pony

Whatever happened to the Hyundai Pony

Once upon a time, PetrolBlog doodled cars like the Hyundai Pony at school. Today, all the Ponies have bolted and there are hardly any left.
8th March 2010
Skoda Fabia vRS Shell V-Power

I just want to fill my car and go

PetrolBlog takes a rose tinted look at the halcyon days of petrol retailing, a distant age that has been confined to history.
4th March 2010

PetrolBlog’s top 10 car adverts

Commercial break: from Volkswagen's Singing in the Rain to Honda's Impossible Dream, PetrolBlog lists the top 10 car adverts of all time.
3rd March 2010
KTM X-Bow at Goodwood

How does the Skeleton gold medalist drive to work?

Rumour has it that skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams is returning home to Great Britain and heading straight to a showroom to buy a new car. But what?
2nd March 2010
Chryler Alpine red

Whatever happened to the Chrysler Alpine?

PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Chrysler Alpine? The 1976 European Car of the Year has disappeared without a trace.
1st March 2010
Ford Probe red

Ford Probe: Snapper to crusher in 16 years

One minute it's being celebrated by Jeremy Clarkson, the next minute it's being crushed by the DVLA. But is it time to mourn the passing of the Ford Probe?