Archive for the ‘Classic cars’ Category

“You have to plug them in, what a nuisance, it takes ages!” That was the disappointed response I got today when I told a workmate that it won’t be long till we’re all driving electric cars. Most mainstream manufacturers are either selling electric cars or developing them for release soon. Jaguar has its first electric […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


What is a catalytic converter? It sounds like a part on the Starship Enterprise. Well my car needs two of them. For the past couple of months, I’ve spent over a thousand pounds on the Mackmobile to make a ‘check engine’ light go out on the dashboard. It’s been to three different garages, who’ve gradually replaced […]


The Mackmobile is sending me broke! A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. They charged me […]


You never know what you’re going to see at a classic car show. The only thing you can guarantee is that there’ll be lots of the classic car owners sitting on folding picnic chairs near their cars. On Sunday we went to the Uxbridge Autoshow, there were a lot of nice cars there. And some […]


How much will it cost to fix my car? A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. […]


I’m very suspicious of a city that hates cars as much as Cambridge does. I was there yesterday. There are loads of streets that you’re not allowed to drive down and there’s hardly anywhere to park! It’s ironic that there was once a car named after this place that detests them so much. On the […]


I’m pretty sure I know why I’m being plagued by one-eyed monsters. It’s because hardly anybody does basic car maintenance any more. My dad was no mechanic but he did every oil change on his Cortina, himself. Most drivers these days wouldn’t know where to find the dipstick. Every morning on my eight mile drive […]


Traffic news on the radio usually comes too late to be of any use. The police and emergency services do what they have to do first. Then, they contact radio stations. By the time you hear about it, the problem is much worse and usually impossible to avoid. That’s why I like it when I […]


Is it asking too much to expect people to do what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it? I ordered a part for my car on Friday. The bloke on the phone said it would be couried out to me, using an internationally well known courier […]


Posh Motor

19Nov15

A personalised Range Rover Sport that was formerly owned by David Beckham will go up for auction next month. If you buy it, don’t get confused, Victoria Beckham isn’t still in the car.  That’s the gear stick! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” […]


Pollute-icians

17Nov15

Are Britain’s politicians really stupid or are they just going out of their way to drink more tea and eat more biscuits? The Commons Transport Select Committee are meeting to debate whether UK vehicle testing is “fit for purpose”. Hang on, didn’t 1.2 million Volkswagens beat the current emission tests? What does that tell you? Surely […]


I never liked Porsche, I always preferred Jaguars. Then about three years ago, something changed. Maybe it’s an age thing, Porsches started to talk to me. Just before Christmas, driving home from work in my Mazda, I noticed a basalt black 2005 Porsche Cayman S on a car lot in Hitchin. The car seduced me, […]