Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Bloodhound Gang

27Oct17

The land speed record annoys me. The people who break the record, cheat by using a plane instead of a car. “Bloodhound” made its first public runs this week. It’s driven by Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green. It’s powered by a jet engine from the Eurofighter-Typhoon. The wheels for the test runs are […]


Battle Dress

02Nov16

  How would you feel if, just for fun, a battle of Hastings reenactment society recreated the events of 1066 on a main road you were trying to drive along? People dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone they’re not is happening every day on Britain’s roads. Grown men (and it’s usually men) […]


Suicyclists

29May16

Cars have been traveling at 180 miles per hour on public roads this weekend. It’s the Monaco Grand Prix. Of course those roads are closed to normal traffic. It would be ridiculous to hold it on a road that’s open to the public. Motorsport has no place on our roads. It’s not just motorsport, it […]


I’ve been unlucky with speeding tickets. One morning, exactly three years ago, I came within three points of losing my licence. I used to present a Sunday morning show on Jack FM in Southampton. I lived in Swindon at the time, which was a 130 mile round trip. On the May Day bank holiday weekend […]


Mack Nuggets

01May16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately… Boaty McBoatface and the end of democracy; Did Kim Jong-Un know I was back? Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Pranks; Sarcasm can be good; The voice of BOB talks about performing love scenes; Justice for […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


It’s not every day that you get a call, live on the radio from a bloke stuck in traffic trying to get his wife to the hospital so she can give birth! Here’s how it was covered on ITV… 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 […]


Drone Alone

09Jan16

Would you fly in a drone? A Chinese company claimed a world first last week by unveiling a drone capable of carrying a human passenger. After setting a flight plan, the passenger just has to give two commands – “take off” and “land”. They have no controls as a backup. The company is planning a […]


We made the television news this time last year. A lady went into Labour on the A1 and her husband called me for help to get through the traffic. Here’s how ITV covered it… You can listen to how it all unfolded on BOB fm, here… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


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 thought I’d solved my parking problem. There aren’t many cars in the car park at our block of flats during the day. It doesn’t fill up till after six in the evening when most people get home from work. Anyone working at the flats in the daytime; cleaners, tradesmen, gardeners etc. have a choice […]


Traffic Scam

26Mar15

I’ve just found out that I’ve been caught by a speed scam-era! And make no mistake, they are a scam. Why else would thousands of law abiding citizens be fined hundreds of pounds every week? Sometimes they call them “safety cameras”, that’s the biggest lie of all. I was doing 36 mph on a straight […]


I don’t normally write my Craic while I’m in the car at the petrol station but a bizarre near death experience has left me waiting here with nothing else to do.  I was filling up just now when I got the distinct impression that nothing was coming out of the nozzle. After about twenty pounds […]


A couple of weeks ago, a missing 14-year-old boy was found living in a Walmart store in Texas. He’d been missing for nearly three days. When you think about it, a 24 hour supermarket would be a great place to live. Everything you work hard to earn money to buy is right there for you […]


The traffic light turned red, the brakes whistled, everyone stopped what they were doing and stared at me. I wished I was invisible. Driving home from a failed shopping expedition to Milton Keynes on Saturday, Julie decided she was going to buy the huge eight foot by three foot mirror she’d seen in Vinegar Hill […]


I’ve never got on with Windows computers. If it isn’t the “blue screen of death”, it’s the frozen screen and the “control/alt/delete” (which only fixes it half the time anyway). If I’m not turning it off and back on again, I’m being threatened that “your computer may be a risk”. I don’t even have to […]