Archive for the ‘Top Gear’ 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 […]


“Which way do you vote?” The sales manager at work asked me that question in the middle of a crowded office today. Britain’s next general election is only weeks away, I suppose he was curious. I told him it depends because I don’t have a brand loyalty. I approach voting the same way as I […]


London Calling

15May17

In Episode 32 of my show for America, Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about how he went from being a South London car dealer to the presenter of one of the world’s most popular car shows on TV. Also on the show: The zombie apocalypse at one of London’s airports, why we should all […]


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. […]


Mack Nuggets

04Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad was Chris Evans on Top Gear? Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; How to save yourself from becoming resistant to antibiotics; […]


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 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, […]