Cars & Cameras: A match made in heaven

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Cars and photography are the perfect complement. Erwin Hartenberg explores the affinity between the car and the camera...

Locks Ajar: A trip to two favourite spots with old Hektor in tow

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The locks are off and the prison door is slightly ajar. Time for a first trip in the Jaguar I-Page to two favourite locations and with a strange lens in the bag...

L-mount Lumix S5 meets highfalutin Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH

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The L Mount Alliance has spawned an amazing catalogue of cameras and lenses from a variety of manufacturers. It provides for some interesting mixing and matching. Mike paired one of the cheapest full-frame S cameras from Panasonic with one of Leica's more expensive offerings, the £4,250 24-90 Vario-Elmarit...

Caffeine & Machine: A spectacular gathering place for car and bike enthusiasts

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Blow off the cobwebs of lockdown by visiting one of the most spectacular displays of lust-worthy cars in England. Caffeine & Machine, near Stratford-on-Avon, is a must visit for any car enthusiast...

Mini magic through the decades: A brand with two distinct faces

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In the history of motoring there have been many mass-produced cars that have risen about the herd; iconic little vehicles (for most of them I have in mind were little) that exceeded designer’s expectations and soldiered on for decades. The Mini is acclaimed as the second most influential car of the 20th century, and it is stronger than ever in the third decade of the 21st century...

1971 Porsche 911: The sleeping beauty in a Melbourne garden

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Trick or treat: A classic Porsche 911 abandoned in a Melbourne Garden. John took a flier and found a heart of gold beneath the dusty sheet...

Food and Photography: Casual dining where you might find spaghetti carburettor on the menu

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How do you fancy grabbing a bite to eat in a garage? Does the question trigger thoughts of sausages and swarfega? What if I...

The wheel turns: My Mini story

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After 52 years, John's Mini wheel turned full circle. He bought a wonderful new Mini Cooper S which was made in the same factory in Oxford where he started his motor-industry career...

Interrupted relationships in the Lockdown of 2020

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In the space of six weeks, our horizons have shrunk to what they were 200 years ago. We're in danger of becoming too parochial in these days of house arrest.

Three thousand therapeutic kilometres in Elf the Mini Cooper S

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John embarks on a 3,000-km road trip in his Mini Cooper, a car quite unsuited to some of the more remote parts of New South Wales. But it came through with flying colours...

Come on young Tesla, it’s time for your homework

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Is it really true that thousands of American parents are naming their kids after cars? Even Austin? Let's pull the other one...

Jaguar I-Pace after one year: A stunning electric car but poor charging infrastructure lets...

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The Jaguar I-Pace is a triumph of design and engineering in the new world of battery electric vehicles. it makes a compelling case for converting to electricity but is let down by in charging infrastructure in the United Kingdom. Mike recounts his experiences over the past year...

Time to say goodbye to the faithful old Porsche

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Sadly, John has to say goodbye to his last classic Porsche 911...

Swiss Roll: Hidden for 70 years, these photographs were recovered from an ancient Leica...

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I roll of 35mm film exposed two generations ago in Switzerland and Italy. It has remained undeveloped through the decades and now provides a unique and poignant record or a vacation by an unknown family. We would like to get in touch and returned their unseen holiday snaps...

Joys of well-engineered mechanical devices: From the slide rule to Sinn

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We live in a digital world, but the attractions of "analogue" mechanical devices is still strong. Keith explores his love affair with fine mechanical tools, from the slide-rule to the Porsche Boxster...