We asked our man Jim Palam to paddle his way through MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – THE AUCTIONS in a bid to hammer-down a Car Guy Chronicles' Special Report. It is estimated that over 85,000 car enthusiasts made their way to California's beautiful Monterey Peninsula from destinations near and far to enjoy the pomp, pageantry and pizazz of Monterey Car Week. While Car Week events, rallies, races, lectures and auctions put a strain on the Peninsula's infrastructure and residents’ nerves, Monterey ...Read More
BONDED GOODS: ASTON MARTIN DBX
The fabled British automaker's first sport-ute - BONDED GOODS: ASTON MARTIN DBX - will definitely leave you shaken and stirred, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. There'll come a time when Bond, James Bond, will need to hand back the Walther PPK, the MI6-issued Omega Seamaster and the License to Kill. He'll get hitched, settle down, and no doubt have a couple of rug-rats with Moneypenny. The current 007, Daniel Craig, is 53 for goodness’ sake. Arthritis and AARP are surely just around t...Read More
ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON
The latest Vantage coupe may be Aston's entry model, but it might be the most fun version you can buy, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. OK, enough with the James Bond quips. I promise I’ll try. Yet to drive a new Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, and not make reference to the indelible 007 connection is something of a challenge. Especially as the latest ‘20 Aston Martin Vantage rocket ship I've been piloting, never failed to leave me shaken and stirred,...Read More
MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!
Sir Tim Birkin’s legendary 4½-litre pre-war racecar has been given a new lease on life thanks to new Mulliner Continuation Series. 12 new Tributes to be built - each identical to the original – one for every race the original Team Blowers entered. One of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history – Sir Tim Birkin’s ‘29 supercharged 4½-litre “Blower” – is to be reborn in a new series of 12 matching cars. Each will be individually handcrafted by a specialist team from Bentley’s besp...Read More