Category Archives: Transportation

Trump v Mexican Cars

Among a contradiction of foes Donald Trump has attacked, the mightiest isn’t China, or even his own all-powerful Republican party, but the American automotive industry. It has power, leverage, and bribes that reach into every corner of American life, and … Continue reading

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Something For Nothing Society

This is about car ‘welfare’, the massive subsidies the UK government gives the automobile industry so we can buy that ideal car. ‘Privatisation’ means the opposite of a company able to stand on its own feet without government help. It means they … Continue reading

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Losing the I-Pace Race

  Just as the loving embrace of Tories with Ukip combine to pull us out of European co-operation and friendship, Jaguar Cars announce their first all-electric vehicle, an into-the-21st-century SUV, a belated but significant revolution for British built cars. More … Continue reading

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Car Phone Blues

I use an old-style flip-phone, the kind first seen on Star Trek. This causes a great degree of mirth in family and friends. To them, I might as well be using a quill to dip in ink, the kind of … Continue reading

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Apple’s iCar

Reports of an Apple iCar are bouncing around auto business Twitter lines. What evidence is there to suggest it’s Apple’s next logical product? Gordon Murray is one of the cleverest automobile engineers on the planet, another fine engineer of Scottish … Continue reading

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Car Makers at it Again

  Cheating perfection You’ve heard of creative writing, well, welcome to creative car testing. Mitsubishi are at it again. It’s not that long ago that the CEO demanded all letters complaining of faults should be sent up the line to … Continue reading

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MX5 – The People’s Sportscar

An honest car The title of this automobile essay is misleading. A ‘people’s’ car is a pleasant pipe dream. Hitler named his Beetle as one, and it did sell over 4 million, being made in Mexico right into this century, a … Continue reading

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