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Service and Sacrifice

Sacrifice is a strong word. A very strong word. It could mean giving up one’s life for someone you love, or a country you love. It can be used in many ways, but all of them are powerful. Service is a gentler word. In my world service could mean the things you do to keep […]

2040: Game Over?

There is a lot of comment about the UK government announcement that by 2040 they will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Most of the comment seems to be ill informed, made by people with little or no understanding of the motor industry or technology. The government 2040 announcement is typical politics, […]

Autonomous Zombies

Here is an interesting observation: most drivers don’t want to be there. Unlike enthusiasts, such as myself, who really get a deep enjoyment and fulfilment from driving, in the mass market most car owners don’t actually like driving at all, it’s just become a necessity of modern life. That’s why so many of them don’t […]

Engineers and Designers

You may be surprised to hear that there is not always perfect harmony between so called ‘designers’ and the engineers that actually make a car reality. In fact even the word ‘designer’ is contentious, for what actually is a design? Is it a general sketch of the outside of the car or is it the […]

The Beginners Guide to Exhausts

The pipe the takes the exhaust gas away from the engine and lets them loose at the back of the car so the occupants don’t breath it in. Normally it has mufflers (silencers) to reduce the very high sound levels that the engine produces, without some sound reduction the cars occupants would end up deaf […]

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