Does Anyone Remember How To Wash A Car?

Time. Time is an absolutely stunning piece of work by Hans Zimmer, from the soundtrack to the film Inception. It is a masterful track that frequents the vast majority of my playlists. Apart from that screaming thrash metal one, obviously. Time is also a thing. A very important thing, actually. We plan, work and play according to what those hands are pointing at. Sometimes it’s favourable to us, however most of the time it seems to be passing way too fast, and with a lack of time comes stress. Time, it seems, is something that we don’t seem have enough time to worry about. Time is scarce, time is against us. Continue reading “Does Anyone Remember How To Wash A Car?”

Disposable Motoring

When I was younger, we had a new car every year. Every year. It was my dads way of saving money, he thought. He would spend a maximum of precisely £300, buy a car (usually but not exclusively, a Ford) with 12ish months MOT and a bit of tax, and then sell the car after it failed its MOT 12 months later for £100. Total expenditure for a vehicle year after year, was £200. He was very successful at achieving this, too. Continue reading “Disposable Motoring”

Adding To The Fleet: The Hunt For The Cheapest Running Car Over 24 Months

The hunt has begun. Already four vehicles strong, Garage62 is on the hunt for something cheap. Cheap? How cheap? And cheap in what respect? Well, the challenge has been set to see just how little can be spent on running costs over the course of not just one year, but a solid two… Continue reading “Adding To The Fleet: The Hunt For The Cheapest Running Car Over 24 Months”

Ford, Ghia & The De Tomaso Pantera

Remember those little Ghia wing badges that Fords had in the eighties and nineties? I used to love them. They were a sign that the Ford you were looking at had class. Top spec. A glance through the slightly-tinted window and you’d be looking at seats that looked more comfortable than your favourite sofa. You may notice a smaller than usual hole in the stereo. Yep, that’s a cassette player. Look up my friend and you might see sky.. because this car has got a tilt and slide sunroof. Sheer craziness.

But what exactly was Ghia, and how do we link a 1977 Ford Fiesta to a De Tomaso Pantera? Continue reading “Ford, Ghia & The De Tomaso Pantera”

Product Review – Silverline 1200W Polisher

I’ve spent a few days with the Silverline 1200W Polisher now, and have managed to polish an entire car (a 2006 Ford Fusion) and cut back some overspray on project MGF. I’m no pro – but after using it I know a lot more than I did. But is it any good? Well.. Continue reading “Product Review – Silverline 1200W Polisher”

The MGF – Part One

Project MGF is born. Well, being honest, I’ve had it now for a few months but have just left it outside whilst I complete a million other things, including planning a wedding, which, as you can image, has not only depleted any spare time I thought I had, but any funds, too. But lets put this aside and check out the story so far. Continue reading “The MGF – Part One”

The Best Luxury Cars for Under £5k

The feeling you get when driving a luxury car is quite something. As you waft along in quiet comfort, it does change how one drives and how one experiences driving in general. Luxury is a luxury, therefore its expensive. But what if you want luxury vehicle, but only have, say, £5000 to spend? You want a prestige brand obviously, and something that looks expensive. With a private plate added and a fresh valet, these cars are spot on for your requirements. Pop that champagne, even if it is from Asda. Continue reading “The Best Luxury Cars for Under £5k”