Tearful and sad to wake up to the news today that we’ve lost one of our own – a dear friend, highly respected colleague, and a tremendously inspiring individual – the great Raj Warrior. Just like in this pic, my abiding memory of him will be that he was always smiling, never ever complained and remained positive no matter what. And of course such an awesome name, one that reflected his quiet composed determination to take on all odds and overcome them. A true gent, a proper car journo, and always hilarious company. Can’t believe he’s gone. Rest in peace my friend – hope you found light at the end of that wet tunnel, sorry I couldn’t be with you through this one – an in-joke, but he’ll get it, I know he will.
As I’m testing the current Honda Civic Type-R here’s the pants-soiling story of when I first drove one!
#FlashBackFriday to the first time I drove a Type-R – it was at the UK launch of the EP3 Civic Type-R in 2001 on the Isle of Man, where we got to thrash it on the TT Course with the roads closed off just for us, and Police Honda Accord Type-R sweep cars – although perhaps not quite ‘closed’ enough!
#ThrowBackThursday to my first BMW drive – the E30 325i
At the recent London Concours I was interviewed by Planet Auto
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Supra needs a new story? How about an old one? Here’s mine.
The cat’s out of the bag, or rather the Supra is. A leaked video has revealed the all-new Toyota sportscar in all its glorious sound and fury. In it the Toyota President, Akio Toyoda says ‘I think we need a Supra story again’.
Well here’s mine…