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CAR reader interviews Aston Martin chairman David Richards (2012)

Rated 4 out of 54

Garry Taylor, 11 June 2012 10:28

It's been a busy five years for Aston Martin, thanks to divorce from Ford, worldwide recession, products such as the Cygnet and Lagonda, and an intense racing programme. CAR reader and Aston Martin Owners' Club member Garry Taylor had a one-to-one chat with Aston chairman David Richards to discuss the recent past, present and future of one of Britain's best-loved ...

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CAR reader interviews Aston Martin chairman David Richards (2012)

Rated 4 out of 54

Garry Taylor, 11 June 2012 10:28

It's been a busy five years for Aston Martin, thanks to divorce from Ford, worldwide recession, products such as the Cygnet and Lagonda, and an intense racing programme. CAR reader and Aston Martin Owners' Club member Garry Taylor had a one-to-one chat with Aston chairman David Richards to discuss the recent past, present and future of one of Britain's best-loved ...

Ghosts of Browns Lane: a reader visits Jag's museum

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Eoin Doyle, 03 October 2011 09:11

CAR reader Eoin Doyle takes a trip down memory lane when he visits Brown Lane. And he unearths a worrying threat to Jaguar's inhouse museum... You can tell a good deal about the commercial state of a car company by visiting its museum. While it remains fairly likely that Ssangyong hasn’t yet seen fit to lay up a pristine Rodius ...

The Porsche 911: the car that shouldn’t work but does

Rated 4 out of 54

andy p, 17 June 2011 02:02

Humanity might struggle perpetually with questions like the meaning of life, but it does know one thing for sure: rear engine cars are bad. Like a sling shot, the heavy engine at the back is always trying to overtake the driver in front. Anyone can understand that.Yet the Porsche 911 - one of the fastest cars on the market, and ...

CAR reader's son designs Ferrari FF spin-offs (2011)

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 07 February 2011 11:37

CAR reader Peter Tremulis clearly has a very clever son. Daniel, 18, has drawn up these Ferrari FF spin-offs - designed to extend Maranello's four-wheel drive estate into new niches. And this is no mere idle Photoshoppery. Peter has sent the artwork to Ferrari design chief Flavio Manzoni. Who knows what may happen next! Over to you, Peter. 'My son ...

Car design: a reader laments current styling trends

Rated 4 out of 54

seant, 18 October 2010 11:39

No Sonny, They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Did In My Day Actually, back then, if they could be bothered to make them at all, they hardly ever made them properly, and much of what got made properly wasn’t worth the bother. So that’s nostalgia for you. But a post a while back from the clear-sighted Wittgenfrog echoed my own ...

A schooling in Jaguar: a lifetime fan speaks

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Peter Wass, 08 July 2010 10:40

My Jaguar story starts in 1978. I started at secondary school which entailed a train journey each morning and then a five-minute walk. Almost every day on that walk I was passed by a beautiful Squadron Blue 4.2 XJ6 with a black vinyl roof, chrome plated wheels and a private registration number. It turned out that this stunning car belonged ...

Happiness is a Jaguar XJ6 Coupé, says Michael J. Scott

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Michael J. Scott, 01 July 2010 10:17

My first Jaguar experience was with the purchase of an XJ6 Coupe which I bought because I thought it was very elegant.  The 4.2 straight six never failed to impress in the way the car just disappeared over the horizon in plush silence (apart from some wind noise from the door seals) and I loved the drama of opening two ...

Living with a Jaguar XF: a CAR reader's long-term test

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Gosling, 25 June 2010 20:04

I was definitely an XF ‘early adopter’. My S-Type had been reliable, relaxing transport with excellent ergonomics but the styling teetered nervously on the border between distinguished and frumpy. Then I saw the C-XF concept and was blown away with Ian Callum’s sleek, aggressively modern design. I put a deposit down pretty much straightaway and toward the end of 2007 ...

In search of Jag Man: a reader's sociological research

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Eóin Doyle, 24 June 2010 11:50

I’ve always felt there to be an odd contradiction between Jaguar: image and reality. Such sensual, glamorous forms, evoking the Champs Élysées or Hollywood Boulevard, yet it’s beneath the leaden skies of Middle England that Jaguar’s soul predominantly calls home. So, in attempting to distil the essence of Jaguar Man, it is useful to separate folklore from reality, cliché from ...

Jaguar & me: high-maintenance love

Rated 4 out of 54

Anonymous, 24 June 2010 11:50

In a fit of madness a few years ago, and seeking solace from impending divorce at the time, I purchased a gorgeous blue Series III XJ6, with wonderful dark blue leather upholstery, that was at the time about five years old. Just 40,000 miles on the clock. I then drove the hell out of it for three years to 100,000 ...

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