Features

  • TVR Speed 12

    TVR Speed 12

    You never fully appreciate what you have until it’s gone. TVR is a case in point: did we really know how lucky we were that the Blackpool based sports car had a place in the world? In its 1990s and early 2000s heyday, it provided a steady stream of the most exciting sports cars you could buy. It was a simple recipe for simpler times, … Read more

  • Suzuki Cappuccino

    Suzuki Cappuccino

    My first memorable experience with an Alternative Car happened in 2000, when at eight years old I ‘purchased’ my first sports car on Christmas Day. As a child, I would become obsessed with cars through Gran Turismo 2 on the original PlayStation, and it all began with me heading to the East City and blowing my early Clubman Cup winnings on an extra-frothy Suzuki Cappuccino, … Read more

  • FrancoSbarro

    FrancoSbarro

    His creations defy belief as much as description, and are often the standout stars of the Geneva Motor Show each year. Franco Sbarro’s eponymous motor cars exist in their own little bubble, and in many ways they mirror their creator in being enigmatic and hard to pigeonhole. Over the past half a century, he has produced more than 100 different models, yet production of all … Read more

  • Jaguar XJS re-incarnated

    Jaguar XJS re-incarnated

    What do you get if you cross a lifelong appreciation of Jaguars with a fascination for 1930s cars from the likes of Delage and Delahaye? The answer, if you’re possessed of the skills to realise such a thing, is the Jaguar Royale Special. John Barlow has been designing and building specialist cars since the 1980s.  He is the ‘B’ in JBA, once one of the … Read more