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Drive Story : Geneva’s counterpoint to Pearly

Drive Story : Geneva’s counterpoint to Pearly

Steven Ward’s account of a three-car dash from Geneva to Menton, via the Alps, involving two Ford Mondeos and a Citroën C5 hire car.  Read on to see how the team gets on… Words and photography: Steven Ward, originally published in 2009 Kings of the Alps? Mondeo team – would it beat our C5 to Menton? […]

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Drive Story : From Calvin’s City to the Côte d’Azur

Drive Story : From Calvin’s City to the Côte d’Azur

Robert Leitch recounts his hired Ford Mondeo-bound trip from Geneva to Monaco, via the Alps. His car was in convoy (sort of) with Andrew Elphick’s borrowed Citroen C5 and Steven Ward’s (other) Mondeo. Read on to see how he gets on. Words and photography: Robert Leitch, originally published in 2009 Mondeo memories: to the Azure coast In […]

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Drive Story : Citroën C5 in the South of France

Drive Story : Citroën C5 in the South of France

Andrew Elphick recounts a brilliant trip in a Citroen C5 from Geneva to Monaco, via the Alps, Italy… and a little bit more.

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge – Thelma & Louise style!

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge – Thelma & Louise style!

It should have been a simple easy run from Cowley to Longbridge, but plans often go awry. I’ll stay quiet for a while and let ‘er indoors, aka: my other half, explain the turn of events about PoL from her own unique perspective. Jacky Lawler Well, it all started when we got the Rover 75 back. For the third […]

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge with a Maestro – what can go wrong?

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge with a Maestro – what can go wrong?

When Mike Humble was asked to drive a very rare MG Maestro in the Cowley Convoy, it was music to his ears. However, heritage soon kicked in almost scuppering the adventure… Going back a few months, before the 75 came back into the fold (for the third time), I asked Tanya Field from the Maestro […]

Drive Story : Rover 800 and Audi 100

Drive Story : Rover 800 and Audi 100

We’ve read the stories a million times before – pampered journo flies to Modena, picks up a supercar, wafts it across the Alps and on to Blighty. Gushing, worshipping prose follows and we all feel like we’ve lived the dream. We like to do things differently here at AROnline and, in a fond tongue-in-cheek homage […]

Drive Story : On the trail of Arthur Daley

Drive Story : On the trail of Arthur Daley

Keith Adams and Mike Humble go walking in the wild West End soaking up the vibes and ghosts of the brilliant Thames TV show, Minder. The MG6 is our transport for the day. Pictures: Mike Humble, Trigger and minder.org. The idea of searching out some Minder locations and visiting them for a little nostalgia had […]

Drive story : Приключение: Лaдa к Чернобыль (Adventure: Lada to Chernobyl)

Drive story : Приключение: Лaдa к Чернобыль (Adventure: Lada to Chernobyl)

We had been planning this one for months – and several times during the run-up, we thought it wouldn’t come off… But despite the worries and setbacks, our plan to travel out to Ukraine and visit Chernobyl (Chornobyl for our Ukrainian readers, Чернобыль in Russian) – in that evergreen symbol of communist automotive excellence, a […]

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Drive Story : Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharged

Drive Story : Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharged

Getting to know Wales… the easy way The first gasp happened in the mountains on the climb out of Sennybridge, a small town located in the Brecon Beacons. A ragged landscape, broadly brush-stroked in the deepest greens and browns, strewn with sandy-coloured boulders, unfolded under a deep blue sky and opened out before us. Moments […]

Drive Story : Range Rover Classic – early vs late

Drive Story : Range Rover Classic – early vs late

The original Range Rover enjoyed a 26-year production run, during which time it was almost unanimiously regarded as the best off-roader in the world… bar none. That’s an exceptionally long production run. To see just how well the Rangie held up during such a long run, we compare a 1971 and 1993 cars. Does purity […]