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Convertible Chic . . .
May23

Convertible Chic . . .

It seems nothing beats wind in your hair driving, Geraldine Herbert finds out why convertible drivers love their cars so much! On a sunny day, nothing comes closer to instant glamour and sex appeal than driving an open-topped car. When a curvaceous, red convertible nudges up to you in bumper-to-bumper traffic the appeal is instant. Convertibles are the very epitome of cool, whether petite, practical, old or new they are certainly one...

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Driving Abroad
May22

Driving Abroad

With the good old reliable Irish  Summer weather remaining as unpredictable as ever, more and more families are packing up their cars and driving to Europe in search of sun and family fun. Before you go, take the stress out of the journey by being fully prepared. A to Z of Driving Abroad Autobahn – Germany is one of the few places in the world where drivers are allowed to decide for themselves how fast to drive, limited only by the...

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Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs
May15

Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs

There is nothing like having the use of a car on holidays but it’s a luxury that can prove very expensive writes Geraldine Herbert From fluctuating costs depending on the time of year to confusion over fuel payment policies, hiring a car when abroad can be a stressful ordeal.  A survey by the AA found 40% of Irish people had a bad experience with a car hire company. If you plan ahead, budget wisely and do some research, you can save...

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Ten things to know about the new Volkswagen ID.3
May08

Ten things to know about the new Volkswagen ID.3

Months before its official world premiere VW has revealed its all-new low cost Golf-sized electric car writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Volkswagen’s Golf-sized electric car and the first member of a new family of EVs from Volkswagen, the ID 3 has been revealed. 2) It is the German car company’s first ground-up electric car. 3) More members of the family will be revealed over time and all will bear the name ID. 4) The range will...

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The first Women-Only W Series Races
May02

The first Women-Only W Series Races

  We all know what Formula 1 Series is but what is W Series? writes Geraldine Herbert   What is W Series? W Series is the first women-only racing series How does it work? Eighteen female drivers will compete in identical cars in season one (2019).). When is it starting and where? The inaugural W Series season starts at Hockenheim, Germany, on May 4 and the season will encompass a number of races run on some of the best and...

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30 years of the Mazda MX-5
Apr24

30 years of the Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 celebrates its 30th birthday but like the rest of us, the world’s most popular roadster just keeps getting better with age, writes Geraldine Herbert It is now forty years since an American motoring journalist named Bob Hall suggested to Kenichi Yamamoto, Mazda’s head of research and development that what Mazda needed was an affordable two-seater roadster. A fan of British Sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s Hall had long...

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