Inspire yourself for a long distance drive.

Best time to go long distance driving? You are never too old for a long distance driving trip. Do you often crave an escape from your hurly-burly of daily life and yearn to get away? Tweets and constant barrage of bad and sad world news getting you down? Want to be in charge again of […]

Bush road mechanics- when to whack the starter motor.

Will future cars require a specialized mechanic? Will we be leasing and not owning our vehicles? If something goes wrong, will we simply exchange our vehicle for another? Changes are ahead but today, if you go off road and into remote places without phone coverage, it is safer to have some mechanical knowledge of your […]

Five reasons to enjoy car club membership

 Do you want to join a car club?   Now that you own your special car, discover the benefits from joining a car club. There are thousands of them around the world looking for enthusiastic new members. They are all organized on a voluntary basis. Some clubs are specialized to one model of car, others […]

3 easy safety tips for spare tyre, windscreen and headlights on long road trips

We all have our basic checklists for car preparation before a long road trip such as checking the tyres and filling the fuel tank but here are three simple, quick and overlooked tips to keep you safe on a long distance drive. Check the spare tyre pressure Often we take the spare wheel hidden in […]

Five tips for healthy long distance driving

What are  top five tips for staying healthy on long distance drives?   No matter whether you are driver or navigator, you need to be in top condition with; Good vision and eye protection No back, neck or shoulder  pain Alertness and quick reflexes Nutrition and hydration A spirit of enjoyment Vision and eye protection […]

Lord Montagu, motoring enthusiast ( 1926-2015) and Vintage tyres

Vale:  Lord Edward Montagu   1926-2015 One of the world’s pioneering motoring enthusiast has died. The founder of the famous National  Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, England died on August 31st. For most of his life, Lord Edward Montagu continued the motoring pioneer spirit of his father, John Montagu, who died when Edward was only two […]

Who’s controlling your car in long distance driving?

Robotics and artificial intelligence are often mentioned in the news. Will robots take over from humans in self-driving cars? Robots can ‘talk’ to each other over networks with ‘cloud robotics’ so where does a human driver fit in with this scheme? Recently a car was on the news when the driver lost control of its steering […]

International long distance driving; Headlights, alcohol breath testkits, fire extinguishers and more.

Different countries have different rules when on the road. Do headlights need to be on in daytime? Do I need to carry two breathalyser test kits? What international stickers do I need to put on the car? Do I need to carry my car registration papers? Do I need an international driving licence? What personal […]