“If you drink, don’t drive – don’t even putt,” cracked Rat Packer Dean Martin. In 1979, The Cannonball Run star, whose vanity plate was once ‘DRUNKY’, was the first owner of an Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible that’s now on sale ($POA) at Autosport Designs in New York. That’s amore!
Porsche Centre Preston has become the first location in the country to install ultra high-speed charging points. In just five minutes, the CBX 150kW charger, below, can give a Taycan power for 60 miles – enough to get you to Halifax. “It’s a glimpse into the future of electric motoring,” said centre principal Tom Fox.
A myth-busting mission by the government, AA and Electrifying.com reveals that many of us are still in the dark about EV incentives: 63% had not heard of the plug-in grant. “This is why we’re investing up to £2.8bn to drive the switch,” said transport minister Rachel Maclean.
The £2m Pininfarina Battista EV might soften your resolve to remain on first-name terms with Esso-station cashiers. Jardine Motors has been appointed official Battista dealer for London and the South. “We will tailor an experience to the client’s requirements, which includes a trip to Automobili Pininfarina in Cambiano,” says comms manager Victoria Healy.
A Barnato Green 2012 Bentley Mulsanne formerly owned by the Queen has been sold by Bramley Motor Cars for £178,000. Her Majesty used the Bentley, which carried the reg DK61 FHM, for Diamond Jubilee duties and visiting the PM at No10. We’re unable to verify whether a ‘Little princess on board’ sign for use on the rear window was part of the package.
The First Step
Sir, It was with disappointment that I read Mr Boddy's rather negative BRM article in December's Motor Sport. He concluded with the words, "these magnificent machines were made redundant without…
Matters of Moment, June 1981
Formula One Policy — No Holds Barred? No wonder Colin Chapman feels like abandoning Formula One Grand Prix motor racing, following the ban placed on his ingenious new Lotus 88…