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Colin Goodwin
Toyota MR2 Mk1 – history, review and specs of an icon
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Toyota MR2 Mk1 – history, review and specs of an icon

Conceived amid the oil crisis of the 1970s, Toyota’s brave vision for a fuel-sipping sports car was a stroke of genius
24 Jan 2018
The future of the internal combustion engine
Professor Power – Jamie Turner
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The future of the internal combustion engine

Few people understand engines like Professor Jamie Turner, so we ask him how manufacturers will get more power from them in the future.
14 Jan 2018
2017 Maserati GranTurismo review
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Maserati GranTurismo coupe

2017 Maserati GranTurismo review

Long in the tooth but not much worse for it, the Maserati Granturismo combines a fantastic engine with more than acceptable dynamics
17 Jul 2017
Ask Goodwin - What’s the oddest car that you’ve ever owned?
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Ask Goodwin - What’s the oddest car that you’ve ever owned?

It was never going to be conventional, but Goodwin has surpassed himself with this revelation.
20 May 2016
Ask Goodwin - Can you fix F1?
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Ask Goodwin - Can you fix F1?

Arguably, Formula 1 hasn't been exciting for years but does Goodwin have a solution?
13 May 2016

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Ask Goodwin - What’s the best motoring event?
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Ask Goodwin - What’s the best motoring event?

Bored of F1? Had enough of Goodwood? Touring cars no longer your thing? Here's Goodwin to help you.
6 May 2016
Ask Goodwin - How would you fix Lotus?
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Ask Goodwin - How would you fix Lotus?

Lotus has shown some promise recently. But with Goodwin in charge, its future would be assured...
14 Mar 2016
Ask Goodwin - Should white lines be removed from roads?
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Ask Goodwin - Should white lines be removed from roads?

What does Goodwin think of the proposal to remove some white lines? Not keen, by the looks of things...
22 Feb 2016
Ask Goodwin - What exactly was the 'Bentley Incident'?
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Ask Goodwin - What exactly was the 'Bentley Incident'?

Colin Goodwin experienced autonomous driving before the term had been coined, and lived to tell the tale
10 Feb 2016
Ask Goodwin - The perfect skunkworks project
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Ask Goodwin - The perfect skunkworks project

Having built a plane, Goodwin now wants to construct a Hethel/Stuttgart hybrid in his shed
5 Feb 2016
Ask Goodwin - Old-fashioned motorsport views
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Ask Goodwin - Old-fashioned motorsport views

Fighting words from a reader, who wonders if Goodwin is mired in the past with his views on modern motorsport
20 Jan 2016
Ask Goodwin - What are your predictions for 2016?
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Ask Goodwin - What are your predictions for 2016?

There were ups and downs in the automotive world in 2015. What does Colin "Nostradamus" Goodwin reckon is in store for 2016?
4 Jan 2016
What cars have you not driven that you wish you had?
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What cars have you not driven that you wish you had?

Regrets, I've had a few ...
28 Dec 2015
Ask Goodwin - What's your favourite alloy wheel design?
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Ask Goodwin - What's your favourite alloy wheel design?

So many wheels, so little time to choose. Which wheel makes Goodwin's world go round?
21 Dec 2015
Ask Goodwin - Can you help me avoid more speeding points?
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Ask Goodwin - Can you help me avoid more speeding points?

One reader is on the brink of penalty point disaster. What car does Goodwin suggest to stem the speed?
14 Dec 2015
Ask Goodwin - Would you ever buy a car as an investment?
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Ask Goodwin - Would you ever buy a car as an investment?

With many classic cars rising rapidly in value, will Goodwin be riding the wave?
7 Dec 2015
Ask Goodwin - What are your gripes about modern driving?
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Ask Goodwin - What are your gripes about modern driving?

Nobody is beyond occasional annoyance on the road. What grinds Colin's gears?
30 Nov 2015
Ask Goodwin - is twitchy handling a good thing?
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Ask Goodwin - is twitchy handling a good thing?

Some cars are edgy on the limit. Does this keep Colin Goodwin focused, or just scare him?
16 Nov 2015
Ask Goodwin - Have you auditioned for Top Gear?
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Ask Goodwin - Have you auditioned for Top Gear?

Not even a heavy paycheque can tempt Goodwin to get behind the camera
5 Nov 2015
Ask Goodwin - What’s your definition of an 'evo' car?
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Ask Goodwin - What’s your definition of an 'evo' car?

From Defenders to supercars, Goodwin reckons its you - not the car - that's evo
28 Oct 2015
Ask Goodwin - What vehicle for your final journey?
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Ask Goodwin - What vehicle for your final journey?

You certainly wouldn't find Goodwin being laid to rest after a ride in a Mondeo...
21 Oct 2015
Ask Goodwin - What's your favourite road movie?
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Ask Goodwin - What's your favourite road movie?

Everyone has a favourite road movie - and no, Bullitt doesn't really count
15 Oct 2015
Ask Goodwin - would you buy a diesel engined car?
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Ask Goodwin - would you buy a diesel engined car?

Diesel has become a dirtier word than usual recently. Would Colin Goodwin own a car fueled by the stuff?
5 Oct 2015
Ask Goodwin - Your biggest brown trouser moment
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Ask Goodwin - Your biggest brown trouser moment

Goodwin recounts the time a 140mph 'wobble' on an Italian motorway sent his heart rate racing
24 Sep 2015
Ask Goodwin - What’s the best/worst car for a date?
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Ask Goodwin - What’s the best/worst car for a date?

In Goodwin's experience, cars can make or break a date...
16 Sep 2015
Ask Goodwin - Have you ever rolled a car?
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Ask Goodwin - Have you ever rolled a car?

Colin Goodwin's driving history is long and varied. But has he ever ended up on his roof?
11 Sep 2015
Ask Goodwin - Goodwood Revival or Festival?
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Ask Goodwin - Goodwood Revival or Festival?

If Goodwin had to choose between the variety of the Festival or the action of the Revival, which would he opt for?
3 Sep 2015
Ask Goodwin - Do you have the coolest job in the world?
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Ask Goodwin - Do you have the coolest job in the world?

Motoring journalists are often told they have the best jobs in the world. Does Colin Goodwin agree?
28 Aug 2015
Ask Goodwin - What's your opinion on the sport of drifting?
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Ask Goodwin - What's your opinion on the sport of drifting?

Watching cars going sideways is always entertaining, but Goodwin still has his preferences
20 Aug 2015
Ask Goodwin - What do you think of flying cars?
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Ask Goodwin - What do you think of flying cars?

He's driven an amphibious car across the English Channel. But would Goodwin pilot a flying car?
5 Aug 2015
What’s the longest you’ve gone without driving?
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What’s the longest you’ve gone without driving?

Only a driving ban and Asian trekking can keep Goodwin away from the wheel
30 Jul 2015
What gadgets fitted to modern cars do you think are unnecess
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What gadgets fitted to modern cars do you think are unnecess

Goodwin reckons car tech could take away our freedom of choice
23 Jul 2015
What's the most disappointing car that you've ever driven?
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What's the most disappointing car that you've ever driven?

A controversial one this week, expect to be surprised by Colin's answer
16 Jul 2015
Ask Goodwin - Are mad classic car prices here to stay?
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Ask Goodwin - Are mad classic car prices here to stay?

Is a decent classic 911 ever going to be affordable?
8 Jul 2015