'Everything you always wanted to know about wipers (but were too sensible to ask)'
Car companies employ people whose entire job is wipers, and it's more complicated than you might assume
Hooning around was a rite of passage, for Porter’s generation at least…
In just a few weeks our mate had got a car, learnt to drive it and then broken it beyond repair. It was textbook
'Horse power, rum coves and the faint whiff of manure…'
The motor car comes with several drawbacks, chief among which is meeting the appetite of the blasted things
'Jaguar has a swish new design studio, but could it make Jag’s designs less swish?'
The higgledy-piggledy old place turned out some of the best-looking cars in the world
'Want to become a motor racing legend? Lose the Terry Thomas ’tache'
Fernando Alonso was morphing into Dave Grohl by way of Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen
'The curse of a creak can really take the shine off a great car'
The mystery creak is the sole reason I've thought about selling it, or setting the damn thing on fire
'The sorry slide from quiet confidence to muddled mediocrity'
It's contagious. And when you catch it, it's game over. Suddenly you've no idea what's right and good any more
'It’s time car makers gave us the wheely good alloys for free'
The problem with the proliferation of alloy wheel choices is that it's exposing us to deliberately cack wheel design
'Who knew sticking a motor in the back was going to become hip again'
A rear-engined Up GTI could have been the "mini 911" we thought we were getting with the soggy Smart-based Twingo
'Still hanker for that childhood supercar?'
S1 Esprits catch my eye for the purity of that sensational shape and the seats trimmed like Jackie Stewart’s most lurid underpants
'Keeping your wheels scuff-free isn't that hard - is it?'
Eighty per cent of alloy wheels are scratched to buggery. And I hate that. It makes the car look terrible, and it speaks of carelessness
'The new Land Rover Defender needs to change'
The market for this car isn't a mythical throng of utility workers and cattle herders, it's suburban families who dream of G-wagens
‘Ford’s Expedition SUV is the epitome of American motoring'
You’d assume the Expedition is part of that US tradition of gumming modern gadgets to 50-year-old iron work. Except it isn’t
'The Prius is the equal of any evo favourite'
It's actually an incredible piece of engineering. And as people who like cars we should also like incredible pieces of engineering
'The Alpine A110 is anything but sterile to drive'
The absolutely brilliant Alpine A110 is anything but sterile to drive
'Why a Range Rover could help you avoid Espace man'
I just liked the Rover 75. It was calming and comfortable. It also earned absolutely zero respect from other road users
'An electric E-type beats the Goldfinger DB5 Continuation'
In a nutshell, the Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Edition is an expensive, largely unusable and deeply naff car for dullards
An unlikely head-turner holds great promise
I’ve parked Ferraris outside my house and no one’s paid much attention, but everyone on my street went absolutely nuts for this
'Thanks to SUVs, normal car's days are surely numbered'
Getting modern SUVs to handle in a half-decent manner is like getting a bear to dance: everyone's very impressed, but it's just not natural
Richard Porter evo opinion
This memory made me smile, but also made me sad, because I released I don't get quite as excited about cars as I used to...
Opinion - Richard Porter
If McLaren wants to continue its success with road cars, it’s time to pull down the pitlane shutters
Richard Porter, Columnist interview - 20 years of evo
To mark 20 years of the magazine, we ask Columnist Richard Porter to recall his most memorable evo moments
Would we miss Italian car makers?
If the Irish can cope without moles, are there some car companies that we can all live without?
Opinion - Richard Porter
Rusting bodywork is largely a thing of the past, but it’s unlikely car makers will address certain other issues, reckons Porter