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Opinion - Richard Porter

If McLaren wants to continue its success with road cars, it’s time to pull down the pitlane shutters
31 Jan 2019
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Dream Drive: Formula 1 at Circuit de Monaco

Following in the tyre tracks of Senna, Hill and Hamilton is just a dream away…
9 Jan 2019
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

It's over 30 years since Meaden passed his driving test, and it remains as the single most momentous thing he's ever passed
8 Jan 2019
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Gimmick or genuine drivers' tool? Meaden weights up digital driver modes, and their positive, or negative effect
11 Dec 2018
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Would we miss Italian car makers?

If the Irish can cope without moles, are there some car companies that we can all live without?
20 Nov 2018
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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
23 Oct 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

These days if you’re searching for performance bargains you need to think big, reckons Meaden
3 Oct 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

The cornering shot used to be a source of education and inspiration, but its currency has been devalued in recent times, reckons Meaden
25 Sep 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Your perfect three-car garage? Child’s play, says Meaden. What you really want is to identify your automotive soulmate
11 Sep 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Finding a carefully stored old car part in his father’s garage has got Porter feeling nostalgic for simpler, more resourceful times
4 Sep 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Flying may be quicker, but you can’t beat the sense of adventure that comes with a big-miles road-trip, reckons Meaden
28 Aug 2018
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Richard Porter - Opinion

Porter’s thought of a new, low-cost way to get everyone driving more efficiently. The catch? It could be incredibly irritating…
21 Aug 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

What was your most memorable drive? Dickie recounts some of his, and obviously, they're incredible...
14 Aug 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

There’s a natural antidote to the crushing ability of modern performance cars, says Meaden, just keep an eye on the Met Office
31 Jul 2018
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Dickien Meaden opinion

Long-term magazine tests are a fundamental link between you, the reader, and us, the journalists. We shouldn’t dismiss them, says Meaden
24 Jul 2018
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Dickie Meaden opinion

It’s easy to get sentimental about cars, but to romanticise washing them? No problem for Meaden (who hasn’t held a sponge in years)
17 Jul 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Supercars no longer put the fear of god into their owners. Porter advises remedial action
10 Jul 2018
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'The Land Rover Defender is a rewarding drivers' car'

Is there an ‘evo’ defence for the Land Rover Defender? As an owner of one one, Porter believes there is
3 Jul 2018
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‘I think I’m done with fast road cars’

‘Too fast for the road’ has long been a badge of honour among supercars, but it’s now a condition that afflicts most performance cars
26 Jun 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

The treatment of fine supercars as static investments is a crime, says Porter, this is why...
21 Jun 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

After considerable efforts to control his pedantic rage, Porter is taking the high ground and not correcting his son's Porsche faux pas
5 Jun 2018
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'We should begrudgingly endorse the SUV not lament it'

Meaden dons a flak jacket and presents a robust defence of the cars we all love to hate
30 May 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Sport modes are everywhere… It’s a shame most have the subtlety of a sledgehammer, says Porter
22 May 2018
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Richard Meaden - opinion

Calling Toyota 'the most exciting car brand' might sound dubious, but Meaden might be on to something...
15 May 2018