Mike Humble Well 2016 was a hell of year wasn’t it? Staying well away from politics and the Brexit carryings on, its been truly great news to discover us plucky Brits have welded, screwed and put together an amazing 1.6 million vehicles – and that doesn’t include the vans and commercials we also manufacture at Luton … More 2016 – My cars of the year
SMMT UK car production grows 9.6% in the first 11 months to 1,613,4954 units – its best performance since 1999.1 Exports seal another record, with 1,258,909 cars shipped to overseas markets in the year-to-date. November output rises 12.8% to achieve 17-year high, with 169,247 vehicles rolling off production lines. UK car manufacturing output … More More record UK car production figures posted.
Words: Mike Humble Pictures: Mike Humble / Terry Clarke / Jacky Lawler & The Cummins Engine Co Ltd Forget about any preconceptions about kit cars or vehicles self made motors cobbled together in sheds or garages. Sometimes they are a work of art on every conceivable level. Say hello to Terry Clarke, a man with a … More Homespun Homage: The Cummins – Railton.
Paul Swift reverse J – turns the car with blacked out windows World-first attempt equals ‘narrowest J-turn’ record by spinning Juke in a space just 18cm longer than the car Intelligent AVM provides driver with 360-degree birds’ eye view of the Juke’s surroundings The record-breaking Nissan Juke has done it again. This time the … More Nissan Juke in amazing “blind” J – Turn stunt.
A unique Jaguar F-PACE, personally specified by Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, has raised £102,500 at the annual charitable Ben Ball… The one of a kind car is finished in Storm Grey paint, fitted with the Black Pack and 22-inch Double Helix wheels – not available as a standard option on the … More Designer Jaguar F-Pace raises over £100,000 in charity ball auction.
Words: Mike Humble Pictures: Mike Humble & Hamish Scadding An old saying goes that you should never meet your hero’s. Ive been lucky to have not been disappointed with the ones that I have that include entertainers such as Robert Lindsay, Sir Michael Caine, Mark Knopfler or automotive names including Derek Bell and Paddy … More Past Masters: The Lotus Carlton
The UK’s leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has announced further global sales growth for November 2016, following a successful month in China and last week’s announcement that its Chinese plant is increasing capacity by over 50%. Jaguar Land Rover today reported its best ever November retail sales of 47,588 vehicles, up 2% compared to … More Impressive sales figures for JLR again.