MORE than 150 classic cars lined the grounds of the Cottesloe Civic Centre grounds at the weekend, some old, others brand new, and many with quite a tale to tell. One of the most intriguing at Western Australia’s annual...
AN 8.1litre 900kW sports coupe that is switched on by a fancy wristwatch, another with diamond-encrusted headlights, a third supercar made of titanium – and the return of a much-loved German brand of yesteryear – were among the standouts of the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
It’s a question that arose the moment I bought a 1/43 scale Brumm model of a Maserati 8CTF racer 40 or more years ago. Alongside the cockpit of the burgundy car that ran at Indianapolis – and won in 1939 and 1940 – were the words ‘Boyle Spl’ and an imprint of a clover.
The 2018 Tiguan presented in Detroit is actually a LWB version of the European car, so it is not completely new. In fact, it is pretty similar to the 2016 model except for the size, which was a must for VW, since most of the competitors have cars of similar size in the US.