Articles in Category : Motoring

June 2016

Big Boys’ Toys

BAY Motors with Ashley Lovering

1973 MG BGT 3500cc V8 Back in the late 1960s I bought my first MG. It was the latest model, a BGT finished in Damascus Red. Up to the minute, its features included opening doors and tailgate, suspension, glass and

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June 2016

She’s Electric

Motoring with Liam Bird

The BMW i3 I’ve been desperately trying to remember what I learnt in my physics class. What was Faraday’s Law again? What was it he said about an electric current being generated by a moving conductor within a magnetic field?

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May 2016

Motoring with Liam Bird

Audi R8 (2016) - Four Hundered Miles in Ingolstadt’s useable supercar

Publishing schedules being what they are I’m writing this at the very start of the motor-sport season; by the time you read this it’ll be well and truly under way. We’ll know if Formula 1’s new controversial qualifying system has

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May 2016

Classic Motors

With Ashley Lovering

LIVING THE DREAM This month Ashley brings us an American classic, a 1957 Chevrolet owned by Gary Morgan Gary’s passion for classic American cars started back in the 80s when he invested in a Dodge van, but it wasn’t until

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May 2016

Motoring SOS

ASG and AA to the rescue

Each month, we – TheBAY – have to transport 9,000 copies of the magazine from our storage unit in Fforestfach to the homes of nine deliverers in Swansea and Gower. The remaining 6,500 copies are collected by the delivery company

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April 2016

Classic Motors

With Ashley Lovering

Ashley Lovering has selected a 1958 VW Type Two Van owned by Tom Verney for his classic motor for April. Unusually this is a work in progress story and not a fully restored vehicle. Tom tells us the restoration story

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Liam Motoring April 2016

Motoring with Liam Bird

This month Liam Bird test drives the new Honda Civic and causes a stir in his sleepy market town

Honda Civic Type R – not for shrinking violets It’s the looks you notice first, the lingering glances, the incredulous stares, the double-takes, the astonished gawps. Funny, when I drove a lurid green McLaren along the promenade at Brighton no-one batted

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Liam Motoring February 2016

Motoring

With Liam Bird

  LEARNING MY (RACING) LINES Porsche Cayman GTS at the Porsche Driving Experience Silverstone   Formula 1’s most notorious playboy James Hunt had a patch on his overalls stating that “Sex is breakfast of Champions”, but when it comes to

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February 2016

Editor’s Choice

Autocare Services Group Review

AUTOCARE SERVICES GROUP (ASG) has been advertising with us for some time now, and as I always try to use as many of our advertisers as possible, when it came to servicing my car they immediately came to mind. My only

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Winter 2015

BAY Motoring

with Liam Bird

LIAM’S car of the month is a little different this time and is unlikely to be available to purchase. Production of the Land Rover DEFENDER is due to end anytime soon and Liam was lucky enough to be invited to

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Winter 2015

Classic Motors

with Ashley Lovering

Lagonda Continental Saloon ASHLEY’S CLASSIC MOTOR OF THE MONTH IS THE LAGONDA CONTINENTAL OWNED BY TED BEAUMONT OF GOWERTON. Lagonda was founded in Staines, Surrey by a Scottish-American Wilbur Gunn. In 1898 Gunn began making small steam boat engines and

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October 2015

Motoring

with Liam Bird

Suzuki Celerio HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE SILLY CAR NAMES – CELERIAC, CELERY, CELERIO. THE NAME MAY BE PECULIAR BUT ACCORDING TO LIAM BIRD IT’S GOT A LOT GOING FOR IT IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A BUDGET CAR. If

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