Articles in Category : Motoring

October 2014

BAY Motors

With Liam Bird

Contented Soul Back to reality this month – after last months Rolls Royce Wraith… Our intrepid motoring correspondent Liam Bird test drove the latest KIA SOUL from the South Korean motoring company, and the truth is he rather liked it…in

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September 2014

BAY Motors

with LIAM BIRD

Liam this month was lucky enough to test drive the latest model from Rolls Royce, the Wraith. Okay, we all know that the chances of any of us lucky enough to afford a luxury car like this is pretty remote,

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June 2014

Motoring

with Liam Bird

PORSCHE CAYMAN S Taking the long way to Llangollen Last week could have turned out completely differently. Had it not been for certain long-standing commitments for which there was simply no way out, Tuesday would have seen me jetting off

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May 2014

Hot Hatch – MAZDA 3

with Liam Bird

HOT HATCH – MAZDA 3 FOR SOME THE NAME MAZDA WILL ALWAYS BE SYNONYMOUS WITH THE LIGHTBULB BUT HERE IT IS THE MANUFACTURER OF LIAM BIRD’S TEST DRIVE CAR OF THE MONTH. For a car manufacturer, bringing a new hatchback

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April 2014

BAY MOTORING

with Liam Bird

Jaguar F-Type Each month Liam sends TheBAY a list of the latest cars that he’s been test driving for us to select from. I was interested to see if the F-Type would live up to the E-Type’s advertising slogan of

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March 2014

BAY Motors

with Liam Bird

Monday, Monday, so good to me So sang The Mamas and The Papas in 1966 For most of us the Monday morning drive to the office is just part of the tedium of the working week. But if you’re Liam

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February 2014

The Love Bug

Liam kicks off the new year test driving the Volkswagen Beetle – now in its third incarnation

It’s no secret that car designers the world over have been inspired by what’s gone before. Ian Cameron’sgorgeous BMW Z8 for instance played more than just a little homage to the mid 1950s Bayerische Motoren Werke’s 507. Peugeot’s 208 GTi

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Audi A3

with Liam Bird

AUDI A3….FUN! Liam test drove the NEW Audi A3 last month. Let’s just say he was suitably impressed It’s taken me a little while, but now I think, I’ve finally made myself comfortable in Audi’s all new A3. It arrived

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They say if you can remember the 1960’s you weren’t there. So, if things for some of you are a little hazy, allow me to fill in a few of the gaps. I’ve concentrated mainly on 1963 for reasons which

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Winter 2015

Ever since a late Friday afternoon dash to the coast approximately three years ago I’ve had a bit of a soft-spot for Jaguar’s XF. The purpose of that particular journey was to meet up with the Welsh Group of Motoring

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

A grand day out

Aston Martin V8 Vantage – a grand day out Liam Bird managed to keep control of his emotions when he spent a Saturday afternoon driving around North Wales in a new Aston Martin. And he found a novel way of

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“Noddy’s been on the phone. He was wondering when he could have his car back”. “Couldn’t you afford the other roller-skate?” “Did someone boil-wash your Golf?” Oh ha-ha. They’re all examples of what passes for wit apparently. And they’ve all

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Long Distance Champion If I was to say the word Porsche to you what would you envisage? A 911 probably springs to mind first and probably a Boxster too. But think a little harder what else does that name mean

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Winter 2015

Nissan Micra DIG-S

Liam Bird test drives the mighty Micra!

When Liam Bird said he had a “super-charged” car in mind for this month, we were surprised by his choice of the mild mannered Micra.  But someone in TheBAY studio was copped for speeding not once but twice in a

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The Love Bug

Classic Car lover Ashley Lovering continues his series on locally owned cars with a bit of personality. Here he introduces a car fitting for Valentine’s Day, a 1971 VW Beetle by the name of Herbie  a.k.a. The Love Bug – he may not be the star of the big screen but in his owner’s eyes he is equally beguiling. 

CLASSIC CAR LOVER ASHLEY LOVERING CONTINUES HIS SERIES ON LOCALLY OWNED CARS WITH A BIT OF PERSONALITY. HERE HE INTRODUCES A CAR FITTING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, A 1971 VW BEETLE BY THE NAME OF HERBIE  A.K.A. THE LOVE BUG – HE MAY NOT BE THE

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Motoring with Liam Bird – Mitsubishi Evo X

Liam has been test driving the new Evo X – Mitsubishi’s road legal rally car and has discovered that it is a head turner.

Usually when I pass by my local garage it goes unnoticed. Occasionally if I’m in something noisy, a V8 Morgan or a Maserati perhaps, someone will peer through the workshop door to see what’s disturbing the peace. Or, if I’m

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