Articles in Category : Motoring

March 2015

Bay Motoring

with Liam Bird

CITROEN CACTUS Liam’s featured car this month is the Citroen Cactus. Liam usually waits for us to come up with a song title or witty intro each month – I’m afraid that the Cactus has had us stumped. Save for

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March 2015

Classic Motors

with Ashley Lovering

“The Corale” ASHLEY organises many classic vehicle events every year. Here he gives advance warning of a vehicle run that is sure to attract a diverse collection of classics “The Coracle” classic vehicle road run will take place on Saturday 20 June

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February 2015

Bay Motoring

With Liam Bird

Ferrari 458 Spider TheBAY’s motoring correspondent Liam Bird kicks off 2015 with a dream machine – the Ferrari 458 Spider. With a price tag just an incy wincy bit under a quarter of a million pounds, it won’t just be

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February 2015

Classic Motoring

With Ashley Lovering

VAUXHALL VELOX ASHLEY LOVERING’S classic motor for February is a 58 year old Vauxhall Velox. I wonder how many cars manufactured in 2015 will still be on the road in 2073 Kevin Harris first came across a Vauxhall Velox at

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Winter 2014

Motoring

Motoring with Liam Bird

A Day (or three) at the Races The 2014 Goodwood Revival and the Jaguar F-Type Liam was faced with two dilemmas in September when he attended the Goodwood Revival in Chichester, one of which is not usually associated with a man

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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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