Richard Yarrow, Editor

Richard Yarrow After more than seven years on staff at Auto Express, Britain's top selling weekly car magazine, Richard left in fall 2005 to spend more time with his family and get back to writing, rather than sitting in dull meetings. In the first three weeks of freelancing, he spent exactly four days at home. He's got plenty to write about, but his two young children still cower behind the sofa when he walks in the lounge. The not-so-proud owner of a very old Saab, Richard comes home from every car launch wishing he had enough money to buy the vehicle in question. Perhaps if freelancing pays off...

Articles

Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ
Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ

Hyundai’s Geneva concept was the QarmaQ, a 2+2 crossover SUV, and it features more than 30 different environmental technologies that could appear on future production models. The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter...Read More»

2007 Fiat Bravo
Fiat Bravo, Abarth Meet in Geneva

One of the most eagerly awaited new cars of the year, the reborn Fiat 500, is to wear the legendary Abarth badge. As previously reported on TheCarConnection, Fiat is relaunching its historic performance brand on the Grande Punto compact hatchback. The hot version of the 500 is expected to make its...Read More»

2007 Maserati Gran Turismo
Maserati Gran Turismo Wows Geneva

PHOTO GALLERY: The new Maserati GranTurismo made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, peering out from behind the unwelcoming walls of the Maserati stand, stunning show crowds with its daring shape. Styled by Pininfarina, the car is a four-seater and will fit into the Italian firm’s range...Read More»

2007 Opel Corsa VXR
Opel Gets OPC, Hottest Corsa Ever

GM’s volume brand in Europe, Opel, has just taken the wraps off its hottest supermini ever. The Corsa OPC boasts 192 hp from its turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine. It means a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The OPC is only available as a three-door model, with varios...Read More»

2007 Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

2008 Dodge crossover
Chrysler Out of Short Minivans?

Twenty-four years after it unveiled the first modern-day minivan, Chrysler has refreshed the segment again with the all-new Town & Country. Also available as the Dodge Grand Caravan, it boasts 35 new and improved features over the outgoing model. But as the pair took the stand at theDetroit...Read More»

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2006 Paris Auto Show, Part IV

2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Big news! Alfa Romeo is returning to the USA. Well, sort of. The Italian firm used the Paris Motor Show to unveil the production version of its 8C Competizione, an ultra-exclusive supercar limited to just 500 units...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-door HB Auto S Angular Front Exterior View
Volkswagen Has Iroc Coupe Concept

click to enlarge photos MORE PHOTOS: The clue is in the name. This is the VW Iroc, known until now simply as the Concept S. But here’s the trick; put the S in front of the Iroc and it starts to make sense, previewing a sports coupe in the mould of the legendary Scirocco. There’s another link to...Read More»

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors
2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, hand-crafted in a freezer over two weeks by experts who could only do 40-minute shifts because of the cold...Read More»

2006 Cadillac BLS
2006 Cadillac BLS

 2006 Cadillac STS-V by TCC Team (4/9/2006) Driven to thrill. Will Caddy’s BLS Crack the Euro Code? by TCC Team (4/9/2006) Is this the right way to finally crack the European market? It sounds wrong somehow — a Cadillac that will go on sale in every market except North America . But that’s...Read More»

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