Links

Some links I really like.

MajorGav http://petrolblog.com/ Dartmoor based self confessed ‘Car nut and blogger at PetrolBlog’, definitely worth a read. Owns an eclectic mix of cars. Legend has it he likes tea and Hobnobs.

Diana Evans http://www.rosegardenaccessories.co.uk/ Designer of fabulous bridal and occasion accessories and jewellery for Rose Garden Accessories. Also my better half. Mummy to 2yr old. Loves cats, cars, choc and most other C words.

James Winstanley http://www.thecardisco.com/ Celebrating the automotive world… by poking fun at it

Ed Callow http://torquespeak.wordpress.com/ Fantastic pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejcallow/ Car enthusiast and amateur photographer.

The smokers pack http://www.smokerspack.com/ Car reviews in Ireland, caters for all sorts of cars.

John Slavin http://johnslavin.wordpress.com/ Claims to be a ‘Freelance motoring writer /student’, quite how you can be a freelance student escapes me. Good read though.

Motormorph.com http://www.motormorph.com/ Car nut that claims ‘is here to track, digest and comment on the evolution of motoring.’ Apparently.

Charlie Johnson http://retroandclassiccars.wordpress.com/ Editor & founder of Retro and Classic Cars, and classic car enthusiast.

Peter http://www.petrolthreads.co.uk/ Quality threads for petrolheads. Also runs a track day E30, top chap.

SNIFF PETROL www.sniffpetrol.com – Richard Porter (that bloke that does stuff for Top Gear) being deeply special.

CARPERVERT www.carpervert.com/ – Jonny Smith – The star of Fifth Gear. It’s as if the eyes follow you round the room..

 

MOT test regulations http://www.ukmot.com/manual.asp

Pure gold for car modifiers in the UK http://www.the-ace.org.uk/

Car data and specifications http://www.carfolio.com/

Mig welding explained plus a splendid forum. http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/

Excellent descriptions of how things work http://www.carbibles.com/

Clubs and Forums

Car ads, articles and great forum. http://www.pistonheads.com/

PPC forum, discussion on car tech. http://www.ppcmag.co.uk/forum/

Off road racing and more. http://awdc.co.uk/

Muddy funsters with a great forum http://www.mud-club.com/

The best circuit race club in the world. http://www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk/

If you love jags, join. http://www.jec.org.uk

Profesional Institutions

Guild of motoring writers, explains how to get started.http://www.gomw.co.uk/

Institute of the motor industry.http://www.motor.org.uk/

Institute of Engineering and Technology. http://www.theiet.org

Institute of Mechanical Engineers – Automobile Division events

Magazines worth reading

Evo – Fast cars, drivven writers.

Octane – The best read ever, utterly beautiful

Practical Classics – The eternal font of knowledge

Practical Performace Car – Tuning for grown ups

Cool Stuff

Dianas’ sparkles, buy her stuff so she can go racing – http://www.rosegardenaccessories.co.uk

Worlds fastest lawnmower, briefly – Project RunningBlade

Everything you ever wanted to know about Austin Rover – http://austin-rover.co.uk/

Drive a banger, save the plannet – http://www.bangernomics.com/

Cool stuff about classic cars – http://www.dep-o.co.uk/

New madia

Drivers Republic – Web mag for petrol heads.

Networking

LinkedIn – Profesional business network.

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