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Jump For Joy! Is A Blog Awards Ireland 2015 Finalist

I’ve just received the happy news that I’m a finalist in the Best Automotive Blog (Personal Category) at the Blog Awards Ireland 2015!Read more

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A Crisis At The Volkswagen Group

It’s over a week ago since news broke that a ‘defeat device’ had been installed in nearly half a million Volkswagen Group diesel cars sold in the US, a piece of software that was able to manipulate emissions tests so that the cars appeared cleaner.Read more

Trabi Berlin On Tour: Part 2 Berlin, Trabants and Ampelmännchen

Trabi Berlin

It's time to swap the bright lights of Frankfurt for some Berlin grit. I leave the show and hop on a train to Berlin. It's history that brings me to the city, not cars, but then I find a car that's part of that history.Read more

Opel Astra Frankfurt On Tour: Part 1 Frankfurt Motor Show

Those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know that I’ve been in transit this week - but now I’m back on terra firma, it’s time to update you on what I’ve been up to.

A few weeks ago I shared with you some of my confessions as a car blogger. But there was another glaring omission from that list – I’ve never been to a motor show. A proper motor show.

So I had to put that right. And I decided to make my motor show debut at the mother of all motor shows – the massive, frenetic, exciting, feet blistering, sweat inducing, battery charge zapping, ‘tweettastic’ Frankfurt Motor Show.Read more

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Why The Millennials Are Wrong About SUVs

Mllennials SUVs

As Ford gets ready for an SUV bonanza at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the company has released the results of a survey that serves to validate its investment in bringing five new SUVs and crossovers to market in the next three years.Read more

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Audi A1 1.0TFSI S tronic Review

audi A1 review

The Audi A1 is the entry level model into the Audi range and promises a premium car experience within the compact dimensions of a small hatchback. The A1 has recently been given a small facelift, some new engines, some changes to the suspension and steering, new colours, new alloy wheel designs and some more equipment. With prices starting at €20,800, the A1 slots firmly into the premium small car class, where image and kerb appeal are the currency of sale. Has the A1 still got it?

Watch my video review of the Audi A1 or scroll down to read a review:Read more

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Marcin And Kasia Tell Me About Their Opel Manta A

I'm always curious about why people choose a particular car, and a few weeks ago I met Kasia Eska-Grajek and she told me about the Opel Manta A she and her husband Marcin owned. It's not every day that you meet someone who owns an Opel Manta! I was very interested to hear more. Kasia and Marcin agreed to answer a few questions for me about the car and I'm delighted to be able to share this with you! The photos are all their own too.Read more

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Please Vote! Shortlisted For Best Automotive Blog

I’m very excited to be shortlisted for Best Automotive Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 in the Personal Blogger category.

I’ve had a great first year with the blog and it keeps me very busy - driving cars, writing blog posts and making videos. But I love it and it’s great to be recognised as a credible Irish automotive blog.

Now I need your help to get to the finalist stage. If you like browsing my blog, reading my posts, find it entertaining, informative or just a little bit interesting, I would love if you would give me a vote and help me get over the finish line!

Please follow the link below and vote for Changing Lanes!

Thank you for your support,

Safe motoring,


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7 Classic Roadsters From The 1990s

I’m going back in time to remember some of my favourite lightweight sporty convertibles that debuted for the first time in the 1990s. It was the decade of grunge, the Spice Girls and some very, very desirable 2-door sports cars!Read more

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5 Worst Things That Can Happen In The Car Park

I think car parks are very stressful environments, especially badly-designed ones. There’s a certain amount of risk involved in entering a car park, especially at weekends and around Christmas time when the whole thing can resemble a demolition derby. The lure of the shops is a bit like catnip and can send even the sanest person into a frenzy. So take your time and try to avoid any of these mishaps!Read more