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07 Sep 2022
    First, an apology. The car you see in the pictures before you is not quite the same as the car I drove recently. However, I can explain.      This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Porsche Boxster, and Porsche have built a special edition – the car you see in the pictures – to celebrate the occasion. Well, they haven’t built just one, they’ve built a limited run of 1,250 which will be...
15 Aug 2020
        I fancied fish and chips the other night. Nothing fancy, just fish and chips, wrapped in paper, and with plenty of salt and vinegar. Now, in these current post-Covid lockdown times that presents a couple of problems. The first is you cannot be spontaneous; popping-in to your local chip-shop without first making an appointment is no longer an option. The second problem is I don’t actually...
08 Aug 2018
     It’s the noise you remember most. Long after you’ve pressed the button that switches the F-Type R’s engine off, and long after the exhaust system has stopped pinging itself cool, the sound of Jaguar’s 5.0 litre supercharged V8 lingers long in the air.    It shatters the morning silence on start-up – four trumpet-like tailpipes playing a fanfare that signals your departure – before settling...
22 Apr 2018
  Another week, another SUV. Honestly, that’s how it’s beginning to feel. Crossovers, soft-roaders, Sports Utility Vehicles, call then what you will, they’re the current automotive equivalent of the proverbial hot cake; they’re selling like them too. However, they don’t always prove that tasty to drive. They’re practical, yes, and undoubtedly so in some cases, but exciting? Not really. Well, not...
08 Dec 2017
Young sporting individuals and clubs in Shrewsbury are being urged to enter a scheme that gives them the chance to win £200,000 as the programme closes at the end of the year. Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme in May as part of a national initiative which aims to give away more than £600,000 in cash to sports groups and individuals. Under the scheme, a host of regional...
26 Jun 2017
   I’m pretty sure that if you asked a teenage boy to draw you a sportscar the end result would bear a striking resemblance to a Subaru BRZ. Long bonnet, short tail, two doors, coupe roofline… and if the sketches were anything like the ones I used to scribble on the back of my exercise book during double biology, wheels that look a tad too small and struggle to fill the arches. I never could get...
07 Jun 2017
A new sports education and training company has been launched this month, replacing a long-established brand in the county.  Sportsjam Coaching, first founded 17 years ago and latterly known as Sportsjam Education, will now be known as PROTEL ltd, with its education arm known locally as Severnsports. This separation of the two business interests allows Sportsjam to continue to operate as a...
26 Feb 2017
     Don’t ever let it be said that we don’t fully test the cars we get here at Love Shrewsbury Towers. Due to an urgent appointment, within less than 48 hours of Audi dropping off their latest R8 Spyder its odometer was already showing an extra 400 miles. By the end of our week with it I’d added significantly more than that.     If it that’s not a testimony to the R8’s “everyday supercar” mantle...
14 Feb 2017
   Perhaps the Mazda PR lady’s coat was a bit of a giveaway: Canada Goose Parkas are rated for temperatures of -30C and below. Devon in February doesn’t get quite that cold I’ll grant you, but to quote more than one motoring writer gathered for the launch Mazda’s new MX-5 RF, “It was bloody freezing up on Dartmoor”.     Dry, chilly days though are actually perfect for trying out a convertible...
01 Dec 2016
Shropshire house builders Galliers Homes has announced a record-breaking sports sponsorship package. The Shrewsbury-based company, which develops housing schemes across the county, has pledged £45,000 to boost girls’ handball. The three-year deal, a joint venture with its sister company Cameron Homes of Staffordshire, will support the development of the sport in schools and clubs in the region...
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