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  • Luxury lane

    Luxury lane

    Ford’s Vignale sub-brand is a bit of an odd beast. That’s because rather than being a manufacturer in its own right, as Lexus is to Toyota, the Vignale Fords are little more than well-specified trim levels with some unique styling and equipment...

  • Making the most of the city

    Making the most of the city

    Fiat 500X has returned with a new stylish generation after a sweeping upgrade of the popular model, inside and out. The original Italian crossover now has a sportier feel with gorgeous details and the most advanced technology systems for superior...

  • His secret seven

    His secret seven

    Jesmond Zahra is an extremely busy man. By day, he works as a purchasing manager with a leading local company – he is behind a desk and in front of a computer for a lot of the time, dealing with paperwork and phone calls. But in his spare time, he...

  • Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Motors Inc. held the official Alfa Romeo Raduno in Qawra featuring 50 astonishing Alfa Romeo models from different periods of the Italian brand’s glamorous history. The cars on display were meticulously selected to showcase the pure aesthetic and...

  • Golden oldies

    Golden oldies

    In life, the majority of people preach and teach, while a few do. Toby Ross definitely falls into the latter category. Ever since childhood in England, when tinkering around his father’s 1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk 111, he felt a passion for old...

  • Prefect past

    Prefect past

    Joe Scicluna’s passion for the Ford marque started from a black and white photo of a Prefect, says Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club. The first car that Oliver Scicluna bought for his own daily use as well as for family outings was a black...

  • Big on small cars

    Big on small cars

    As a young boy, old motors were never on the horizon of Pierre Spiteri, who always had a roving eye on the mainly modern and powerful four-wheel models belonging to that era. This proximity led him to develop a keen interest in things technical...

  • Adrenaline and coffee with Husqvarna

    Adrenaline and coffee with Husqvarna

    For many of those not familiar with motorcycling history, the term Café Racer means very little. However, for British motorcycling enthusiasts around London and Watford in the 1950s and 60s, being involved in the Café Racer movement meant speed,...

  • Driving credits

    Film producers from many countries view Malta and Gozo as an ideal backdrop for their prospective productions. The historic and unique locations, sunny weather for most of the year, and a steady supply of supporting facilities are among the main...

  • Solid performer with charismatic flair

    Solid performer with charismatic flair

    The new SsangYong Rexton, which reached Malta’s shores in early June and is now housed in the SsangYong Motors showroom in Attard, is safer, stronger, more spacious and more stylish than ever before. This new, authentic SUV drives wonderfully,...

  • Designs for life

    Designs for life

    Ronald Muscat Azzopardi uses his trained eye both for his architectural profession and his passion for old cars, Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club says. As an experienced and busy architect, Ronald Muscat Azzopardi is frequently asked to...

  • Watch: Tesla goes up in flames in LA

    Watch: Tesla goes up in flames in LA

    A Tesla being driven by British director Michael Morris burst into flames in Hollywood, his actress wife said. Onlookers were left fearing an explosion as bright orange flames shot from beneath the battery-powered car. Dramatic video of the...

  • Car mileage: MEPs want action to combat odometer fraud, restore confidence in second-hand car market

    Car mileage: MEPs want action to combat odometer fraud, restore confidence in second-hand car market

    MEPs have called on the European Commission to tackle used car odometer fraud more effectively. About 5 to 12 percent of used cars sold inside EU countries and 30 to 50 percent of those sold across borders within the EU have had their mileage...

  • Reel to wheel

    Reel to wheel

    Take 1, scene 1: On a freezing February evening, an Italian ship coming from Genoa battles big waves as it berths in the Grand Harbour area. The cargo hold opens and a new four-wheel-drive Mercedes comes out, pulling an attached closed trailer.

  • The gears of history

    The gears of history

    Besides being an integral part of the national heritage, old motors are also intrinsically entwined with the history of a nation. More so in countries that in their path to independence, underwent lengthy internal conflicts, regional wars, as well...

  • Watch: A world champion's quest for speed

    Watch: A world champion's quest for speed

    Updated May 1 - Added video   Taking risks is part of life for Aaron Ciantar, who has been racing some of the most powerful racing machines in the world for most of his adult life. Ciantar took up powerboat racing competitively in 2004. “That...

  • The race ahead

    The race ahead

    Way back in 1989, a small group of people with a profound passion for old cars, commitment to a cause, and a vivid vision for the future, got together to form the Malta Old Motors Club. Among them was Mario Scicluna, a modest man with sharp...

  • Covering new ground

    Covering new ground

    For a carmaker that presents itself as a safe bet, Hyundai has been successfully adventurous with the new Kona, says Pierre Fava. Performing a road test on this very new model from Hyundai even before it was presented to the public and press was...

  • Diesel is dead – long live the e-car. But is it?

    Diesel is dead – long live the e-car. But is it?

    Unfortunately, the debate over engine types, triggered by the fraudulent diesel scandal of certain manufacturers, is lacking in evidence-based arguments. The debate is more emotional and interest controlled. Furthermore, because of the problem of...

  • The real priorities

    The real priorities

    In today’s fast and furious lifestyle, many a dormant childhood dream is put on the back burner indefinitely owing to time pressures. Until one is forced to steer into the slow lane, or stop on the hard shoulder, and with plenty of time on one’s...