Author Archives: Sean Longworth-Smith

When Two Legends Meet – Limited Edition Abarth 695 Rivale Convertible

The iconic Fiat 500 was born during an age of privation yet its characterful quirkiness has established its reputation as a cult classic. Not surprisingly then, there have been many iterations of this little car and many collaborations between Fiat and other performance-based manufacturers. The Abarth 695 ‘Rivale’ is one such collaboration, this time with […]

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS – Total Surface Protection Package

It would be fair to say that when it comes to model options, Porsche has a comprehensive range, from track-eating monsters to more comfortable and practical iterations. However, for many looking for that Porsche driver’s smile, the sweet spot comes in the form of the 911 GTS, a sports car tuned to deliver thrilling performance […]

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Track Inspired VW Golf R – Protected at Brands Hatch

The new Golf R is VW’s most powerful Golf ever and lovers of the model will be delighted to hear, it’s also the fastest. Bestowed with a high-performance turbocharger, the Golf R produces 308 bhp and 280 lb-ft of torque capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60mph in 4.6 seconds. The 6-speed DSG […]

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Range Rover Evoque SD4, Restored, Protected and Ready For Action

The Evoque was first produced in 2011 and was designed to bring a new customer to the Range Rover brand by appealing to the urban buyer with its sleek look, better fuel economy and lower emissions rating than the larger relative. Departing from the traditional body-on-shell construction adopted by most off-road vehicles, the Evoque uses […]

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Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder – Restoring A Future Classic

In 1960, a silver Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder won its first overall victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring race. A surprise victory for the 718, thought to be out-powered and outclassed by the competition, the result gave rise to Porsche’s reputation as a ‘Giant Killer’. It is just this type of win […]

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Cosmetically Restoring A Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Bentley cars have long been synonymous with the ultimate in class and comfort and with the Continental GT Speed, fans of the winged 8-ball can add sporting performance to the description. The ‘Speed’ designation harks back to the Le Mans 24-hour race-winning Speed Six and is utterly appropriate for a grand tourer capable of 0-60mph […]

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New Car Protection – Why Choose An Independent Detailing Studio?

For many, the purchase of a new vehicle represents one of the largest financial events in life, second only to a mortgage. As a result, it makes sense that as a new owner, your priority is to ensure that investment is protected to preserve its aesthetic appearance and by extension, its resale value. Having a […]

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Alpina White BMW M3 (E92) V8 – Protected With Crystal Serum Ultra

The M3 is BMW’s high-performance answer to the 3 Series, built by their in-house motorsport division, BMW M GmbH. The first iteration of the model was launched in 1985 and the line is still going strong today. Outwardly, an understated road-going vehicle but truly a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the M3 was designed to combine […]

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BigBoi Touchless Car Dryers – Blows The Water Out Of The Competition!

As every detailer and car care enthusiasts knows;¬†whenever you wash a car you run the risk of putting small, fine swirls (or worse, scratches) into the paint or clear coat. Keeping the weekly wash process as ‘touchless’ as possible is the goal of anyone trying to keep their paintwork looking ‘as new’. Whilst various non-contact […]

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