Paul Cowland

Paul Cowland

Project Car Builds

Project TV Beetle Part 2 -Service

28 Oct , 2016  


Time to get the TV bug back into shape this month as I visit my old chum Steve Johnson, of Johnson Autoworks fame, in order to get the ’72 running like a Swiss watch. A shiny VW is always a lovely thing to behold, but if the mucky bits beneath it are not looking, or […]

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Driven – Litchfield Audi RS6 Stage 3 Conversion

25 Jan , 2016   Video

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  Sticking The Boot In. (Pics Chris Wallbank) If the RS6 in standard trim simply isn’t enough for you, then supercar tuner Litchfield has the perfect riposte. By adding another 200 bhp and a huge helping of torque, the Gloucestershire tuner has created a truly practical, daily-driveable, supercar – with a simply enormous boot. When […]

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Project Car Builds

Project TV Beetle Part 1

21 Jan , 2016  


Back To The Future. Plucked from barn-find obscurity and ‘restored’ for my Discovery Channel ‘Turbo Pickers’ TV show, this pretty little ’72 Bug has now ended up at home with me… and here’s why! In a motor trade and media career that has now spanned 20-odd years, I have had a few unexpected phone calls in my […]

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Project Car Builds

Project ‘Vette Part 1

12 Jan , 2016  


Cor’ Blimey! Pictures Chris Wallbank Time to start yet another project as I introduce my latest automotive squeeze to these pages . Having finished my ’10 Dodge Challenger, I’ve wound the clock back a little earlier – and swapped camps – for a rather lovely old ’80 Vette. Here we go again! If you’re anything […]

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Project Car Builds

Project STi – Part 2 Forge Dump Valve

30 Jul , 2015  


That essential question; just what is the first modification to undertake on your latest project car? This time I was pretty sure what it had to be – and ended up making a quick visit to tuning scene legends Forge to get it fitted. Having spent a wonderful first month with the STI, I have […]

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BLOG: My Top ‘Picking’ Tips

2 Feb , 2015  


Since the old show came out on the telly box, I have had quite a few people and journos ask me to outline a few hints and tips for making a few quid either out of stuff you already have, or random old tat that you might find out and about on your travels. While […]

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Project Car Builds

Project 328 Part 4 – Oil Change

6 Jan , 2015  


Although my 328 has the kind of history that even Simon Sharma would find impressive, and has just been fully serviced, I’ve only gone and given it an oil change. There is method in my madness however, as you’ll find out! Some things in life you can’t do too often I reckon. Bacon sandwiches, for […]

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Project Car Builds

Project BRZ Part 3 – Tinting

24 Nov , 2014  


You know me…when it comes to tuning I like improvements from both ends of the spectrum. Some enhancements make the recipient vehicle work better… Others make it look better. Occasionally, you hit the holy grail and fit something that does both. But for me, whether it looks good, or works well, it’s all good! This […]


Sneak Peek. Episode 1, Turbo Pickers

16 Nov , 2014   Video

Just a tiny glimpse of what’s in store for Episode 1… In this episode we went up to see the superbly knowledgeable Dougal at Longstone Tyres. If you own anything, weird, retro, vintage or rare, chances are, he has the tyre for it on the shelf. A top bloke who deserves his own show, I […]

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Green Heaven!

13 Nov , 2014   Video


Offered the chance to join Team BILSTEIN at the fabled Destination Nurburgring event earlier in the year, how could I say no? Put simply.. I couldn’t! Time to see what my old Golf GTI race car could really do on the world’s toughest circuit. The Nurburgring is deserved of its iconic status. It is a […]

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Project Car Builds

Project BRZ Part 2 – Wheels

12 Nov , 2014  


So I have a rather nice Subaru BRZ that the lovely people at Subaru UK are letting me play with. As well as writing about it in Banzai magazine I will be sharing it up here too. I hope you enjoy it. It’s already got a few choice mods on… But I hope to add […]