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 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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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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ROADTEST: Subaru BRZ SE Lux Manual

21 Nov , 2014  


I have read a lot of road tests on this car, seen a lot of forum posts and spent a lot of miles in it. Therefore, I think it’s fair to say, for those who think the BRZ/GT86 doesn’t pack enough tech or power, you either haven’t driven it for long enough – or you’ve […]

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ROADTEST: Litchfield Audi RS6

17 Nov , 2014  


Less Is More… Of all Ingolstadt’s ‘sensible’ products, the RS6 packs one of the mightiest punches straight from the showroom floor. But that’s still not enough for some people. I was lucky enough to  try the latest conversion package from Litchfield – which proves that when it comes to tuning one of the world’s greatest […]

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Project Car Builds

Project BRZ Part 1 – Rear Lights

11 Nov , 2014  


Time to start a new project car – using the Subaru UK BRZ I have been developing for the last 12 months.. We’re very lucky in this job… we get to experience, drive and feature some absolutely corking motors. All of them leave an impression in one way or another, but occasionally, you come across […]

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ROADTEST: STaSIS S5 European Motorsport Challenge Edition

17 Jul , 2013  


Fancy a bit of Supercar baiting, but don’t want to look too ostentatious in the process? Then the latest STaSIS “European Motorsport Challenge Edition” may very well be what you need. Over 400 thoroughbred horses in a svelte, yet subtle, wrapper ought to do it… People who buy really fast cars, generally speaking, can be […]

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