W126 300SE: Day 1!

The 300SE is finally on the road. Just when you thought this was the end to the restoration work, think again

May 8, 2022

W126 300SE: She’s shaping up!

Our W126 finally resembles a car

April 20, 2022

Homebound – Driving To Toyota Motor Thailand’s Assembly Plant (Ban Pho) During Songkran

Having spent three days in Bangkok during Songkran, we felt that it was time to venture a little further…

April 17, 2022

Toyota GR Supra 3.0: The transition from hot hatch to sports car

Hello everyone, my name is Jasper and I was invited by James to write and document my car journeys…

April 17, 2022

W126 300SE: What did we get ourselves into?

OCD-ness has come full force. The car is still in pieces. Will this resto-job ever be completed?

April 15, 2022

Honda Accord Wagon (CM1): Beater gets some TLC after ~6 years

We write about our CM1... After 6 years

April 12, 2022

400km Weekend Trip From Bangkok To Rayong

By Gerald Yuen A week before Thailand’s new year (Songkran) – not a wise move to make a short…

April 11, 2022

W124 300E: A broken bumper and mysterious scratches

The daily grind is making the 300E worse for wear, but it still soldiers on

April 8, 2022

Toyota Yaris Ativ Ownership In Thailand

It must have been a shock for me when my wife and I decided to take the plunge and buy…

April 6, 2022

W126 300SE: Yet another young timer Mercedes Benz

Introducing the 'other' new-old lenspeed staffer - just that this one is in pieces

April 5, 2022

New to #LenspeedOwned: Mercedes-Benz W124 300E

We get a new staffer - or rather a 30+ year old one

March 22, 2022

New to the Lenspeed fleet: 435i GranCoupe

Our new staffer BMW joins the fleet, with some special eyes

December 12, 2015

Citroen DS3 100,000km report

Staffer reports in with 100,000km DS3 report

November 2, 2015

Staff fleet update: Porsche 991 GT3

Read what our turbo-loving contributor thinks of his 991 GT3 as he writes with a unique owner's perspective

May 24, 2015

Black over White

Our tame racing driver shares his ownership experience of the C63 AMG Black Series

April 28, 2015

VW MkV R32 – First Impressions

Reacquainted with a familiar variant. How did it fare after 2000km of hooning?

March 6, 2015

FD2R: 130,000km report

Can Lenspeed’s staff car survive the treacherous pockmarked tarmac around his neighbourhood?

December 25, 2014

Range increases, but looks wrong lipless

Our staff S204 is getting great mileage these past few weeks, but really needs to look the part again

December 23, 2014

1 of a M-kind

1 leaves and another 1 comes. Read what new staff car has joined the fleet, and left

September 19, 2014

We’re back to Michelins again

Our staff S204 finally ditches its bald PS3s for a new set of tyres

July 31, 2014

1000km Report: Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002

Can this new set of rubbers deliver a more rewarding driving experience? Read on.

July 7, 2014


Lenspeed’s staff car gets a new set of rubbers

June 19, 2014

The LS460 gets a $15,000 bill

Japanese cars aren't spared - our staff LS460 gets a huge bill

June 6, 2014

Mid-Year Update: Achievement Unlocked

Best mileage per tank of fuel for Lenspeed’s Citroen DS3 Staff Car

June 1, 2014

FD2R Update: 115,000km and running

New knees for an aging car...

April 25, 2014

Fuel consumption milestone!

Aimed for a lofty 400km figure on the trip computer for my full tank of fuel last week ...

April 11, 2014

Rubber can’t be that exciting…

The 1.4 TSI is a spectacular motor. 170bhp and 240Nm is more useful on the road than...

January 4, 2014

Tyre pressures off – due to hard driving?

After a quick Saturday morning wash I was off to the pumps to get the tyres inflated ...

December 25, 2013

Your “own” car with its blemishes

It’s been about three weeks now into Subaru ownership, and one thing apparent about the ...

November 30, 2013

First tank of fuel: not a shade too bad at all

I chose a coffeeshop where I can sit on a table while looking at my car. It’s been ...

November 14, 2013

New arrival: Subaru Impreza S204

It’s 2am at night so I will not say much for now, but having covered about 130km so ...

November 7, 2013

End of term: MkV Golf GTI

And (gasp!) it has happened – the Golf GTI in our staff car fleet has found itself ...

November 7, 2013

My Dog Skip, but with cars.

In the movie My Dog Skip, a jack russell grows up with a boy, going through life’s ...

June 29, 2013

Back in its element.

After shedding some of its brownie points in the long motorway trips, the Clio got a ...

June 28, 2013

20,000 mile service: is the Clio ready for Europe?

Finally, after what seemed like a prolonged spell, the Clio finally got to embrace the loving ...

June 1, 2013

New rubber untested

The LS460 got its new tyres fitted just before I left for the UK (OK, I admit there is some ...

May 24, 2013

New arrival: 2006 LS460

Following the end-of-term report of our E250 CGI, we’ve quipped that we’ve got something ...

March 16, 2013

End of term: W212 E250 CGI

Me and my dad have always been Mercedes fans. We used to have the W126 300 SEL ...

January 18, 2013

Brands Hatch Taster Session

I thought I just got the upper hand with the weather when I arrived at Brands Hatch ...

October 10, 2012

What’s the deal, going back to FWD?

As it were, it’s appearing quite possibly that I like my hot hatches a lot more than ...

October 8, 2012

Sacrifice demands greatness

A couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me. If you drive a two-seater (not two plus two) sports ...

May 12, 2012

It could be better

Time and again we hear complains about people being unreasonably defensive about their cars ...

April 10, 2012

Notes about the MR2

Worringly, I’ve reached a point when I am feeling like I’ve learnt all of the car has got to ...

March 29, 2012

Notes from the first drive of the Toyota MR2 SW20

So in a rather hasty fashion, I’ve went ahead and bought the third MR2 I saw. That’s a ...

February 18, 2012

Pistonheads Hertfordshire Drive

By James Wong I’m supposed to be starting on my law revision now, but in the interests of keeping…

February 27, 2012

The search reaches its crux – just a matter of days now

Just a quick update here. The search for the replacement has finally made some progress ...

February 9, 2012

Old cars are magic, but it isn’t all easy

I may have been driving my 2006 MkV GTI for quite a while, but my car ownership history ...

January 26, 2012

The search for a replacement

Selling a car has always been difficult. There’s the emotional attachment, part of which stems ...

January 14, 2012