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Where is the Automobile Industry heading?
Where is the Automobile Industry heading?

If you thought that the first motorized vehicles were built in the mid 1800’s you are wrong. The earliest known motorized vehicle was built in 1797 by Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot. It was a three wheeled vehicle powered by steam, and reached a top speed of about four km/ph – the average walkin ...

Clinical Cars and hard-core Off Roaders
Editor's Rumblings - July 2016

The motoring industry has been in “clinical” mode for the past decade or so. What I mean is that cars in general have been getting better overall, and reached a stage within the last decade or so, where they were all clinically good. Basically the only deciding factors were the size of t ...

Why drive a “stick shift”?
Why drive a “stick shift”?

I am member of the fast declining populace of people still driving a manual car. That’s right; I drive a manual by choice.   Just a few short decades ago, most cars were manuals. And here in Sri Lanka there was a time not long ago when people would scorn at automatics saying they we ...

Sri Lankan Car Enthusiasts
Sri Lankan Car Enthusiasts

The much talked about 2016 Ford Mustang has arrived on our shores. We were lucky to have been able to drive the first convertible, which also happens to be the first 5.0 litre V8 that arrived here. According to Ranjan who tested the Mustang, it is no longer mere American Muscle that goes very fast i ...

Zebras of the wrong colour
Zebras of the wrong colour

Whether we like it or not, virtually every aspect of life is tied directly or indirectly to public roads. Vehicle owners ideally expect roads that are devoid of congestion. People who don’t own vehicles on the other hand ideally like to have roads with proper foot paths that are conducive to w ...