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Reverse gear

The new, as yet unseen, F-Type Jaguar.

Carmakers are looking to the past for design inspiration as retro enjoys a revival, writes Jeff Heselwood.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 12:53am

Reverse gear

Retro car is probably a misnomer: they may have links to the original in terms of either its manufacturer, or because it resembles a long-lost cousin; however, it is usually based on a model already within the carmaker's line-up. Nevertheless, the attraction is indisputable. A small number of so-called retro cars have appeared on the roads in recent years in large numbers.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Executives think outside the box for launch of Mini Roadster

British automobile brand Mini's new showroom in Wan Chai was transformed into an adventure park for the launch of the new Mini Roadster last Thursday.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New money drawn to old fashion yarns

I'm in London this weekend and will attend the Kent & Curwen sponsored Royal Polo tomorrow. It is a quintessentially English tradition that will see the likes of princes William and Harry take to the field.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bentleys top classic lots

Classic car buyers continue to shell out for the best collectibles, and summer auctions highlight buoyant prices for Bentleys.

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 29, Bonhams auctioned Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's 41/2 Litre Supercharged 'Blower' single-seat racing Bentley for GBP4.5 million (HK$54.58 million).

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Designer Lau brings stylish fashion sense to Land Rover's launch of Evoque Prestige edition

Land Rover has rolled out a new edition of its award-winning Range Rover Evoque with a fashion-inspired spin by local designer Henry Lau.

The carmaker, known for building tough cars with off-road potency, is aiming to hit the sweet spot combining efficiency, performance and luxury with the new Range Rover Evoque Prestige edition.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Posh spices up Evoque

One of the highlights of the Beijing Auto Show was the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition. A collaboration between Land Rover and designer Victoria Beckham, the crossover will be a collector's item as only 200 will be built.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Above board

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's close ties with tycoons and the fact that he appears to have rented a luxury Shenzhen apartment from a mainland tycoon who is a shareholder of the Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) has captured the media spotlight.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Morgan takes to the mainland highways

Morgan Motor, the boutique British manufacturer of hand-made, vintage-styled luxury cars, is going onto business in China.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Coach puts a spin on style with Mini Coopers for launch of new shop

To celebrate the opening of its new flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui, American fashion brand Coach not only featured a bevy of models but also a hired fleet of flashy Coach-themed Mini Coopers.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Reinventing the wheels

As carmakers geared up for tighter European emissions standards being introduced in the coming year, a big focus of 2011 remained the development of hybrid and battery technology, and also cleaner, more efficient petrol engines.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jaguar Land Rover to step up a gear

Jaguar Land Rover, the British car maker owned by India's Tata Motors, aims to double its sales in Hong Kong over the next five years with an eye on boosting its profile both locally and in the mainland market, according to Joseph Lau, Hong Kong general manager for the brands at official distributor Inchcape.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Thinking small pays off big time

What started as a way to revitalise an abandoned factory by an unemployed young man not only changed the fate of both, but also gave birth to Hong Kong's largest mini-storage operator. It now has 35 locations across the city, with a total floor space of more than 700,000 sqft.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pako Chau and Kary Ng put their best (but contrasting) feet forward for Dr Martens

At the launch of First and Forever, Dr Martens men and women's collection, singers Pakho Chau and Kary Ng led a small coterie of models on a catwalk that overwhelmed The Pawn in Wan Chai.

Chau chose to pose in a rather conservative Dr Martens black leather shoe from the F/W 2011 line, while Ng rocked in a crystal-studded number.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Land Rover suing HK companies for name theft

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am