2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Photo Highlights

EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung? Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely…

EngageSportMode’s Favourite Five Fast Estate Cars

Writing recently about the handsome new SEAT Leon ST, and the grunty Focus ST Mountune, has got EngageSportMode thinking about its preferred choice of estate car. There’s something about a sporting station wagon which often makes it more appealing than its saloon brethren. Perhaps it’s the fact it can combine performance and practicality, or maybe it’s the frequently more…

Hidden Desires #1 – Vauxhall Corsa VXR

Last year I ran a short feature called “Crap Cars I Like” on ESM. The aim was to explain my love for cars which automotive journalism, the internets, or society as a whole had shunned. However, I decided the name did too much of a disservice to the cars featured. So, instead, this segment is…

A Final Thought on the Ampera

I spent this morning trying to think of a good way to explain the Vauxhall Ampera through some kind of analogy. This involved a lot of thinking and research; including establishing whether there was any link between the Ampera and those leaked Christina Hendricks photos. For reference, unless it was a Fiat distraction ploy, I…

The Confessions Just Keep On Coming

Along with liking NASCAR, Engage Sport Mode is also willing to admit to other things. Like enjoying the music of Avril Lavigne (and seeing her live), thinking additional jalapeno peppers can improve everything and occasionally being wrong. In this instance, the “being wrong” relates to a prediction made on this very website back in January. In that post I…