BTCC Round 7 – Knockhill Review

EngageSportMode.com’s dedicated BTCC Correspondent made the trek to Scotland for the latest round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Turkington flies North of the Border The BTCC made the annual trip north of the border to Knockhill for the latest rounds. It was a meeting dominated by rear wheel drive cars and Colin…

Brand New – 2014 Honda Civic Tourer

Another day, another new estate based on a C-segment hatchback enters into the arena of EngageSportMode. This time it’s the Honda Civic Tourer, set to be built in Britain and on sale in 2014 following its official unveiling next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Style is, of course, naturally subjective but the new Civic…

New Honda NSX Prototype in the wild

In the past few days we’ve featured a couple of articles mentioning the original Honda NSX. Despite the limited commercial success of the first-generation car, and the remnants of an ongoing economic meltdown, Honda believes the time is right for a new NSX. Below is the prototype version, with some snazzy custom graphics: The prototype,…

Friday Photo from the archives #9

Ok, it’s another FFFA which isn’t actually a photo, but a video. But, in our defence, it is quite a special video. We mentioned in yesterday’s post about F1-inspired road cars about the importance of the link between Ayrton Senna and Honda. That link is obviously, still, of importance to Honda to this day as…

BTCC @ Croft 2013 – Photo Gallery

After yesterday’s teaser, EngageSportMode can now bring you the full photographic wonderment captured at Round 5 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on the 23rd June 2013. Still to come this week is a full report from ESM’s BTCC Correspondent, along with some reflections on how this race weekend compared to others we’ve…

BTCC 2013 Round 2 – Donington Review

ESM’s BTCC correspondent dishes out his review of the action-packed second round of this year’s season: Honda’s Donington Dominance Stopped by Turkington! Last weekend saw the second round of 2013’s British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park. The hills surrounding the circuit still look like huge quarry mud banks due to the works to upgrade…

ESM’s 2012 Car Buying Predicament #2

Previously on ESM, I set out a rather lengthy list of criteria that I wanted the Polo replacement to have. Somewhat predictably, I then went away and spent several hours days searching AutoTrader and other classifieds. When you’ve given yourself a string of demands which make your average terrorist blush, unsurprisingly the options were limited, with…

BTCC Week – More ESM at Oulton Park

With the sun burn now slowly (and painfully) turning to a rich golden brown, it’s time for Engage Sport Mode to reflect on just what happened at Oulton Park yesterday. The 2.26 mile Cheshire Circuit played host to rounds 10, 11 and 12 of this year’s British Touring Car Championship. The Yuasa Hondas of Matt Neal and…

Crap Cars I Like #1 1997 to 2001 Honda Prelude

I’ll be honest, this is a slightly inauspicious start for the Crap Cars I Like feature. Labelling the 5th generation Honda Prelude as “crap” is possibly a little bit strong, and does disservice to a rather commendable car. But then again, just look at it: Buying a coupe should be an episode in taking the stylish…