EngageSportMode’s 2019 Car of the Year is here

ESM’s editor was rather busy during 2018. But there is always time to pick a favourite car from the year, of course. Let us deal with the elephant in the room, first. Yes, it’s been rather quiet on ESM during 2018. Sorry. Juggling a normal 9-5 job, writing for the wonderful people at Motoring Research,…

Friday Photo – Skoda’s 2015 Wörthersee Concepts

The annual GTI Meeting at Wörthersee is something the Volkswagen Group takes very seriously, using it to show off some of the wildest creations from the VAG empire. This year, Skoda has not one, but two, special concept vehicles on show. There seems to be something of a trend with pickups as Wörthersee show creations. Two years ago Volkswagen had…

Friday Photo – Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5 Concept

Skoda has developed a successful reputation in rallying, stretching back to the days of the Felicia and rear-engined 130RS, but also more recently with the Fabia Super 2000 car. Here’s their latest offering based on the third generation supermini.  At this year’s Essen Motor Show, Skoda is displaying the concept version of the R5 version of the new…

Skoda vRS ‘ Mega Man-Pram’ Concept

This might be one best suited to EngageSportMode’s BTCC Correspondent, who is getting ever closer to the birth of his first child! Built to celebrate the launch of the new Skoda Octavia vRS, the Czech firm undertook research into just what upgrades new dads would want to see on a pram.

ESM – Goodwood FoS Photo Blog #2 Friday

Friday is the first main day of the actual Festival of Speed. ESM spent the vast majority of it taking the long walk from the bottom of the paddock all the way to the rally-stage at the top of the hill. This is what we encountered along the way. So that is Friday’s action covered….