Ah, the sound of silence! That's what we have got used to with our long-term Prius. The petrol-electric hybrid has become a firm fleet favourite over the past five months, due to its uncanny ability to waft along emitting no noise whatsoever.
Given that one of the main selling points for the Chrysler Crossfire is its retro hot-rod styling, our recent Greatest Drives shoot (issue 812) probably wasn't the most flattering place to photograph it.
The trouble with growing up is that life gets serious on you. As a kid, you could spend all day playing in the garden with your Tonka truck, pretending to shift tonnes of soil around and then carting it indoors to show your mum.
I've got a new nickname that I'm not entirely happy about. The rest of the Auto Express team has started calling me Noddy. Why? Well, I'm driving the latest addition to our long-term fleet, the Daihatsu Copen.
New race season - new paddock bus. But while the Uniroyal Team Challenge race series is expanding, our circuit HQ is getting smaller. In successive campaigns we've moved through Volkswagen's MPV range.
There are certain things you can't escape if you live in a town - not least of which are regular trips to the local dump with bags of rubbish. It has been a frequent haunt since I took a week off work to do a massive garden clear-up.