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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo goes for £1.4m

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta

An historic 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta bought by Mussolini for his lover Claretta Petacci has sold at a Paris action for £1.4m. The Alfa Romeo took centre stage at RM Auctions’ Paris Sale on February 4. It’s believed to be the very car that Petacci and other …

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Meet the Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTB

Bellissima! Meet the new Ferrari 488 GTB – a replacement for the mid-engined 458. It’s also the first Ferrari since the 1970s to use a turbocharger in an “entry level” engine. Ferrari says the 488 GTB “provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers …

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New Ford Focus RS unveiled

Ford Focus RS

Ford previews all-new Focus RS – 2.3-litre 318bhp turbo, four-wheel-drive… at a competitive price. Expected to go on sale early next year for around £30,000, the Focus RS is the latest in a long line of affordable but seriously fast Fords. Ford describes it as “a high-performance road car that …

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Renault Kadjar crossover revealed

Renault Kadjar

Meet the new Renault Kadjar – big brother to the French giant’s popular Captur crossover SUV. It may have an odd name, but it looks good and it will be up against the all-conquering Nissan Qashqai when it goes on sale this autumn. Other rivals in this highly competitive sector …

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White is the colour

White Ford Fiesta

It’s official – white is now the UK’s favourite new car colour. White was the most popular colour for new cars registered in the UK in 2014 for the second year running, according to figures just released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Almost a quarter of …

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Arsenal stars salute the DS

Arsenal stars with the Citroen DS

Footballers Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini, David Ospina and Theo Walcott have been celebrating 60 years of the original Citroen DS. The Arsenal FC stars, including French internationals Flamini and Koscielny, wore the iconic red and white kit that their legendary predecessors would have worn in 1955 – the same year …

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New Jaguar XE: almost purr-fect

Jaguar XE

The new baby Jag, the XE, isn’t due to hit our showrooms until May, but early – very positive – reviews have started appearing in the press. Based on the “first drive” articles I’ve read, Jaguar has a hit on its hands. More so considering the range starts at a …

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Idris: Long drive to Berlin

Idris Elba with a Jaguar XE

Actor Idris Elba sets off from London on a 750-mile road trip to Berlin in the new Jaguar XE – the most fuel efficient big cat ever. The petrolhead and star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The Wire “aims to prove the Jaguar XE’s acclaimed fuel economy, technology …

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Mazda3 2.0 Sport Nav – review

Mazda3 2.0 Sport Nav - review

Why the Mazda3 should be on your shortlist for a new family hatchback… Before I start I’m going to lay my cards on the table – I like car manufacturers that dare to be different, which means the Mazda3 has a head start in my eyes. None of its rivals …

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Porsche’s depreciation buster

Porsche Macan

Meet the remarkable Porsche Macan – the car that pays you to drive it. Demand for the sporty SUV is so high that it appears dealers have been barred from offering customers a hefty instant profit to sell Macans back to them. The popularity of the depreciation-defying Porsche Macan emerged …

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