Author: James Ruppert

Seiko Boutique – Our new favourite shop

Jonathan Ross, the television presenter joined the President and COO of Seiko Watch Corporation,Shuji Takahashi and Excellency Koji Tsuruoka, Japanese Ambassador to the UK at the inauguration ceremony and opening of the Boutique. Located in Knightsbridge, the heart of luxury shopping, Free Car Mag is inordinately excited, not least because the boutique showcases the very best of Seiko, including the Astron GPS Solar, Presage, Prospex and Premier collections. Alongside Seiko, the full international collection of Grand Seiko is presented for the first time in the UK. Providing watch lovers with the perfect environment in which to experience and explore...

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard – your larky actioner for the weekend.

We’ve only gone and previewed this in the latest Free Car Mag, which you really must go and download if you haven’t already. This looks like a cracker of a film with loads of car action, Jags, Range Rovers and a lovely old Mercedes S Class. Just in case you wondered, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The...

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Design 911 buying and looking after an icon

Porsche 911, it has to be the most popular real world sports and supercars. So it is important to know where to go. Somewhere like KARL CHOPRA is a true Porsche enthusiast, who turned his hobby into his business. Rebuilding, restoring and customising Porsches over two decades he developed a particular sense for sourcing hard-to-get parts, from simple brackets to body panels. His reputation grew and a loyal circle of customers told their friends, who told their friends. Design 911 was established in 1995. The company has established itself as the market leader, offering trade and retail customers...

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Honda Type R our new favourite car ad

Just watch it. A properly exciting car ad. If throwing yourself out of a plane (one Free Car Mag staffer does do this) is as much fun as a Type R (and she did do a passenger lap with Honda BTCC legend Gordon Shedden so can confirm it is true) then this is hot hatch which should be on our next car shopping list. Featuring an inspiring montage of adventure style clips mixed with footage of the new Type R navigating the Nürburgring, the new film asks the viewer a series of questions, leading to ‘Are you Type R’?....

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Morris Minor Parts from Charles Ware

We are huge fans of Charles Ware’s Morris Minor Centre and were lucky enough to meet the late founder a few years back and write a feature about the business. Now we learn that you can buy Morris Minor Parts directly from the website. The original exploded diagrams have been kept but linked to photos for easy identification. The details pages are full of useful information, including fixings and other parts you may need. The search facility takes you directly to parts as well as pages. Plus there is a free gift with your first order a Charles...

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