I’m just back from the Frankfurt Motor Show and for those of us who love cars that are simple, analogue and, above all, powered by internal combustion engines, the news appears not to be good.
Thank Frankel it's Saturday: Doom and gloom for petrol‑heads at Frankfurt?
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.