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All Fur Coat and No Knickers

• By: Perry Robb

The story of two privileged individuals with guttersnipe tendencies… As you would expect in a large Porsche centre close to London, we had all sorts…

Herbie Malloy, the Insurance Man’s Friend

• By: Perry Robb

In Belfast, in the 1970’s, the best operator in the motor trade, by a country mile, was the bold Herbie Malloy – always on the go, always look…

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The ‘Inscrutable’ Chinese Car Marketplace

• By: Perry Robb

The staggering growth in the Chinese economy over the past 25 years has been unbelievable for many of us who can still picture Chairman Mao holding hi…


New Cars – No Servicing Required?

• By: Perry Robb

This week I called over to see how the new Fastlane body shop site at Elstree was progressing. Whilst the site isn’t officially due to open for …

Bankers and Porsche

• By: Perry Robb

During my time at Porsche I met numerous fantastic customers. Some of them were ‘captains of industry’, brilliant entrepreneurs, and often…

My First Car – Was It Really a Car?

• By: Perry Robb

Being born into a motoring family (my father and grandfather had both been in the motor trade) I learned to drive at a very early age. When I was 8, D…

Rolls Royce Wraith: Changing Perceptions

• By: Perry Robb

Rolls Royce Wraith, changing perceptions: by Perry Robb The first time I sat in a Rolls Royce was in the 1960’s. It was a Silver Cloud model an…

Pollution Levels – Dr. Porsche Required?

• By: Perry Robb

Why have vehicle pollution levels gone through the roof in cities like London recently? The newspapers, bloggers and politicians are all majoring on t…

Dr. Porsche’s Grandson: The Sequel

• By: Perry Robb

After working for Porsche for about 25 of my 50 years in the motor industry, in July last year I felt duty bound to express my thoughts on the departu…