It's fair to say that our news desk was not short of material to fill the pages during September. We not only brought you pictures of the all-new Bentley Continental (which looked remarkably similar to the existing car), the next-generation Ford Focus ST and its natural rival, the Vauxhall Astra VXR, but we also reported the news that Lotus was planning an Aston Martin rival. This, though, turned out to be the tip of the iceberg, as we would see at the Paris show the following month.
With the Mini Countryman arriving on UK soil, we also scooped the news of Mini's plans to build a 4x4 coupé, as detailed in our breakdown of the entire future Mini range.
And while we were in a contemplative mood, we also looked at the future for Saab and Volvo. Hilton Holloway considered where the two brands have come from and, with both now in the hands of new owners, where they will need to go.
We looked at some British success stories in September, too. We had a nose around at Ginetta, which is buoyantly producing sports cars and racing cars that provide some exceptional racing. And we spent some quality time with the team of Bloodhound SSC, upon which construction started in September.