Most irritating web contributor of the week; Virgin PowerNo one is quite sure whether Virgin Power actually works for Richard Branson’s F1 team or not but, in truth, no one really cares. Virgin Power’s contributions are getting longer and more crazed as the days and weeks go by. In fact, Virgin Power’s ramblings have become so long-winded of late that no one has actually reached the end of one for several months. Good luck in Australia this weekend Virgin Power, or wherever you really are.
Read Virgin Power's latest forum post
Mystery of the week; who spanked the Zonda?Was it Sir Jackie, was it Monkey, was it The Stig? Maybe it was me and the bang on the head has caused the incident to be somehow erased from my memory?No one really knows. One thing’s for sure, though, whoever did it is not very popular with their insurance company Aviva right now, which has agreed to cough up £300k to fix the Pagani.Rumour has it that the owner of the car was in the passenger seat at the time, watching the mystery maestro at work. And then, whoaaa, the thing snapped sideways and ended up clouting a telegraph pole. Ouch.Cropley tells an amusing yarn about the time he parked his very own Ferrari in a field while doing a cornering photograph with another member of staff beside him in the passenger seat. When they stopped rotating, the passenger apparently just whispered “Oh Stephen…” It’s hard to imagine the Zonda owner reacting in the same way under the circumstances.
Read Steve Sutcliffe's blog: The most expensive car crashes in history
You what? of the week; Bentley’s new £10k sunglassesBy all accounts Bentley’s designers went to Austrian shades expert Estede to help co-develop its new platinum bins. What they should have done, however, is rebadge a pair of Ray Bans and pocket the change. Which would be considerable at 10 grand a pop.