My inner rage has been building for many months now and it may well have been the point at which I read, "Vauxhall Motors announces Katie Melua as brand ambassador".

Also, did I really want to know that actor and dancer Tom Chambers has taken delivery of a Fiat 500 Twin Air?

Audi is particularly guilty of throwing celebrities at their vehicles and just the other week opened a great big showroom in Northern Ireland and that meant Patrick Kielty (comedian?), Dennis Irwin (footballer?) and Sophie Ellis-Bextor (singer?) as well as others who needed even more explanation as to who they might be, were there.

Then I noticed Paul Weller had designed a Mini the other day. Well, it will be auctioned for charity and I can forgive Weller almost anything (even The Style Coucil and The Red Wedge tour) but he’s flogging a car when I’d rather see him bashing away at his Gibson SG and seemingly being irritated by everything and everyone.