Author: Andy Cooper

Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

A Morgan is a rare sight on Northern Irish roads, but even over the roads of the Malvern hills near Worcester this Plus Four turned many heads. I’m over at their factory at Pickersleigh Road where the coach builders have been manufacturing motor cars for over a decade. The 1950s design of the Plus Four and it’s big brother, the Plus Six, along with the three wheeled Super Three is the epitome of iconic British motoring. A work of art at rest, and wouldn’t be out of place on a poster for the latest Notting Hill-Hugh Grant-Bridget Jones Rom-Com. But…

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I was looking forward to drawing parallels to our own local gatherings on a trip earlier this year to Gears and Grinds, a Cars and Coffee style event held just outside Las Vegas. Visiting on recommendation of friend, RMS member and on this particular day, chauffeur, Patrick McCullagh (Nazor on the forum), expectations were blown out of the water as. upon arrival. a Pagani Huayra Roadster was being unfurled in its carbon clad glory. For reference this Italian hand-built hypercar prices circa £3m, and I don’t even know if I’m rounding up or down. I of course had come…

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Thousands of supercar fans descended on County Down’s Bishopscourt Racing Circuit for NI Supercar Sunday 2022, where some of the most exclusive road going metal was being put through their paces on track. This was day two of the charity supercar event, kicking off the previous day at the North West 200 pits with a static show followed by a convoy, winding down the Northern Irish coast roads followed by a black tie dinner at the Slieve Donard. Like previous years, the event was extremely well supported by both the supercar owners taking part and spectators, with all proceeds of…

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Andy and Ross chat to Ronan Cunningham, organiser of NI Supercar Sunday charity event. The 2022 event is on 30th and 31st July starting at the North West pits near Portrush on the Saturday, and finishing at Bishopscourt Circuit on Sunday. We also answer listener questions. Badly. As usual. Listen On: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Acast | RSS Feed or just ask Siri or Alexa to Play Sold as Seen Podcast

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Back in 2015, Porsche decided to put decent power into their Cayman platform and give it the GT treatment, and in doing so created one of the best 3-pedal normally aspirated mid engined cars ever. It eclipses all other ‘drivers cars’ I’ve driven to date, both on road and track. With a 380bhp flat-6 from a 991 generation 911, GT3 front suspension and bespoke rear suspension all tuned by Porsche’s GT motorsport department, and a sweet, if slightly long-geared 6-speed manual mated to a limited slip diff, its a driver’s dream. Swollen arches to accommodate the wider track is the…

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On this Sold as Seen Podcast, serial supercar owner and RMS Motoring forum member Warren Mercer (WSM) joins Andy, Gary and Ross and bares all, giving us the shocking truth of his real life experience of supercar ownership. Prepare yourself for eye watering depreciation, mystery damage and reliability woes that would drive anyone to the brink. Listen On: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Acast | RSS Feed or just ask Siri or Alexa to Play Sold as Seen Podcast

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Andy and Ross discuss ferries, the second hand car market, and yet another RMS Forum member winning a raffle. We look at the new DeLorean and await a new series of Top Gear in anticipation, and much more in episode 18 of the Sold as Seen Podcast. XL1 Across America – https://rmsmotoring.com/feature/volkswagon-xl1-across-america-for-charity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLf64LAoHU Listen On: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Acast | RSS Feed or just ask Siri or Alexa to Play Sold as Seen Podcast

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Over the weekend, RMS members combed our stunning coast roads here in Northern Ireland, in search of a BBQ and Coffee at Halliday’s of Bushmills. Organised by several longstanding forum members, there was a superb and typically eclectic RMS turnout. Where else would you get the likes of a Z3 M Coupé, Noble, R33 Skyline, JDM Audi S8 and Mazda MPS among many other superb members cars out together? Thanks to the members that organised, money raised for charity on the day and Halliday’s for hosting a thankfully fun, relaxed day out.

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Andy, Gary and Ross are back and in this episode of the Sold as Seen Podcast, Gary was at the Bear Run supercar event, Andy went on a Lotus run in a Porsche, and Ross pits the I4 M50 against a Model 3 Performance. And Ross discovers an in-car maps update wasn’t just updating the navigation system. Listen On: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Acast | RSS Feed or just ask Siri or Alexa to Play Sold as Seen Podcast

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After what seems like an eternity, we in the UK and Ireland are finally seeing the much lauded Tesla Model Y on our roads. It’s the all electric SUV that brings the best of the Model 3, the practicality of a hatchback and convenience of a higher driving position together in one package. https://youtu.be/gQqnMU4CFaQ On test is this dual motor, so all wheel drive Long Range model in Deep Blue metallic paint, with a real world range of over 300 miles, dog or child pram friendly hatchback and yours for a tenner under £55,000 (well in white, keep £1100 by…

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This is BMW’s new flagship EV, in the i4 range with this being the performance M50 model. BMW are no stranger to producing EVs over the last decade but this one is set up to be the big hitter due to its familiarity in this G26 platform and the i4 is akin to a 4 series Gran Coupe with the internal combustion engine and associated powertrain removed and replaced with batteries and in this case two electric motors, front and rear. Our car on test, provided by JKC BMW, does look striking in Sapphire Black, which suits the large front…

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Andy hops across the pond and spends a day with ex-pat forum member Patrick McCullagh in Las Vegas for a chat in the latest episode of the Sold as Seen Podcast. After a visit to Grind and Gears Cars and Coffee event and a tour of Celebrity Cars just outside the strip, the chat quickly turned to making the move from Co. Tyrone to Nevada, rallying, Autolifers, bagging that Dimma 306 and snapping a very rare RUF 911 for RM Sothebys. Listen On: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Acast | YouTube | RSS Feed or just ask…

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