Yeah, nah, I’m not doing that


POOTLING around on one of my favourite websites on the weekend, I clicked on a link to an article that looked promising, to be met with a largely blank page and the ...

POOTLING around on one of my favourite websites on the weekend, I clicked on a link to an article that looked promising, to be met with a largely blank page and the slightly mischievous message: “403 Forbidden: The ...


Are you sitting comfortably?


MADAM Wheels' review of the 2019 Porsche Macan S tells us that it now has 14-way powered seats. Fourteen. Someone is showing off. Let’s see if we can guess what each of ...

MADAM Wheels' review of the 2019 Porsche Macan S tells us that it now has 14-way powered seats. Fourteen. Someone is showing off. Let’s see if we can guess what each of those 14 options is. 1. Forwards. 2. ...


Music has changed, but the song remains the same


WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate ...

WHEN I was quite a lot younger, I was a little bit of a groupie for a number of bands, more often than not English, for some reason, and almost always first-rate musicians, even if set in a rock music context. Even ...


Highway to hell


HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture ...

HAPPY New Year to all Madam Wheels readers. The Companion and I are now safely back home from the Christmas road trip but we’ve made a resolution to never again venture out in peak holiday highway traffic. For some ...


The fine art of the Christmas road trip


Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into ...

Sometimes the best thing about Christmas is the road trip that seems to happen around about the same time. This year it’ll be a 2000-km lap from NSW through the ACT, into Victoria and then back again. The only real ...


Victoria’s secret not what I imagined it to be


AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the ...

AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and unexpectedly as I have taken to television streaming services recently, I still like to read as much as I can. The production values and the creativity and imagination of the best shows ...


Like mother, like daughter


TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. ...

TWICE in recent weeks I have made reference in my contributions to Madam Wheels to an incident in which The Companion took out the pool cleaner with a mis-piloted drone. Twice Madam Wheels has queried me: what ...


How to stay calm under pressure


ONE of the newer vehicles in my garage has a dashboard display you can dial up with a twiddly knob on the centre console that shows the temperature and pressure of each ...

ONE of the newer vehicles in my garage has a dashboard display you can dial up with a twiddly knob on the centre console that shows the temperature and pressure of each tyre. It’s driving me mad. The two rear tyres ...


Musings on a Maserati


THERE’S a fair bit of anticipation in and around the SUV market at the moment, as several top-end manufacturers bring their latest offerings to market, apparently unaware ...

THERE’S a fair bit of anticipation in and around the SUV market at the moment, as several top-end manufacturers bring their latest offerings to market, apparently unaware or uncaring of the tautological nature of ...

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