Name: Jack Nash
Previously owned: Fiat 126 BIS, VW Polo, Fiesta XR2, VW Golf GTI 8v and 16v, Alfa 145 Cloverleaf, AX GT, Golf VR6, Chevy Nova V8(!), Porsche 968 Sport, Mercedes Vito V6, Ford Focus RS Mk2, Panda 4x4 to name but a few.
Currently owned: 2003 Porsche 911 (996) C2, Triumph SpeedTona 955i, CCM R30
On the shortlist: Air-cooled Porsche 911, Peugeot306 Rallye.
The Shed - Suzuki SX4
Why I chose it: "Having previously owned a Panda 4x4 TwinAir and enjoyed driving to work in the snow the only thing to stop it was a snowdrift! Great fun and perfect daily for when the roads are gritted and the other vehicles safely tucked up."
The Brave Pill - Ducati Panigale FE
Why I chose it: "Having ridden bikes since I was 21 and starting track days shortly after you will certainly need a brave pill to master the mighty Panigale. A season ticket of European track days, Gold holiday insurance (!) and V02 slicks with any remaining money. Last of the big V-Twin (or L-Twin if you are a Ducatisti), and I love it."
The one still on sale - Mercedes-Benz Vito 114
Why I chose it: "The Panigale isn't getting itself to the track! I do love a van. Very versatile, one day full of bike clobber next day the family, dogs, etc. Unfortunately, Mercedes ditched the awesome 3.0-litre V6, so I'll have to make do with the four-cylinder. I bet this is the one that gets used 95 per cent of the time."
Porsche 911 backdate
Why I chose it: "A very difficult choice! I couldn't decide between this, a nice 993 C2 or a 996 C2 with change. In the end the backdate got picked; I love the colour combo and signs of patina. I would spend the summer driving to work, attending Sunday Scramble, Boxengasse and planning a road trip. But then that 993 in Guards Red has caught my eye again..."
Renaultsport Clio 200
Why I chose it: "I have a long and happy history of hot hatching - nobody does it better than the French! An absence of 306 Rallyes in the classifieds meant the RS got the nod; I would have preferred Alien Green and a Cup chassis, but they aren't essential - any Clio 200 is better than none!"
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