Motoring madness


    TwoSpanners is stuff we do with cars. It's fair to say we are old enough to know better but we don't.


    We are also hoping to keep our driving licenses in the process. We have a garage of test cars ready to bust a big bag of motoring mayhem.



    Every year we create ourselves a motoring challenge buy a shed and head out on the open road.


    Andy & Simon
    How Hard Can It Be (HHCIB)

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My Driveway App

My Driveway App

We are working on an app at the moment to help you manage your car information. You can store MOT, Service, Insurance, TAX and breakdown service information into the app for each of your cars. The app will then remind you when something is due. If you are interested in this app then sign up [...]

Trade up challenge

Trade up challenge

Mike Brewer does a series on the Discovery Channel called Wheeler Dealers where they hunt for treasure as they find rundown classic cars and transform them into sleek, gleaming beauties ready to sell on to a punter for a healthy profit. He has a new series out called Wheeler Dealers Trading Up where with just $3,000 [...]

Top 10 driving roads

Top 10 driving roads

Here is my list of top 10 drives, these could be roads or circuits and are in no particular order: 1- Nurburgring, the most demanding and difficult purpose-built racing circuit in the world 2-The Mille Miglia was an open-road endurance which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 3- Aintree Motor racing circuit, the circuit is located within [...]

Overnight train Tbilisi to Baku

Overnight train Tbilisi to Baku

This is a little off topic for twospanners.com but was part of our Birmingham to Azerbaijan adventure and maybe helpful to others. If you are looking for the slowest way to get from Tbilisi, Georgia to Baku, Azerbaijan then the overnight train is the one for you. The train takes 18hrs to reach Baku, which [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 10

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 10

Journey Hotel checkout complete and bags left we head for the service centre with the car, arriving to find it open (hurrah), we find someone who can talk english but yet again we are in the wrong place. We are told the centre down in Rustavi does imports not the one in Tbilisi, so we [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 9

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 9

Journey It was an early start this morning despite a fairly late night because we wanted to try and get to the Ministry of Internal affairs before they closed at 1pm in Tbilisi. We left about 8am and headed North east towards Gori (Home of Stalin). The roads since we left Europe have been interesting [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 8

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 8

Journey Car Faults Electric windows are intermittent Brakes (what brakes) Exhaust blowing Rear wheel now making lots of noise Glove box door fell off Distance travelled 3400 miles, 13 Countries England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia Route Ordu to Batumi, Georgia via Trabzon           [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 7

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 7

Journey We are up late agan, appears to be the way we roll now, drive late into the night then get up late the following morning. Breakfast was taken over looking the surrounding hills and we started to consider our option for car disposal. We figure if we drive to the Azerbaijan border and can’t [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 6

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 6

Journey We started late this morning because of our trouble at the border last night and set out for Istanbul with a plan to arrive early afternoon. The roads are good in Turkey and almost all dual carriageway so you can easily sit at 70mph and crunch the kilometeres. Of course true to form with [...]

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 5

Birmingham – Azerbaijan Day 5

Car Faults Electric windows are intermittent Brakes (what brakes) Exhaust blowing Rear wheel now making lots of noise Glove box door fell off Distance travelled 2350 miles, 12 Countries England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey Route Belgrade, Serbia to Edirne via Sofia (Bulgaria) Police Stops 3 Human injuries Both [...]