Paul Willcox Blog: Two trips to Silverstone

June 13, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1128

I TRAVELLED to Silverstone recently to see Nissan competing in the Tourist Trophy race, and while I was expecting to have a good time, I didn’t think the action was going to be quite as exciting as it was. The on-track battles were thrilling and I certainly didn’t bet on seeing one of our GT-Rs

The Paul Willcox Blog: Why losing your phone hurts so much

June 6, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1055

THIS week I became a victim of a very common crime – mobile phone theft – and it felt like I’d lost a limb. It’s not until that little black box is no longer in your pocket that you realise just how often you interact with it. I’ve got (had) an iPhone and it would …

The Paul Willcox Blog: 24 May, 2011

May 26, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1107

Some of you may not know this, but I’m a huge fan of motorbikes. It’s a bit of a passion of mine and if I’m going to spend out on something petrol-powered it’s highly likely to have two wheels, not four. Over the last bank holiday weekend I went to watch the superbikes at Brands …

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1229

Over the last week, the team and I have been indulging ourselves at Silverstone’s fantastic new £27m pit complex. The brand-new facilities were extremely impressive and they even let us have some fun on the track. Silverstone uses some 370Z and GT-R models and we were set loose for some

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 9, 2011

May 11, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1151

Last week was an extremely busy one – but very rewarding at the same time. I spent most of it on the road visiting dealers up and down the country. I had no less than six lunches and dinners with some 160 dealer principals. It didn’t exactly do wonders for my waistline, but it certainly

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 28, 2011

April 29, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1402

You may have read here last week that I was called up for a photoshoot with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to whom we’ve lent a LEAF. I’m not a big fan of these photo calls. Flash bulbs and copious poses should be reserved for professional models, not manufacturer MDs, but when duty

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1238

News reached me this week that Nissan had performed extremely well in this year’s Auto Express Driver Power Awards. The survey means a huge amount because it’s voted for by those that really count – our car-buying customers. We narrowly missed out on a place in the top 10, securing 11th spot

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 8, 2011

April 9, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1499

WHEN we started this year we were under no illusions as to how tough things could be. The economy may have started to show some green shoots of recovery, but austerity measures from government were set to kick in and the SMMT had warned the car sales environment would be difficult. That’s