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  • SIR DAVID PLASTOW: 1932-2019

    SIR DAVID PLASTOW: 1932-2019

    26th June 2019

    Sir David Plastow, former chairman of Rolls-Royce Motors and instrumental in returning the car division to health after the collapse of the parent company in 1971, passed away on June 5 at the age of 87.

  • CLASSIC CAR POLL WINNER REVEALED

    CLASSIC CAR POLL WINNER REVEALED

    26th June 2019

    We’ve been asking you over the past few weeks what your favourite classic car is; we can now reveal that the winner was of course the...

  • JIM CLARK MUSEUM TO OPEN ITS DOORS

    JIM CLARK MUSEUM TO OPEN ITS DOORS

    26th June 2019

    A new museum dedicated to a motorsport icon will open in Scotland next month. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns will replace the existing Jim Clark Memorial Room following a £1.6m revamp, and will feature a wealth of memorabilia dedicated to the legendary Scottish driver.

  • REPORT REVEALS ALARMING ACCIDENT INSIGHT

    REPORT REVEALS ALARMING ACCIDENT INSIGHT

    25th June 2019

    Halfords recently posted its latest roadworthiness report, which examines UK roads in 2019 with regards to accidents and breakdowns. Alarmingly, its findings suggest that 70% of accidents happen due to driver error.

  • FRANCE TO RECONSIDER CONTROVERSIAL SPEED LIMIT

    FRANCE TO RECONSIDER CONTROVERSIAL SPEED LIMIT

    25th June 2019

    British drivers may be able to breathe a little easier while touring in France, with the news that French départements may soon be able to revert to a 90kph speed limit on secondary roads. This reverses a decision by the government to set a controversial lower default limit of 80kph across France last summer.

  • ACOUSTIC CAMERAS PROPOSED – NOISE NOT ALOUD

    ACOUSTIC CAMERAS PROPOSED – NOISE NOT ALOUD

    24th June 2019

    New cameras are currently being tested that can detect if your car is too noisy. The Department for Transport is trailing the ‘acoustic cameras’ over the next seven months in several locations – and they could ultimately lead to fines for owners of loud vehicles if the technology is developed.

  • SUBARU DURING THE RALLY YEARS

    SUBARU DURING THE RALLY YEARS

    21st June 2019

    Twenty years ago, rally driver Richard Burns joined Subaru, setting up the building blocks towards his 2001 World Rally Championship triumph that helped Subaru obtain a new performance car image.

  • CHART TOPPER: FORD FIESTA MK3 AT 30

    CHART TOPPER: FORD FIESTA MK3 AT 30

    21st June 2019

    It was with the all-new third generation that the Fiesta began a sales dominance it still enjoys today. We chart the progress of Ford’s supermini against its rivals.