Le Mans 2017

Le Mans 2017

By Maitland Cook. Photos by David Wright Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sunday 18th June 2017. Sitting on the terrace at the Hotel  enjoying a glass of crisp chilled Jasnieres after another momentous edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race……………. In many ways this year was as exciting as...

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Ford Mustang designers look to the dark side for inspiration

Ford Mustang designers look to the dark side for inspiration

The facelifted version of Ford’s sixth generation Mustang will arrive on our shores in 2018. The new car will come with either a 2.3-litre turbo four or a 5.0-litre V8. Ford has revealed where inspiration for the new car has come from. “When we were designing the new 2018 Mustang,”...

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Lotus simplifies and adds lightness to the Elise with the Cup 250

Lotus simplifies and adds lightness to the Elise with the Cup 250

Lotus has taken the wraps of a new supercharged version of the Elise. The Elise Cup 250 will accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds thanks to 243hp from the Toyota sourced 1.8 litre, four-cylinder engine and weight cut down to just 860kg. A six-speed manual gearbox takes the power...

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Classic Car Auction

Classic Car Auction

May 13 The Aston Martin Sale, Bonhams From early Lagondas to late model Vantages Newport Pagnell +44 20 7468 5801 bonhams.com   May 17 Leominster Classic & Vintage Range of classic Fords and various British brands. Easters Court, Leominster HR6 0DE brightwells.com   May 18 Christie’s Ford Thunderbird, award winning...

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London Motor Show returns to Battersea Park

London Motor Show returns to Battersea Park

Battersea Park was once again the host of the London Motor Show. Over 130 brand new cars (and a couple of classics) were on display from affordable family cars like the Skoda Kodiaq to exotic supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador S. MG chose this as the venue to unveil its...

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Jaguar and MG to headline at the London Motor Show

Jaguar and MG to headline at the London Motor Show

A one-off Jaguar F-Pace and an all new MG model will both be among the stars at the London Motor Show in Battersea Park this month. Between them, these cars help solidify Britain’s place as a car producing nation. The Jaguar will be celebrating the model’s double win at the...

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May day mayhem to cost £21 million

May day mayhem to cost £21 million

Heavy traffic, combined with poor weather, could wreak havoc on motorists in the UK and cost insurers over £21 million.   Accident Exchange, which published the study, says that the bank holiday weekend is the worst day of the year for motorists. It examined 27,000 accidents between January and December...

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Rolls Royce releases series of bespoke classics for British Rock Legends

Rolls Royce releases series of bespoke classics for British Rock Legends

On Wednesday March 29th, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the first in a series of nine remarkable Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars to a select number of Rolls-Royce customers and music luminaries including Roger Daltrey CBE (The Who), Sir Ray Davies (The Kinks), Giles Martin, Francis Rossi OBE (Status Quo)...

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Harrods goes green

Harrods goes green

Harrods is the latest company to go green. The department store has added an all-electric Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet. But this is not the first time its fleet has been battery powered. In 1919 Harrods used Walker electric vans from America and would later build its own fleet of...

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New study finds 3 million social media posts are sent by motorists each week

New study finds 3 million social media posts are sent by motorists each week

As a nation we have never been more addicted to our smartphones. We use them everywhere – we take them into meetings, we use them at funerals, in church, at the dinner table, and even in the bathroom! It seems people are so obsessed with their phones, there really is...

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