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A ROYAL WELCOME FOR THE FINEST CARS IN THE WORLD

A ROYAL WELCOME FOR THE FINEST CARS IN THE WORLD

          ‘SPECIAL’ is a relative concept. It depends on who you are, where your interests lie and how privileged a life you’ve led. But whatever the variables, 61 of the rarest, most amazing cars parked on a lush Royal lawn have collectively got to qualify as […]

FROM RUSSIA WITH MAZDA (PART 3)

FROM RUSSIA WITH MAZDA (PART 3)

      IT’S THE final day of driving and the end is practically in sight. The bulk of the longest leg of the journey is over and done with… but Russia isn’t done with us yet. I imagined that the further westward we went, towards the more afluent parts […]

TOP TIPS FOR LOWER INSURANCE BILLS

TOP TIPS FOR LOWER INSURANCE BILLS

EVERYONE’S favourite meerkat-endorsed insurance comparison website is reporting a huge rise in insurance quotes for new cars following the number plate switch from ‘unlucky 13’ to ‘63’.  Comparethemarket.com has studied data from its own website and discovered as much as 21% growth in insurance quotes through its systems relative to […]

FROM RUSSIA WITH MAZDA (PART 2)

FROM RUSSIA WITH MAZDA (PART 2)

      AS I WAKE up in the dingy, curtain-less hotel room in Skovorodino I feel a little more optimistic about the journey, but no less bemused by the presence of the full-size but empty fridge-freezer at the foot of my bed. Breakfast passes in a haze of odd […]

FROM RUSSIA WITH MAZDA (PART 1)

              AS THE rain lashes down at Moscow airport, so hard that I can barely see the Airbus I’ve just swapped for an airport bus, I’ll admit the early signs are not good. This is my first trip to Russia and things aren’t going […]

HOW TO AVOID GETTING HOT UNDER THE BONNET THIS SUMMER

FIGURES released by the RAC have revealed the high toll that the hot summer season has taken on UK motorists, with nearly half a million engine failures, more than 100,000 frazzled air-con units and a 20% increase on convertible roof faults since the beginning of May. The figures also show […]

A-Z NEW CAR GUIDE (SEPTEMBER 2013 REGISTRATIONS)

ALFA ROMEO Alfa’s main range is now a two-model line-up. The MiTo can now be had with the fun and frugal TwinAir two-cylinder engine, while the Giulietta five-door is available with manual or TCT twin-clutch gearboxes. Alfa Romeo is soon to add the sleek 4C mid-engined sports car to its […]

THE INSURANCE COMPANY MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE

      NOTHING comes for free these days, right? Nothing comes without terms; without conditions or obligations. Well, you’d think so, but in a spirit so generous it makes Santa look like Scrooge, there’s a firm making ordinary people’s dreams come true. No strings attached. And it’s an insurance […]

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU’RE HELEN MIRREN

      WHAT DO the Lotus Exige and Helen Mirren have in common? Obviously they can both get pretty fired up, judging by the latter’s recent outburst at a group of drummers outside a theatre where she was performing. But that’s not the answer this time. They both star […]

WHAT MAKES A CAR WORTH £19.6 MILLION?

THIS SLIGHTLY tatty old racing car has just sold at auction for a world record price that you’ll barely believe. An unnamed telephone bidder, who might not have even seen the car in the metal, placed the final bid of £17.5 million over the phone. With the seller’s fee on […]