Tag: Car

Ecclestone Faces £4 Million Bill

Ecclestone Faces £4 Million Bill

MOTORSPORT boss Bernie Ecclestone must pay lawyers’ bills adding up to about £4 million despite winning a High Court fight with a German media company, a judge has ruled.In February, Mr Justice Newey had dismissed a claim for around £80 million in damages by Constantin Medien – which had said […]

New Drug-Drive Offence a Step Closer

New Drug-Drive Offence a Step Closer

PLANS to bring in drug-drive limits for the first time have moved a step closer.But the Government is looking again at the proposed legal limit for amphetamine following concerns expressed during the consultation process. In the meantime, following consultation, recommended limits for 16 different drugs have now been approved. This […]

Button Blasts Noise Detractors

Button Blasts Noise Detractors

JENSON BUTTON has delivered a damning response to any Formula One driver bemoaning the sport’s current lack of noise.The piercing scream of the old 2.4-litre V8 engines has been replaced by the more textural sound of the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power units, and it has caused a considerable furore. […]

Unique Pre-war Lagonda Saloon Headed For Auction

Unique Pre-war Lagonda Saloon Headed For Auction

AN ULTRA-RARE V12-engined Lagonda Hooper two-door saloon from 1939 is set to headline an auction of amazing old cars.The Lagonda V12 Hooper is technically unique in history, having been built specifically for the wife of the owner of Hooper Bodies Ltd., the most noted coachbuilder of the pre-war era. Now, […]

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

PEOPLE ARE TRAVELLING further to get to work but the number of commuters is falling as more staff work from home, according to official figures.Based on Census statistics, the average distance travelled to work in England and Wales increased from 8.3 miles (13.4km) in 2001 to 9.32 miles (15km) in […]

Rod’s Rare Lamborghini Up For Sale

Rod’s Rare Lamborghini Up For Sale

A RARE LAMBORGHINI once owned by Rod Stewart is being sold – for nearly £1 million.The singer bought the two-door Lamborghini Miura P400S brand new in 1971, when it did 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 171mph – the fastest road car of its kind in […]

Paul Walker Crash ‘Caused By Speed’

Paul Walker Crash ‘Caused By Speed’

CRASH INVESTIGATORS have determined that the Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was travelling at approximately 90mph when it lost control on a California street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend.A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report said that it concluded […]

Crash Driver Ran Up £95K Hire Bill

Crash Driver Ran Up £95K Hire Bill

A TRAIN GUARD ran up car hire bills of more than £95,000 after his £8,000 Mercedes was written off in an accident, a court has heardSameer Umerji, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, entered into a credit hire agreement with a car rental firm which ran for around 18 months, judges were […]

Audi Kicks Off Le Mans Campaign In Style

Audi Kicks Off Le Mans Campaign In Style

THERE’S no getting away from the fact that Le Mans is a big deal for Audi. The German car maker has dominated the famous endurance race in recent years, and to reinforce the event’s importance the launch of its 2014 car was a little unconventional.The Le Mans circuit is unusual […]