Tag: crank cases

YELLOW PERIL

YELLOW PERIL

Residents of a quiet street were astonished to see what they thought must be the shortest yellow line in the country. The 18in long parking restriction has appeared in upmarket Highbury Crescent, Highbury, north London. Elly Lishman, 36, who lives nearby, said: “I was amazed to see the yellow line. […]

DRIVE ON, ROBOT

DRIVE ON, ROBOT

A driverless car, complete with laser sensors which act as “eyes”, has been unveiled in London. The autonomous control equipment has been put into a “normal” Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI which was built last year. The car, which has two “eyes” at the front and one at the back, will […]

HARD LINES

HARD LINES

Actor Eddie Griffin has denied reports that his high speed crash in a 1.5 million dollar Ferrari was an elaborate hoax. “[It’s been] painful you know,” Eddie told Access Hollywood of the injuries he sustained when he crashed the limited edition Ferrari Enzo during a charity race at the Irwindale […]

THE AGE OF THE ROAD TRAIN

THE AGE OF THE ROAD TRAIN

One of the world’s earliest passenger trains made its final journey – by road. The 170-year-old locomotive, called Lion, ran between Manchester and Liverpool on the first passenger railway line. The train has repeated its famous journey but this time on the back of a lorry along the M62 motorway. […]

I FOUGHT THE LAW

I FOUGHT THE LAW

A Lancaster businessman who celebrated a court victory after successfully challenging the accuracy of a police speed gun has been banned from the road completely – for doing 130mph on the motorway. Brian Wiltshire, 48, from Caton, beat the speeding rap after showing in court that an officer who clocked […]

FOUL PLAY

FOUL PLAY

Rush hour commuters were in flap as a bird brought traffic to a standstill in Dublin city centre. Motorists on Lower Baggot Street had to slam on their brakes as a young swan keen on spreading its wings wandered from the waters of the Grand Canal. An eagle eyed passer-by […]

WHERE THERE’S MUCK, THERE’S BRASS

WHERE THERE’S MUCK, THERE’S BRASS

Zara Phillips, winner of the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year is the new face of Land Rover. The Queen’s granddaughter has appeared in an advert for the car firm, which sponsors her equestrian career. It shows Phillips, who is 11th in line to the throne, wearing a white, […]

BUSTED – STRESSED CITY WORKERS SMASH UP CARS

BUSTED – STRESSED CITY WORKERS SMASH UP CARS

Stressed out city workers headed to SE1 in London last week to smash up cars to vent their frustration. An FX Channel poll of 1000 men found that the number of overburdened and stressed workers remains at an all-time high, with over 84% of those polled claiming that pressure from […]

THE AWARD GOES TO…

THE AWARD GOES TO…

A series of billboard adverts from South Africa shows that some manufacturers are less shy about insulting the opposition. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY A Portsmouth man who advertised his clapped-out car on an internet auction site, calling it “tatty”, attracted more than 19,000 views and received bids of more […]