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Anniversary Edition MX-5 Debuts At New York Show

Anniversary Edition MX-5 Debuts At New York Show

Reading Time: 1 minute AS part of the quarter century milestone celebrations focused on its iconic MX-5 roadster, Mazda has revealed a special edition to mark the car’s 25th anniversary.Taking pride of place on the firm’s stand at the New York International Auto Show along with a collection of heritage cars, the special edition […]

CCTV Parking Fines Top £312 Million

CCTV Parking Fines Top £312 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes COUNCILS have turned to CCTV cameras to raise hundreds of millions of pounds through parking and traffic fines, civil liberties campaigners have claimed.Using static CCTV and CCTV cars, local authorities have issued £312 million worth of Fixed Penalty Notices for traffic contraventions, figures released to Big Brother Watch under Freedom […]

UK Drivers Risk Euro Fines

UK Drivers Risk Euro Fines

Reading Time: 2 minutes ONE IN FIVE drivers from the UK risks being fined when travelling in Europe due to not carrying the correct travel kit. Laws in Europe vary between countries but most demand every car has a warning triangle in case of a breakdown.In a survey by the AA, it found a […]

Ecclestone Faces £4 Million Bill

Ecclestone Faces £4 Million Bill

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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Formula One driver bemoaning the sport’s current lack of noise.The piercing scream of the old 2.4-litre V8 engines has been replaced by the more textural sound of the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power units, and it has caused a considerable furore.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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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, […]

Bungling Thief Caught After Stealing Hire Car’s Steering Wheel

Bungling Thief Caught After Stealing Hire Car’s Steering Wheel

Reading Time: 1 minute A DIM-WITTED criminal has been convicted of theft after stealing parts of a brand new Audi A3 hire car and replacing them with old bits taken from his much older Audi S3.Alexander Keating, a 23-year-old former bodyshop technician who lost his job following the conviction, stole parts as obvious as […]

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]