Toyota Prius tops UK’s February sales figures 0

Toyota continued its strong start to the year, with the Prius hybrid automatic finishing top of February’s UK vehicle sales figures- taking an average of just 21 days to sell. It was the second consecutive month that an alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) made it into the top three. The 2016 BMW i3 was the UK’s(…)

F1 must treat manufacturers like ‘main players’ says Renault chief 0

Renault believes that F1 needs to start treated the manufacturers with the respect they deserve as ‘main players’ within the Championship, because of the amount they contribute to the sport. In what Renault Sport Racing President, Jerome Stoll, is calling a “new era” for the sport, under the stewardship of Liberty Media, he declared that(…)

A look back at the Nissan Bluebird (1986 – 1990) 0

The origins of the Nissan Bluebird are complicated, but its importance in UK manufacturing industry terms cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, despite being perfectly competent, the car itself was ultimately rather dull. The first thing to remember, when the ’86 Bluebird was released; it was taking the place of a car – with the same name(…)

Peugeot considers return to Le Mans 0

Peugeot has announced its intentions to return to the top tier of prototype racing at Le Mans, but only if organisers of the race substantially reduce the cost of competing. The French manufacturer withdrew from the LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship back in 2012, when its road car division was posting significant losses.(…)

Motorist with 62 penalty point legally allowed to drive 0

A driver who clocked up 62 penalty points on his license via speeding offenses can still legally drive a car. The man, from West Yorkshire, was one of 10,000 motorists driving on UK roads in January this year, despite having excessive points. In normal circumstances, 12 points usually results in a ban, but in “exceptional(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

Pink Floyd drummer wrecks McLaren in Goodwood shunt 0

Nick Mason, drummer of legendary super group Pink Floyd, has walked away unharmed after crashing his £3 million McLaren at Goodwood race circuit. The 73-year old rocker lost control of the sports car as he performed a demonstration lap at the circuit in Sussex. The McLaren F1 GTR skidded off the circuit, sliding across grass(…)

Toyota to invest £240 million into UK plants 0

In what comes as welcome news amongst the post-Brexit uncertainty, Japanese car giants, Toyota, have announced they are set to invest £240 million upgrading their UK car plant. The plans show a commitment by the manufacturer to remaining in Britain once the country has departed from the EU. The investment is met by an injection(…)

The worst ever Ferraris 0

Ferrari: a brand that will always be associated with class, style, speed and glamour. To drive a Ferrari is often seen as the embodiment of having ‘made it’. After all, if you can afford to own a Ferrari, you must have money to burn, right? Not necessarily, today we continue our list of Ferrari’s less(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)