Driving

Koala takes 10 mile trip hidden behind front wheel 0

A koala survived a ten mile road trip clinging to the axle of a 4×4 after climbing in for a doze. The startled driver stopped after hearing the cries of the traumatized animal and called the emergency services, who removed the wheel to free the terrified marsupial. “I could smell her burnt fur,” Jane Brister,(…)

A look back at the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo and Turbo R (1982 – 1995) 0

The 1982 Mulsanne can legitimately be called the car that marked Bentley’s reemergence from under the shadow of Rolls-Royce. When launched, the first Mulsanne Turbo looked similar in many ways to the standard version, but an Garrett AiResearch turbocharger attached to the 6750cc V8 engine boosted power by a whopping 50%. 300bhp was enough to(…)

Coyote travels 35km stuck in car grille 0

A woman in Canada who thought she’d run over a coyote got a surprise after getting out to check the damage. Blinking up at her was the bemused coyote, who had travelled 35km embedded in the car’s front grille. Georgie Knox, from Airdrie, Alberta, was travelling to work when the animal ran across the road(…)

Air freshener causes car to explode 0

An air freshener has caused a car to explode, injuring one person. Dramatic pictures show the vehicle with its doors, bonnet and windows blown out and buckled. The incident occurred in a B&Q car park in Southend, the car involved was a Ford Focus. The injured person was looked after by staff at the DIY(…)

A look back at the Wolseley Hornet (1961 – 1969) 0

Quite early in its production run, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) made the decision to badge engineer the Mini beyond the Morris and Austin editions. In a similar manner to the Farina saloons, there would have been Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley and MG versions – the two more luxury orientating versions benefitting from a new(…)

Driver leaves thieves note after fifth ‘pointless’ break-in 0

A Birmingham driver, fed up with a series of break-ins to his car, left thieves a desperate note pleading with them to stop smashing his windows. The attempt to appeal to the emotions of the perpetrators thanked them for making the owner more aware of car safety, it reads: “You have broken into my car(…)

Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team 0

Lewis Hamilton has admitted the chances of him racing for another Formula 1 team during his career are slim, given the success he has enjoyed since signing with Mercedes. The British driver has a contract with the Germans until 2018, but various sources have speculated that the three time champion could move to Ferrari in(…)

Motorists want police funding to be spent fighting terror NOT road crimes survey finds 0

Motorists want police funding to be used to fight terrorism instead of road crimes, a new survey by Servicing Stop has found. The online car servicing provider asked more than 1,200 drivers where they thought police funding should be spent following recent cuts to regular and armed police officers. More than three-quarters (76%) said they(…)

Speed bumps to be removed from UK roads 0

Motorists rejoice! Speed bumps could potentially be scrapped from UK roads as the government attempts to find ways of curbing pollution levels. The move is being considered after research revealed that the hated humps have a negative effect on the environment – not to mention stress levels – because they result in greater levels of(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corolla AE86 (1983 – 1987) 0

It’s rare that a car becomes more well-known by the code used to identify it at the assembly plant rather than the name used at showrooms, but that’s exactly the legacy that has befallen the Corolla AE86. Joining the illustrious ranks of the Rover SD1 and Alfa Romeo Type 105 comes the AE86, known as(…)