Village takes over petrol station to save it from closure 0

A village in North Yorkshire has taken over their local petrol station in a bid to save it from closure. A community group in the picturesque village of Hawes has taken out a three-year lease on the Dale Head Garage.   If the garage had closed, residents would have faced a 36-mile round trip to(…)

A look back at the Aston Martin DB7 (1994 – 2003) 0

To all intents and purposes the DB7 was the car that saved the Aston Martin bacon. Without it, it’s unlikely the iconic British car manufacturer would still be with us today. Ford had owned the brand since 1988, and had started pumping serious money into it following the launch of the Virage. The DB7 was(…)

Dartmoor parking ‘honesty boxes’ abandoned after raising just 15p per car 0

After ten years, the parking ‘Honesty’ boxes situated at Dartmoor’s many car parks are set to be abandoned. It’s easy (and a touch cynical) to say that this idea was doomed from the start, after all why would motorists fork out for something they don’t have to? Sometimes however, it’s nice to imagine there’s still(…)

University of Cambridge solar car crashes before race 0

A highly advanced British solar car that took two years to develop was pulled out of a competition after it crashed into a barrier during pre-race testing. Ahead of the World Solar Challenge, held this year in Australia, the Cambridge University Eco-Racing team’s solar powered Mirage car rolled after experiencing a “sudden loss of dynamic(…)

A look back at the Citroen 2CV (1948 – 1990) 0

It’s fair to say the 2CV polarises opinion. Whatever your take on Citroen’s famous ‘Tin Snail’, it’s impossible to argue against the car’s status as a motoring icon. Built between 1948 and 1990, the design of the 2CV was laid down prior to the Second World War. It was designed to be the car that(…)

Classic car restoration could become thing of the past as values plummet 0

The number of classic cars on our roads could be about to drop significantly. A recent report reveals that values have plummeted for the first time in ten years. In September, Coutts reported a 10.4% fall in the cost of vintage cars over the last 12 months. Figures show that since 2005 – when compared(…)

Formula One: The greatest lap 0

Donington Park race track in the depths of the East-Midland countryside has only ever held one Formula One Grand Prix, but it can lay claim to debatably the most spectacular lap the sport has ever seen, by arguably the greatest driver. Even before his untimely death at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, Ayrton(…)

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive 0

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has passed a royal decree allowing women in the country to drive for the first time. Female activists said the ruling was a “great victory” and that things would “never be the same again”. The US ambassador to the country said the move was “the right decision at the right(…)

A look back at the Aston Martin DB5 (1963 – 1966) 0

We really don’t need to preface this car with an introduction. The picture speaks for itself. Yes, it’s that car (hums the James Bond theme). You might be surprised to learn that this iconic vehicle was never originally intended to be called the DB5. Initially an evolution of the DB4, the DB5 was slated to(…)

Hamilton unsure if Mercedes can fix weaknesses before 2018 0

Lewis Hamilton has expressed doubts as to whether his Mercedes team can address its current weaknesses ahead of the 2018 season. The British driver won the recent Singapore GP but ultimately, the car has struggled with high-downforce, slower F1 circuits such as Marina Bay (Singapore). Mercedes main competitor, Ferrari, scored one-two finishes in the previous(…)