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Bloodhound supersonic car to make first public appearance 0

A British car built to break the land speed record has begun public trials in Cornwall. The Bloodhound SSC is conducting “slow-speed” trials at Newquay Airport in preparation for its record attempt that will take place on a dried out lakebed in South Africa. The jet propelled car will be piloted by RAF Wing Commander(…)

Formula One: The worst teams – Coloni 0

Number #08 – Coloni Continuing our look back upon some of Formula 1’s terrible teams of yesteryear, this week our spotlight falls upon a truly dreadful outfit that soldiered on from 1987 to 1991 despite only qualifying in 14 races out of 82. Coloni debuted at the 1987 Grand Prix, powered by an unreliable and(…)

A look back at the Ferrari Dino 206 and 246 (1969 – 1974) 0

Many things distinguish the Ferrari Dino: its unique styling, the quite beautiful handling, the gorgeous thrum of the V6 revving – take your pick. Amongst the more unique aspects of the Dino however, is the fact it doesn’t wear a Ferrari badge at all. Named after Enzo’s late son, the Dino was marketed as just(…)

Halloween special: The five scariest cars to drive 0

Halloween is almost upon us; groups of small ghosts and goblins walk the streets (hopefully not armed with eggs or anything else unpleasant when you come up short on the confectionary front). Over the years there have been a fair amount of stinkers on our roads too. We thought we’d take a look at this(…)

Formula One: The worst teams 0

Number #10 – Mastercard Lola With Lewis Hamilton tearing up the current F1 season in his all conquering Mercedes, we thought we’d take a moment for a retrospective look back at some of the less successful driver/team combinations, which were for one reason or another – absolutely awful. And they don’t get much worse than(…)

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(…)