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A look back at the Nissan 300ZX (1984 -1989) 0

It was natural that Nissan would want to build upon the success of the 260ZX. This came in the form of the 300ZX, an updated expansion of the former. The modern new styling didn’t catch the public’s imagination however, neither did its relatively zippy quick turbo form. The general consensus was that Nissan had moved(…)

Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1 0

Exciting motorsport news! Alfa Romeo has announced it is to return to Formula 1 for the first time since 1985. The iconic Italian outfit has signed a deal with Sauber, thus strengthening the already firm link between Ferrari and the Swiss based Sauber – a sister brand of Fiat owned Alfa Romeo. Both Fiat and(…)

How to spot car clocking 0

In the old days, car clocking could be achieved easily by just popping off the odometer cover and winding it back with a screwdriver. The digital age has made ‘clocking’ a good deal more complex. Rogue operators are using a vast array of illegal software to manipulate all manner of car functions, from reducing displayed(…)

Jimmy Stewart’s car from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ restored for New Year’s Day Parade 0

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Arguably the most Christmassy film (though fans of Gremlins, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street may disagree). The car that Jimmy Stewart famously crashes in the Christmas classic is set to feature in a New Year’s Day parade after being fully restored. The black 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring Car will be(…)

STROLL TOLL – How far do YOU have to walk from your car to home? 0

Published in The Sun, written by Joe Finnerty, researched by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon. DRIVERS are being forced to walk miles every week just getting from their cars to their front door. A third of Brits are faced with a 100 metre dash every day down their street because they can’t park close enough(…)

Cut speed limit to save horses lives say campaigners 0

Campaigners want speed limits in rural areas to be cut in a bid to cut the amount of accidents involving horses and riders. Figures revealed by the British Horse show during the last seven years, 222 horses and 38 riders have died in accidents involving cars since 2010, an increase of 29% coming in the(…)

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Driverless cars to be on UK roads by 2021 says Hammond 0

Driverless cars could be on UK roads as early as 2021 if government plans to invest in the sector come to fruition. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in an interview with the BBC that the aim was to have “fully driverless cars” without the need for a safety operator in use by 2021. “Some would say(…)

The history of Black Friday 0

By David McNeill When did Black Friday become a thing? Like many people, I can’t remember when it was that Black Friday actually became ‘a thing’. I just assumed it was another example of the UK becoming ‘Americanised’, a cynical, made-up celebration driven by multinational retailers seizing the easy opportunity to whip consumers into a(…)

RAESR reveal 240 mph electric car you can buy! 0

It looks like a prop from the set of Blade Runner 2049 but this vision of the future is actually closer than you think. Built by RAESR, this roller-skate resembling prototype is a brand new concept called the Tachyon Speed. Nice eh? The really cool thing is: apparently you’ll be able to buy one. There’s(…)