General Knowledge

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(…)

Caring for your car – Hints & Tips 0

Driving a nice clean car gives you a certain spring in your step as you buzz around town. Cleaning your car however can be a bore at the best of times. However, as the old saying goes ‘If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’. So, with that in mind, here are a few(…)

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2017 – Aston Martin launch new extreme hi-performance brand 0

The Geneva Motor Show opened to the public last Thursday and one of the most exciting things on display was the new Aston Martin AMR range featuring two new concepts. AMR or ‘Aston Martin Racing’ should see its concepts hit the production line in the near future. The two models on display in Switzerland were(…)

10 facts you probably didn’t know about Nissan 0

Nissan, Nissan – our favourite Japanese car maker (alongside Toyota). Synonymous with affordability, technology and reliability. Where would we be without them? For those who feel like broadening their knowledge on the subject of Nissan – here are a few choice facts. Nissan was founded in 1933; the company has its headquarters situated in Nishi-ku,(…)

A look back at the Nissan Datsun Cherry (1970 – 1974) 0

Today, we take a look back at the car that really got Nissan (or Datsun as it was known then) on the map in the UK. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you… The Nissan Datsun Cherry The E10-generation Datsun Cherry (or 100A as it was known in Britain) was a breakthrough car for the company(…)

Some things you probably didn’t know about Toyota 0

One of the behemoths of the car industry, over the past few decades Toyota has long been either the world’s biggest seller, or a close second on the list. With a sizable back catalogue, there have been many Toyotas over the years (of varying quality). Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about(…)

A look back at the Toyota A60 (1981 – 1985) 0

Today, we take a trip down memory lane and revisit a popular sporty mainstay of the early 1980s. Ahead of its time in every sense, many motoring enthusiasts go misty eyed remembering the… The Toyota A60 1981 saw the Celica range given a fairly severe square-rigged, smart and of the time facelift. In the same(…)