Half of UK’s speed cameras ‘are switched off’ 0

Almost 50% of the UK’s speed cameras are defunct, it has been revealed – with many police forces having turned off their cameras entirely. The figures were revealed after the Press Association under a freedom of Information request (FOI). It was found that 48% of roadside cameras are switched off. Every police force in the(…)

Two injured during London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 0

Two people were injured during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run after one of the classic cars participating was involved in a crash with three other vehicles. The event is organised by the Royal Automobile Club and sees a procession of vintage cars make its way from the capital to the coast. Claimed to(…)

Dutch students build world’s first plant based car 0

The search for cleaner, lighter and more sustainable materials from which to build our cars is constant. The past 20 years has seen aluminium replace steel in vehicle chassis and carbon fibre is now used on mainstream road cars, not just on the racetrack. A team from the Eindhoven University of Technology has taken sustainable(…)

Toyota build life-size version of 80s remote controlled Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 0

In the 1980s, the must-have remote controlled truck that every kid wanted (and quite a lot of grown-ups to be fair) was the Tamiya the Hilux Bruiser. The hard-as-nails pickup was the equal to anything Tonka were churning out at the time and it was so powerful that you could tow a ride behind it(…)

Renault working on completely new car for 2018 0

Renault has revealed it is working on a “completely new car” for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The halo cockpit protection device aside, there have been only minor tweaks to the aerodynamic rules following the 2017 overhaul of the rules. In preparation of what it hopes will be a serious assault on the Championship, Renault(…)

Peugeot advert is banned after encouraging dangerous driving 0

A Peugeot commercial has been banned after it was deemed to encourage dangerous driving. In the advert, the driver of the Peugeot 208 is seen reading a text message on the car’s built-in dashboard display and reacting to it with obvious pleasure. As he drives through the streets of a city, the driver reads the(…)

Nissan restarts domestic production after scandal 0

Nissan has re-started domestic production following a suspension. The halt in production was necessary so an investigation could be conducted into a scandal where uncertified technicians were signing off cars.   The investigation found that staff had not received sufficient training to obtain the qualifications necessary to sign off cars. During tests, examinees would be(…)

Servicing Stop winter driving tips 0

The first of the proper cold snaps has begun. Before long we can expect ice, snow, sleet and other seasonal muck to start hitting us. While driving in these conditions is unlikely to be new for many of us, it doesn’t help to be reminded of what we can expect, and how to prepare for(…)

Hennessy launches 300mph Venom F5 hypercar 0

John Hennessy has unveiled the new Venom F5, a car he claims will become the fastest in the world. Inspired by the F5 Tornado fighter jet, it’s hoped the Venom will produce speeds to match. Hennessy himself has hinted that it may become the first car to travel at 300mph. Ahead of the unveiling, the(…)

A look back at the Alfa Romeo SZ and RZ (1989 – 1994) 0

The SZ was first conceived as the ES30 design study in 1987. Later named the Sprint Zagato, it caused quite a sensation when it was released, not least because it was styled by Alfa Romeo and not Zagato as many people would logically expect. In fact, it was the controversial styling that led to the(…)