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Dodge Charger owned by Bruce Willis set to sell for £60k 0

The 1969 Dodge Charger once owned by famous petrolheads, Bruce Willis and Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, is up for sale. Inspired by the car from the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt and decked out in the iconic gloss black, the Charger was bought for Willis by his then wife, Demi Moore. In 2008, celebrity car(…)

Number of abandoned cars triples in last five years 0

The number of vehicles abandoned by the roadside in the UK has tripled in the last five years. 147,616 cars were dumped in 2016; high scrappage costs are responsible for the rise, say experts. Statistics compiled from over 400 local UK councils revealed that in 2012 just 40,876 cars were abandoned, marking a three-fold rise.(…)

F1 News: Haas reveal 2018 car 0

The parade of smart new F1 cars continues… American F1 outfit, Haas, are the latest team to show off their 2018 vehicle. After an 8th placed finish last season, the VF-18 is the car Haas hopes will take the team to the next level of competitiveness, enabling them to “close the gap to the top(…)

F1 news: Red Bull announces 2018 launch date 0

Next Monday will see Red Bull launch its entry for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The new car is called the RB14, and the unveiling was revealed in a tweet from the teams official Twitter account. No teaser images were released. The relatively early launch date marks a change for Red Bull, traditionally the outfit(…)

A look back at the Aston Martin V8 (1972 – 1990) 0

Aston Martin had been through a testing period in the 1970s ; the very future of the classic British brand being called into uncertainty. Despite the company’s fragility, the quality of the cars it produced showed no signs of the difficulties. If anything, a tangible improvement was noticeable. The cars were faster, more luxurious and(…)

Motorist crashes his new car after ‘not reading handbook’ 0

It was only four hours after he’d driven his brand-spanking new car out of the dealership forecourt. Yep, that’s how long it took this unfortunate motorist to completely stack his new set of wheels. According to Devon and Cornwall Police, the Volvo collided with a slow-moving articulated lorry after the driver had attempted to figure(…)

A look back at the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 (1971 – 1973) 0

Today’s retrospective at a classic of yesterday casts the spotlight over the Ferrari 365 GTC/4, an (unfairly) less celebrated sister to the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Sharing the same chassis and drivetrain, the GTC/4 always seemed to live in the shadow of its illustrious sibling, released three years earlier. Sharing the four-cam V12, albeit in a(…)

Only ONE electric black cab in London despite ban on diesels 0

Despite the ambitious plans of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, aimed at curtailing pollution in the capital, figures have emerged showing that the city has just one electric black cab. Recent figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that all Londoners are exposed to particulate pollution levels exceeding PM2.5, the current guidelines for inner(…)

Motorist caught driving with shed on top of car 0

You’ve got to admire his nerve… This motorist was caught by police in Newton Abbot town centre attempting to balance a shed on top of his car. Held in place by “a single rope and no roof rack”, the shed certainly falls within the ‘insecure load’ category. Sgt Olly Taylor of Devon and Cornwall police(…)

Things set to get even worse for diesel 0

Things are set to get even worse for diesel cars. A new study has warned that sales are set to plunge even further and will account for just 15% of the UK market share by 2025 – a drop of 35% from a 50% peak. Professor David Bailey of Aston University, who conducted the survey,(…)