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Man who forgot where he parked reunited with car 20 years later 0

Frankfurt 1997 – man reports his car as stolen to the police. Frankfurt 2017 – man reunited with his car after it is finally tracked down. Turns out it wasn’t stolen after all, the owner had just forgotten where he parked twenty years ago. Assuming it had been the victim of thieves, the man had(…)

Tips how to deter keyless car thieves 0

Last month, I blogged about a new spate of keyless car thefts involving ‘relay boxes’. The concept involves two opportunistic thieves working in tandem. A vehicle is targeting on the owner’s driveway. One thief stands by the driver’s door while the other positions themself outside the house front door. Both carry ‘relay boxes’. With the(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Ten year old leads police on 45-mile high speed chase 0

In the US state of Ohio, police have been led 45 miles on a high-speed car chase through Cleveland pursuing the unlikely fugitive of a 10-year old boy. The junior-school racer stole his mother’s boyfriend’s car before leading the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the chase, at one point skidding through a ditch to avoid(…)

Jealous woman drunkenly trashes neighbour’s car by mistake 0

Christine Ann Potten was understandably upset when she found her boyfriend was cheating on her, so after drowning her sorrows with a considerable amount of booze, she decided to exact a bit of revenge on his beloved car. It was only after she had finished wrecking his pride and joy that she realised it was(…)

Koala takes 10 mile trip hidden behind front wheel 0

A koala survived a ten mile road trip clinging to the axle of a 4×4 after climbing in for a doze. The startled driver stopped after hearing the cries of the traumatized animal and called the emergency services, who removed the wheel to free the terrified marsupial. “I could smell her burnt fur,” Jane Brister,(…)

Peugeot concept reveals brand’s vision for the future 0

Peugeot has revealed its vision of the car of the future and it more closely resembles a smartphone rather than a car. Even the name ‘car’ has been ditched for ‘device’, as the new Instinct concept is far more than just a method of transportation. The snazzy new concept revealed at the recent Frankfurt Motor(…)