Archive | May, 2011

Vauxhall’s Insignia dips below 120g/km

With reduced C02 emissions, the Insignia is now more attractive to business drivers. VAUXHALL’S European Car of the Year-winning Insignia range is now an even more compelling choice for private and business users with the addition of an ultra-low emissions ecoFLEX diesel model and a new-to-range 1.4 Turbo petrol engine. With a 10 per cent […]

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11,063kms, 10 Countries, 3 Continents, in old Mini

Ready to go – the intrepid pair set off on their adventure. Picture: AT noon on Sunday May 22nd, Nicky West and Rob Stacey were waved off by celebrity chef, Jean Christophe Novelli, as they departed from Hatfield House to begin their incredible journey. Driving across Europe and North Africa, the intrepid pair are […]

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Ducati launches rider training scheme for new bikers

New would-be bikers can learn to ride on a Ducati. DUCATI is launching a new rider training scheme that will give people a chance to learn to ride on a Ducati. The ‘Ducati Rider Training’ scheme will see 13 locations across the country with each of these locations consisting of a dealer and training facility […]

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Aston Martin V12 Zagato wins design award

Aston Martin’s new Zagato V12 takes style to Italy. AT its world premiere in Italy this weekend, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato won the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes on the shores of Lake Como. Introduced as a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaboration in the 50th […]

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Prodigy’s Keith Flint takes his GSX-R750 on track

Keith Flint with his new 2011 GSX-R750 at the first Suzuki GSX-R Track Day at Brands Hatch. PRODIGY frontman and Suzuki fan, Keith Flint, finally got the chance to put his new 2011 GSX-R750 through its paces last month, as he joined Suzuki customers for the first GSX-R track day of the year at Brands […]

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Renaultsport’s Gordini Twingo is a real cracker

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: RENAULTSORT GORDINI TWINGO Packed with luxury trimmings and wearing an iconic badge, DAVID HOOPER, editor of, says the Twingo Gordini is guaranteed to make you grin. The Renault Twingo Gordini is a real head turner with its shiny wheels and white trimmings. IF spending a few days driving the […]

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Golf GTI special edition celebrates 35th birthday

Here is the first picture of the limited edition Golf GTI to mark the car’s 35th birthday. BELIEVE it or not, the Golf GTI is now 35 years old – and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen has announced the first details of the latest special edition Golf GTI model […]

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Mazda MX-5 GT climbs to second in championship

The Mazda MX-5 GT car in action at Donington Park. MAZDA UK’s MX-5 GT secured its second podium finish of the season in the two-hour Britcar Production GTN Championship 2011 at Donington Park circuit on Sunday, putting the Mazda second in its class in the championship standings. Qualifying on Saturday saw the Mazda Financial Services […]

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