Archive | June, 2011

Historic racers on track at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda’s 1991 Le Mans-winning 787B is to return to the track at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. THE famous Festival of Speed takes place at Goodwood this weekend, with all sorts of iconic cars, past and present, thrilling visitors with sprints up the legendary hill. This famous event has grown in popularity in recent […]

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Top Gear tests an unstoppable Marauder in Africa

Parking problems simply disappear in this monster truck. AS we welcomed back Clarkson, Hammond and May on Sunday night for a new series of the hit TV show Top Gear, the Beeb’s entertainment show, I refrain from calling it a motoring  programme, discovered the ‘world’s most unstoppable vehicle. Presenter Richard Hammond put a Paramount Group […]

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Bikers out in force to see Lancaster Bomber taxi run

Hundreds of bikers turned out to see “Just Jane” fire up her engines. HUNDREDS of bikers descended on the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, at East Kirby, near Spilsby, last night to see a Second World War Lancaster Bomber fire up its engines. “Just Jane” is one of only three surviving Lancasters in the world which […]

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Focus Estate debuts at Pageant of Power

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: FORD FOCUS ESTATE Ford’s new Focus is already a hit with customers, but as the new estate model joins the range, editor DAVID HOOPER, visits the Pageant of Power to put it through its paces. The new Ford Focus estate pictured at Nantwich Marine where its large load bay would […]

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French leave for Peugeot’s 508 SW

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: PEUGEOT 508 SW On French leave, motoring writer KEITH WARD takes Peugeot’s 508 SW Estate back to its homeland and is impressed with its versatility. Fun in France – the 508 SW proved its worth as a load carrier, and cross-country companion. IT was on a 200-mile homeward dash across […]

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A great way to travel, come rain or shine

Young at heart motoring writer KEITH WARD tests Peugeot’s latest 308 CC which is ideal whatever the weather – rain or shine The large windscreen can even keep the rain off. TIME was when open-top motoring was for pre-gym-age hardy types who sat with scant protection behind a skimpy windscreen and took on the elements […]

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80′s icons – the Sierra XR4i and the Space Shuttle

  The Space Shuttle and a Ford Sierra XR4i pictured together in the early 1980s. THIS rare picture from Ford’s archives shows two unlikely vehicles pictured together. The XR4i has become a modern classic, sought-after by collectors, while the Space Shuttle programme is coming to an end. During the early 1980s space exploration changed dramatically […]

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MX-5 production car wins first podium of season

The MX-5 production car driven to a podium finish by Mike Wilds at a wet Thruxton. MAZDA’S MX-5 production race car finished third in class in round four of the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship 2011 at Thruxton Circuit. Despite qualifying a lowly fifth in class, the Mazda Financial Services and Motul backed Mazda MX-5 […]

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