Archive | July, 2012

Go on, ask him what his favourite car is . . .

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi Ask motoring journalist IAN LAMMING what his favourite car is – and his answer may just surprise you! IT’S the question people always ask me? What’s your favourite car? And the answer never fails to surprise them. After 21 years in the game, badges mean very […]

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Drink driving

Renewed call for lower drink drive limits

BRAKE, the road safety charity, is urging ministers — and members of the public — to take action over drink driving. The move comes after it emerged from results were published of a summer campaign by the Association of Chief Police Officers, which showed that 5.8 per cent of 83,000 drivers breath tested in June were positive, […]

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Lexus ups quality and spec in new LS range

JAPANESE luxury carmaker has unviled its new LS model range which includes, for the first time, an F Sport flagship variant. The range comprises the LS 460, LS 600 and the F Sport. The move is a continuation of Lexus’ drive to update its model line-up and comes shortly after the launch of the new […]

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To Binbrook and back on an electric Batribike

Fully charged and raring to go, DAVID HOOPER takes a battery-powered pedal cycle for a spin on the Lincolnshire Wolds. BRADLEY Wiggins may have just made history by winning the Tour de France in some style, but for most of us mere mortals, sipping champagne on the Champs Elysees will remain the stuff of dreams. […]

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‘Hungary’ Hamilton chalks up a well-earned win

With lots of drama before the lights went out, there was plenty to talk about at the Hungarian Grand Prix. DAVID HOOPER reviews an action-packed race. THE drama of the Hungarian Grand Prix started even before the lights went out, as Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes in 17th position on the grid had an overheating problem which […]

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Renault, Dacia, Infiniti at Humberside Motor Group

With major changes on both sides of the River Humber, it’s an exciting time for Terry and Stephen Smith and their teams. DAVID HOOPER catches up with the latest developments at the region’s newest motor group. WITH the launch of a new company name, the addition of three major franchises, showroom makeovers and new signs […]

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Mischievous Mini roadster is brilliant fun to drive

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mini Roadster John Cooper Works Feisty and fun, the Mini still has it, especially when you road test one of its latest incarnations, as DAVID HOOPER finds out when he reviews the two-seat roadster. IN case you haven’t noticed, the Mini range has been expanding at a pace in the […]

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Sporty Peugeot goes about its frisky business!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 308 GT 200 A perky little performer, KEITH WARD subjects the range-topping Peugeot 308 GT to his discerning eye. THIS GT version tops the latest 20-strong 308 range from Peugeot, for many the most stylish of the trio of Gallic brands made up by Citroen and Renault. Think GT […]

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