Archive | November, 2012

Ford Ranger named top pick-up in 2013 awards

THE new Ford Ranger model has landed the International Pick-Up Award 2013 making it the third international gong the brand has won this year. It took the title following extensive testing at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire,  after which it was awarded 47 points – more than the combined number achieved by the second and […]

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1969 Mini Cooper S to make more music in sale

A 1969 Margrave Wood & Picket Mini Cooper S with a suitably swinging history in the music industry heads the list of entries for Barons’ Yuletide Classic sale in the splendid Surrey Hall at Sandown Park Race Course on December 18th. A Wood & Pickett coachbuilt Mini was ‘the’ car for the rock and pop […]

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Cameron’s old Fiat 500 smashes auction estimate

A LITTLE car once owned by the Prime Minister made a big price when it was sold auction for than double its guide price. The 1971 Fiat 500 L went under the hammer at a sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions at The Footman James Classic Motor Show. The car which David Cameron purchased in 1998 […]

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Brazilian Grand Prix review

F1’s Vettel and Alonso prepare for Brazil battle!

After a successful return to the USA, this weekend is the final round of 2012 Formula 1 World Championship in Sáo Paulo. The drivers’ title will be decided around one of the most unpredictable and challenging circuits in F1. TOM WILKINSON previews the title showdown. The 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, Round 20. The Championship has […]

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Land Rover Defender ‘is a true motoring icon’

Like chalk and cheese, DAVID HOOPER enjoys a brief drive in two of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest models. THERE aren’t many cars which can truly lay claim to being iconic, but this is one of them – the Land Rover Defender 90. It’s up there with the Mini and the Beetle as cars which changed […]

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New Suzuki Jimny, but can you spot the differences?

IT’S a case of spot the difference as the latest version of Suzuki’s Jimny hits the showrooms this week. The basic shape of the little SUV remains the same but if you look hard enough you’ll be able to spot a new front bumper and grille design, a redesigned bonnet incorporating a central air intake […]

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Spanish eyes still focused on F1 drivers’ crown

Still smiling at the Stetson hats on the podium instead of the usual caps, DAVID HOOPER reviews the first Austin GP. AT the inaugural race in Austin, on the Circuit of the Americas, fans the world over expected the 2012 world championship to be decided, with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel clinching his third drivers’ title. […]

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Women drivers facing insurance premiums hike

INSURANCE premiums for women drivers are set to rise from December when new EU legislation comes into force. Younger female motorists are likely to be the hardest hit by the hike with some seeing their insurance costs rise by as much as 25 per cent. The change in law follows a ruling by the European […]

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