Archive | April, 2013

Furygan tempts bikers towards textiles

BIKERS have traditionally always chosen to wear leathers while riding, but more riders are turning to cooler, textile clothing which is lighter and easier to pack away. French manufacturer Furygan has turned its attention to a new generation of textile jackets by launching the Genesis Range. Comprising of three distinctive designs and fully CE-approved under […]

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Loeb aims for straight eight in Rally Argentina

SEBASTIAN Loeb will be hoping lucky seven will become great eight in the Rally Argentina. The world rally superstar has won the event seven times continuing a great run for the Citroen team. Rally Argentina is the fifth round of the world championship. It will see the return of Loeb and Daniel Elena in the […]

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MG3 aims to capture supermini sales

WITH many more motorists finding it costly to run a car, they are looking to the compact car market to stay on the road. And MG has recognised this. It has previewed its MG3 supermini at the Shanghai Motor Show, giving the motoring world a chance to get up close and personal before it launches […]

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AMG models will fly out of dealerships

THERE is always a sense of anticipation whenever a new AMG model is to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. And the new line up for the SLS AMG has been unveiled. There are two models – the new SLS AMG GT Coupé and the mighty SLS AMG Black Series Coupé. Both variants, which are available to […]

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Forester set to cut swathes through rivals!

FANS of four-wheel-drive cars and Subaru, in particular, will soon be able to lay their hands on the latest variation of the Forester. The latest Forester goes on sale on May 1 and is the fourth-generation of the SUV. It is anticipated to quickly become the Japanese brand’s most popular model. Last year the model […]

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Mazda MX5 race car

Mazda MX-5s are back on track and ready to race at Silverstone

DAVID HOOPER joins the Mazda race team for a test day at Donington Park – but will he make the grade to race in the Britcar Championship at Silverstone on May 11? THE last time I donned my crash helmet in anger at the wheel of an open-topped MX-5 Racing car, it was -30 degrees. […]

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New Ford Fiesta ST (1)

New Ford Fiesta ST road test: The pack leader?

First drive: New Ford Fiesta ST road test Although strictly-speaking the new Ford Fiesta ST shouldn’t exist, motoring mournalist MARTYN COLLINS says he’s glad that it does. THIS new Ford Fiesta ST technically shouldn’t exist, as I can remember being told categorically at the international launch back in 2008, that the Zetec-S was as hot […]

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NGMW’s 40 years puts Group on road to nostalgia

As the Northern Group of Motoring Writers celebrates its 40th Anniversary, DAVID HOOPER drives some of the now classic cars which at the time were brand new – including the Queen Mum’s Jag! IT’S 40 years since the Queen Mum bought this lovely Jaguar XJ12 limousine . . . The same year, 1973, also saw […]

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