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Bridgestone calling on UK to follow Ireland’s tyre lead

Bridgestone boss Robin Shaw.

BRIDGESTONE is calling on the UK Government to follow Ireland’s lead in implementing mandatory fines on motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres, in the interests of road safety. Only last week, the Irish minister for transport, tourism and sport, Paschal Donohoe announced the new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists, with fines of €80 now in effect.

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New Nissan dealership is the latest to join Grimsby motor park

Grimsby to welcome Trenton as new Nissan dealer

A NEW Nissan dealership is the latest to join Grimsby motor park and will create up to 40 jobs in Grimsby. Trenton Nissan is expanding its operations with the building of a new Nissan showroom in Altyre Way, where it will join Grimsby Audi, Nunns Mazda and Mitsubishi, Wilson & Co Vauxhall and Read Hyundai and Suzuki, as well as the Stoneacre Volvo dealership.

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Winchcombe is perfect site for exploring Cotswolds

Winchcombe is perfect site for exploring Cotswolds

WINCHCOMBE Camping and Caravanning Club site at Brooklands Farm, near Tewkesbury is One of the nicest sites I have ever stayed on. As well as plenty of room for motorhomes caravans and tents, there is a large mobile home park for lodges which are quite plush and are equipped with everything you need for a luxurious week away from it all and some of the lodges overlook the lake.

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Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

ALFA ROMEO has opened the order book for its much-awaited 4C Spider sports car. The open-top model, which is priced at £59,500, is powered by the same, all-aluminium 240bhp turbo petrol engine as its coupe stablemate. Its performance is also on a par with the hardtop model and capable of accelerating from 0-62 in less […]

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda announce global recall over airbag safety fears

TOYOTA and Nissan have announced the recall of 6.5-million cars worldwide after safety concerns over airbags were raised. Honda recalled thousands of cars in the US in March due to concerns over the airbags and is planning a further recall. The airbags, which are made by Tokyo-based Takata, a world leader in car safety, are […]

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New Shark Skwal helmet with LED lights goes on sale

Shark LED helmet

A BRAND new helmet in SHARK’s 2015 collection is the aggressively styled and unique SKWAL. The French helmet brand is known for its colourful graphics and innovative designs and the SKWAL won’t disappoint – with new technology and striking graphics it’s sure to turn heads. The SKWAL has a brand new shape and its rear […]

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Female drivers more likely to push the limits

Femail drivers

FEMALE car rental customers are considerably more likely to exceed the speed limit than their male counterparts. That’s the result of a nationwide study of driving habits in rental cars by telematics technology provider In-Car Cleverness. The company monitored the hire of more than 10,000 rental vehicles over a six-month period – and recorded surprising […]

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Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards

Ferrari California road test review

Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards FERRARI has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious Red Dot Awards, the world’s leading product design competition. The Italian brand’s FXX-K has been named Best of the Best for its design quality and ground-breaking design, while both the California T and LaFerrari were also singled out for the quality […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

On the trail of Adventure Bike Rides in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

Martyn Bell Adventure Bike Rides review Rides edt - Copy

Former BTCC star Martyn Bell launches bespoke guided tours of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire on iconic BMW GS bikes. DAVID HOOPER joins him for some fun on the Wolds.

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Mini Cooper S Classic Auto road test report and review

Mini Cooper S Classic Auto road test report and review

Mini Cooper S Classic Auto road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER has a look at the latest take on a British classic.

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Why a new set of tyres can transform your classic car

Michelin Morris Minor tyre choice

The search for classic car tyres is now easier than it once was, with many of the big brands offering suitable tyres. DAVID HOOPER  looks at some of the considerations and the difference a set of premium Michelin covers made to Doris the Morris. LOOK at the width of a Morris Minor’s tyre and you’ll […]

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Honda Civic Sedan road test report and review

Honda Civic Sedan road test review (3)

Honda Civic Sedan road test report and review: Saloons look great, but have never sold as well as their hatchback alternatives in the UK. DAVID HOOPER has been having a look at the latest four-door offering from Honda, the Civic Sedan. OVERVIEW: The Honda Civic range offers something a bit different to run-of-the-mill offerings with […]

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Volvo XC40 D3 Auto road test report and review

Volvo XC40 D3 Auto road test report and review

All the charm of its big sisters, but the Volvo XC40 comes in a more petite package. Volvo XC40 D3 Auto road test report and review: Volvo’s new XC40 wraps up all the delights of its bigger sisters into a smaller package which, DAVID HOOPER says, is a pleasure to live with. YOU just know […]

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid road test report and review

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid road test report and review

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid road test report and review: The Hyundai Ioniq comes in three versions, depending on your preferences. DAVID HOOPER is impressed with the quality and attractive pricing which is on offer in one of the new models. HYUNDAI is one of the latest manufacturers to offer cars which, to a greater or lesser […]

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Toyota C-HR Hybrid road test report and review

Toyota C-HR Hybrid road test report and review

Toyota C-HR Hybrid road test report and review

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2018 Ford Fiesta ST-2 1.5T EcoBoost 200PS road test report review

Ford Fiesta ST 2018 1.5 200bhp

2018 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5T EcoBoost 200PS road test report review: In my book, the Ford Fiesta ST is one of the finest hot hatches to grace the motoring scene – its fast, fun, reliable and comparatively cheap to buy and run. It’s the complete package, and we’ve putting the latest model through its paces.

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