• Himalayan Motorcycling Holiday: One Man's View

    A motorcycle tour called 'Enduro Himalaya™ the adventure in the sky' has to be something special, hasn't it? Martin Payne from Conwy took one so he's the man to ask. Here is his story… Picture a dark February evening in North Wales; it's freezing cold,… Continue reading »

  • Three-Day Wonder: The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2011

    It's true, success breeds expansion! As the 2010 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power was such a runaway success, its 2011 equivalent will be bigger and better than ever, with more action than ever before. An extra day is needed to pack everything in, so the event… Continue reading »

  • Seventh Heaven? Caterham to Launch New Model

    Fabled British sportscar maker, Caterham Cars, is to introduce an entirely new model to its line-up at next month’s Autosport International Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The dateline is January 13th 2011. The latest addition to the renowned Caterham stable marks the beginning of a… Continue reading »

  • Video: Revenge of the Electric Car trailer

    "Revenge of the Electric Car" is a new feature documentary film about electric cars by Chris Paine, director of the 2006 film, slated for release in early 2011. The film tells a new story of the global resurgence of electric vehicles and takes audiences behind… Continue reading »

  • Think Rallying, Think Lancia at Race Retro 2011

    Think rallying, think Lancia! The celebrated rally marque will be at next year’s Race Retro, when the event returns to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry in the earlier time slot of 25-27 February. For decades, the Italian car-maker, famous for its Fulvia, Stratos and 037 models, has… Continue reading »

  • Athletics Fan Wins National Alfa Romeo Award

    Gary Watson from Sherburn Village, Durham, enjoyed a VIP break for two at the Goodwood Hotel last weekend, including the chance to experience fast laps in an Alfa 8C Competizione supercar, after recording the quickest time this year on the UK Athletics Alfa Race Simulator… Continue reading »

  • BMW 1 Series M Coupe

    BMW 1 Series M Coupe Revealed, Public Debut Next Month in Detroit

    BMW has finally revealed the 1 Series M Coupe - the smallest M car in its range. The 1 Series M Coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six that delivers the same 335bhp and 332lb ft of torque as it does in the Z4sDrive35iS.… Continue reading »

  • Kia previews next generation Picanto ahead of Geneva debut

    Kia has released two sketches of the next generation Picanto city car, that will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. The new Picanto has been styled by Kia's European design team based in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Chief… Continue reading »

  • Power Games: Engine Tuning Explained (Part Two)

    Having examined how an engine works in basic terms in Part One of this post, we can now think about how to make one work better. The first part of this deals with maximizing the efficiency of the engine's various parts. The second part looks… Continue reading »

  • Power Games: Engine Tuning Explained (Part One)

    Modern technology means there is a variety of ways in which a car engine can be induced to yield maximum power. Many of the techniques require the use of modern equipment and the application of highly technical knowledge. However, understanding at a basic level what… Continue reading »

  • Fire Rescue Teen's Reward, From Ferrari and Noel

    There's no doubt that 16-year-old Tyler Hopkin is a very brave youngster. Not only is he a GCSE student and carer to his mother, grandmother, younger brother and twin sisters, he's a life saver. When a neighbour's fuse box overheated, starting a fire, Tyler was… Continue reading »

  • Closing the Gender Gap Among Drivers

    ‘Who’s in the Driving Seat?’, a new study of gender differences from the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists), has found that women and men aren’t so different when it comes to driving behaviours and attitudes. Most of the 520 men and 480 women surveyed enjoy… Continue reading »

  • Explosive Plastic: GRP Car Bodies Make History

    It's gone by a variety of names over the years but name notwithstanding, the materials we are about to discuss are all essentially the same. Some call it fibreglass, the Americans call it fiberglass, others go the whole hog and call it glass reinforced plastic… Continue reading »

  • All-Electric and Affordable? The £397 Per Month Nissan Leaf

    Nissan is pushing the boat out price wise by making its all-electric LEAF available on a PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) scheme for £397 per month. In this, Nissan will also underwrite the residual value of the vehicle. These factors alone make for a tempting deal… Continue reading »

  • Starting Out? Try a SEAT Young Driver Session

    Finding a last-minute Christmas gift can be tricky, particularly if the recipient is a teenager. But a voucher for the successful SEAT Young Driver training programme could be an ideal choice. SEAT Young Driver, sponsored by Admiral Multicar, was established a little over a year… Continue reading »

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