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01 September 2014 at 13:14

Nearly a third of parents dropping off their children at school have been found to have defective tyres.Besides the risk to their car insurance premiums, drivers are also endangering their offspring's lives, a safety charity is warning.A TyreSafe member undertook their own research at a primary school in Shropshire. They found that over 30% of parents drop their children off in vehicles with t...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

Technology is the key to the all-new Corsa, according to the latest details being teased out by Vauxhall.The hugely popular supermini's next incarnation is due to be unveiled during next month's Paris Motor Show.But enthusiasts don't have to wait until October 4-19 to discover some of its secrets.We now know it boasts a raft of motorist assistance systems as well as a fresh engine line-up. An a...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

Most drivers can only dream of designing their perfect car; selecting the base model, adding the all-important engine before tweaking the bodywork and interior for the desired finish. Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum has had the opportunity to do just that as part of an 18-month project, resulting in the Callum Mk2.Mr Callum said: "The stance of the Mark 2 is already excellent, but I wishe...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

A unique car which only has 102 miles on the clock, despite being made 30 years ago, is to be sold at auction. The 1984 Maestro 1.3 HLE has been stored in a garage since new and is in perfect condition.The gold model comes with berber tweed upholstery and is expected to fetch between £3,250 and £3,500. Also in the car are the original carpet protectors from Henley's the main dealer and the ori...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

The newly-revived Members' Meeting of the Goodwood Road Racing Club will take place on March 21 and 22 next year. The motoring and road-racing enthusiasts that form the club's membership rejoiced at the restoration of the famed weekend of motorsport veneration earlier this year.For the first time in nearly fifty years Goodwood saw legendary cars and spectacular racing by featuring the likes of...

29 August 2014 at 11:06

Given the chance, more drivers in Britain would turn to Spiderman for roadside help than any other superhero, according to a surreal new survey.Superman could only manage second in the IGW poll with 22 per cent of the votes, as it emerged the man of steel had first place stolen by Spidey who would be the ideal handyman of 24% of those surveyed.Respondents were confident that the well-known web-...

29 August 2014 at 11:06

A magistrate has spared Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff a driving ban for a speeding offence - after the cricketer pleaded "exceptional hardship".Former England captain Flintoff, 36, had admitted being the driver when his Bentley was flashed by a camera as travelling at 87mph on the M6, near Linstock, Cumbria, on January 28 this year.Carlisle Magistrates' Court heard that Flintoff, of Mottram St Andr...

29 August 2014 at 11:06

A national motoring group wants a rethink over plans to introduce more 20mph limits on Britain's roads.The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) has questioned the effectiveness of 20mph zones following a reported increase in accidents at this speed.According to the group, which surveyed its members on the subject, a more effective way of improving road safety would be to put more emphasis on encou...

29 August 2014 at 11:06

Conditions on the roads are set to improve next week as some cold and wet weather will be replaced by temperatures of up to 26C in places.The MeteoGroup predicts a sunny start to September, but warned that the warm spell will not be "too long lasting".MeteoGroup forecaster Nick Prebble said conditions will improve from Sunday across most of Britain as an "area of high pressure" moves in from th...

29 August 2014 at 11:06

The E-Type Jaguar, already named "the most beautiful car ever made" by Enzo Ferrari, now stands in poll position as the "greatest car of all time" according to a poll of British drivers.The classic British tourer was ranked top of a list of 100 cars by more than 2,000 motorists in a One Poll survey conducted to mark the return of Wheeler Dealers on the Discovery Channel.The top 10 was dominated...

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