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20 August 2014 at 16:05

More than 100,000 car buyers across Europe ordered a Vauxhall ADAM in the first 18 months of the vehicle going on sale, the manufacturer reveals.The ADAM entered the city car market in which style is everything and gave buyers the choice of more than a million combinations of trims and specifications to personalise their purchase.Buyers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK prov...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Traffic police stopped a car being driven at 50mph the wrong way down a motorway by deliberately crashing into it. A 77-year-old driver, who has dementia, drove his Honda Jazz in the wrong direction on the West Midlands' M6 toll. Police managed to stop the pensioner through "tactical contact", or an intentional head-on collision.The motorist, of Rowley Regis, West Midlands, escaped unhurt but ...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Some of the world's most stylish, powerful cars will be strutting their stuff at a marquee exhibition in London next month.Motoring enthusiasts will be setting their journey planners to Brentford's Syon Park for this year's Salon Privé extravaganza from September 3-5.Jamiroquai's Jay Kay is having his spectacular spearmint green sports car showcased, the only LaFerrari made in that colour.The V...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Driving to work is bad for your waistline, a new report suggests.Not using your car for work could not only drive down your car insurance premiums, it could also lose you a maximum of seven pounds (3kg).This is the claim of London-based researchers, who claim their results may have key implications for future health and transport policy.Their study of over 15,000 employees finds that workers wh...

20 August 2014 at 16:05

Climate change isn't just dividing politicians and countries but couples in cars too, new research suggests.Kwik Fit says more than a half of couples (52%) with air conditioning systems in their vehicles voice differing opinions about the right interior temperature.It seems men are more 'hot under the collar' than women as they tend to prefer cooler conditions and around a quarter of a million ...

19 August 2014 at 15:19

Motorists will pay as much a 2p a litre less for fuel when they fill their tanks at supermarket petrol stations ahead of long bank holiday drives this weekend.The three biggest supermarket chains in the country, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's are slashing 2p and 1p off their petrol and diesel prices respectively from Wednesday.The fuel prices at Asda will be at their lowest since the start of 2011...

19 August 2014 at 15:19

A coach ended up in a motorway-side ditch after crashing and overturning on Tuesday morning.All 50 passengers aboard escaped serious injury in the one-vehicle accident on the southbound Dursley, Gloucestershire stretch of the M5 (junctions 13-14) just before 10am.There have been reports of the minor casualty count reaching seven, with the coach driver himself sustaining back injuries. Motorist...

19 August 2014 at 15:19

Ferrari appears to have resoundingly proved itself as the most collectible classic car marque.Nine out of the top 10 largest sales over a historic weekend of sales events in the US were of the Italian thoroughbreds, one of which set a new classic car sales price record.An extremely rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a record breaking $38,115,000 (£22,843,633) by Bonhams in California.The po...

19 August 2014 at 15:19

The man allegedly involved in a video which shows a VW Polo entering the Brands Hatch track during a race has been charged.The stunt has landed 21-year-old Jack Cottle, of Wadhurst in East Sussex, with a court appearance before Sevenoaks magistrates on Monday, September 22.Cottle has been charged with causing public nuisance following his arrest for suspected false imprisonment in June. A male ...

18 August 2014 at 15:18

People who use company cars are more likely to drive faster than the 70mph speed limit on motorways than those in their own vehicles, new research shows.The RAC poll of 1,526 British drivers suggests nearly nine in every 10 workers using company cars (88%) break the speed limit, while two thirds of drivers do so in their own cars (67%).Nearly twice as many work vehicle drivers (62%) hit 80mph o...

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