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14 July 2015 at 13:26

Owners of older and modified cars are being promised a show with a difference at a Northamptonshire racing circuit next month. Unlike other traditional events of its type, Retro Cars Live lets attendees drive their old classics on Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 9.Enthusiasts heading to Mitchell Road in Corby, can expect a whole host of live, interactive attractions at the festival...

13 July 2015 at 12:04

British students have built a car powered exclusively by solar energy. The Cambridge University-based team is launching the Evolution car on Monday at the famous institution's sports ground.This is with a view to racing it in the Australian Outback's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this autumn.The uni's Eco-Racing Team (CEUR) goes into the week-long endurance event (October 18-25) armed with...

13 July 2015 at 12:04

Guy Martin is the rider Triumph officials will entrust with securing a new motorcycling world record. The British motorbike-manufacturing giant hopes the legendary TT racer will hit speeds of 400mph (643.73kph) to smash the existing 376.363mph (605.697 km/h) mark. Rocky Robinson set this target five years ago in a Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner.The Hinckley-based team's 1,000 bhp Rocket III St...

13 July 2015 at 12:04

Some of the most legendary names in film and television proved the inspiration behind Red Bull's annual Soapbox Race. The weekend's wacky classic saw 65 hand-crafted, engine-less machines - powered by gravity alone - hurtle down the 420-metre North London ramp and chicane-dotted course.Finding Nemo, Poldark and Thomas The Tank Engine all inspired some of the creations in the sun-drenched event...

10 July 2015 at 12:47

The RAC is hailing a "victory for common sense" that has seen motorists being given more time to digitally share the details of their driving licence. From Friday (July 10), the DVLA is extending the time drivers get to share this data online from three to 21 days.This follows the scrapping of the UK driving licence's traditional paper counterpart last month.The move has paved the way for a ne...

10 July 2015 at 12:47

Motorists should be benefiting from cheaper diesel prices being passed on to them at supermarket pumps, the RAC has said.Friday's call comes only a day after supermarket diesel retailers such as Sainsbury's dropped their forecourt prices by 2p per litre.RAC's Fuel Watch information suggests the capacity for further 3p-per-litre cuts is available, with wholesale diesel now 6p lower per litre tha...

10 July 2015 at 12:47

This year's European car manufacturing recovery is going to be even better than first thought, according to revised estimates. Experts predict that the continent is on schedule to sell 13 million vehicles in 2015.European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) officials believe that car registrations will grow by 5% by the end of December.This nudged-up calculation has been made following...

10 July 2015 at 12:47

More and more motorists are purchasing new cars on dealership-based finance deals, new numbers suggest. The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) reports that the amount of such agreements grew by 6% between May 2014 and May 2015.The figures show that consumers buying a car this way are typically advanced £16,500 for each vehicle. This is an increase of 4% on the same month in 2014. The lat...

09 July 2015 at 14:01

Motorists have received a welcome post-Budget boost with the 'big four' supermarket giants all reducing their diesel prices. The early 2p-a-litre price cuts introduced by Sainsbury's and Tesco fuelled a new price war at the pumps - with Asda and Morrisons following suit on Thursday. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: "This is welcome news for diesel drivers coming just in time for the sum...

09 July 2015 at 14:01

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is urging motorists to bring themselves up to speed with one of the busiest-ever years for rule changes on Britain's roads. The safety charity is concerned that several drivers are not aware about all alterations.Different speed limits, driving licences and several other changes have come in throughout the year, with more to follow.Among the first intr...

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