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14 August 2015 at 13:50

New Top Gear host Chris Evans is auctioning off 13 cars from his prized personal collection in the name of charity. His replica Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car is one of lots going under the hammer at the Goodwood Revival next month, along with Ferraris, Jaguars and a host of other classics that have a special place in automotive history.The cars could fetch in the region of £11 million, while Eva...

14 August 2015 at 13:50

Luxury automaker Aston Martin's new warehouse and logistics hub has finally opened almost a year after construction began. The British company sees the Wellesbourne facility - located just down the road from its headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire - as a major cog in its bid to further expand its operation in the coming years. It boasts nearly a quarter of a million square feet of storage, o...

14 August 2015 at 13:50

A rise in the price of second-hand MPVs reported by auction house Manheim is being attributed to private hire firm Uber.The average value of spacious, passenger-friendly people carriers that went under the hammer in July was up by a whopping 18.3% compared with the same month last year.It had been thought that demand for multi-purpose vehicles, particularly large ones, was on the decline becaus...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Smoking drivers have been reminded they have just seven weeks to change their habits in time for a new ban. October 1 sees passengers as well as drivers face £50 fines if they light up with a child on board.Motorists risk a double fine if they allow a passenger to smoke with them while under-18s are in the car too.Health officials have redoubled their publicity efforts to raise awareness ahead...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Motorists are warned they will be found out if they try to give false information to car insurance companies. The industry's official body says more than 4,000 fraudulent car insurance polices were uncovered every week last year.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that cutting corners in a bid to lower premiums is simply not worth the risk. It can result in criminal records, heavy ...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Having a clean car and resisting the urge to yell at other motorists could help win over a new date's heart, the results of a new survey suggest. Getting on for half those questioned by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) say signs of road rage would be a definite turn-off on a first date. Similar proportions say they wouldn't be impressed if their new date texted or chatted on their mob...

13 August 2015 at 14:36

Plans for a new bypass in Lincoln are dividing the local community. Drivers setting their journey planners to the city could one day find traffic eased by an Eastern Bypass, if county councillors get their way.But some locals are against the plans and want the road bridge in the original scheme to be reinstated. In fact, campaign groups for and against the project have sprung up. Lincolnshire...

12 August 2015 at 12:56

Drivers can look forward to the "exciting possibility" of having their electric cars charged as they drive, under new plans announced by Highways England . If this year's off-road trials are successful then motorists may not need to get out of their cars to recharge electric batteries on lengthy trips.A wireless charge network would be built underneath England's motorways and key A-roads, subj...

12 August 2015 at 12:56

Drivers can expect challenging conditions over the next 48 hours with the risk of a whole month's worth of rainfall expected, forecasters are warning. MeteoGroup predicts that rainfall levels across Wales and England could hit anything from 30mm to 50mm between Thursday and Friday.Intense thundery rain is also anticipated, making life for motorists difficult with a greater number than average ...

11 August 2015 at 12:45

Almost 20,000 drivers who have enough penalty points to be banned from driving are still on the road, new research reveals. Usually motorists are banned for at least six months if they hit 12 points over 3 years.But Auto Express found that over one in three drivers across Wales and England - 7,078 out of 19,848 - who have reached this figure have escaped disqualification.The motoring magazine ...

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