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12 June 2015 at 11:50

A lucky couple is driving around in not one, but two luxury sports cars, having won a competition twice in the space of six months.Steve McLoughlin could not believe his luck when he won a £60,000 Jaguar F-Type in January.But his wife, Rian, has top trumped him after she was handed the keys to a £94,000 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.Both also received a £10,000 cash prize - hidden in the boot - throu...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

The RAC has helped create car endurance history after co-drivers travelled across a record-breaking 14 different nations on one fuel tank. In creating the "phenomenal" Guinness World Records entry, the Audi A6 Ultra's computer mileage reading stood at zero - with 16 miles still left to go to cross the final border to Hungary. Somehow, co-drivers Rebecca Jackson and Andrew Frankel crossed the ...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

It may seem a good idea at the time for drivers to personalise their cars, but it could also seriously damage their re-sale value, according to experts. Glass's Guide valuation specialists say vehicles which are too adapted to suit an individual's needs could even leave it difficult to sell at all.People buying a car might not buy into the subjective character car that others have created, the...

11 June 2015 at 12:13

Motorists are to be outlawed from key roads in central Dublin amid proposals to make the Irish capital more appealing to pedestrians and cyclists. The sweeping 150 million euro (£109.2 million) eight-year rolling plan is in response to a projected additional 42,000 morning vehicle trips into Dublin at the end of this period.City leaders say such anticipated growth cannot be accommodated unless...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

A chip shop owner is refusing to accept parking charges he received more than two years ago.Barry Beavis, from Chelmsford in Essex, lost his landmark legal action against private car park operator ParkingEye earlier this year over an £85 fine for overstaying his allotted two hours of free parking.The 48-year-old will now go to the Supreme Court - the highest court in the UK - after it agreed to...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

Officials have launched a new crackdown on motorcyclists, amid latest figures which reveal a growing amount of London-based motorbike deaths. The number of such incidents rose by 22.7%, from 22 during 2013 to 27 last year, in the Greater London area, according to Transport for London's (TfL) figures.Policymakers said they will be targeting speeding, running red lights and careless riding as a ...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

Aston Martin's new psychedelic Le Mans 24-Hour race entry is so bright that rival competitors could be forgiven for wearing sunglasses. The UK-based racing team's latest livery is on show this weekend at the iconic French endurance contest.The Tobias Rehberger-designed Aston Martin Vantage GTE aims to give it an illusion of speed and motion, even when still.The Gulf-backed machine benefits fro...

10 June 2015 at 10:39

Thousands of children are taking to the streets to help put road safety in the spotlight. A safety charity hopes that 100,000 children aged between five and 11 will participate in its Giant Walk .The event sees schools organising young classmates to go on overseen crocodile walks around safe pavements.Brake's annual event, backed by the Brantano shoe firm, coincides with a new poll.It shows th...

09 June 2015 at 12:54

The RAC is about to help answer the question: how many countries can be visited on just one tank of fuel? Together with Audi, the world record attempt got underway on Tuesday morning - as two motoring experts set their journey planners from a starting point in Holland, setting out towards the Balkan region. The route will take in countries such as Italy, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, France, Swi...

09 June 2015 at 12:54

Motorists in Northern Ireland are being urged to keep hold of the paper part of their driving licence. The counterpart has been axed across the UK in favour of the DVLA's new MyLicence online system in a bid to make it easier to share details. But Stormont Environment Minister Mark Durkan insists the abolition does not apply in Northern Ireland. He says he will not be rolling out the changes,...

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