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Renault 16 celebrates 50 years

Renault 16

Not many cars have gone down in history as a game-changer – the innovative Renault 16 is one of them. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the ingenuous 16 was the first family hatchback. Launched at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show, it featured an offbeat, but sleek two-box design complete …

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John McEnroe’s Jaguar stunt

John McEnroe - Jaguar secret chauffeur

Watch tennis legend John McEnroe astonish two tennis fans with VIP journey to Wimbledon in an new Jaguar XE. The three-time Wimbledon champ played the role of Secret Chauffeur in Jaguar’s #FeelWimbledon hidden camera stunt. McEnroe surprised tennis fans Tom Payne and Nick Webb, who were selected to take part …

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Lauda: The Untold Story

Lauda: The Untold Story

Must-see film for motorsport fans explains what happened in 1976 when Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, the documentary looks in detail at the events of that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nürburgring, then follows Lauda’s courageous …

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Top 10 simple pre-MoT checks

Car maintenance

Carrying out regular checks and basic driveway DIY could prevent 1.5 million MoT failures every year, according to new research. Leading used vehicle warranty provider, Warranty Direct, claims that simple maintenance and replacing some accessible car parts at home could slash the number of MoT failures recorded in the UK …

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Classic video: world car donuts record

Car donuts world record

This must surely go down as one of the most bizarre Guinness World Records – now in its 60th year. Rewind to 2007 when Brit Terry Grant performed 10 consecutive donuts (spins) in a car – whilst standing on the roof! The incredible footage sees Terry, a multiple record holder and car …

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Driving test at 80 – fascinating facts

Young driver

It’s the 80th anniversary of the driving test and to celebrate we have 18 fascinating facts… Taking the dreaded driving test is a stressful time, but there’s no doubt that it’s been hugely beneficial from a road safety point of view. In fact, a year after it was made compulsory …

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BMW Group treat

BMW Group driving day

Every now and again the major car manufacturers invites the likes of us along to “driving days” where journalists gets to sample the latest additions to the range. The BMW group invited us along to one such day in deepest Buckinghamshire where we got to sample shiny new MINIs and …

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Thinking of leasing a car? Make the right choice.

Choosing a new car leasing deal is great but it’s easy to choose a premium up-market and high-tech model that, left to your own bank balance, would probably not feature. Even when leasing the budget remains a consideration so it pays to shop for a deal with your head and …

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Lotus: back in the game

Lotus Evora 400

Why the future’s bright for iconic British sports car maker Lotus… March car sales in the UK nudged half a million – a record for the 21st century so motor manufacturing in Britain is in rude health. It’s also good to see Norfolk-based Lotus Cars is on the road to …

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