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Why it’s worth investing in premium tyres

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres tested… I’ve been the proud owner of a 2005 Mazda MX-5 for more than four years. It’s served me well, though my wife seems to beat me to the keys more often of than not – especially when the sun is shining. When I …

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Hidden danger: concern over obscured road signs

Obscured road sign - GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being encouraged to report any road signs hidden by trees or bushes by breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Hidden road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous, according to GEM. The safety call comes at a …

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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Cool Runnings continued courtesy of a MINI Convertible

Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott of the Jamaican bobsleigh team

Two members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team have got creative during lockdown together while their usual traning facilities are unavailable. Sled pilot Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and brakeman Nimroy Turgott, 27, have been keeping up their fitness by building their own weight-lifting equipment in the garden and, in place of the …

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Celebrating 40 years of the Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda 1980

This year, Fiat is marking 40 years of an affordable Italian icon – the Panda. Originally designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, it has spawned many much-loved variants and special editions and 284,000 have found homes in the UK since its unveil in 1980. Panda I (161,501 sold) When the …

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Nissan’s guide to EV driver etiquette

Nissan EV Driver Etiquette guide

As the Coronavirus lockdown eases, Nissan has created a guide to encourage more EV-friendly behaviour as motorists return to the roads. Drawing on the company’s heritage as a pioneer in mass-market electric mobility, the Nissan EV Driver Etiquette is packed with digestible, reassuring advice for new and seasoned  electric vehicle …

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Top Gear team back on track

Top Gear team Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris have emerged from lockdown to resume filming for Top Gear’s next series. The trio took part in an thrill-seeking electric car race around Staffordshire’s empty Alton Towers Resort. They had to navigate a Honda e, Mini Electric and Vauxhall Corsa-e around a specially …

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Great British road trips to enjoy – post-lockdown

Lexus LC Coupe

Freedom, adventure, discovery – nothing stirs the soul quite like a road trip. We’ve got together with Lexus UK to offer you nine incredible driving journeys around England, Scotland and Wales to enjoy when the lockdown is over. Short but spectacular Kendal to Keswick (Cumbria, England) Encompassing the best of …

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New VW Golf’s trip down ITV memory lane

Martin and Roman Kemp with the new VW Golf

The all-new eighth generation Golf has appeared in a series of primetime ITV slots as Volkswagen ramps up anticipation for the important model. The new Golf’s first UK television advert spanned the entirety of the main advert break of ITV show Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow on Saturday 6 June, with …

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