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Introducing The New Vauxhall Crossland X Crossover

Whether or not the world needs yet another funky crossover in this ‘burgeoning sector’ is a matter of opinion. Nevertheless here is Vauxhall’s latest offering, the Crossland X. The vehicle is crisp and compact, say the company, on the outside and spacious and flexible on the inside, with unique two-tone paintwork and SUV-styling. Continue reading

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MUSTN’T GRUMBLE: Blue Badge Bandits

Mustn’t Grumble’ is an occasional feature that will appear when I, rather than explode, will find it necessary to have a very British rant: No.2. Blue Badge Abuse:  We all complain about rules and regulations, especially when they are clearly absurd, as is so often the case. Sometimes though – just sometimes – officialdom gets it right. This is the case with the Blue Badge scheme which allows drivers with disabilities to park more conveniently. Continue reading

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Britain On Top Of The WRC Rallying World

Britain is firmly back at the top of the World Rally Championship (WRC) tree – of that there can be no argument. And Britain has arrived there just in time for one of the most exciting, entertaining and open seasons in the series’ 43-year history; again, an indubitable fact. Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Know About Car Accidents Abroad and Making Claims

It may be trickier to make a car accident injury claim when it happened abroad, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done:  Being involved in a car accident at home is surely among the worst things that can happen to you, whether or not you’re injured as a result. But what if it happens when you’re driving abroad? Different language, culture, laws and regulations – how on earth do you go about making a claim for compensation? Continue reading

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Hybrid Ford Mustang & A New Golden Age of Automobiles

Bill Crittenden of the Crittenden Automotive Library prefers the modern approach to the Ford Mustang: Bill writes from the  USA:   Technology seems to be encroaching upon the most fun and interesting aspects of owning and driving automobiles: automatic transmissions, electric cars, self-driving cars, cars bloated by safety features and fuel economy regulations strangling design creativity. There’s a constant barrage of technological advancements vying for our attention on the dashboard that are replacing the charms of “well-weathered leather, hot metal and oil” of the cars of years gone by. Continue reading

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Red Bull TV To Revolutionise WRC TV Coverage

Red Bull TV is set to revolutionise the coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, with a pioneering approach that will bring fans of the high-octane sport closer to the action than ever before. For too long viewers in this country have been starved of decent coverage. This is especially good news as 2017 is going to be spectacular, with new cars and driver changes. Champion Sebastien Ogier has switched to the Ford M-Sport team, which will be a new challenge for him. Continue reading

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This Year The Fun Is In Tents

William Shakespeare, quoting Richard III when the sales were on, penned ‘Now is the discount of our winter tents’, demonstrating how popular camping was even then. As someone who remembers a childhood camping under wet, smelly canvas it is surprising that I still like it now. I guess it must be my inherent sense for the call of the wild. Why, once I went camping in Snowdonia and even France! I’ve been out there Man; I know. I’m not personally so keen on caravans or posh motorhomes which are the required choice of people with soft hands who need to be in a home-from-home with all mod-cons, but I don’t mind a bit of camping. Continue reading

McLaren, 650S, Super Series, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

New McLaren Super Series At Geneva

Back in November I had the opportunity to drive the McLaren 650S in Spider form (HERE). It was, as you might expect, a superb example of automotive prowess and a great experience. Not content to rest on their supercar laurels, for McLaren Automotive a new era will begin this March with the launch of the second generation of its Super Series at the Geneva International Motor Show. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Polo – A Match For Any Supermini

Whenever a prospective buyer considers a choice of supermini hatchbacks, the first thought is of the evergreen Fiesta and with very good reason. In fact, this segment of the car market is awash with decent small cars but, instead of the Ford, perhaps at the top of any short list should also be the Volkswagen Polo, voted the 2016 supermini of the year.. Continue reading