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Playstation Gran Turismo Training For Police Drivers

At legendary Silverstone a few days ago PlayStation partnered up with the Lincolnshire Police Force to offer supplementary training to their specialist police drivers using GT Sport, the latest game in the ultra-realistic Gran Turismo series. You can see the video of the day below. Continue reading

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The Rise Of Formula E

With top brands such as Porsche, BMW and Audi signing up to enter the new Formula E competition, electric street racing is set to reinvent Formula racing like never before. Here, we shed light on the new formula for the 21st Century – is the future electric for racing? Continue reading

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How To Build Your Own Roll Cage

A roll cage is a metal framework built into the driver cockpit in a vehicle. It is constructed to reinforce the vehicle and protect the passengers from serious injury in the event of an accident. Although roll cages are mainly used in stunt and race cars, due to their more vigorous driving style, they are also often found in off-road trucks. Roll cages are not essential for every-day vehicles, although some may be fitted with a simple ‘roll bar’, which is a steel bar that runs up the sides and across the top of the vehicle to provide a degree of rollover protection. Continue reading

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Ford Focus RS: It’s A Hot Hatch Love-In!

If you are prone to nausea then please look away now as this article is a prime example of an over-the-top automotive love-in. You see, the word that immediately springs to my mind here is, Wow! I had to keep telling himself that this car is, after all, a Focus, the mainstay of the mainstream market. But this is no ordinary Ford, oh no. It is very special yet the vehicle in the images, with its special Ford Focus RS sparkly paint and a number of must-have extras, like those awesome wheels, costs just £36,545 in the UK which in my opinion is a bit of a bargain that sets new benchmarks for driving at this price point. See the full spec below. Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Enjoy a Race Weekend Properly

Planning a race weekend? There are few things as fun and thrilling as this and it is sure to be one of the highlights of the year. Whether it is your first race weekend or you are a seasoned pro, it is essential that you carefully think about what you need to bring with you to make the most out of the weekend. Here are the top 10 items to enjoy any weekend properly: Continue reading

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The Way Car Journalists Were

Why writers & journalists have it easy today… In general, car manufacturers are very generous to motoring journalists and it is appreciated. Scribes and snappers are invited to events and launches, all, or at least most, expenses paid. Recently, I was asked to attend, with VIP status, a prestigious motor racing event, for example. Very nice. Certainly the work can be demanding at times but you can’t fault the arrangements. Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading

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Volkswagen World Rally Team Stop At The Top

As a Rally enthusiast I from time to time try to persuade others that there is no better branch of motor sport. Driving as it should be and far more exciting a spectacle than the tedium that is Formula One. Although there are many diehard fans (see Rally Wales) for some odd reason this sport has failed to ignite the public as it once did in the deadly days of the old Group B cars. It doesn’t help when the most successful team ups and quits without a word of warning. Continue reading

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Rebecca Jackson Succeeds With Project Le Mans

Rebecca Jackson is to compete in the LMP3 class of the Road to Le Mans race on Saturday 18 June: Le Mans 24 is arguably the most prestigious motorsport event in the world and after just over three years of hard work, dedication and perseverance, Rebecca Racer will be heading there to compete in the Road to Le Mans race, which takes place on Saturday 18 June just a few hours before the main 24-hour race on the same circuit. Continue reading

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Beaulieu – Another Grand Day Out

Last week I was saying goodbye to the outgoing Land Rover Discovery before it is replaced. I wanted to complete a good, long round trip as a form of valediction for a venerable car that is, even now, still one of the best all-rounders out there. As this model departs into history it seemed appropriate to visit Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire. Continue reading