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Motoring Money: Cars That Hold Their Value

It is often said that buying a car can be one of the most expensive lifetime purchases with the obvious exception of your house. Unlike a house, cars will suffer value depreciation quickly so new or used car buyers will want to try and lay hands on a vehicle that will still be worth as much as possible when it comes time to sell it on. Continue reading

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Star Wars vs The Everyday Motorist

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda, To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Motorparks have come up with a great new Star Wars-themed infographic. This visual pits some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars universe against similar vehicles found right here on Planet Earth. Top speeds are noted but for the Earth-bound vehicles altitude might present a problem. Enjoy Motorparks graphic below. Continue reading

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New Aston Martin Vanquish S: We Can But Dream

Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. With sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary works in Newport Pagnell and has proudly served as standard bearer for the marque’s sporting and stylistic values since 2001. 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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Traffic Officer DriveWrite – Road Warrior

I love driving but enough is enough. For a long time now I have complained and grumbled about driving standards on Britain’s roads but has anyone listened? No. Today I had to witness, within the space of twenty minutes, two incidences of driving idiocy. One of speeding and one of total carelessness. Both these thoughtless cretins clearly had other things on their tiny minds to bother about other road users. Continue reading

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The Internet & The Final Frontier

Some of us remember the brave new day of computers. Spending a half hour watching an oblong shape turning through ninety degrees and going, ‘Wow!’. Then, with a fanfare, the electric internet arrived. The ultimate computer tool; facts at our fingertips. The world will be a better place. Continue reading

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The Subaru Forester – Not Trying To Be Something Else

It is well known in my circles that I am prepared to drive many miles for Rossi’s ice cream. One taste a long time ago on the Southend seafront and I was hooked. You can extol the virtues of your modern, exotic-flavoured, nature’s own ice-extravaganzas as much as you like but I will always, always say, ‘Make mine a Rossi’s’. I love it because all trends and fads pass it by like so much floating ephemera. It does not try to be something it isn’t. Rather conveniently like the Subaru Forester 2.0L XC diesel 4×4 featured here. Continue reading

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The End Of Motor Racing?

In a major cycle race, many crashes occur towards the end, especially if teams are building up for a mass high-speed sprint. The effects of a multi-rider pile-up are often catastrophic and injuries can be severe. For this reason individual timings are ‘neutralised’ in the last three kilometres so that involved riders will get the same time as the majority of finishers, a time they would otherwise have achieved. That’s fair enough. Continue reading

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Remembering The James Bond Cars With Motorparks

After a certain Mr D Craig’s rather tired performance as our eponymous hero, there has been much discussion as to who should replace him. Steven Spielberg favours Idris Elba, others will think differently. What there is no doubt about though as Motorparks, one of the UK’s fastest growing dealer groups, show us in the infographic below is that whoever gets to play James Bond the car will always be the star: Continue reading