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Roger Albert Clark Rally Heads To Croft Circuit
The Roger Albert Clark (RAC) Rally will boast a cosmopolitan flavour this year, with a former FIA World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally contender set to join the fray and thrill fans at Croft…
Andy Harris
Jaguar F-TYPE - Coming Soon With All-Wheel-Drive And Manual Transmission
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

For the 2016 model year, available from spring 2015, Jaguar will be broadening the appeal of their F-TYPE by offering a manual transmission and all-wheel-drive options. Electric power steering…

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Thu 20th Nov, 2014 | 3:03pm

It's TT Time - Audi Unveil The 3rd Generation Model


There can be no doubting the sales success of the Audi TT. The figures say it all, for over the last decade some 83,000 happy customers drove off into the sunset in their svelte coupes. That's…

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Thu 13th Nov, 2014 | 6:03pm

Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive Panel Van - A Week On The Road


I have to confess that I love driving vans: The lofty driving position, the no-nonsense driving experience and that feeling of belonging to a hitherto exclusive club, all appeal. You also find…

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Thu 6th Nov, 2014 | 9:20am

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - The Green SUV Is Here


I have previously reviewed a diesel-powered Outlander and came away impressed by its family-friendly credentials coupled with go-anywhere capabilities. It was also reasonably frugal for this type…

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Mon 27th Oct, 2014 | 9:25am

Say Goodbye To The Jaguar XK - We Won't Forget You!

Jaguar XKR-S poses in front of Ribblehead Viaduct
Jaguar XKR-S poses in front of Ribblehead Viaduct
With a significant wedding anniversary to enjoy, I asked the lovely people at Jaguar if I might celebrate the occasion in style with a car from their press fleet.

I have always loved Jaguars and…

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Tue 21st Oct, 2014 | 10:23am

Vauxhall Corsa - New Fourth Generation Model Launched


Vauxhall have just launched its all-new fourth generation model, the significance of which cannot be underestimated.

Corsa is a big seller in the UK and last year retained third spot in the all…

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Thu 16th Oct, 2014 | 8:38pm

Tate Accident Repair Centre


The team at Tate Accident Repair Centre are keen to show off their newly rebranded website and freshly decorated building as they look forward to the next chapter in the business' 92 year history.…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 3:47pm

Yorkshire Ace Kellett Eyes Ginetta Junior Crown

James Kellett - on the podium again. Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography
James Kellett - on the podium again. Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography
James Kellett from Leeds heads into the final weekend of the Ginetta Juniors race series second in the standings, with the potential to walk away from Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend (October…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 12:40pm

Peugeot RCZ R - Racy, Raucous and Riotous!

Peugeot's most powerful production car - ever!
Peugeot's most powerful production car - ever!
Peugeot's sleek RCZ has been on sale since 2009 and was nipped and tucked in 2013. The shape is still eye-catching and makes top rivals the Audi TT and VW Scirocco look just a tad dull.

January…

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Tue 7th Oct, 2014 | 8:56am

Ginetta Offer Opportunity To Join Its Junior Race Series


Budding racing driver in the family? Are they aged 13 to 15? Would they like the chance to race in the Ginetta Junior Race Series in 2015? Then read on for details on how to get involved...

British…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 12:00pm

Hyundai Premiere New Generation i20


Hyundai Motor has revealed the New Generation i20 at the Paris Motor Show 2014. With sophisticated design, class-leading interior space and generous equipment and comfort enhancing features, the…

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Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 | 9:52am

Honda Civic Type R Is Back - Meaner Than Ever Before!


The wait is over - the all-new Honda Civic Type R is due to get an airing at next month's Paris Motor Show.

Type R promises to be the most extreme and high-performing Type R yet
Unmatched…

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Tue 30th Sep, 2014 | 12:57pm

Iconic Le Mans Winning Jaguars Thrill At Goodwood Revival

D-types battling hard at Goodwood Revival
D-types battling hard at Goodwood Revival
The Jaguar D-type, a winner of the Le Mans 24-hours three years in a row in the 1950s, was celebrated at The Goodwood Revival.

Thirty examples of Malcolm Sayer's memorable design took part in a…

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Tue 16th Sep, 2014 | 3:48pm

New HR-V From Honda Breaks Cover - Paris Motor Show Launch


Honda has revealed the first images of the brand's new European version of its small SUV ahead of its world première at the 2014 Modial de l'Automobile in Paris next month. The HR-V is Honda's new…

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Thu 11th Sep, 2014 | 2:20pm

BTCC Race Report From Rockingham - Turkington Edges Closer To Title

Championship Leader Turkington enjoyed a great day. Photo by Neil Couch
Championship Leader Turkington enjoyed a great day. Photo by Neil Couch
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship leader Colin Turkington extended his advantage at the top of the standings with a double victory at Rockingham, before Rob Austin went on to score a…

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Thu 11th Sep, 2014 | 10:49am

Geoff Scutt
A Right Royal Occasion: The Concours Of Elegance 2014
By Geoff Scutt
Motoring Correspondent
A stylish Lancia
A stylish Lancia
Renowned for his zest for life and as a connoisseur of the finer things, Henry VIII would no doubt have endorsed with characteristic relish the cavalcade of motor cars which graced the grounds of…

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Tue 9th Sep, 2014 | 10:45am

Goodbye To The Tax Disc - What This Means To You


From 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed…

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Wed 27th Aug, 2014 | 9:30pm

Croft Circuit's Half Century Commemorated In Museum Exhibition


Motor sport fans in Yorkshire and the north-east can take a high speed trip down memory lane at Richmondshire Museum between now and the end of October, with a special exhibition and collection of…

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Wed 27th Aug, 2014 | 6:12pm

Subaru Outback 2.0D SX Lineartronic - The Delightful Country Estate


Subaru are bouncing back after a tough few years. Having built up a loyal army of supporters over many years, attracted to the brand by the 4x4 capabilities and durability of its models, the high…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 7:15pm

Range Rover Sport SVR - Most Powerful Land Rover Ever


The Range Rover Sport SVR makes its global debut this week. The fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever produced is the first model to wear the SVR designation being adopted by Land Rover and…

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Tue 12th Aug, 2014 | 4:28pm

New Addition To The SKODA Yeti Family


SKODA has announced full specification and prices for its new Yeti Monte Carlo. It is a distinctive and sophisticated addition to the compact SUV range and comes packed with desirable extras.

Linin…

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Fri 8th Aug, 2014 | 6:09pm

Vauxhall Allows Rare Public Access To Its Heritage Fleet


Vauxhall will be showcasing its private collection of historic cars to the public for one day only on Sunday 24th August, 10.00am until 4pm.

Based at the Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton,…

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Sat 2nd Aug, 2014 | 9:35am

UK Government Fast Tracks Driverless Cars


Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015.

UK cities can now bid for a share of a £10m…

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Thu 31st Jul, 2014 | 11:09am

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - Freelander Replacement Breaks Cover

Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover has dropped the biggest hint yet towards the design of the Discovery Sport, with the debut of a new camouflage wrap confirming that the new compact SUV arrives as standard with 5+2…

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Wed 30th Jul, 2014 | 10:33am

Dacia Logan MCV - Back To Basics


The Logan MCV is Romanian manufacturer Dacia's latest offering in the UK. Standing for Maximum Capacity Vehicle, this spacious estate car is quite possibly Britain's best value new car and is by…

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Tue 18th Nov, 2014 | 11:13am

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - Behind The Scenes At Halewood


Two weeks after making a grand entrance at the Paris Motor Show, the very first Land Rover Discovery Sport has rolled off the production line.

I was fortunate enough to be amongst a handful of…

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Fri 7th Nov, 2014 | 5:02pm

Vauxhall Puts Halloween On The Map

World's largest GPS drawing
World's largest GPS drawing
Did you ever realise that Loughborough hid the jagged tooth of a giant, fearsome pumpkin? Or that London's Paddington is the start of a 1,420-mile long spider's web, its strands dissecting the…

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Fri 31st Oct, 2014 | 9:01am

Part Worn Tyres - Would You Take The Chance?


New research carried out by Kwik Fit reveals that more than a fifth of British drivers have bought second hand or part worn tyres for their car, with nearly three million motorists having done so…

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Mon 27th Oct, 2014 | 9:04am

Nissan Juke - Striking SUV Gets A Makeover


The rather eccentrically styled Nissan Juke was launched four years ago and came as rather of a shock. Replacing the worthy but rather dull Almera hatchback, Juke was Nissan's view of the future.

T…

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Mon 20th Oct, 2014 | 5:43pm

McLaren 650S Spider - Good Things Come To He Who Waits


I seemed destined never to drive a McLaren. Previous attempts to get behind the wheel had come to nought as I will attempt to explain.
Rewind to June and a Media Drive Day at Millbrook and I spied…

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Sat 11th Oct, 2014 | 9:37am

Country Roads: Deadlier Than You THINK!

photo by Henry Burrows
photo by Henry Burrows
60% of fatalities occur on country roads but drivers are oblivious to the risks:

3 people die each day on average on rural roads
the number of people killed on country roads is nearly 11…

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Thu 9th Oct, 2014 | 3:22pm

Brands Hatch BTCC Decider - Plato & Turkington Fight For BTCC Crown

Who will be 2014 BTCC champion? Jason Plato or Colin Turkington?
Who will be 2014 BTCC champion? Jason Plato or Colin Turkington?
The 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will draw to its conclusion on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit next weekend (11/12 October) with a huge crowd expected to descend…

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Wed 8th Oct, 2014 | 9:24am

Don't Become A Statistic - Are Your Tyres Ready For Winter?

Check your tyre tread - photo Adam Fradgley
Check your tyre tread - photo Adam Fradgley
More than 1732 tyre-related incidents took place on motorways and major roads in Yorkshire and the North East last winter, a recent survey revealed.

The incidents include punctures and blow outs…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 9:00pm

Volkswagen Wows Paris With New XL Sport Concept


On the evening before the Paris Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group presented its key new products under the motto "Les images de marques." In the world premiere of the XL Sport, which is a highly…

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Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 | 10:00am

Mazda Present Its New MX-5 - Another Paris Show Star


The all-new Mazda MX-5 has made its European auto show debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. First unveiled last week at Mazda Space, Mazda's new European event hub in Barcelona, the MKIV Mazda MX-5…

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Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 | 9:50am

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland - Updated And More Competitive Than Ever


America's finest 4x4, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in production for just over two decades and this fourth generation model was introduced in 2010. An update for the 2014 model year sees some…

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Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 | 8:32am

Civic Tourer - Honda's Stylish New Estate Car


Honda launched its svelte new Civic Tourer earlier this year, a good old-fashioned practical estate car if ever there was one! Joining a class which has been somewhat overshadowed in recent years…

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Tue 16th Sep, 2014 | 1:57pm

Win An MG3 With Sheffield MG Dealer Eric Stead


Sheffield based MG dealer, Eric Stead, has teamed up with a local shopping centre to offer one lucky winner a brand new MG3 worth £9,599.

The 'OMG' promotion will run at The Alhambra…

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Thu 11th Sep, 2014 | 11:08am

Meet The Jaguar XE - New Stylish Sporting Saloon


Amidst much fanfare, the Jaguar XE has finally been revealed at a glittering ceremony in London. Up until now we had only been allowed sneak pictures and frustrating as this was, it had the…

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Tue 9th Sep, 2014 | 12:20pm

Trio Of New 2014 Winners At Knockhill

Race one winner Matt Neal on a charge
Race one winner Matt Neal on a charge
Neal, Jackson & Collard share the spoils as Turkington maintains his championship advantage.

The biggest crowd at Knockhill in 15 years witnessed three titanic Dunlop MSA British Touring Car…

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Thu 28th Aug, 2014 | 4:55pm

Suzuki To Unveil New Vitara At Paris Mondial De L'Automobile


At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation will hold the global premiere of its all-new small and stylish SUV model.

The new five door car is named Vitara and it marks the return of…

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Wed 27th Aug, 2014 | 6:28pm

A Little Suzuki Off-Roading - What Fun!


It is a tried and tested formula for UK car manufacturers to invite a motley assortment of motoring writers to a swish hotel, where food and drink flow aplenty.

Aside from the chance to catch up…

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Fri 22nd Aug, 2014 | 3:31pm

Peugeot 308 SW - Estate Version of the Popular Hatch

Peugeot's 308 has been crowned European Car of the Year 2014 and in doing so fought off some tough competition. Now a stylish and spacious estate has been added to the range and in a world where the…

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Wed 13th Aug, 2014 | 2:42pm

Jaguar Offer The Lucky Few A Chance To Own A New E-TYPE


Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled its 'new' Lightweight E-type - hand-built by highly skilled Jaguar craftsmen in a new facility at Browns Lane

The new Lightweight E-type is the…

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Tue 12th Aug, 2014 | 4:19pm

Jason Plato Reignites BTCC Championship Challenge With Snetterton Double

Plato celebrates race 1 victory with Neal and Turkington. Photo by Neil Couch
Plato celebrates race 1 victory with Neal and Turkington. Photo by Neil Couch
Jason Plato scored a fantastic double victory at Snetterton to reignite his 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge while eBay Motors' Colin Turkington extended his advantage…

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Wed 6th Aug, 2014 | 8:01am

Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid AWD - Distinctive Saloon From Nissan's Luxury Arm


European luxury car buyers are not short of home-grown products into which to invest their hard-earned cash. That being the case, it was probably a brave (and expensive) move on Nissan's part to…

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Fri 1st Aug, 2014 | 2:47pm

Audi S3 Cabriolet Joins The Range


I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Audi's new A3 Cabriolet earlier this year. I came away impressed, for this new model was not only much more stylish than its rather frumpy predecessor…

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Wed 30th Jul, 2014 | 6:13pm

Aston Martin To Build Bespoke Saloon - The Lagonda Is Back


Aston Martin has confirmed a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.

As has traditionally been…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 9:01am

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