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Audi's A3 Cabriolet Gears Up For Summer
With impeccable timing, I had the chance to sample Audi's latest A3 Cabriolet before this period of lovely warm weather arrived. No matter, for in a modern soft top, al fresco motoring can be enjoyed…
Andy Harris
Harrogate MG 2015 Show Fast Approaching
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

Sunday 9th August will see MGs from across the UK flock to Pateley Bridge near Harrogate for the 29th annual MG show, incorporating the MG Owners Club Northern National event.

Amongst the…

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Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | 9:30am

Porsche Racing Star Dan Cammish Takes Double Home Win At Croft

Dan Cammish wins at Croft
Dan Cammish wins at Croft
Race One

Current Championship points leader Dan Cammish took his fifth win of the season thanks to a commanding drive in Round 7 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Croft. The 26-year-old, who…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 2:46pm

New Dales 4x4 Off-Road Experience At The Coniston Hotel


A brand new adventure tourism business has arrived in the Yorkshire Dales with the launch this week of The Coniston 4x4 Driving Experience.

The Coniston Hotel sits on the 1,400 acre Coniston…

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Mon 22nd Jun, 2015 | 10:54am

Porsche Claims 17th Victory In Le Man 24-Hours

Race start
Race start
Mission accomplished - Porsche has achieved its 17th overall Le Mans victory at the 83rd running of the famous 24-Hour race in a perfect way with a one-two finish. Drivers Earl Bamber (NZ), Nico…

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Mon 15th Jun, 2015 | 4:17pm

Porsche Carrera Cup Heads North To Oulton Park

Meadows being harried by Cammish
Meadows being harried by Cammish
The impressive sight of 28 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars graced the challenging 2.2-mile Oulton Park Island Circuit this weekend as it played host to the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2015 Porsche…

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Mon 8th Jun, 2015 | 4:29pm

Land Rover Defender - Top Transport For The Rugby Webb Ellis Cup Tour


Land Rover has revealed the Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, a modified 110 Station Wagon created to transport the Webb Ellis Cup on the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and…

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Fri 29th May, 2015 | 9:38am

Subaru WRX STi - The Return Of A Legend


It seems like only yesterday when the last WRX STi was sold in the UK amid an outcry of sentiment on the sad loss of this iconic model. After much deliberation, Subaru UK decided last year to…

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Tue 26th May, 2015 | 10:45am

Suzuki Vitara - UK Launch Review


The Suzuki Vitara burst onto the motoring scene way back in 1988 and has built up a loyal following. Compact dimensions, decent on-road performance and genuine off-road capability are amongst the…

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Mon 18th May, 2015 | 2:44pm

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Set To Thrill


Order books for the new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider have officially opened meaning customers can now get their name on the list at Alfa Romeo showrooms across the UK.

Like its Coupé sibling, the new…

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Fri 15th May, 2015 | 11:46am

Volkswagen Fills The Hole In The Polo Range With New GTi


The latest generation of Volkswagen's Polo GTI made its début at the Paris Motor Show in October and is now in the showrooms. It costs £18,850 OTR for the three door manual with a £630…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 9:33am

Mitsubishi Dealer Opens New Halifax Showroom

Karl Humphrys, director of Dews Mitsubishi
Karl Humphrys, director of Dews Mitsubishi
A family-run motor group has opened a new Mitsubishi showroom in Halifax to meet the increased interest in the brand.

Dews Motor Group, which opened its first Mitsubishi dealership in 2011, has…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 4:25pm

MINI John Cooper Works - Now With Added Fire In Its Belly!


Fast MINIs have always had a loyal following and since the original model's inception in the 1960s, the Cooper name has stood for quick. However, for the handful of aficionados looking for that…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Subaru Update Their Country Estate - New Outback Is Here


There is no getting away from the fact that Subaru have had a tough few years.

Having built up a loyal army of supporters over many years, attracted to the brand by the 4x4 capabilities and…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 5:19pm

New Volvo XC90 Set To Shake-Up Premium SUV Sector

The all-new XC90 is unmistakably a Volvo
The all-new XC90 is unmistakably a Volvo
Back in 2002 Volvo entered a new market with the arrival of the XC90. Famous for their cavernous and oh-so-practical estate cars, they responded to the growing demand for the life-style orientated…

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Tue 9th Jun, 2015 | 11:04am

Isuzu's Classy Pick-Up - Living Life To D-Max!


Isuzu are one of the sponsors for the Rugby Super League and they kindly invited me to attend the 'Magic Weekend' at St. James' Park in Newcastle. Three top matches were scheduled, the highlight…

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Mon 1st Jun, 2015 | 10:42am

Nissan Pulsar - A Return To The Crowded C-Segment Arena


Do you remember the Nissan Almera?

It was a worthy, but rather dull hatchback charged with competing against such talented stars as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

Sales in the UK ceased way…

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Wed 27th May, 2015 | 10:00am

Geoff Scutt
Will Peugeot Take The Lion's Share With The new 308?
By Geoff Scutt
Motoring Correspondent
Will the Lion roar?
Will the Lion roar?
Just as the Peugeot 208 marked a significant step up from its predecessor, so the award winning 308 has evolved significantly from its forbear, the Peugeot 307.

A medium sized family hatchback, it…

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Tue 19th May, 2015 | 9:31am

BMW 116d Sport - First Class!


The BMW 1-Series first appeared back in 2005 and was met with muted applause. Eschewing the conventional wisdom that cars in its class should send power to the front wheels, the range-opening BMW…

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Sat 16th May, 2015 | 9:52am

Cool Convertibles For Under £5,000

Fiat Barchetta
Fiat Barchetta
We buy more convertible cars in the UK than any other European country and there is nothing finer than that wind-in-the-hair feeling. I must confess to being an ardent fan.

Whilst a shiny new…

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Wed 6th May, 2015 | 2:18pm

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