Monthly Archives: November 2010

Feature: Gran Turismo 5

Gamers will be used to the Sony Playstation3 console blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, but the launch of the latest generation of the globally acclaimed Gran Turismo driving simulator series took things even further. In central Madrid, one … Continue reading

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Learning is for life

I sat through a presentation hosted by the IAM on a wide range of topics recently, including a discussion on the country’s road safety statistics and driver training policies. As a country, the UK’s road safety statistics are held in … Continue reading

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Beauty and the beast- Jaguar XFR

Jaguar-loving Peter Franzen gets a warm glow from the magnificent XFR. My love affair with Jaguar cars has endured for more than half a century. It really started when, as a child, I spotted a black Mark IX in the … Continue reading

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Crashing time a very costly experience

My first car was a 1956 Standard 10 four-door saloon – not an exciting car for a 20-year-old – bought at the behest of the father of my girlfriend who didn’t want her riding pillion on my motorbike. I picked … Continue reading

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BMW catches thieves in midst

A group of thieves systematically stole an estimated £3 million of car parts from a BMW plant in Munich, Germany, the Daily Mail newspaper has reported. Two of the thieves worked for BMW with a third gang member also involved … Continue reading

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Hyundai ix20 thinking outside the box

  Scrappage winner Hyundai aims to woo more buyers with its new ix20 MPV, says Andy Russell. “The best advert you can have for your cars is cars on the road.” So says Hyundai UK managing director Tony Whitehorn who … Continue reading

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Geordie accent is the most popular in Britain, according to TomTom

The Geordie accent is the most popular in Britain according to a survey released by TomTom in its quest to find the new ‘Voice of TomTom’.  The Scottish brogue comes in second, followed by the Welsh voice in third place. … Continue reading

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No speed cameras could mean “hundreds of deaths a year”

Switching off all speed cameras could lead to 800 extra deaths or serious injuries a year on the roads, a report from a leading transport academic has said.  Speed cameras have offered continuing road safety benefits since they were introduced, … Continue reading

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