Monthly Archives: December 2010

MINI Paceman concept

NAME: Mini Paceman concept DEBUT: 2011 North American International Auto Show APPEARANCE: Best described as a three-door coupe version of the recently launched Countryman, the Paceman concept owes a great deal in terms of styling and architecture to the five-door … Continue reading

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BMW 5 Touring a winner with lottery hopeful

All I want for Christmas… ANDY RUSSELL would like the new BMW 5 Series Touring in his garage. I always play the ‘what if’ game as I tear up my National Lottery ticket. Imagine you’ve won a few million quid … Continue reading

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Johnson scathing over government’s snow response

Shadow chancellor Alan Johnson has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s response to the transport chaos caused by the snow, claiming people felt they had been told to “get a shovel or stay at home”. The shadow chancellor said … Continue reading

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Hilton Racing Launches Formula One™ Fan Survey

Hilton Racing, the leader in Formula One™ fan and driver hospitality worldwide, launched today the results of its Formula One™ Fan Survey, which asked thousands of racing fanatics around the world about the action on and off the track this … Continue reading

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First Drive: Nissan NV200 Combi

For all its popularity, the modern MPV isn’t for everyone. You might need the flexibility and the space of such a vehicle, but with everything getting a premium makeover these days, an active lifestyle and plush upholstery doesn’t always mix … Continue reading

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Sporting Premium (Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI Sport saloon)

Recent years have seen Mercedes take a more adventurous approach to, well, everything. Long gone are the days when models would be replaced once a decade. Now the German firm is innovating like crazy and churning out some rather attractive … Continue reading

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Wings and dings in Bond Minicar

Ahaa! The Bond Minicar — now that’s another story. I was 21, my wife Marion 20 and I had just had a near-miss on a Triumph Tiger 100 motorbike. The feeling was to get something a bit safer, also slower, … Continue reading

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Season’s Bleatings

It’s nearly over for another year then. The shopping is nearly done, the TV schedules are as packed with garbage as ever and the family arguments are all set for the big day. But rather than settle for the inevitable … Continue reading

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