Monthly Archives: March 2011

Motorists ‘missing out’ on duty cut

Many motorists are missing out on the 1p a litre fuel duty reduction announced by the Chancellor in the Budget, according to AA figures. Average petrol prices have only dipped 0.6p a litre following George Osborne’s decision, while average diesel … Continue reading

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Back with a Bang Bang

Children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce is writing a new series of books featuring the flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The first book of three will be published in November but the writer admitted he had “no idea” why the … Continue reading

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Vauxhall celebrate classic car day

Vauxhall will open its Heritage Centre on Sunday, April 17 to mark the annual classic car ‘Drive it Day’. The event is organised by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and encourages owners of anything old or interesting to … Continue reading

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Mazda’s unleases MX-5 GT

Mazda is taking on the might of prestigious marques such as Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus, and BMW on the race track with its lightweight Mazda MX-5 GT entry in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship 2011. A large step forward over … Continue reading

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Osbourne cuts 1p off petrol duty

The Chancellor provided some relief for beleaguered drivers by not only postponing next month’s planned fuel duty increase but also cutting the current duty by 1p a litre with immediate effect. Mr Osborne also announced the introduction of a fuel stabiliser … Continue reading

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First Drive: Aston Martin Virage

Meeting a need may satisfy the head, but satisfying the heart is the shortest and hardest route to getting people and their money to part. In the world of the luxury sports car this is an absolute unbreakable law: when the … Continue reading

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Italdesign Volkswagen Tex (concept)

NAME: Italdesign Volkswagen Tex   DEBUT: Geneva Motor show 2011 APPEARANCE: At first glance this low-slung, compact, concept with its angular front and wraparound headlights looks a lot like Honda’s Civic Type R. That’s not to say that the Tex doesn’t … Continue reading

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Order book open for radical Porsche 918

Following its show-stopping debut at Geneva in 2010, Porsche has confirmed final details of the limited edition 918 Spyder. Using a combination of a powerful V8 petrol engine and twin electric motors the 918 Spyder offers a combined power output of … Continue reading

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