Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mercedes-Benz and Lego create biggest Technic model ever

If you like your Lego models with a little more brand heritage, check out this 2,048-piece, 1:12 scale, fully-functioning Mercedes Unimog U400. Complete with a pneumatically operated crane and a working gripper arm, The Lego Unimog U400 also features a … Continue reading

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Peugeot HX1 (Concept)

NAME: Peugeot HX1 DEBUT: Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 APPEARANCE: The HX1 is a five-metre long, two-metre wide leviathan, but its low 1.4-metre height makes it look a lot like it’s been run through a trouser press. The low roof line … Continue reading

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Road rage strategies revealed

Drivers’ attempts to ward off road rage range from blowing kisses to trying to bring in the army, according to a survey. Some drivers laugh off aggressive behaviour from other motorists while others swear or shout back, the poll by … Continue reading

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Holidaymakers shunning hire cars

The economic climate is starting to affect holiday car rentals, with many people preferring to drink rather than drive on their break, a new study showed today. Research among more than 1,000 adults revealed that one in three will not … Continue reading

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Fun, games and way over 100mpg

What has 32 wheels, 177.5bhp and averages well over 100mpg? No, it’s not a doomed concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show; it’s a convoy of 16 super-economical scooters and 125cc bikes on the road to Skegness. The Seaside Scoot was … Continue reading

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The louder the better

Call me naïve but I didn’t think driving a bright blue Audi R8 across Europe would create such a stir. I should have known better, especially when my destination was the famous Spa motor racing circuit in Belgium. The car … Continue reading

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First look: Jaguar C-X16

With the Frankfurt Motor Show just around the corner, Jaguar has chosen to reveal a sketch of the concept car it will unveil at the September show. Designed by the same team that produced the firm’s current line-up – XJ, … Continue reading

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Business savvy Mazda launches new model

Japanese car maker Mazda is set to further boost its relationship with businesses with the launch of a model line-up specifically targeted at the all-important fleet market. The company’s new Mazda 6 ‘Business Line’ model has also received the seal … Continue reading

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