Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bluebird electric speed record fails after ‘pothole’ strike

The electric land speed record set in 2010 still stands after an attempt to break it at the weekend failed because of damage caused by a pothole. On Sunday, Bluebird Electric struck a pothole at Pendine Sands at around 100mph … Continue reading

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Start ’em early

A woman driver allowed her six-year-old niece to back her car out of a tight parking spot, wrecking two other cars in the process. Rebecca Beatty, 55, from Pennsylvania was charged with driving offences after picking up her niece from … Continue reading

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‘Amber gamblers’ dicing with danger

Most motorists are “amber gamblers” when dealing with traffic lights, according to a survey. As many as 85% of drivers admitting to trying to race through lights when they are on amber about to turn red, the poll by the … Continue reading

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Petrol prices cut by supermarkets

Supermarkets have stepped up a forecourt price war by cutting petrol prices for the second time in a week. Tesco plans to reduce its pump prices by up to 2p a litre from Monday, on top of the 1p cut … Continue reading

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Parking Row

A council has been accused of double standards after a camera car it uses to give people parking fines was spotted parked on double yellow lines. The white Vauxhall car with council markings and a distinctive pole-mounted camera on the … Continue reading

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All-new Subaru to make world premiere at Frankfurt show

Japanese car maker Subaru has announced that it will exhibit its all-new XV model at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show this September. According to the company, the XV defines a new generation of Subaru crossover vehicles. It is the production … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce expands bespoke operation to meet demand

Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced it is to expand its Bespoke operation due to growing customer demand for bespoke items, a trademark service by the British manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars. The Bespoke operation, based at the … Continue reading

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News feature: Spa Turn

Most people are familiar with Le Mans. If you’re handy with a PlayStation you’ll also know of the Nurburgring 24 Hours, an equally punishing race that takes no prisoners. The Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium is a popular F1 venue, … Continue reading

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