May 22, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Parking outside schools – The debate   According to a recent survey, over 1/3 of parents who drive their children to school think that it is okay to park on safety zigzag lines outside of the school, with ¼ admitting that they do so. Also 88% of parents surveyed have said that they have saw other motorists stopping in the restricted area at least once every week.   The growing debate is whether it is safer for children and pedestrians for cars to park further away from the school, whilst others more logically believe tha... - Read more
May 22, 2014
A new Peugeot 2008, three door version is under consideration from the company and exclusive pictures revealed across the internet recently give an idea as to how the Peugeot 2008 RX may look. The company are thought to be working on the brand new three door crossover that will be sitting below the 2008 in the range. It would be using a cut down version of the platform from the 2008, which would take the car's total length to about 3,900 mm, which is around 300mm shorter in length than the 2008.   Features to be included with the 2008 three door ? As can be seen from ... - Read more
May 22, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Petrol Price News   According to the AA, rural motorists are beginning to feel the pressure again at the pumps. The average petrol prices in the United Kingdom at the end of April went back above 130p per litre and have continued to hover around that level since. With petrol prices increasing, manufacturers such as Ford and Vauxhall have been forced to develop models that focus on fuel efficiency and engine size. The Ford 1.0 litre EcoSport engine has been labelled as being the stand out engine in the UK Car Market.   The AA hav... - Read more
May 22, 2014
A batch of motorbike crash helmets that have been deemed as potentially lethal, which were on sale in Peterborough have been seized by Peterborough Trading Standards. The crash helmets were on sale for just £25 and trading standards officers have said that they were so dangerous that it would be like not wearing any head protection whatsoever. Bikers are now being warned of the risks of buying cheap helmets via the internet. Officers urge anybody who has purchased one to stop using it straight away and to return it to their supplier. The helmets are Jiekai model JK 100 or JK 1000... - Read more
May 20, 2014
P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Dramatic in car birth   A firefighter turned into a midwife last week at a major blaze scene after he had learnt maternity skills watching One Born Every Minute.   Fireman Ross McLaren delivered baby Antoni Zimnicki who came in at 9lb 2oz, after his mum and dad Ewelina and Jaroslaw had became stuck in traffic near the North Middlesex Hospital in London due to the fire that he was attending to.   Mrs Zimnicki explained in a report that she believed she had a lot of time due to the labour of her first baby taking a long ti... - Read more
May 20, 2014
It was revealed last week that the European Parliament plans to force car manufacturers to install black box telamatics tracking devices, that log data, in all new vehicles. It has now emerged that insurance companies will be looking to penalise drivers that are not willing to use a black box, even in older vehicles.   What does this black box device do?   The device goes by the name of eCall for new cars and it seems that it will certainly made law by next year. It was originally started to aid emergency response as it does not only alert authorities if an acciden... - Read more
May 19, 2014
Land Rover has recently confirmed in a report that over three discovery models could be arriving. The company confirmed the forthcoming family of Discovery models that was previewed at the New York Motor Show by the Discovery concept will be spawning over three models than was originally anticipated. Richard Woolley, who is the Design Studio Director of Land Rover said in a report that the Discovery model overtime will be evolving into a family of vehicles, not necessarily a three car family either, he went on to say that he could confirm that there could be more.   The Land Rove... - Read more
May 19, 2014
BMW have created a race car based on the 2 Series for the Playstation game Gran Turismo 6. The company has created a concept racing car that you are able to drive in the simulator in the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3. The car will be called the Vision Gran Turismo and is a rather eccentric take on the BMW 2 Series Coupe, bodywork is inspired by the famous Batmobile CSL racing vehicles of the 70's and could also hint at a future BMW M2 model. The Specs of the video game racer Though the Vision Gran Turismo is only going to exist in a virtual reality, the compan... - Read more
May 19, 2014
The Porsche 911 GTS has been spotted in Germany, to be the fifth addition to the GTS line-up from the company and pictures have been released across the internet. The Porsche brand is continuing it's expansion of the range of GTS models with the 911. This follows the launch of the Boxter and Cayman GTS, the 911 GTS has been recently spotted being tested in Germany and is likely to fill in the gap in power between the 4S and the Turbo models in the respective line-up.   What changes have been introduced to the Porsche 911 GTS ?   It is not the first time tha... - Read more
May 16, 2014
The Honda Civic Type R has been spotted undisguised alongside it's main rivals as it nears it's official unleashing. Everybody is already rather familiar with the upcoming Honda Civic Type R model, though there have now been images released across the internet that shows a production version, undisguised. The Type R was being tested in Germany amongst some of it's very key rivals, like the Vauxhall Astra VXR, SEAT Leon Cupra and the Volkswagen Golf.     The key features of the Honda Civic Every crease and curve on the brand new hot hatch is visible ... - Read more