London’s motoring history

London is often overlooked as a hub of automotive industry in this country. Besides the historic nature of our capital, our first-thought, perhaps understandably, is to the midlands and the north of England. If you look more closely however, you’ll find that London played a crucial role in elevating some primitive manufacturers into the biggest and most recognisable brands in the world. Chrysler Despite being one of America’s Big Three car manufacturers, Chrysler was reliant on London for its early...

This motorbike is about to sell for a record amount

A legendary Brough motorbike which was capable of 125mph almost 90 years ago is set to sell for a world record £585,000. The Brough Superior SS100 is regarded as the most desirable thing on two wheels and the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles. This unique 1928 SS100 model dubbed the 'Moby Dick' and is even quicker than the standard model TE Lawrence was famously killed riding. It was fitted with a 1140cc engine specially tuned by George Brough and JA Prestwick to...

Britain’s most overgrown car “only has gearbox issues”

Here's Britain's most overgrown car which has been abandoned for three years - but only has gearbox issues. The Renault has been left on private land since 2014 and is completely swamped by wildlife. It now resembles something out of the film 'The Day of the Triffids' as nature grows around it. Locals in Plymstock, Devon fear the owner has abandoned the car and moved away. According to the landowner, the vehicle owner pays to keep it there, and describes...

10 Best Mapping Apps to Get Where You Want to Go

Travelling is one of those everyday things that can be either really routine or take you to something extraordinary. Maybe you take a different route to work and discover a great little coffee shop or you simply need to escape gridlock. These days, with navigation options built into both cars and phones, you never have to travel alone. And sometimes, you can even travel to places where your phone can’t connect to the internet. Whether it’s finding a new restaurant...

The potential Damage for Potholes in London

It’s one of the sensations that every motorist dreads, a sudden clunk as one of your car’s wheels disappears down a pothole in the road, along with the nasty suspicion that it may have done some serious, not to mention expensive, damage. It’s a problem that’s even worse in the winter. That’s because it’s not simply harder to spot one of these perils when conditions are dark or foggy, it’s also when more and more potholes start to open up...

GM: Thousands of jobs at risk from Brexit bump in two areas that voted for Brexit

Thousands of jobs are at risk in Luton and Ellesmere Port after PSA Group, the owner of the Peugeot brand, has announced it is in talks to buy General Motor's European arm. General Motors employs around 35,000 people in the UK under the Vauxhall banner, including 4,500 staff at car plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton and 23,000 in its retail network. Significant job cuts could be in line after PSA, which has worked with GM in Europe since 2012, said it was...

World’s first commercial flying car goes on sale

The first commercial flying car in the world has officially gone on sale this week after car manufacturer PAL-V unveiled the Liberty Pioneer and Liberty Sport. Following the successful test programs of their concept vehicles in 2009 and 2012, PAL-V started the design of the commercial products that have been launched today. PAL-V is now nearing an exciting phase for its continued business growth, namely fulfilling the first client orders. While other flying car manufacturers' concepts require modified regulations and in...

Millions of motorists are suffering from ‘parallelophobia’

Millions of motorists are suffering from a fear of parallel parking - or so called 'parallelophobia'. Almost a third of drivers admit the prospect of trying to manoeuvre their motor into a parallel space drives them to distraction, and 34 per cent confessed they think it’s the hardest parking technique. What's more, over half of drivers have gone past an empty space because it meant they would have had to carry out the procedure they fear the most. Three in ten...

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