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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Ford Fiesta Active review

Ford Fiesta Active

We road test the rufty-tufty version of the UK’s best-selling new car, but is the Ford Fiesta Active distinctive enough to stand out in the compact crossover crowd? Ford claims the Active combines “SUV inspired styling with Fiesta driving dynamics”. A bold claim, and at first sight there are only …

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Alfa Romeos unleashed in Milan

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team in Milan

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team made a special appearance on the streets of Milan this week, ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. The Formula One racer, along with the range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, was taking part in the opening of “F1 Unleash”. The …

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Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron you can drive

Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

Introducing the ultimate LEGO Technic project – a driveable, full-scale Bugatti Chiron that can be driven. There’s enough space for two in the non-glued, fully-functional, self-propelled model and it can accelerate to around 13mph (20km/h). Constructed out of more than 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements, it uses motors from the LEGO …

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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

Young driver

Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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Classic Ferrari sells for world record $48.4m

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

A stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has been sold by RM Sotheby’s at Monterey, California – the most ever paid for a classic car at auction. Long considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of the collectors car world, it went for $48.4m (£36.7m), smashing the previous record of $38.1 million …

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Green light for electric E-type Jaguar

Jaguar E-Type Zero

The electric version of the iconic Jaguar E-type, famously driven by Prince Harry as he whisked bride Meghan away to their wedding reception, will be available to buy from 2020. Jaguar Classic – a heritage division within Jaguar Land Rover – will produce the E-type Zero at its Coventry facility. …

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Nervous drivers steering clear of motorways

motorway-traffic

Millions of Brits admit to feeling anxious when driving on motorways, according to new research. A poll of 2,000 motorists by Nissan has found 23% are uncomfortable on multi-lane highways. More than half (55%) of drivers say they’re nervous when hemmed in between cars and lorries on motorways, while 43 …

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New SsangYong Rexton for top rider Pippa

Pippa Funnell SsangYong Rexton

British Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of a new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. Pippa, who’s a brand ambassador for SsangYong (Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer), represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends. “I am really excited about driving the new Rexton and …

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Lotus celebrates 70th birthday in style

Lotus 70th

A unique ‘burning rubber’ video has been released to help mark 70 years of Lotus sports cars. Filmed in real time on the Lotus test track at Hethel in Norfolk, a 70th tribute logo was created using tyre marks left by an Exige Sport 410 and Evora GT410 – a …

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Drivers ‘ignoring car park etiquette’

Car park

One in 10 motorists commits car park offences including parking across bay lines, driving against the direction of traffic and leaving their vehicle in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge. SUV drivers are guilty of the worst car park etiquette, according to the survey for Direct Line. Researchers …

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