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Brits first to complete Mongol Rally in electric car

Plug In Adventures becomes first team to complete epic Mongol Rally challenge in all-electric car

A couple from Aberdeen have become the first people to complete the Mongol Rally in an all-electric vehicle after relying on cafes, hotels and barbershops to recharge on the way. Chris and Julie Ramsey, aka Plug In Adventures, crossed the finish line in Ulan-Ude in their modified 2016 Nissan Leaf …

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SEAT 600 celebrates its 60th birthday

Seat 600's 60th birthday

Spanish car brand SEAT has set a new Guinness World Record with the largest gathering of SEAT 600s ever. A total of 787 SEAT 600s (nicknamed “pelotillas”) came together at Montmeló the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The little SEAT 600 was manufactured between 1957-1973 and was a Spanish motoring icon. Cute …

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Safety first for the new school year

Safety first for parents and children

Parents and children are being urged to make safety their number priority as the new school year begins. Breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist says it’s vital that everyone – from toddler to senior citizen – is aware of the risks that go with using our roads. More …

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Alfa Romeo celebrates iconic 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo is marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary 33 Stradale, a model renowned for its blend of cutting-edge technology, racing mechanics and beauty. A special exhibition has opened at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Milan, showcasing the 33 Stradale and the Italian marque’s illustrious racing heritage. …

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Everything you need to know about car finance

Car finance cost

Buying a car on finance is one of the easiest ways to get on the road and even premium brands such Audi and BMW suddenly become more affordable. However, car finance is also a minefield, so you should always be clued up before you walk into the dealership. Here is …

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Negative vibes for driverless cars

Driverless cars - the road to nowhere

Motorists are struggling to see the benefits of autonomous vehicles, according to a new study. In the research for Continental Tyres, the top six issues brought up by drivers were negative. When asked about what benefits will be delivered, the second most popular response was ‘none’ as more than a …

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Are you Type R?

Honda Civic Type R

Honda has launched an adrenaline-pumped video campaign to promote the launch of the awesome new Civic Type R. Featuring an inspiring montage of adventure-style clips mixed with footage of the new Honda Civic Type R navigating the Nürburgring, the new film asks the viewer a series of questions, leading to …

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Why we love driving our cars

Driving enjoyment

New research has revealed the truth behind our love-affair with driving – with freedom, personal space and being in control of our own destiny topping the chart. Top 10 reasons why driving gives Brits the feelgood factor I can get anywhere, anytime, anyhow (45%) I love being in my own space …

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Dealing with road rage – top tips

Road rage

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re confronted with an angry motorist? It can happen anywhere and anytime, and sometimes through no fault of your own. We’ve teamed up with Richard Gladman of IAM RoadSmart (Institute of Advanced Motorists) for advice on how to avoid becoming a road …

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Unique Ferrari collection going under the hammer

Ferrari Performance Collection auction sotheby's Monterey

A single-owner collection of 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris is to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week. Representing more than 50 years of Ferrari history, the cars are offered almost entirely without reserve and are expected to fetch more than £15 million ($20m) in total. …

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