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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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Unique electric classic Mini revealed

One-off 100% electric classic Mini

BMW-owned MINI has gone back to the future, unveiling a one-off electric version of the iconic Mini. The classic Mini is the world’s most recognisable city car, with more than five million sold between 1959 and 2000. Now engineers at the Oxford-based manufacturer have transported a classic model into the …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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All-electric MINI concept car breaks cover

MINI Electric concept

The MINI Electric Concept has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The final version will go into production at the Cowley plant in Oxford in 2019, though the concept provides a glimpse of what’s to come. Looking similar overall to the current MINI, one …

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Britain’s most popular first car revealed

Ford Fiesta

Ford cars top the league when it comes to favourite first cars from 1950 to the present day, according new research. The humble Ford Fiesta and Ford Escort are the most popular first cars in Britain over the past 67 years, with the Morris Minor, Mini and Nissan Micra among …

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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Audi A1 Sportback review

Audi A1 Sportback

Looking for a small car with a premium look and feel, plus that all-important badge appeal? If so, the evergreen Audi A1 should be on your shopping list. It’s now been with us for a few years and it’s built up a strong following – and now there’s another good …

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Concept crazy: BMW’s birthday bonanza

BMW 100

The BMW Group has marked its centenary with more concepts, giving a hint of what its cars of the future might look like. Under the motto “The next 100 years”, BMW unveiled radical designs for two more of its brands – Rolls-Royce and MINI. Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 and MINI …

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World’s first Mini census

Mini World Live

Minis may be small, but they have one of the biggest personalities on the road, and the organisers of Mini World Live want to find out more. They are carrying out the world’s first ‘Mini Census’ ahead of the event which takes place on Sunday July 10 at Rockingham Motor …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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