LAND-ROVER Range Rover Sport SVR: Fastest and most powerful production Land Rover ever laps legendary Nordschleife circuit in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds. Achieved without compromising the vehicle’s class-leading all terrain capabilities or high levels of comfort. The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in … More Range Rover SVR sets new Nürburgring record.
Tom Karen: When I worked in Ford’s design studio in the fifties the CEO, Sir Patrick Hennesy, was putting in place a hugely talented management team – the result was that Ford went from 14 percent of the UK market to cornering one third almost overnight. To this day Ford cars are still the top … More Karen on Cars: Sir Patrick and the Cortina coup!
Mike Humble: In the fickle world of automotive branding, one phrase rings true – Image is everything. That and brand perception are the two things all manufacturers strive for and protect. Trends may come and go, but one brand of vehicle remains as popular as ever with the aforementioned image criteria and that’s the 4×4. … More Time well spent: Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 SE
Mike Humble: It often makes me chuckle when I hear of these new stylish fancy names for load lugging cars like touring or shooting break et al. What ever happened to the good old fashioned “estate” moniker, but whatever your take on the style name, a good solid practical estate car always ticks the boxes … More Time well spent: Toyota Auris Touring Sports 1.6i Icon
Unipart Automotive, a UK-based supplier of car parts and garage equipment, has collapsed with the loss of more than 1,400 jobs across the country after failing to find a buyer. The business, based in Solihull, operates 180 branches around the UK, trading under three brand names – Unipart Automotive, Partco Autoparts and Express Factors. Unipart … More Unipart Automotive – We’ll miss you, red white & blue!
Mike Humble: MG – two initials that symbolise affordable fun, and has done for 90 years. Few other automotive brands have such an emotive and loyal following or captured so much media attention – rightly or wrongly. Whatever your thoughts or opinions may be concerning MGs incumbency, the brand seems to be here to stay … More Time well spent: MG3 3-Style VTi-TECH
MIKE HUMBLE HAGERTY INSURANCE Festival of the Unexceptional: A Concours de l’Ordinaire, brought to you by Hagerty Saturday 26th July 8:30am – 11:30am Leave the Astons, Jags and Maseratis behind. Bring on the Allegros, Vivas and Marinas. Come and celebrate the best examples of the most ordinary cars of late 1960s to mid-1980s Britain. What … More Events: The Festival of the Unexceptional