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Oct 18

The Most Jaw-Droppingly Expensive Cars Ever Sold


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The ten motor vehicles featured in this article are the most unbelievably expensive cars ever sold, all of which were purchased at auction, and amounting to more than $268 million in total.

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Sep 18

US Muscle Cars: What, How… and Why?


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Classic American muscle cars are a truly unique creation, capturing the spirit of the open road and the automotive industry in a way that no other motor vehicle has ever quite managed to do.

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Sep 18

Your First Car: Tips for Choosing Wisely


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New drivers looking to purchase their very first motor vehicle should make sure that the car they are looking for is easy to drive, affordable, and above all safe. The buying of the first car is often seen as one of the rites of passage to becoming an adult, but purchasing and running a vehicle is not cheap.

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Aug 18

Is It a Good Idea to Buy a Used Convertible?


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Better weather gets many drivers wishing they could roll down their windows and enjoy the breeze, and some may decide to take the next step and actually buy a convertible. However, newcomers may be uncertain if convertibles are safe, or how much money to spend on them, so it is a good idea to add up the pros and cons of purchasing a used convertible. Continue reading →


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Aug 18

Basic Tips for Your Car’s Electrical System


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The electrical system of a car is of vital importance to ensure the reliably smooth performance of any such vehicle. The electrical system not only makes it possible to start your vehicle, but is also responsible for the operation of the likes of headlights, the dashboard and the car radio. Sadly electrical systems are often neglected by a lot of car owners, due to the fact that their need for regular care and maintenance is less obvious than that of the moving parts of their vehicle.

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Jul 18

Everything you Need to Know About Car Tyres


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Tyres are one of the most crucial parts of any motor vehicle, with those four pieces of rubber on the wheels of your car being its only connection to the road, and without which driving would be an impossibility. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to a legal, safe and solid tyre – with legality being of particular importance due to the fact that the use of illegal rubber can result in driving licence points, as well as the possibility of a large fine. So what kind of things do you need to look for to get the best tyres?

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Jul 18

Conquer your Driving Test Nerves


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Everyone suffers from nerves at one time or another, but some people can be more impacted than others. Nerves can be particularly inconvenient during periods when it is important to be at the height of your concentration, such as when you are taking your driving test. Happily however, there are a number of things that new drivers can do in order to ensure that their chances of passing the driving test on the first attempt are not scuppered by their own nerves.

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Jun 18

8 Ways to Fail Your Driving Test!


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People fail their driving tests for a number of reasons, but there are some causes that are more common than others…

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Jun 18

5 Great UK Drives for Summer


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For anyone who enjoys living in the United Kingdom, or those who are travelling to England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, one way to get the most from being there is to go and visit the area’s many picturesque locations. Because of the often beautifully maintained rural roads in Great Britain, some of the most attractive scenery in the world can be seen just by going out and having a relaxing drive, with amazing landscapes, scenic coastlines and dramatic mountains all on offer somewhere in the country.

Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon

One of the most stunning stretches of road in the United Kingdom runs from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon. The B4632 is a big favourite with sightseers in the Cotswolds in England with their peaceful green hills, due to the fact that the winding road is not a major road. It offers stunning views of meadows filled with wildflowers as well as woodland and sheep pastures, and it passes by a number of beautiful old fashioned English villages. The historic town known as Chipping Campden is a terrific place to stop on the way, as it offers some terrific sightseeing opportunities of its own. When you get to Stratford-upon-Avon don’t miss the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Bamburgh Castle to Alnwick Castle

Many tourists think the United Kingdom is filled with nothing but castles, and if that is what you want to see, then you really need to journey over the windswept North Northumberland Coast in order to see Bamburgh Castle, an ancient and dramatic castle that looms over the nearby village. Continue driving and you will then also get to see Alnwick Castle while passing Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, which will be paradise for bird lovers. There are more castles in Northumberland than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, making this a most memorable drive.

Barnstaple to Newquay

Another excellent English route is the journey along the north of the coast of Cornwall via the Atlantic Highway. The long winding road from Barnstaple, which is located in Devon, through to Newquay, runs nearly 160 miles through some of loveliest coastlines in the entire country. There are a number of splendid sights to see along the way, including the likes of Bedruthan Steps and Constantine Bay, and it is even possible to go off course for a while by taking a private toll road in order to see the Trevose Head lighthouse.

Loch Lomond to Glencoe

For pure Scottish charm, the trip along the A83 and A82 from Loch Lomond all the way up to Glencoe is hard to beat. The passage goes along the edge of the water and into the incredibly picturesque Argyll Forest Park, as well as the stunning Trossachs National Park. Glencoe itself also offers spectacular views in the form of the Pap of Glencoe.

Belfast to Derry

The Northern Ireland drive from Belfast to Derry is also delightful, going along the northeast coast by the fabulous Glens of Antrim, which make up nine green valleys complete with a hotchpotch of fields and woodland that is flanked to the north by the sea.


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May 18

The Lotus Cars Story


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The very first Lotus was created in 1948, with the first vehicle being inspired by the Austin 7 Saloon from 1930. Co-founder Colin Chapman made certain that all of the body panels were so stressed that they added to the vehicle’s overall strength without unnecessary weight, an engineering philosophy that became a signature trait of the entire Lotus line. The company was founded in 1952.

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