Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Never Fear” – reliving the life of Sir Francis Chichester – by Ian Strathcarron.

This biography by Ian Strathcarron tracks the life of a remarkable man who rightly became world famous long before the word “celebrity” was in common use. Available in hard back from Amazon. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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This year’s Veteran Car Run will be a tribute to the country that put the world on wheels.

In 1886, exactly 130 years ago, Karl Benz presented his Patent-Motorwagen to the world. A three-wheeled machine with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine developing less than 1hp, it is widely regarded as the world’s first purpose-designed automobile. At about the same … Continue reading

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BEN reveals new branding and website to help fulfil its future.

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has today unveiled its new brand identity as a vehicle to help fulfil its vision for the future. This … Continue reading

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Five leading national motoring museums in Europe have decided to join forces.

Without exception these museums not only show the motorcar as one of the most important technological achievements ever, but also its substantial influence on – and its part in – society as a whole. The five national museums are: Autoworld … Continue reading

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Industry needs time to adapt to mayor’s five star plan – FTA

The ‘five star truck safety plan’, announced by the Mayor of London today, has been described as “a much more targeted approach and a step in the right direction” by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) today who also said “industry … Continue reading

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