Author Archives: chrismacgowan

Record numbers for Beaulieu Supercar weekend.

750 stunning supercars roared into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to join the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 5th and 6th, with 14,700 visitors experiencing the tyre-squealing, high octane action of the two-day show. Motoring fans of all … Continue reading

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A third of drivers ignoring mobile phone rules.

Despite high profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk. A new study for Kwik … Continue reading

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JLR boss says diesel debate is dominated by misinformation.

The UK boss of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is warning improvements in air quality could be delayed if the diesel debate continues to be dominated by misinformation. Speaking at the International Automotive Summit organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Gergely Raccuja wins Wolfson Economics Prize.

A recent graduate from UCL has won the £250,000 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, for his answer to the question “How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good … Continue reading

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Honda would like to see the UK remaining inside the customs union.

UK automotive manufacturers want to avoid post-Brexit UK-EU trade arrangements that could impose additional costs Honda has strongly backed the case for the UK remaining inside the EU’s customs union after it leaves the EU in 2019. The UK government … Continue reading

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Lotus 59 – immaculate.

Totally original as the day it was built this Lotus 59 was driven by Emerson Fittipaldi. Christopher Macgowan  @chrismacgowan

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Call by SMMT for new UK Government to focus on strengthening automotive sector.

The SMMT has renewed calls for more focus on the automotive market from the British Government following the general election on 8 June. Despite an increase in sales and manufacturing in the UK during 2016, the sector faces change due … Continue reading

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