For the fourth consecutive year, MotorSport Vision has teamed up with Renault for the French manufacturer and Formula 1 constructor to supply driving experience and race meeting support vehicles to MSV venues.
The new fleet, which was unveiled this week, includes fourteen New Twingo GTs for MotorSport Vision's innovative YoungDrive experience. The Twingo is Renault’s all-new small car launched at the end of last year and will give youngsters aged 14 to 17 the opportunity to learn basic driving skills before gain
Gates has fast-tracked a new range of high-pressure radiator Race Caps into an already comprehensive cooling systems range.
The new Race Caps are ideal for cars that have been modified for high-speed racing and are equipped with high performance cooling systems - where radiators and hoses, for example, have been adapted to withstand higher pressures. The range comprises 11 references including caps for mini (32mm ID, 16mm deep) and standard S
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) today launched a free prize draw to win a car for motorists renewing their vehicle tax - with three new cars up for grabs each month for a year.
With more than 26 million customers to date, DVLA’s online and telephone services to tax and SORN vehicles has already proved a huge hit with drivers. To encourage greater use of Electronic Vehicle Licensing (EVL), motorists are being given the chance to win one of three brand new SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 1.4 TDI cars each m
Formula BMW joins the undercard of the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas Championship. This special weekend, a season highlight for many young Formula BMW drivers from around the world, has been a part of the world's leading entry level open wheel series since 2004.
While the rewards of a great performance are high, the challenges of supportingthe Grand Prix circus are also large. Most find it the biggest test they faced yet in their young careers. For 10 of the
Sascha Schulze cannot see what he is doing. He has to feel the gear lever and change gear by touch, but he still grips the steering wheel resolutely with both hands. When he accelerates, goes round a corner and during braking, he experiences the force of gravity which pushes and pulls him. Sascha Schulze has been blind since birth. During his everyday life, a guide dog shows him where to go, today he is placing his trust in the BMW instructor who
Rolls-Royce announced today at the Power-Gen Europe show in Milan that customers in eight countries had selected Trent 60 engines, including orders for three additional Trent 60 electrical generating sets from two existing customers in Belgium and Australia.
Energy companies in Hungary, the Czech Republic, the UK, R
Mercedes-Benz is one of the most successful auto brands in
this year’s customer survey conducted by U.S. market research institute J.D. Power. The Stuttgart car brand receives two gold awards for the highest vehicle quality in their respective market segments, and is also honoured for the world’s best production plant. This outstanding result is one outcome of the initiative launched by Mercedes-Benz to raise customer satisfaction and product q
Ford brand vehicles improved in quality at a rate faster than the industry average, according to a customer-based initial quality study released today by J.D. Power and Associates. Ford brand also is the only full-line brand to show continuous improvement since 2004.
The research firm's 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS) showed Ford brand improving by eight points over last year's study, besting the industry average seven-point rate of improvem
When Ford Chief Engineer for Safety Systems Steve Kozak decided to give a new car to his teenage daughter as a graduation gift only one model would do: the 2008 Ford Mustang GT convertible, the No. 1-selling and top safety-rated drop-top in the U.S.
The 2008 Mustang GT is the only convertible to earn a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for frontal crash, side impact and rollover tests. I
Delta is a historical name that represents one of the pinnacles of Lancia's motoring history, but also a mathematical symbol that stands for change, progress. Delta is a universal measure of difference, a striving toward excellence by exceeding a previous limit. Our entire strategy is underpinned by a quest for an evolved form of the Delta.
So in this sense, the Lancia Delta is the first car to represent the new Lancia philosophy. An original and unique positioning, a blend of two values that
Coming on the heels of best-ever sales in April and May, the 2008 MAZDA5 has been named Ward’s AutoWorld’s “Interior of the Year” in the “Popular Priced Truck” category. Thirty-six outstanding vehicle interiors representing 13 manufacturers competed for top honors in the annual competition.Over four weeks, members of the editorial staff of Ward’s AutoWorld spent time with each finalist vehicle to evaluate its interior. Winners were decided b
Thousands of MOT Testing stations subject to a recent Government appraisal have been sent the wrong results, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) has revealed.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency has recently completed their baseline risk assessment for all 19,000 UK Vehicle Testing Stations (VTS). VOSA is in the process of sending each station a letter indicating their risk category and score.However, according to Stephen Coles, Head of the RMIF’s MOT Operations Team, a problem h