7th Annual Jalopies for Jackson

7th Annual Jalopies for Jackson was held in Lewisville, IN on May 18th, 2019.   This show holds a very special meaning to everyone who attend, awareness for Brain Tumors and Childhood Cancer.

Jalopies for Jackson started in 2012 for a young boy named Jackson.  Jackson was diagnosed with 3 brain tumors before the age of 8, so the family decided to start a car show to raise awareness but also for the family to help pay it forward for all of the help that they have received.

Every year, Continue reading “7th Annual Jalopies for Jackson”

New Kia Optima teased but unlikely to reach UK

Kia teases next Optima saloon, but Ford Mondeo rival is set to be dropped from the UK market

Kia has revealed the first official images of the next Korean market K5 saloon ahead of its official reveal. Internationally it’s known as the Optima, but the upcoming model will not be sold in the UK, Auto Express can reveal. 

If the production model follows the design of the sketches, the next K5 is set to take on a much more dramatic, coupe-like profile. Frameless side windows sit beneath a Continue reading “New Kia Optima teased but unlikely to reach UK”

Porsche 911 to get seven-speed manual gearbox

The Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will soon be available with a seven-speed manual gearbox

Porsche has confirmed that new 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will soon be offered with the option of a seven-speed manual gearbox. The transmission is already on sale in the US and is expected to reach the UK market in the middle of 2020.

Prices and final specifications for the UK-delivered manual-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will be confirmed closer to the car’s launch Continue reading “Porsche 911 to get seven-speed manual gearbox”

UK car production fell 3.8 per cent in September

UK production for both the domestic and export markets fell in September, with 122,256 cars built in total

UK car production fell 3.8 per cent in September, with both the domestic and export markets taking a hit.

A total of 122,256 cars rolled off UK production lines in September –  a 3.8 per cent year-on-year decline. The home market was down 5.1 per cent from 25,430 to 24,121, while the export market saw a drop of 3.4 per cent from 101,621 to 98,135, according to the latest figures from Continue reading “UK car production fell 3.8 per cent in September”

How to stay protected from motor insurance scams

Make sure you’re protected from motor insurance fraud by customising your dash cam with rear-view cameras

According to research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), a total of 98,000 fraudulent insurance claims were made in 2018, at an eye-watering value of £1.2 billion.

Motor insurance fraud was the most common and costly type of fraud to the insurance industry in that time, with 55,000 fake claims made, totalling £629 million. One sophisticated operation, a 16-person Continue reading “How to stay protected from motor insurance scams”

New Fisker Ocean electric SUV to rival Tesla Model X

Fisker has revealed its forthcoming rival to the Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC and Tesla Model X, with a claimed maximum range of 300 miles

This is the Fisker Ocean – an all-new, all-electric luxury SUV, tasked with rivalling the Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC and Tesla Model X.

Fisker plans to unveil a working prototype of the Ocean on 4 January 2020, before putting the SUV into production in late 2021. It’s available to order from 27 November though, with cars due on the road in 2022. Continue reading “New Fisker Ocean electric SUV to rival Tesla Model X”

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Citroen merger gets board approval

FCA and Groupe PSA merger looks more certain than ever following board approval; union would create world's fourth largest car company

The proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and Groupe PSA – owners of Peugeot, Citroen, Opel/Vauxhall and DS  – looks more likely than ever, after the boards of both companies confirmed they had “unanimously agreed to work towards a full combination of their respective businesses by way of a 50/50 merger.”

A legally binding memorandum Continue reading “Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Citroen merger gets board approval”

New Audi A1 Citycarver 2019 review

It's pricey, but the new jacked-up Audi A1 Citycarver brings something new to the German brand's supermini rangeVerdict3.5Easily dismissed as little more than a raised ride height and some pseudo-SUV trim, the new Audi A1 Citycarver isn’t without appeal. The jacked-up small car has a grown-up manner and rides well thanks to its extra suspension travel and deeper-profile tyres, while the hi-tech interior is among the most advanced in this segment. There are still one or two quality Continue reading “New Audi A1 Citycarver 2019 review”

New Nissan 370Z replacement spotted

Nissan is keen to replace the current 370Z with a new Z-car performance model

Nissan remains committed to a successor to the existing Nissan 370Z, according to the company’s design boss, and now prototypes of the new sportscar have been spotted at the Nurburgring.

The current iteration of the iconic Z-car was introduced more than a decade ago – and there has been speculation that it could simply be allowed to die off in the face of ever-tightening regulations on CO2 emissions and fuel Continue reading “New Nissan 370Z replacement spotted”

Used BMW 6 Series review

A full used buyer’s guide on the BMW 6 Series covering the 6 Series Mk2 (2011-2018)VerdictThe BMW 6 Series is a stylish, luxury model through and through. It’s more attainable and usable than you might think as well. Running costs needn’t be all that high if you stick with independent specialists. Fuel and road tax bills can be a lot lower than you might expect thanks to the fact that most versions are fitted with smooth, frugal and powerful diesel engines, although parts can be dear if Continue reading “Used BMW 6 Series review”