Sir Jackie Stewart’s Golden Milestone At Silverstone Classic

As one of the major highlight’s at this year’s record-breaking Silverstone Classic, racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart returned to the home of British motorsport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first British Grand Prix victory which came at the superfast Northamptonshire circuit back in July 1969.

Marking the golden anniversary of that magical milestone – a win that propelled the Flying Scot towards the first of his three world championship titles – Stewart was back Continue reading “Sir Jackie Stewart’s Golden Milestone At Silverstone Classic”

Kia Shows Off One Of A Kind Stinger GT420 Race Car

Now it’s no secret that we at Car Articles love GT cars.  The promise of practicality, speed and the ability to swallow big miles without even taking a pit stop is all part of the charm.  The Kia Stinger GT ticked most of the boxes on release, although there were some that were asking for more performance still out of the box.  Whilst this rather special GT420 is a race car, perhaps it does open the door to a proper performance model?  The information below might well be of interest Continue reading “Kia Shows Off One Of A Kind Stinger GT420 Race Car”

Could Your Tyres Generate Electricity In Future?

A new technology that could see tyres generate electricity whilst driving is being developed by engineers in Japan. Falken’s parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, together with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, have developed the Energy Harvester that takes advantage of the build up of static electricity, known as frictional charging, to produce power efficiently as the tyre turns.

Inside the Energy Harvester are two layers of rubber each covered in an electrode, along Continue reading “Could Your Tyres Generate Electricity In Future?”

SMMT Posts Letter To Boris Johnson PM

Yesterday, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) wrote to the Prime Minister, congratulating him on his appointment and setting out the UK automotive industry’s immediate and future priorities at a time of dramatic transformation for the sector. These include:

Tesla Model 3 2020 – Is This The Car For You?

The Tesla Model 3 is the Auto Express Car of the Year 2019.  It is also fully electric, packed with kit and seemingly like something from the future – that you can drive pretty soon (if not now, depending on when you read this).  However, does it hit all the right notes – and perhaps more importantly take care of that pesky range anxiety that seemingly stalks electric only cars?  Watch the video to find Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 2020 – Is This The Car For You?”

Top Tips For Driving Abroad With Your Family

Taking a child on holiday is an exciting and a new experience for first-time parents. But it can be stressful so make sure you plan ahead of time. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman has put some helpful safety tips together for driving with young children abroad.

Mycarcheck.com Market Guide For July 2019

  • Used car of the month: Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
  • Used bike of the month: BMW HP4 (2013-14)

Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month.

Head of valuation services at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, said: “The pure electric Nissan Leaf, winner of World Car of the Year in 2011, took a few years to win round the British public. Sales picked up from 2014 onwards and there are now Continue reading “Mycarcheck.com Market Guide For July 2019”

Volvo XC40 Takes Top Plaudit in Motor Trader 2019 Awards

The Volvo XC40 has claimed yet another significant honour, adding the New Car of the Year title in the Motor Trader 2019 Awards to its impressive collection. Its success confirms its status as a game-changing model in the fiercely competitive premium compact SUV market, more than a year on from its UK debut.

Motor Trader’s judging panel was full of praise, saying: “The XC40 is a star turn. It shines on all the crucial fronts: convenient size, engaging driving dynamics, impeccable Continue reading “Volvo XC40 Takes Top Plaudit in Motor Trader 2019 Awards”

SMMT Offers Further Statement On Brexit Risk

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive had the following statement to offer in relation to the ongoing Brexit saga: “We welcome the Exiting the European Union Committee report and its categorical finding that a ‘no deal’ Continue reading “SMMT Offers Further Statement On Brexit Risk”

Hands-Free Is Not The Same As Switch Off And Be Brain-Free…

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is reminding all drivers that phone calls and texts – even in hands-free mode – should wait until they are safely parked with the engine off and the handbrake on.

The call follows a report from Driving for Better Business warning that half of company directors expect their employees to answer their phone while driving.

Lethal distraction
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says holding and using any device while in Continue reading “Hands-Free Is Not The Same As Switch Off And Be Brain-Free…”