1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupé, sells for record £115 million
May19

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupé, sells for record £115 million

One of two 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupés ever built, both retained from new by Mercedes is sold for the first time ever. A road-racing car built by Mercedes-Benz in 1955, and kept by them ever since, has been secured by British expert Simon Kidston for a client. Kidston had lobbied the board of the German company for 18 months to consider selling the car “that would never be sold”. In an invitation-only event held at...

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Anyone for badminton? The rules around what you can’t carry on a plane
May17

Anyone for badminton? The rules around what you can’t carry on a plane

Your holiday plans could hit the skids if you plan to board a plane unwittingly carrying a banned item. Security will likely pick up on goods which are not allowed and they could be confiscated, so the experts at StressFreeCarRental.com say it is worth taking extra time before packing and traveling to the airport to familiarise yourself with what you can take with you. You can read more here. Many items have to go in the airplane’s...

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Women’s World Car of the Year jurors travel to Paris to present Peugeot with their Supreme Winner award
May16

Women’s World Car of the Year jurors travel to Paris to present Peugeot with their Supreme Winner award

TEN journalists from Women’s World Car of the Year travelled to Paris to present their ultimate accolade to Peugeot boss Linda Jackson Peugeot’s new 308 took top honours this year in WWCOTY when it fought off competition from 65 other cars worldwide to be named Supreme Winner. The culmination of a year of testing, assessing and voting on scores of cars from across the globe came at an intimate awards ceremony in the French capital...

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How to be a safer driver
May07

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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Beware the Hazards Lurking in Your Car
May06

Beware the Hazards Lurking in Your Car

In the event of an accident flying objects can really hurt you. Suzanne Keane shares some tips on how to stay safe You may not be able to control what goes on outside of your car but you should always ensure your safety when inside a car! The wrong seating position, flying objects and even your pet can become a hazard if the worst was to happen…. 1. Seatbelts There is absolutely no excuse for not wearing a seat belt. It’s also...

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What is a PCP?
Mar03

What is a PCP?

An increasingly popular way to finance a new car is under Personal Contract Plans (PCP). But what exactly is a PCP and who is it best suited to, asks Geraldine Herbert What is a PCP? PCPs are a form of car finance based on a hire purchase (HP) agreement. Unlike standard HP or a bank loan, the repayments are typically lower, as you are paying off the depreciation of the car and not its entire value. At the end of the agreement, you...

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