Problems in the garage for UK F1 team Williams?

BARCELONA, Spain – Claire Williams has scoffed at hints that the Williams F1 team is in financial trouble, a rumour spread before the team turned up three days late for pre-season testing here. She’s deputy team principal whose dad Frank founded what became one of the most successful teams in the sport’s 69-year history and…

UK drivers steering away from High Street parking high prices

Big savings on street and parkade slot rentals Extra income for inner-city homeowners More than a million commuters have signed-up LONDON, England – The popularity i the UK of renting space on private driveways has soared in recent years as commuters seek to save cash on expensive inner-city parking. YourParkingSpace.co.uk reports that bookings more than…

Riding in rain is a pain – so read these tips to stay upright

Be an upright citizen – ride smart in the rain Check these hazards – they’re lurking out there Mostly commonsense – but we can all learn JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Parts of South Africa have had lots of rain recently and that makes commuting uncomfortable – especially for motor-cycle and bicycle riders MasterDrive SA’s training director…

Touch of rain? Remember to give the truckers a break…

Give truckers  break – they’re bigger than you Some simple suggestions for driving in rain Mostly, it’s just commonsense and good manners JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Driving in front of or even behind an articulated or other large truck can suddenly become a perilous pastime on South Africa’s roads – especially during a Highveld thunderstorm. So,…

Euro parliament pushing for external speed-limit control

Speed-limit signs recognition will auto-slow vehicles ‘No choice’ threatened by Euro autocrats Sudden slowing could cause chain disasters LONDON, England – Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging governments across Europe to support mandatory Intelligent Speed Assistance in all new vehicles from 2022. Speeding, according to a European Transport Safety Report published…

Nissan ups hatchback game with new Micra Tech

Snappy looks and cool communications Crash avoidance systems, daytime lights Plug in your mobile and, well, get mobile ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan SA has added a mouthful of a new, fifth-generation, model to its range – the Micra Acenta Plus Tech hatchback The car is, Nissan SA says, ”packed to the hilt with tech…

Honda UK to shutter: What’s going on here?

AUTOMAKER Honda has announced a global ”restructuring” of its plants caused in large part by the advance of battery-cars and causing upheaval in the UK, a key employer. The company is also blaming ”unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry” but Honda’s European HQ will continue to be located in the UK to focus on…

Mad Max to hit Pendine Sands for double speed record

He’s done it on a motorcycle, now for a car Historic Welsh beach to be the track 895kW on call for epic high-speed Porsche run PENDINE SANDS, Wales – Record-setting car and motorcycle pilot Zef Eisenberg and his MadMax Race Team have a new target: at least 320km/h along the vast tidal expanse of Pendine…

Gone in 60 seconds: BMW, Merc, Landies top targets

Keyless locking not the best protection Tracker table puts BMW X5 top ‘gone’ vehicles Mercedes owner – don’t feel left out, guys! LONDON, England -The Tracker 2018 table of the Top 10 Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles puts BMW’s X5 in the top spot for the UK from second through 2017. The X5 has been…

Driving a new car: Do you really know what you’re signing for?

At last, an alternative to buying a car This deal lets you take a usage holiday Brand-new car, delivered to your door LONDON, England – Some form of credit is used by most people to ”own” a car yet research* Europcar Mobility UK showed drivers who had taken a loan, only 53% admitted to fully…

2019 Quantum grows a bonnet, gets more load/people space

Half-bonnet design reduces engine intrusion New diesel engine and two wheelbases Improved straight-line performance/stability JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has, for the first time in 15 years, revealed a new Quantum van/bus range, this one with advanced safety features, powerful new engines, better comfort and uprated specifications. The vehicles, the sixth generation, will reach South Africa…

Ian Callum honoured with London Classic Car show Icon Award

PRETORIA. Gauteng – One of the international greats of automotive design, Ian Callum, (64) has been awarded the 2019 London Classic Car Show‘s Icon Award. The design director with Jaguar is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents and has, it was said at the presentation ”also had an enormous effect on…