Subaru’s superteen Solberg, 17, cleans up in Swedish rally

Too young for a road licence, but wins rally Son of Solberg shines in Sweden for Subaru First time on route, first win for Oliver Subaru Motorsports USA took the top two podium positions at a DirtFish Olympus Rally but it was teenage Swedish rally prodigy Oliver Solberg who scored his first American rally victory…

Baby Bugatti II: Century-old race replicas – see how much!

GENEVA, Switzerland – The car that took Automobiles Ettore Bugatti to fame in the 1920s, the Bugatti Type 35, is seen by many as the most successful racing car of all time with about 2000 professional and amateur races – sometimes 14 in one week. In 1926 Ettore and his son Jean decided to build…

Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

YOUNG South Africans – and indeed older, perhaps retired, people – struggle every day due to lack of mobility. The causes: the cost and unreliability of public transport and the prices of personal vehicles. But perhaps the main one is home-to-work-to recreation… The new Datsun GO!, the automaker says, allows aspirational youth (and the older…

Here’s a challenge SA: Driving schools for pre-teens are real

43% of drivers want compulsory motorway lessons Talking driving etiquette and how to open a door Pre-teen driving instruction for safer road users LONDON, England – Research by the under-17 Young Driver organisation asked 1000 licensed drivers in the UK which elements of driving they thought should be emphasised during driving lesso. Using a cellphone…

Ricciardo for Renault so F1 drivers’ shuffle begins

LONDON, England – What has been called ”the toughest decision of Daniel Ricciardo’s life” – quitting  Red Bull to join Renault in 2019 – brings good news for some drivers, uncertainty for others. First, who will replace him, and where to now for Renault’s Carlos Sainz who was loaned to Renault by Red Bull for 2018…

Look out! ‘L’-plates being let loose on UK freeways

Learners get green light for freeway driving OK with approved teacher – and dual controls Reckoned that teaching rules will cut deaths LONDON, England – Learner drivers will be allowed on Britain’s motorways from today (June 4 2018) after years of campaigning by road-safety experts,  a road revolution hailed by the Institute of Advance Motoring’s…

Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail…

2018 F1 races to start later in European countries

LONDON, England – 2018 Formula 1 races in Europe and Brazil will start an hour later this season to, the organisers say, ”boost television audiences”. The races will also start at 10 minutes past the hour to allow more time for broadcasters to show an expanded pre-race buildup. A statement from the new F1 organisers…

Hi junior! How was driving school today?

Checking the car, cellphone use, avoiding road rage and speeding, conquering fear – each a Top 10 resolution for UK drivers for 2018 according to research from Young Driver LONDON, England – British car-drivers, setting New Year’s resolutions for 2018, have included learning how to reverse properly as one of the 10 most popular, according…