Author Archives: Motoring World

How Henry Ford Put The World On Wheels

By: FEMI OWOEYE From early this year(2015), Ford has been in the news. At a point, his great grand son got his great, great grand car, Mustang unveiled from the world’s tallest building in Dubai. Recently again, Ford’s family bought back one of the earliest commercially manufactured cars. But none of these stories is as inspiring as how the late ...

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Vehicle service intervals: Mistakes That Motorists Make

Instead of following manufacturers’ specification as regards automobile maintenance, many motorists go by their initiatives, doing it too often or too late against manufacturer’s recommendations. On either way, such motorists loose. How? Join FEMI OWOEYE in the clinic.. When about a decade ago,  I visited the Kia’s central workshop at Kia Plaza in Lagos, my curiosity was aroused, when I ...

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It’s My Kickstarter, please help!

AUTO CLINIC Dear Femi, I own a Peugeot 306, which I bought in 2001. For some months now, it has been problem of kick all the time. As the rewire repaired it, the problem keep coming back. Each time I try to start the car, there is no sound whatever, even when the starter switch is repeatedly operated. My auto ...

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Trip in Car That Rides on Land and Water

One of the world’s most significant auto technology breakthroughs, Aquada, is a car capable of  making over 60 kilometers per hour on land and over 160 km/hour on water, reports FEMI OWOEYE, who had a ride  in the car in London It happened at National Exhibition Centre(NEC), Birmingham, United Kingdom, where I visited as a motoring journalist. Though my head was turned ...

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Over 100 Years Old, Still Driving

At the age of 17 , Pa Edward learnt how to drive with his uncle’s De Dion Bouton, a car manufactured by a French Automobile and rail car maker, which operated from 1883 to 1932. Edward passed his driving test and obtained his first ever driving license at the age of 20. That was 1925, a period in history, when ...

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My Experience with Lagos Traffic Robbers -Music Promoter Ahmed Ogunbanwo

Though a music producer and promoter behind such music stars as Buga,   Mr. Jejelaiyegba among others.  Ahmed Ogunbanwo, who  is a European trained IT expert and CEO of True Talent African Records based in Nigeria and Europe ,is a  car freak, who is not auto crazy.  In this close encounter with Motoring World’s Senior Correspondent, ROTIMI ASHER, at his production ...

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2015 Motor Shows Calendar

Detroit, North American International Auto Show – NAIAS Featuring: Passenger cars, parts and accessories DATE: January 12th – 25th, 2015 ORGANIZER: North American International Motor Show, LLC. 1900 West Big Beaver Road, USATroy, MI48084, Tel: + 1 248 643 0250. Fax: + 1 248 637 0784. E-mail: Web site: www.naias.com Web site: www.cobocenter.com BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL “LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES ...

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Hydrogen-Powered Car Attracts 1,500 Orders in One Month

 Toyota’s first hydrogen-powered production car, Mirai,  has attracted 1,500 orders in its first month on sale in Japan. Due for introduction in the UK later this year, the ground-breaking saloon has far exceeded expectations: Toyota’s initial plan was to sell about 400 units by the end of this year.   Due to the large volume of orders received, Toyota expects ...

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Three Hyundai i20 Cars Set for Rally Sweden

As contained in a recent release from Newspress, Belgian crew Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Spaniards Dani Sordo/Marc Martí will continue behind the wheel of the #7 and #8 Hyundai Shell World Rally Team cars respectively. While Hayden Paddon will take part in his first event of the year at Rally Sweden, driving the #20 Hyundai i20 WRC alongside compatriot co-driver ...

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