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CRAZY: Bullet proof Car To Speed At 1600km/hour

A British car hopes to break the land speed record by shooting through the desert at over 1,000mph  — and it’s body has to be made bulletproof to withstand the huge impacts it will undergo as it races along. As reported in British-based newspaper, The Independent,  the car , Bloodhound SSC , which has been assembled just outside of Bristol, ...

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HYUNDAI WINS THREE DESIGN AWARDS

Three new models from Hyundai Motor have been named as winners of prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. The New Generation i20 Coupe, New Generation i20 five-door and the all-new Sonata take the honours in the 2015 programme. The recognition comes from the expert jury of one of the world’s most sought-after quality marks for design excellence. The awards in the ...

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LaFerrari and California T Win Product Design Award

Maranello, March 30 – Three Ferraris have won the prestigious Red Dot Award, the world’s leading product design competition which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  The recent FXX-K has been named Red Dot Best of the Best for the top design quality and ground-breaking design, while both the California T and LaFerrari were also singled out by the international ...

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KUMHO MAKES A RETURN TO THE TRUCK TYRE MARKET

For some years, Kumho was an influential player in the UK commercial tyre market before temporarily withdrawing from the segment. It is now returning with a vengeance – complete with a new sales structure and better products than ever before. All-new truck tyre department The company’s newly-reformed truck tyre department is headed by former Bridgestone commercial vehicle specialist Steve Miller, ...

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Clarkson Lampoons BBC Management, Ready For Sack

. Co-Presenters Refuse To Continue Without Clarkson   The embattled BBC TopGear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, who was recently suspended for allegedly punching his producer, has lampooned the BBC management for disrupting BBC TopGear, describing them as ‘f-king bastards’.   Speaking last week at a charity event held in North London, Clarkson, who suggested that he was about to be sacked, ...

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PEUGEOT CELEBRATES 120 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION

…AS PARTNER VAN DEBUTS AT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW   PEUGEOT in 2015 is celebrating 120 years of light commercial vehicle production, and what better way to mark such a significant anniversary than with the debut of the new Partner van. It’s taking centre stage at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show (at the NEC, Birmingham, 14th – 16th April) and is joined ...

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TOYOTA BECOMES IOC TOP PARTNER

Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become part of The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme.   The agreement, which runs through to the end of 2024 in the mobility category, includes vehicles, mobility services and mobility solutions.   The announcement was marked by a ceremony in Tokyo, attended by IOC President ...

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Motoring Journo, Jeremy Clarkson’s Suspension

OVER 800 PEOPLE PETITION BBC …as Fans Call For Boycott of BBC Channel     BY: ROTIMI ASHER   More than 800 people have signed an online petition calling on BBC to reinstate Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. The petition was set up last Tuesday by political blogger, Guido Fawkes. BBC last week announced that Clarkson had been suspended  following  ...

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TRACKER HELPS POLICE RECOVER STOLEN CAR

  By: MATILDA FRANCES     Police in Essex, United Kingdom were led straight to the location of a stolen Fiat 500, with the assistance of TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the UK’s leading provider of stolen vehicle recovery systems (SVR).   On reporting the vehicle stolen by the owner, the TRACKER unit was activated. A police helicopter picked ...

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