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Ford Odyssey 2015: The Cheers and the Tears

Although last weekend marked the height of the on-going Ford Ranger Odyssey Contest, it was a weekend of anticipation and indeed of pain and pleasure for participating Nigerians, both of who were initially eliminated, only for one to later return, Motoring World’s Senior Correspondent, ROTIMI ASHER reports From last Friday, this year’s 13-day Ford Odyssey adventure in Namibia was getting close to its height ...

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Blue Bird Celebrates 90th Anniversary Record

Pendine Sands came alive as hundreds of spectators watched a commemorative run of the iconic 350hp Sunbeam, on the 90th anniversary of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s World Land Speed Record of 150mph. The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, marked the anniversary with a low speed demonstration run in the restored Sunbeam with Sir Malcolm’s grandson Don Wales at the wheel. Don Wales ...

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Ford Odyssy Update: Two Contestants Eliminated

…Nigeria Contestants Forge Ahead Five days to the Ford Odyssey Contest ongoing in Namibia, first two contestants have been dropped. The development happened today, following four days of intense action in the extremely remote and rugged Damaraland and Kaokoland regions of northern Namibia – the perfect proving ground for the ‘Built Ford Tough’ Ford Ranger. Each day the contestants are ...

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SPA 2015: Luck Runs Against Bentley

Despite showing potentially race-winning pace at the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa this weekend, the two Continental GT3s of Bentley Team M-Sport were both forced to retire from the endurance marathon. However, the #84 car of Bentley Team HTP successfully completed the race, placing P5 in class. The opening hours of the race were run in extremely wet conditions, with ...

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Land Rover Bar Wins First America’s World Cup Series

…As Poor Weather Prevents Sunday Event from Holding The second day of competition for the 35th America’s Cup was cancelled on Sunday as a low pressure system swept across Britain, bringing gale force winds. The loss of the final two races on Super Sunday meant that the prizes were settled on Saturday’s results – leaving Land Rover BAR as winners. ...

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Ford Ranger Odyssey: 12-day Namibia Adventure Begins

…20 Contestants from S/Africa, Nigeria, Others Slugging it Out It’s billed as the adventure of a lifetime, a true life-changing experience. For 20 contestants from South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Mozambique it’s Ranger Odyssey 2015 – 12 days of simply amazing 4×4 endurance and action through north-western Namibia’s most spectacular and rugged regions, which kicks off on 23 ...

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Jaguars Thrill Record Crowds At Classic Nostalgia

The Midland Automobile Club’s Classic Nostalgia thrilled the crowds with a very special display of road and race cars to celebrate 80 years of the Jaguar name and its Le Mans successes. Classic Nostalgia was supported by Classic Motor Cars, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, Stratstone, and Jaguar Cars all providing stunning machinery displayed in the Paddock and in action on ...

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Defender Challenge Expands With Additional Class for 2016 with Bowler V6 Defender

Last weekend the 2015 Defender Challenge continued with the AWDC Allisport Hill Rally at Walters Arena near Swansea, Wales. Round three saw an exciting addition to the start line in the form of a new Bowler-modified, V6 supercharged powered Defender 110 opened up a new race class within the Defender Challenge for 2016.  Walters Arena set the stage for an ...

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Positive Steps for Van Der Mark in USA

Michael van der Mark took his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP to eighth and seventh place finishes respectively in today’s two ninth-round World Superbike championship races at Laguna Seca in the USA. Both 25-lap races were won by British rider Chaz Davies as van der Mark, 22, got two good starts from a lowly 15th place on the grid. Race one ...

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Silverstone Classic in Numbers: Facts and Figures behind ‘The World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival’

The trend-setting Silverstone Classic celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. When founded in 1990 it was the UK’s first historic motor racing festival. For the first time in the Classic’s 25 year history, a crowd of more than 100,000 is expected for this month’s Silver Jubilee celebration. All tickets must be purchased in advance and pre-sales are at record highs. ...

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