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Car News

Film star cars at NEC Classic

25 Oct , 2012  

This years Footman James Classic Motor Show will include vehicles from TV and Film, including the Trotters Reliant Robin, and the XKR from Die Another Day. Visitors, who obtain a quote during the three day show, which runs from 16-18 November,will also have the last opportunity to enter the annual competition to win a luxury […]

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Car News

New compact SUV concept from VW

22 Oct , 2012  

The Tiguan may have a baby brother in the making. VW have unveiled a compact SUV, based on the VW Up! chassis. The key points: 3.86 metres long and 1.73 metres wide Short overhangs of 708 mm front and 681 mm rear 1.0 three cylinder turbo charged engine, producing 110PS and 175NM of Torque Six speed […]

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Car News

Nissan Extrem concept unveiled

22 Oct , 2012  

Nissan today unveiled a concept car specifically aimed at Brazil. The “Extrem” was shown off at the Sao Paulo international motor show. The details of the press release: Rugged and agile 2+2 Attainable urban compact sports car Aimed at young (and young at heart) car enthusiasts Nissan Design America (NDA) in San Diego, in collaboration with […]

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Car News

Classic motorsport @ NEC Classic Motor Show

19 Oct , 2012  

Details of some of the competition cars that are to be displayed at the Footman James Classic Motor Show have been released. They include: The first TVR to compete at Le Mans  A 2004 T400R and the 420 SEAC racer Ginetta G15 and G4 WRC Renault Alpine A110, A310 GTA and A610 Five Mini Coopers […]

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Car News

Vauxhall Cascada is fully revealed

17 Oct , 2012  

Vauxhall today fully revealed its upcoming full size convertible, it will place them into a sector it hasnt occupied since the 1930s! Here is the meat of the release: New 1.6 Turbo engine (Vauxhall MGE – Mid-Size Gasoline Engine)170PS and 280Nm of torque 1.4 Turbo engine producing 140PS and 220NM with overboost 2.0 CDTi engine producing […]

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Car News

400k for a Nissan Juke….R

17 Oct , 2012  

Nissan has finally unveiled its production version of the insane Juke-R. Price: £400,000 545BHP 0-60 in 3.0 seconds 170MPH top speed Built by Motorsport specialists RML Shortened GTR all wheel drive powertrain Widened Juke bodyshell GTR infotainment display New carbon fibre vents and diffuser More defined front bumper Model 001 is ready to go and […]

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Car News

New Clio Cup set for 2014 race debut

16 Oct , 2012  

Today Renault have announced that the competition version of its new turbo powered hot hatch, is due to appear on our shores in 2014. Here’s the news: Lap times have been roughly 1 second a lap quicker than the outgoing NA 2.0-litre car Engine tuned by Oreca Magny-Cours 220bhp and 270Nm of torque 6 speed […]

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Car News

Fancy a ride in an Enzo?

15 Oct , 2012  

One generous visitor might get more than they bargained for if they choose to take a ‘Dream Ride’ at this year’s Footman James Classic Motor Show as charity fundraisers The Sporting Bears Motor Club has something special planned for the person that helps them reach their £1million target. The club is offering the person whose […]

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Car News

Time for a change…….of Tyres?

11 Oct , 2012  

If most of you arent aware its Tyre Safety Month! DO NOT YAWN AND STOP READING! 205 people have been killed or seriously injured this year through illegal, defective, or under inflated tyres This is a 8% increase over 2011 figures In 2011 alone the AA and RAC attended more than 825,000 tyre related breakdowns […]

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Car News

Classic Film “Star Cars” polled!

10 Oct , 2012  

As part of the Footman James classic car show at the NEC, a poll has been commissioned asking the public a number of Classic Car Film questions. The results make an interesting read, and here they are: Q1 Favourite classic motoring movie? 1. The Italian Job 2. Bullitt 3. Le Mans 4. Genevieve 5. Ronin 6. Herbie 7. =Ghostbusters 7. =Gone […]

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Car Reviews, Coupe

Peugeot RCZ Review – sexier than a TT!

9 Oct , 2012  

Yes, it’s true; if you want a car that gets looks absolutely everywhere, you need an RCZ. The common Audi TT has no attention drawing abilities anymore, they are ten a penny! We had the pleasure of driving the 1.6, 156BHP RCZ in GT spec. At £23,560 it is £2,350 more expensive than the basic […]

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Car Reviews, Coupe, Hatchback

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Review – the EV future?

6 Oct , 2012  

In a word – yes! I luckily got to drive the upcoming Electric Smart ForTwo yesterday. It was the first time the car has been bought over to the UK in right hand drive spec. It was massive fun to drive! When you think of electric cars, you ultimately think slow…..and limited range. The limited […]

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