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Barbara Hardiman’s Mini van was a big part of her life, carrying loads of rubbish to the dump and full of happy memories over 45 years of ownership.

The first ever Parkers New Car Awards grouped vehicles according to buyers’ lifestyle choices with Toyota’s ground-breaking C-HR crossover coming out on top.

Have you found it impossible to get anywhere near your car’s claimed economy? New, stricter testing, introduced from this month, aims to make the results more realistic and relevant in what is dubbed the biggest overhaul of emissions rules in a generation.

It was crash – and nearly bang, wallop – when Norman Willoughby went to confront youths who had deluged him with buckets of water and sent him off the road.

Volkswagen has motored to a milestone production anniversary by building its 150-millionth vehicle since the brand was founded.

The new school year starts next week so road safety charity GEM Motoring Assist is urging eveyone to take extra care whether walking, cycling or driving.

Clive Dyball’s luck ran out when his polished, but unserviced, Ford Prefect ran into problems in the Australian Outback.

Colin Clarke was a Messerschmitt three-wheeler fan and still drives a modern equivalent. Here he tells of some of the delights and drawbacks of the ’Schmitt.

When it comes to children learning to drive, some mums would rather give birth again than be driven around by their offspring, according to new research.

The forthcoming DS 7 Crossback sport utility vehicle was centre of attention at a DS Experience preview event staged by John Grose.

More people are turning to caravans, motorhomes and camping and enjoying a staycation in Britain with sales and site bookings rising.

Ford today announced it is offering an extra £2,000 scrappage incentive, on top of customer savings on specific models, in a move to get older vehicles off the road and cut pollution.

Dulcie was a bit of a drinker and smoker when Michael Horne met her. But he soon sorted the 1951 Morris Minor’s thirst for oil.

Fast Fords, past and present, will be highlighting the Blue Oval’s performance heritage at John Grose at Ransomes Europark on Sunday.

Jonathan Mayfield had his fair share of minor niggles with his Fiat Punto but travelled in style.

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

We’ve all had near-misses while driving but now motorists are being urged to think what they could have done differently to reduce the risks on future journeys.

Dave Barnard took to the road in a 1957 Ford Popular but with his new-found independence came the need to learn the art of motoring maintenance.

Norway is a magnificent country. Thousands of miles of scraggly coastline, epic mountains round every corner and countless waterfalls cascade down rocky faces as glaciers melt in the relative warmth of summer.

Fred Tooke is still driving his first car, a Morris Minor 1000 Traveller, 40 years later having bought it to transport the family labrador.

The take-up of automatic cars has almost doubled in the UK in eight years as motorists look to make driving in congestion easier and the gearboxes keep improving.

RAC Traffic Watch calculates that 36.5 million leisure journeys could happen in the next two and a half weeks and this weekekend will be the busiest on the roads.

Young people are passing on the idea of even learning to drive by being priced off getting on the road, according to new research.

The iconic, lightweight, two-seater Seven sports car, which started life as a Lotus and later became a Caterham, is celebrating 60 years of production.

An experimental converted Mini, once owned by a controversial government minister, has caught motoring editor Andy Russell’s eye.

An Austin A30 not only put radio enthusiast Allan Papworth on the road to freedom but on the air as well.

After much welding and many new body parts, Brian Hampson’s ‘souped-up’ Ford Anglia was a head-turner for the right reason.

Changes to the practical driving test are being introduced in December but new research says one in three drivers would like to see more to tackle bad and dangerous driving habits.

The exciting DS range of cars is the focus of a special DS Experience Event at John Grose in Ipswich including special editions and offers.

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