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Gallery: Pedal power

Tue, 06:50

Keen riders took to the Suffolk countryside to sample the pro cycling experience with Team Sky on a Tour de Ford ride hosted by John Grose.

Summer 1964 was really special for Stuart Wallis and his Ford EB60 Special until his pride and joy was written off by a van

Carol Baiey’s first car, a Ford Prefect, was full of character and fun but all good things come to an end... in this case the MOT test.

Gallery: Mobile phone ‘shield’

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With drivers increasing tempted to use hand-held smartphones, Nissan has turned to an 1830s invention to combat this modern problem with its Signal Shield concept.

My first car was a 1961 Ford Classic with the 1,340cc engine which I purchased in 1968 after returning from Germany.

Gallery: Jeep’s Tough Mudder

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jeep has released a special edition Renegade Tough Mudder. To celebrate, Jack Evans was invited to undertake the type of course that inspired its name – from behind the wheel.

To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic Trans-Antarctic expedition, Hyundai and his great grandson made history with the first crossing of the coldest and driest continent on Earth by car.

Gallery: My First Car: Austin Pathfinder

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter Alder’s first set of wheels were pedal power, not horsepower, as a child but set him on his way to nearly two million miles of motoring.

Barbara Mellor tells of motoring adventures in ‘Pushbar’, a modified Austin 7, which came with a few quirks for the bargain price of £5.

Janet Lucas was glad when husband Ted passed his car test as it meant that, when they needed to reverse, she no longer had to push their bubble car backwards.

Tour de Ford cycle ride

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fancy a taste of the pro cycling experience with Team Sky? John Grose at Ipswich is giving cyclists the chance to take part in its Tour de Ford group cycle rides.

Stuart Seaman’s Renault Dauphine may have been rated as one of the worst 50 cars ever but he loved it.

Eyes tests for motorists

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Department for Transport figures revealed that “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor in 232 reported injury-causing road accidents in 2015, 10 of them fatal.

John Grose is celebrating more success in the national Motability dealer awards which recognise outstanding customer service.

Car sales record

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New car registrations last month smashed sales record as buyers looked to beat the new annual car tax rates introduced on April 1.

Drivers’ pet hates

Thursday, March 30, 2017

UK motorists find other road users not indicating more annoying than bad parking and talking on a mobile phone.

Beware of tailgating

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tailgating is said to be worse in the east of England than anywhere else in the UK but many drivers may not be aware they are even committing the offence.

Learner driver call

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A graduated licensing system for novices is being suggested as a way to cut accidents among young drivers.

Lotus lightens Elise

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lotus continues its meticulous mission to create lightweight sports cars with heavyweight performance by launching the new Elise Sprint which sheds 41kg.

My First Car: MGB GT

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

Gallery: Ford Fiesta pricing

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ford has announced pricing for the all-new Fiesta, and the cost of entry has been reduced.

Mike Healey’s was broken hearted when his first car, a 1935 Morris 8, came to a sorry end in a confrontation with a tree.

Europe’s best car

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Peugeot’s new 3008 sport utility vehicle is on a winning streak, adding the prestigious European Car of the Year title to its trophy cabinet.

Gallery: Geneva Motor Show

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It’s showtime in Geneva with the cream of the new motoring crop vying for attention. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out some of his star cars and eye-catching updates.

Mick Cook switched from two wheels to four with a 1959 Austin A35 van but then he had to pass his driving test.

New challenge to cut CO2

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The UK has hit lower CO2 emissions targets for the 19th year but changing buying habits and tax changes is going to make it harder in future.

Gallery: Concept car pooch perfect

Thursday, March 2, 2017

This time of year can be far from ‘paw-fect’ for keeping your car clean if you carry dirty dogs, muddy mutts and horrible hounds. This Nissan canine concept car could be your pooch paradise.

UK Car of the Year winner

Monday, February 27, 2017

The top UK Car of the Year title went to the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E-Class which showcases a wealth of innovative technology.

Blog: Blog: Kill the conversation

Monday, February 27, 2017

New penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving come into force on March 1 but are they tough enough to make people hang up and switch off, asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

Qashqai – strength in numbers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nissan has focused on the number 10 as the Qashqai celebrates a decade of sales success and crossover leadership.

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