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Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary

Jeep has pulled the covers off a new special edition version of its popular Wrangler off-roader to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary.

Many UK drivers heading abroad have no idea about traffic regulations in the country they are visiting.

Brits looking to travel abroad this summer are being told to brush up on driving practices in other countries.

A 1928 Alvis 12/50 Shooting Brake will one of the cars at Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival.

The best of British motoring nostalgia will gather at Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival on Sunday, September 25.

Almost half of UK drivers motoring will cost more following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Almost half of UK drivers think the cost of motoring will rise in the wake of the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Honda's Just Ride web portal is a step-by-step guide to get people take up or return to motorcycling.

Honda has launched a new Just Ride web portal that guides new riders through the licence process, inspires lapsed riders to get back on and, with the help of some famous Honda faces, lets people share their favourite rides.

Mash 400 Roadstar is a lightweight retro motorcycle that's easy and enjoyable to ride.

Combining the retro looks of a classic with the mod-cons of a new motorcycle, the Mash Roadstar 400 oozes nostalgia and the simple pleasures of two wheels, says motoring editor ANDY RUSSELL.

More than 14 million Brits suffered ‘car amnesia’ in the past year and forgot where they parked their car.

If you’ve ever forgotten where you parked you’re in good company with 14 millions Brits paying the price of ‘car amnesia’, writes motoring editor Andy Russell.

Mazda MX-5 has topped a million sales and is the worlds best-selling two-seater sports car.

We don’t have the best weather in the UK but it’s never put us off our convertibles and cabriolets.

Motoring organisations are warning drivers not to play Pokemon Go on their phones at the wheel.

Motorists are being warned not to play the highly-popular Pokémon Go smartphone game while driving.

John Grose held a Motability Awareness Day at its Ipswich and Lowestoft dealerships.

Motor dealer John Grose highlighted the benefits of the Motability scheme at special events at its dealerships in Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Sales dip at end of record six months

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
New car sales for the first half of the year set a new record.

New car sales in the UK fell by 0.8% last month compared with figures for the same month in 2015, despite hitting a six-month record.

David Silver's favourite bike in his collection is a 1952 Honda Benly J-type.

Motoring editor Andy Russell travelled back in time with a visit to the David Silver Honda Collection for a nostalgic reunion with some of his past motorcycles.

Tinted windows look cool and help keep the car cool by cutting out heat and ultraviolet rays.

Window tinting is one modification that can actually add practicality, looking cool and keeping you cool but steer clear of the legal pitfalls.

Mercedes-Benz Van Experience Live 2016

Vans can lead a hard working life so motoring editor Andy Russell went to Mercedes-Benz VanExperience Live 2016 for some extreme, exciting testing.

MPs have called for a plan to use motorway hard shoulders as an extra lane to be dropped.

Plans to use more motorway hard shoulders as dedicated driving lanes should be dismissed, according to a Commons committee.

New car road tests

Third-generation MINI Cooper Convertible is bigger, roomier and more mature to drive without losing the fun factor.

Former MINI Convertible owner Andy Russell really appreciates the big advances of the all-new model – better to drive and easier to live with.

The smart, sophisticated Audi A4 Allroad does all the jobs a light 4x4 should do, but in a more understated way.

Think big 4x4s are a bit tacky these days? The Audi A4 Allroad is the antidote to the SUV Ed Wiseman has been waiting for.

Audi A3 Cabriolet.

Audi has raised its game again with the hi-tech, high spec revised A3 range, a big car in all but size, writes motoring editor Andy Russell.

SEAT Mii FR Line looks the part with sportier styling but is no more powerful.

It’s the sportiest SEAT Mii yet. Matt Kimberley investigates the red-trimmed Mii to find its bark is worse than its bite.

Hyundai i20 Active is a rugged looking compact crossover which joins the refreshed supermini range.

Hyundai has beefed up the spacious i20 supermini to create the Active crossover which looks the part and is very likeable, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

New 280PS Skoda Superb 4x4, the marque's most powerful production model to date, combines performance with discreet styling.

Skoda has added another dimension to its practical and sensible Superb with addition of four-wheel-drive and turbo power, writes Matt Joy.

Smaller Mazda MX-5 roadster is a joy to drive and puts the light into delight.

Dark clouds and rain can’t put a damper on driving Mazda’s new MX-5 which shines though the gloom, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Elegant, efficient new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is bristling with technology.

Fresh out of Stuttgart, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is crammed with the latest technology. Ed Wiseman steps into the cockpit.

New BMW X1 has been improved in all area. It looks better, has more space and quality and is more rewarding to drive.

BMW has improved its junior X range model’s qualities in all key areas to give it a more grown-up image and appeal, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

Sally Palmer, whose first car was a Renault Dauphine, sitting on her dad's Dauphine.

Sally Palmer’s first car, a Renault Dauphine, which she restored, with the help of her dad and sister, was a labour of love.

Maurice Hayward with his 1951 split windscreen Morris Minor.

Maurice Hayward tells of the ups and downs, highs and lows of an action-packed holiday in his fully-loaded Morris Minor.

Tom Evans as a child in his first car.

From pedal car to bubble car and a couple of classic Citroens – Tom Evans tells of his ongoing motoring love affair.

John Bowler pictured in his Ford Capri in 1983 when he had just passed his driving test... and been caught speeding on my way home from it.

John Bowler was such a fan of the Ford Capri that he managed to track down, and buy back, his first car but it was beyond saving from ‘tin worm’.

A Vauxhall saloon similar to one owned by Nev Sanderson in which he and his family toured towing a caravan.

Nev Sanderson’s family toured the UK in his Vauxhall with a small caravan – it never let them down but the rusting body was like camouflage.

Tony O'Loughlin, complete with crash helmet, and his first car, a 1933 Singer Le Mans.

Tony O’Loughlin tells of keeping his 1933 Singer Le Man on the road... repairing the worn big ends with the help of the local blacksmith.

Terry Hunt inherited a similar Ford Anglia as his first car and became an escape route for fellow school pupils.

Terry Hunt’s inherited Ford Anglia put him on the road to adventure... until holes in the floor made him feel like Fred Flintstone.

Spotting an Austin A40 identical to her first car reminded Rosemary Dixon of the 'Flying Farina'.

Rosemary Dixon paid £15 for her Austin A40, dubbed the Flying Farina, which didn’t break down... or even brake!

A young, 6ft 2in David Powles found getting in and out of his Austin Mini Metro challenging.

Owning an Austin Metro proved to a tall order for David Powles but that first car became a big part of his teenage years.

Sue Wood bought her first car, a Triumph Herald, in 1986 but a blown engine heralded the end of ownership.

Sue Wood parted company with her first car, a Triumph Herald, after it ground to a halt when the engine blew up.

Mike Pennock bought a Citroen 2CV because it was cheap but still looks back on his first car with great affection.

Mike Pennock fell for the characterful Citroen 2CV’s charm and quirkiness which won his wallet and then his heart.

Angela Brett's first car was a Rover 213 which, more suited to a mature motorist, did nothing for her street cred.

A ‘mature’ Rover saloon left a young Angela Brett’s street cred near zero but she lost no money on her first buy.

The 1933 Hudson straight eight Peter Webb bought for £30 with two fellow apprentices.

Peter Webb tells how he and two friends ended up with jazz great George Melly and 10 others jammed into their big American Hudson saloon.

John Dulieu's 1934 Rover 10 and Jean Rose who became his wife.

John Dulieu recalls how his second car, a 1934 Rover 10, also came with issues and a number plate that led to some leg-pulling.



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