Newport motorists keen to see Fiat’s newest model are invited to a preview weekend in the city.
Wessex Garages, Newport Retail Park is hosting the event 20-23 February for people to have a glimpse of Fiat’s new 500X, which is due for release in April.
AA patrol Mario Papademetriou got a 1960s Land Rover running after it broke down when he improvised with a farmyard potato instead of the vehicle’s broken condenser in the ignition system to store the charge for the points.
AA technical director Donald MacSporran commented, “Marios use of a potato was definitely a chip above the others.”
Around 130 new models are among 900 vehicles being shown at the Geneva motor show next month.
The event will be preceded by the unveiling of the Car of the Year 2015 and the show at Palexpo runs from 5-15 March.
With the new smoking ban for motorists set to come into effect from October, Allianz Insurance has found that almost half (47%) of drivers who smoke admit that they have been distracted by smoking behind the wheel.
The majority of drivers who smoke (67%) acknowledge that it does affect attention levels and, as a result, half of those polled (52%) support a complete ban to stop drivers and passengers smoking – this legislation is an important step on a journey to safer roads.
Mazda will be the central feature marque at June’s Goodwoof Festival of Speed.
It will feature famous Mazda competition cars alongside the latest road cars from the brand, which is undergoing a model revamp this year.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders say exports of cars to China have increased seven-fold since 2009.
In 2014,137,410 UK-built cars were exported to China, an increase of 14.5% over 2013.
The UK produced 5,553 commercial vehicles (CV) in January.
Home market remains strong and steady, while exports stay subdued and ramping up production of new models is expected to yield growth later in the year.
An Austin 7 Tourer, a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Coupe, a truck bearing a lost Scottish marque and a 1924 Ford Model T van are just some of the highlights of a three-day motor auction taking place at Castle Combe race circuit this month.
Chippenham-based Richard Edmonds Auctions, now Europe’s largest auctioneer of automobilia, is holding the sale over Thursday 26–Saturday 28 February.
A police ‘spy from the cab’ campaign using unmarked heavy goods vehicles to target drivers making calls or texting from handheld phones could lead not just to fines but big increases in car insurance premiums for offenders.
Some insurers could even decline to renew cover for those who are caught, warn the AA.