Later this month The London Classic Car Show will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper S in chart-topping style when all three surviving Minis originally owned by the Beatles are reunited for the very first time in 55 years.
This once in a generation display at Kensington, Olympia over the 24-26 February weekend, features the famed Minis of George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr; the last time all three icons were seen together in London was during rehearsals for the White Album way back in 1968.
Feline hit-and-runs could soon become a thing of the past if a new law were to be introduced, says the UK’s leading road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart.
Currently, under the Road Traffic Act (1988), drivers are required to report collisions involving animals such as dogs, horses, pigs and sheep – cats are not protected under the same regulations, and collisions do not need to be reported but IAM RoadSmart supports parity of treatment for cats, by ensuring that they are also recognised under legislation, the incident reported to police and a vet is called.
The ageing of the UK’s cars and vans caused by new stock shortages means more resources need to be invested in reconditioning, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association.
Chair Philip Nothard said that it wasn’t just a question of dealers and others in the remarketing industry spending more money on bringing vehicles up to the expected retail standard, but allocating additional time and enforcing new standards.
The Motor Ombudsman’s online Knowledge Base, which saw over 640,000 article views across its 10 categories in 2022 – the highest ever volume recorded on the information portal in a single year.
This latest milestone equates to a 75% rise in readership versus 2021 (around 367,500), and brings the total number of views to close to 1.3 million since the resource launched in 2019.
The UK’s award-winning high-performance automotive and motorsport transmission technology specialist, Xtrac, has achieved three more important accreditations over the past 12 months.
They include attaining the Environment, Social and Governance ESGMark, setting emissions reduction goals through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and recognition as a Real Living Wage Employer.
Logistics UK has submitted its concerns and industry recommendations to the UK government ahead of the 2023 Spring Budget.
The business group has highlighted the dangers of a disproportionate rise in fuel duty to inflation and the UK economy, and has called for a dynamic mechanism that retains the 5ppl fuel duty cut introduced in March 2022, while maintaining revenue levels through VAT and other sources.