Top Gear: Clarkson era ends – is the Evans epoch next?

Posted on June 30th, 2015, by startrescue


Jeremy Clarkson (Featureflash/Dreamstime.com)

After 12 years, Clarkson, Hammond and May have finally bowed out of Top Gear, one the UK’s most popular TV shows.

The final Clarkson-era episode was cut together from two films made as part of the last …

Note to self: don’t park in disabled spots (video)

Posted on June 29th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Illegitimate use of a disabled parking space in the UK is viewed dimly by the authorities, who can levy a fine of up to £1,000 on offenders.

In Brazil, however, they appear to deal with such drivers a little differently. …

Anti-drink driving technology gets closer

Posted on June 26th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The spectre of drink driving still claims many lives each and every year in the UK and globally. But within a few years a new system could consign the problem to the past.

Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) …

Formula E takes to London’s streets this weekend

Posted on June 26th, 2015, by startrescue


Formula E (edaldridge/Bigstock.com)

For many people, the electric car is not synonymous with speed. But a new racing series – Formula E – may be about to change all that.

20 leading racing drivers will be on the streets of …

Luxury cars seized in Cardiff raids

Posted on June 25th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh


Ferrari California T (bettorodrigues-Bigstock.com)

A luxury Bentley golf cart was among a fleet of supercars seized by police at a Welsh traveller’s camp on Wednesday.

Following dawn raids involving 20 police officers, a white Range Rover Sport, a red Ferrari …

Tesla teams up with university in quest for better batteries

Posted on June 24th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has announced a new partnership with Dalhousie University in Canada, with a view to developing improved lithium-ion battery technology.

The agreement was signed on June 17 by Tesla’s chief technical officer, JB Straubel, and Dr. …

40pc of motorists express distrust in used car dealerships: survey

Posted on June 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

40 per cent of motorists would not use a second hand car dealership again following an unsatisfactory previous experience, a new survey has revealed.

Yet despite negative feelings towards car dealers, the report found there is a great deal of …

£1,000 in penalties for first convicted UK ‘road-hogger’

Posted on June 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

The first person in the UK to be convicted of new road-hogging offences has received a £1,000 fine and 5 points on their license.

The individual refused to move his Citroen Berlingo out of the middle lane of the M62.…

Maserati Ghibli comes to Britain: Veni Vidi Vici?

Posted on June 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

As such an exotic and powerful marque, over the years Maserati has commanded some hefty price tags for its growling wares, placing it just out of reach of those with a sensible approach to debt. But with the latest executive …

Loopy driving: stuntman completes 12 loops in Globe of Death

Posted on June 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

Driving around inside a huge metal sphere at break-neck speed might sound like a health and safety nightmare, but in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it’s a reality.

And to press home the point that such an automotive feat is …