Schumacher being sued for motorbike crash involvement

Posted on April 22nd, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

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Despite his current comatose condition, former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is being sued for allegedly failing to give way to a motorcyclist on a roundabout, which resulted in Schumacher crashing into him.

The incident is said to have occurred just weeks before the F1 star sustained a head injury in a ski [more]

Hamilton vs Rosberg: a new golden era in F1?

Posted on April 20th, 2014, by Funmi

The adrenaline-pumping Bahrain Grand Prix on April 6th – with Hamilton and Rosberg vying for glory – has got many F1 fans wondering: are we entering another golden era in this pinnacle of motorsport?

With Red Bull dominating previous seasons, Formula One had arguably become a little dull. But armed with a rejuvenated Mercedes car, [more]

New Land Rover Discovery and Virgin Galactic announce partnership

Posted on April 19th, 2014, by startrescue

Space ships and 4x4s. What’s the connection?

That was the question on the lips of some attendees to the Virgin Galactic/Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept partnership launch at the New York Motor Show on 15 April.

The tie-in’s advert, which can be viewed below, is an impressive attempt at trying to fuse the selling points [more]

Bank holiday traffic: 16m cars on UK roads as sunny skies expected

Posted on April 18th, 2014, by startrescue

Traffic levels are set to reach record levels for the year today, as around 16 million vehicles take to Britain’s roads for the Easter break.

That’s the prediction of traffic information firm TrafficMaster, which says commuter traffic will make today particularly busy.

Scottish drivers are least likely to be on the road this weekend, while [more]

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls in ‘seven point turn’ scrape

Posted on April 17th, 2014, by startrescue

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is under investigation by police after he allegedly scraped a parked vehicle and drove off without telling the owner what had happened.

Mr Balls was performing a ‘seven point turn’ in Morley, West Yorkshire, where his constituency office is located.

CCTV cameras apparently caught the Shadow Chancellor causing the damage, but [more]

Why are Audi Rs4 seats being targeted by thieves?

Posted on April 16th, 2014, by startrescue

Are you sitting comfortably? Possibly not if you’re the owner of an Audi RS4 after a spate of break-ins have been reported in the UK recently – but the thieves are not after stereos or forgotten handbags or wallets. They want the car’s seats.

Adam McKenzie awoke one morning to find the windows on his [more]


A ‘more affordable’ McLaren – for £120,000!

Posted on April 15th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

A ‘more affordable’ McLaren? It doesn’t sound very likely, but that’s what the British sports car maker wants to offer customers in 2015.

The firm’s new vehicle, codenamed the P13, will blow a £120,000 hole in buyers’ wallets – which is still ten times more than your average hatchback. However, compared to the company’s other [more]

Peugeot 308 SW review roundup

Posted on April 14th, 2014, by startrescue

Heady from winning the Car of the Year Award with the 308, Peugeot has launched an estate version of the car – the 308 SW.

The 127mph three cylinder version has a lot to live up to. What does the UK’s motoring press think of it?


The website incarnation of the popular TV series [more]

Isle of Man TT: Watch thrilling Dunlop video as event nears

Posted on April 12th, 2014, by startrescue

With just two months to go until the famous Isle of Man TT race takes place, riders and fans are looking forward to another exciting event, which starts in May.

One of the more challenging aspects of the annual contest is the high rider death-toll. But that danger is arguably also one of the [more]

Man caught driving car with no doors or lights

Posted on April 11th, 2014, by startrescue

If you think it’s unacceptable that some motorists drive around in cars with broken tail lights or faulty indicators, spare a thought for the people of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. They had to put up with one driver whose car had no doors, lights, indicators, bonnet, grille or brake lights – driving around their community.

Fortunately, the [more]