An Old Car and a Wartime Memory

Posted on January 30th, 2015, by startrescue

Everyday we assist thousands of motorists in their hour of need all over the UK and Europe, with many of them leaving positive reviews and thanks for the service they received from our highly skilled team of Rescue Co-ordinators and …

Should Top Gear be cancelled? Clarkson & Co to sign new BBC contracts

Posted on January 30th, 2015, by startrescue

BBC Building in London (IR Stone/Bigstock.com)

A lesser show may have found itself ‘out to grass’ if it had committed even one gaffe comparable to those of the Top Gear team in recent years.

But the hit BBC show is …

McLaren 675LT teaser image revealed

Posted on January 30th, 2015, by startrescue

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘teaser image’, McLaren only revealed a wheel of its forthcoming 675LT model, due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

This new “Longtail” version of the 650S will carry …

Yamaha 2015 MT-09 Tracer – reviewed

Posted on January 28th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Despite its aggressive looks, the MT-09 Tracer from Yamaha is an impressive all-rounder, boasting a fast, fun engine that is as adept at revving out of a sharp bend as it is cruising at speed.

Slippery roads have been made …

Top Gear – S22 Ep 1: From Russia with Hovercraft

Posted on January 27th, 2015, by startrescue

It’s officially the world’s most-watched TV show, but after the furore and attention over the Patagonian Christmas Special, can the new ‘non-special’ programmes keep up the viewing figures?

Arguably, the first of the ‘regular’ Top Gear episodes was a bit …

11 “Don’ts” For Your Next European Road Trip

Posted on January 26th, 2015, by startrescue

1. Don’t mention the Elgin Marbles whilst tootling through the Greek countryside this summer – they are still very annoyed about them being in the British Museum.

2. Don’t use satnav or GPS to identify speed cameras in France – …

Williams unveils 2015 Formula 1 car

Posted on January 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Williams has released images of its 2015 Formula 1 car – the first F1 team to do so – and has made clear its plans to improve on last year’s third spot in the constructors’ championship.

The UK based team …

Thousands unable to pay for essential car repairs: new survey

Posted on January 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

Thousands of UK drivers are driving un-roadworthy cars because they are unable to afford the necessary repairs, according to a new survey by Car Loan 4U.

Cracked windscreens, unsafe brakes and worn tyres were among the issues faced by many …

Woman skids on ice and ends up hanging over 30ft drop

Posted on January 21st, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The risks associated with driving in icy, snowy conditions were once again highlighted recently, after a woman lost control of her car and ended up hanging over a 30ft precipice.

The woman, whose story was told in The Examiner and …

Twerking girl falls from moving car: watch the viral video

Posted on January 20th, 2015, by startrescue

One might have thought that, as an art form, ‘twerking’ had run its course. But one teenager from the US state of Georgia demonstrated that there were still twerking avenues to be explored: namely twerking out of the passenger door …