Top Gear slammed by Ofcom for using “offensive racist term”

Posted on August 1st, 2014, by startrescue

The production team of hit BBC TV show Top Gear have been heavily criticised by broadcasting regulator Ofcom for using an “offensive racist term” in one its episodes.

After building a bamboo bridge in the Top Gear Burma Special, Jeremy …

The driverless car: Will Britons really go for it?

Posted on August 1st, 2014, by startrescue

In a country where the automotive sector has seen such an impressive renaissance in recent years, it is perhaps no wonder that the UK is embracing the driverless car with gusto.

From January, automated test vehicles will be permitted on …

UK Bloodhound project eyes 1000mph land speed record

Posted on July 30th, 2014, by startrescue

Despite the fact that Britain already has the world land speed record under its collective belt, a new project has been launched to make double sure it stays this side of the Atlantic.

The new campaign is called Bloodhound and …

Mother cautioned after leaving baby in car to go shopping

Posted on July 30th, 2014, by startrescue

A mother in Wales has received a caution from police after leaving her six month old child locked in the back of her car while she went shopping.

Police were called by concerned members of the public who spotted the …

Driving diesels should be more costly, says Boris Johnson

Posted on July 29th, 2014, by startrescue

Boris Johnson is targeting owners of diesel vehicles in a bid to lower the capital’s air pollution levels.

The Mayor of London is proposing an additional £10 congestion zone charge for diesel vehicles – on top of the £11.50 already …

New Ducati Monster 821 wows motorbike press

Posted on July 27th, 2014, by startrescue

Motorbike journalists across the UK have been impressed by Ducati’s latest naked V-twin offering – the Monster 821.

This charismatic looking bike has been praised for its refinement and agility – as well as its sensible price tag.

But while …

2nd Gen Toyota Aygo: Space for improvement?

Posted on July 27th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

“Go Fun Yourself” is the unfortunate tag line for the second generation of Toyota’s Aygo. But whether or not you think these words are marketing genius or borderline offensive, does the new Aygo offer small car buyers anything new?

Well, …

2015 Passat Revealed by Volkswagen

Posted on July 26th, 2014, by startrescue

Perhaps the reason why Toyota’s new fuel cell sedan looks so unattractive is because its engineers spent so long on the propulsion unit – at a guess, the ratio of attention was probably around 99:1.

But the fact that this …

London Grand Prix could be a reality, PM says

Posted on July 26th, 2014, by startrescue

Do you think the sound of a Glasgow Grand Prix or a London Grand Prix sounds far-fetched? Well up until now, it has been.

But Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make it easier for local authorities to permit street …

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“Flying” Vauxhall Corsa makes hole in semi-detached house

Posted on July 25th, 2014, by startrescue

Inventive entrepreneurs like Elon Musk may believe that a flying car is a definite possibility, but one 25 year old in Lincolnshire offered a practical demonstration to that effect yesterday, launching his Vauxhall Corsa into the first floor of someone’s …