Mercedes-AMG GT replaces the SLS in 2015

Posted on September 16th, 2014, by startrescue

AMG, the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz, will begin delivering its all new V8 sports car, the GT, to the UK in April of 2015.

At its heart will be a 3,982cc twin turbocharged V8, which in the standard GT …

Mr Bean actor Atkinson crashes Falcon at Goodwood Revival

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by Alex Gray


Some of Rowan Atkinson’s most famous comic roles came to mind on Saturday as the actor collided with another vehicle in the Shelby Cup – a Goodwood Revival event that celebrates the small-block V8.

Atkinson was behind the wheel …

Revived Lagonda gets heat-tested in Oman

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue

Experiencing an overheated engine due to too much sunshine is not a problem faced by many British motorists (or by extension our own vehicle recovery operatives), but in theMiddle East, overheating is a prime concern for many car buyers.

That’s …

The new Italian-style Mazda MX-5

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue

A significantly updated Mazda MX-5 has been unveiled, featuring dramatic overhauls on both the inside and outside.

Lovers of Alfa-Romeo styling may perhaps note something of the Italian carmaker’s touch here – and with good reason. Fiat, which owns Alfa …

Harry’s police outrider leaves hospital after London collision

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue


The collision between one of Prince Harry’s outriders and a Toyota Prius will no doubt have reminded many of our motorbike breakdown cover customers of the importance of safe riding in urban areas.

One cyclist, who did not wish …

You look like your car, new study reveals

Posted on September 14th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Do you look like your car? A recent study by a team from the University of Vienna suggests you do –and it’s backed up by compelling evidence.

Of course, if this is true, then those of us who own a …

New Hyundai H350 van – will there be a UK right hand drive version

Posted on September 13th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Van buyers in mainland Europe will have another large van to choose from in 2015 – namely the 3.5 tonne Hyundai H350.

The new vehicle will compliment Hyundai’s mid-sized iLoad, the South Korean manufacturer’s only other light goods vehicle.

Like …

New Discovery Sport pictures revealed: family-friendly features abound

Posted on September 12th, 2014, by startrescue

The Discovery Sport will replace Land Rover’s Freelander come January 2015, occupying a position in the firm’s range just below the current Discovery.

As you can see from the newly released images, the new car looks sleeker and sportier than …

MIT’s criticism of Google’s driverless car: is it fair?

Posted on September 12th, 2014, by startrescue

Google’s driverless car has been criticised by an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) review, which says the car can only drive on 1 per cent of roads.

The roads in question are of course those in the USA, but …

Two saved by helicopter crew after desert car breakdown

Posted on September 11th, 2014, by startrescue

Our short term European breakdown cover is well-loved by our customers – not least because if offers such wide coverage. From the west coast ofPortugalto the west of the Bosphorus inTurkey, from the chilly north ofFinland, to the smooth autoroutes …