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 …

Skoda Fabia named Car of the Year by What Car? magazine

Posted on January 15th, 2015, by startrescue

Skoda (Lucian Milasan/Bigstock.com)

It’s a long time since Skoda has featured in any decent jokes – but what the world’s comedians have lost in inspiration, motorists have gained in safe, economical and pleasant driving.

At least that’s what the folks …

UK car sales best in 10 years: SMMT

Posted on January 14th, 2015, by startrescue

Ford Fiesta (bankerwin/Bigstock.com)

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said an upbeat mood in the economy has helped UK car sales surge to their highest level for 10 years.

2014 saw sales increases each and every month, with …

Alfa-Romeo 4C review: the Italian Job worth robbing a bank for

Posted on January 13th, 2015, by startrescue

If you first encountered the Alfa-Romeo 4C from the inside, you might well be thinking: this is another disappointing car from the Milan-based firm. Poor quality plastics and a variety of other flimsy materials compose the interior, while the radio …

Parallel park world record back in UK hands: watch the video

Posted on January 13th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Record breakers come in all sorts of varieties: from Olympic-level pie eaters to high wire dare-devils. But let’s not forget about the record breaking parallel parker.

We’re delighted to say that the record for the tightest-ever parallel park is back …

MGB Abingdon Edition – a fuel-injected burn down memory lane

Posted on January 12th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

MGB (themorningglory/Bigstock.com)

Nearly £80,000 may seem a lot for an MGB – but the updated Abingdon Edition is no ordinary MGB. Boasting a 2.5 litre, four cylinder Mazda twin-cam that delivers 304bhp and 242 lb-ft of torque, this legendary British …