To help reduce the impact of a summer lost, autumn gives us a welcome hit of dazzling colour just when we need it most. The reds, yellows and browns of fallen foliage are to be enjoyed across Europe, but there are some particularly great spots for an autumn road trip on the continent. Here are [more]
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But one car park company has come up with a novel twist on traditional parking; letting its customers pay with conkers.
“Bonkers for Conkers”
The scheme is called Bonkers for Conkers, and whilst unorthodox, has an important environmental point. [more]
Sweden is a wonderful country to visit any time of year, but the warmer months are when most UK holidaymakers decide to make the trip. Stunning mountain ranges, verdant forests and dynamic cities ensure that this unique Scandinavian nation has something for everyone. And for many, the freedom offered by the open road means that [more]
Many of our roadside assistance customers will have heard of the so-called “crash for cash” scam, in which criminal gangs drive around in numerous cars and apply their brakes suddenly, with a view to causing a rear-end collision with the vehicle behind.
But a new variation of the scam has arisen since the beginning of [more]
Offenders will also receive three points on their licence, while other existing offences – such as using a mobile behind the wheel – will result in an increased penalty, also to £100. [more]
Turkey, and Istanbul in particular, have hit the headlines a lot recently. Riots over the redevelopment of Istanbul’s Gezi Park, along with general anti-government feelings, have made parts of the city centre no-go areas. But for those considering the journey across Europe to Turkey, is this sprawling metropolis too dangerous to visit?
For people who [more]
Many parents are put off taking long road trips with their younger children. They may feel more secure in a resort or package holiday environment, or they may feel that endless hours in the car with their young ones pose too many problems. Children can be a handful at the best of times, but taking [more]
The project will be run by Nissan and Oxford University researchers, and will be undertaken on low-traffic roads. A back-up driver will be present in test vehicles as a precaution – and presumably supported by membership to a [more]
The Crumball Rally actually encompasses a number of different rallies, such as the Italian Job (from Reims in France to Turin in Italy), Mission Impossible (Reims–Prague) and ‘Allo ‘Allo (across [more]
Lord Drayson, the former Labour Science Minister, has set a new electric land speed record reaching a top speed of 204.185mph (an average from two runs) eclipsing the previous record of 175mph set in 1974 by Battery Box Electric in America.
The Drayson B12 69/EV, an 850bhp, quad-motor powered electric prototype, weighing less than 1,000kg’s [more]