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Next year's MotoGP calendar will include Thailand, after officials finally signed a contract on August 31. The South East Asian country had been in talks about the move for several months. Signing the paperwork at a special ceremony in Bangkok were Sakon Wannapong, the Governor of Sport Authority of Thailand, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO. The ceremony was chaired by His Excellency General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.
This year's Gumball 3000 promises to be as spectacular as any, not least because it takes in some of Europe's greatest cities and landscapes. More than 120 of the world’s most exciting sports and luxury motor cars will begin the rally in Riga, Latvia, before heading due south to Warsaw, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Tirana and Athens and then completing the rally in Mykonos, where two days of festivities will be enjoyed.
Unveiled at Intermot this month, Honda's new Fireblade models are unexpected and very exciting – especially for fans of the original 1992 project. As with the original 25 years ago, the new bikes are focussed on optimal power-to-weight ratio, cornering ability, braking – and acceleration. However, experts say Honda has ditched the rulebook for these latest models, enlisting a new 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to assist the rider in every plane
“If you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist!” It’s a much-vaunted phrase which must have some truth to it, since the Beaulieu International Autojumble offers such a vast array of motoring parts, accessories, vintage paraphernalia and clothes. Indeed, this year could be one of the event's biggest, as organisers celebrate 50 years of the Autojumble. The mass automotive jumble-cum-car boot sale has even seen the word 'autojumble' enter the Oxford English Dictionary.
BMW has long been the ultimate status symbol – the 'I've made it' car. Few of us really need a car with the performance, looks and build quality of a Bimmer, but for many car lovers it is, as the slogan goes, the ultimate driving machine. But zip back 100 years and the forerunner of BMW, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG, was building canvas biplanes. Established in Munich on March 7, 1916, the firm eventually became Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in 1922
The truth is, most of us will never own a supercar. But that doesn’t mean we can't get up close and personal with some of them. Indeed, for some, half the joy of these vehicles is appreciating their beautiful exteriors – something you can’t do when you’re behind the wheel. For those who like 'window shopping' for supercars (with no intention of buying), the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend could be ideal.
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