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.
Billed as “Europe's biggest and best Ford festival”, Ford Fair will be taking place at Silverstone on Sunday August 7. Live Action Arena Among the many attractions is the Live Action Arena, where Fords will be driven in a manner that wouldn’t be acceptable on the Queen's Highway: expect smoking tyres, skid pulling and lots of other stunt-like shenanigans.
August 5-7 Thousands of petrol heads will descend on Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire this weekend for 2016's Ultimate Street Car festival (USC) – the largest modified car event in Europe. If you attended last year, you'll know just how much automotive fun is packed into this three-day extravaganza.