‘Chelsea tractors’ power ahead as global sales of SUVs overtake conventional cars for the first time

‘Chelsea tractors’ power ahead as global sales of SUVs overtake conventional cars for the first time

Sports utility vehicles represented 51 per cent of the total new cars sold in 2022 By Colin Fernandez and Tom Parry Updated: 08:16 GMT, 24 November 2023 Global sales of heavier SUV cars overtook conventional cars for the first time last year – hampering efforts to cut carbon emissions. A report shows sports utility vehicle … Read more

This is the most expensive Ferrari sold at auction: Classic 1962 250 GTO dubbed ‘the holy grail of all collector cars’ just went for $51.7million

This is the most expensive Ferrari sold at auction: Classic 1962 250 GTO dubbed ‘the holy grail of all collector cars’ just went for $51.7million

A glorious Ferrari dubbed the ‘holy grail of all collector cars’ has just set a new record in a unique sale. It was offered to the highest bidder on Monday evening among some of the world’s most expensive modern and contemporary art at a prestigious New York auction. The spectacular 1962 330LM/250 GTO is widely … Read more

Prince Harry’s Audi that he used to whisk Meghan around Britain and take her to Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception could be yours for £42,000

Prince Harry’s Audi that he used to whisk Meghan around Britain and take her to Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception could be yours for £42,000

 Harry drove the luxury RS6 Avant to whisk his now wife around Britain in 2017 Top-of-the-range super-estate originally cost £91k with £11k of optional extras Twin-turbocharged four-litre V8 engine gives 0-60mph time of just 3.9 seconds  By Frankie Elliott Updated: 02:20 GMT, 17 November 2023 Prince Harry’s old car that was used to take him … Read more

Britain’s pothole blight pushes vehicle breakdowns to a record high, RAC says

Britain’s pothole blight pushes vehicle breakdowns to a record high, RAC says

The cost of fixing potholes in England and Wales is estimated to be £14billion By Rob Hull and Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 08:27 GMT, 10 November 2023 Vehicle breakdowns caused by potholes have reached a record high, says the RAC. The motoring organisation said it received 5,978 call-outs to breakdowns attributed to poor surfaces on … Read more

Fuel thefts rise 362% compared to pre-pandemic as petrol stations suffer increase in crime similar to shoplifting spike

Fuel thefts rise 362% compared to pre-pandemic as petrol stations suffer increase in crime similar to shoplifting spike

Some 39,500 drivers between July-September drove off without paying for fuel This is a 77% increase on the same period in 2022 – and up 362% on 2019 RAC Foundation says the rise could be due to ‘systematic criminal activity’ By Rob Hull Updated: 10:40 GMT, 7 November 2023 The number of fuel thefts from … Read more

Send the potholes packing! A £500,000 machine from Down Under can fix a road in just three minutes at half the usual cost… and won’t hold up traffic. IRAM RAMZAN puts it to the test

Send the potholes packing! A £500,000 machine from Down Under can fix a road in just three minutes at half the usual cost… and won’t hold up traffic. IRAM RAMZAN puts it to the test

When, last month, Rishi Sunak announced he was putting an extra £8.3 billion into repairing potholes, many of us rejoiced with a chorus of ‘At last!’ Ask councils what the number one complaint received from members of the public is, and it surely would be this blight on our thoroughfares. The UK apparently has more … Read more

Car theft hotspots: Areas with the highest ratio of vehicles stolen last year – find out the risk level for your motor outside your home

Car theft hotspots: Areas with the highest ratio of vehicles stolen last year – find out the risk level for your motor outside your home

With motor thefts on the rise due to criminals using a host of new technologies and techniques, a new study has revealed which areas are most at threat. Cleveland Police in the North East reported one of the lowest volumes of car thefts across 36 different forces who responded to the recent study, at 793 … Read more

‘Mondeo Man’ is quids in! Value of 20-year-old Ford family favourite soars

‘Mondeo Man’ is quids in! Value of 20-year-old Ford family favourite soars

The average value of 20-year-old examples of once mundane motors such as Ford’s Mondeo, Vauxhall’s Corsa and Renault’s Megane have soared so much in recent years that they have out-performed the stock market and the price of gold, according to a new report.  The price of early noughties examples of the humble Mondeo family car have … Read more

The cars most likely to be stolen: Motors most targeted by thieves are revealed and they’re NOT luxury Ferraris or Porsches – but will YOUR insurance actually pay out?

The cars most likely to be stolen: Motors most targeted by thieves are revealed and they’re NOT luxury Ferraris or Porsches – but will YOUR insurance actually pay out?

Thefts of Ford vehicles now account for nearly one fifth of UK car insurance claims – followed by Land Rovers, Mercedes, BMWs and Vauxhalls, it has been revealed. Black Land Rovers are the now most commonly stolen vehicles ahead of blue Fords while cars made in 2016 are most likely to be taken, according to … Read more