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Driverless cars to be on UK roads 'by 2021'

Autonomous vehicles were nothing more than a dreamt-up idea, a far reach from reality… Well that was 10 years ago. Driverless cars are amongst us as we speak, now with almost every manufacturer offering some form of autonomy in just about every model of car offered. This year we have tested a range of cars everything from the humble hatchbacks such as the Nissan Micra to the compact executive Volvo V40 both of them having aids such as adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking.

MG3 Form Sport Review

Micra 2017

MG3 Form Sport 


As you probably gather we do like where MG is heading, having already experienced the GS and thoroughly put it through it's paces, we thought it was time to grab the MG3 and head off on an adventure. That being the journey to Goodwood Revival, we received the aptly named Form Sport in bright yellow with black gloss and promptly started our 1000 mile round trip, your maybe thinking this a long stretch for a supermini, in a word no, this car performed admirably through on this adventure and a half.

The McLaren Vista and Halloween festivities

570s McLaren

We awoke to the symphonious burble of a 570s, what a start to the morning, the reason I recognised this, is earlier the day before, this was the car we'd experienced on the roads of the Cotswolds, and what an experience.

After the night before's festivities, which included pre dinner drinks, a range of fine wines and soft drinks, even tea.

StreetDrone launches the autonomous One 2017

StreetDrone One
Ex-F1 engineers produce testbed for autonomous technologies in aid to unify and reduce the cost of driverless testing.
The British based business StreetDrone has officially launched its affordable autonomous and unique vehicle – the StreetDrone ONE– From the Munich NVIDIA GPU conference in Munich yesterday.
The vehicle has been designed as an autonomous technology with a purpose of addressing divergence, and the growing costs and siloed research for businesses across

MG ZS First Drive and Preview

2017 MG ZS

Last week we were invited to the MG ZS launch at Whittlebury Hall on the doorstep of Silverstone race circuit, we we were met by the meet and greet team, registered then we had time to peruse the MG XS models on display and grab a snadwich or cup of coffee.

A short presentation from Matthew Cheyne followed, explaining about the model, concept, design, markets etc.

Then we were escorted to our ZS models, we were given a few hours to experience the cross over SUV which comes with 2 petrol engines, and a 7 year 80,000 mile warranty.

Here's what we thought:-

A New ERA... MG ZS

Today is the beginning of the new era for MG, with the announcement of the new MG ZS; the compact crossover taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renualt Kajar and Mazda CX5.

Day 1 at Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival celebrating everything pre 1966-cars, fashion and everything inbetween, don your vintage attire for a petrolium infused weekend of racing. It's day one of The Revival and despite the typically British weather festivities are in full swing the public have attended in droves fully embracing the vintage era once again at Lord March's Road and Race circuit.

McLaren 570s Spider review

McLaren 570s Spider

The McLaren 570s Spider

The first thing you'll notice about the McLaren 570s is its striking style and ground hugging pose, add that to the range of vibrant colours offered, like Vega Blue and aptly the named McLaren Orange, and you have the making of the perfect sports car. If you're wondering if it's beauty is just skin deep, let me assure you, it can perform too, and when I say that I mean 0-124 in 9.6 seconds. Interested? Read on.

Michael Eastwell next race and new website

Michael Eastwell Racing

Michael Eastwell racing is certainly gathering steam, with the launch of there new website which now shows Michael's next race and a countdown till launch time.

The website details Eastwells career as well showing lots of pictures and video of the racers climb to fame. 

If your wanting to see the young drivers next race Castle Combe Championship Round 8 in his Formula Ford 1600 you've just under 12 hours till the race starts - find out more at Michael Eastwell Racing

TVR Unveil All New Griffith

TVR has just unveiled the V8 Cosworth powered Griffith at Goodwood Revival, the much-loved British car manufacturer famed for their light weight and powerful high-end sports car. In 2013 we saw the end of TVR as we know it and became TVR Automotive Ltd. This means the latest offering from TVR is big news as this is the first mass produced TVR in over 10 years being the make it or break it car for TVR. Here is some headline figures, a better power to weight ration than a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a full carbon fibre body and a Ford Cosworth V8 which will push the car over 200mph.