London Motor Show 2017

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It may seem a way away at the moment, but the London motor show is approaching quickly. One of the biggest events of the UK car calendar, running from the 4th to the 7th May at Battersea Park. Expecting 150 new cars a wide range of exhibitors and motoring legends you wont want to miss out. 
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Top Gear team's new home Amazon prime

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Looks like we can look forward to 36 episodes over 3 years, well that's initially, however the BBC are now probably a little sore after the estimated slump in revenue and not to forget the loss of over 4 million viewers within a week. That's now behind the guys though, not only have Clarkson, Hammond and May moved, but so has the Top Gear producer Andy Wilman, and in addition the team have been given carte blanche to create their own unique car / antics motoring show. When are we likely to see the new show? Well it's looking like 2016 and that's globally, kind of makes sense really. We can't wait to see how this new motoring show will make it's marque :)

Update:- Wilman who quit over the incident involving Clarkson and the Top Gear producer, has announced that Clarkson and co will start filming this autumn. Originally the clause in the BBC contract prohibited Clarkson and co form creating a new show for a UK broadcaster for 2 years, however the clever team have sidestepped this by signing a contract with amazon Prime, who are not beholden to Advertisers - great news 

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It's all about the sound...

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Due to the new EU regs last year, all electric cars need to be "heard" - a good thing when you think about it...So it got me to thinking.

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Delorean DMC Back to the future day

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It's finally here, every year back to the future day is here, however this year it's really the date and the year from the film. The 21st October at 4.29pm 2015 is when Marty Mcfly and Doc Emmett Brown land in the future in Doc's time travelling Delorean with it's flux capacitor.

The DMC car is synonymous with the Robert Zemeckis trilogy, making the Delorean a success in the film world, but a failure in the automotive world, the scandal didn't help with John Delorean and Colin chapman. 

However with the launch of the Back to the Future films, the Delorean was famous, every 80s child knew the car. 

There's a little history and happy #bttf2015

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Driverless cars to be on UK roads 'by 2021'

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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.
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Manx Rally IOM May 2016

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It's not every time you embark on a work trip that turns out to be an unforeseen adventure of the car kind. 

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The New Bentley Bentayga has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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The new Bentley SUV has been presented at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show - however, if you want one, you will have to wait until next year, as Bentley have received enough pre-orders to completely fill all of this year's manufacturing run.

 

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Tesla unveil new Roadster and Semi

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Tesla are certainly at the fore front of ev advancement and their reach has just increased significantly with the introduction of a new Tesla Roadster. A 4 seater convertible which can achieve a world record breaking 0-60 in 1.9s and then achieve 100 in 4.2s, with a 1/4 sprint in 8.9s.
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Northern Group of Motoring Writers NGMW

Northern Group Of Motoring Writers

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