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Audi A8 technocar

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
Audi are going for new technology with their latest A8.  New MatrixBeam LED headlights will be offered on some A8 models.  Of particular interest to the gadget lovers, the futuristic…

Your opportunity to go racing

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
Thomas Raldorf is selling his Honda Integra DC-5 with full body-kit and 100 percent newly renovated. Some technical details: The car is fitted with Motec M800 wiring. The Seat is…

The “drives itself” car is getting closer

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
Just a few years ago the only course of action for a driver faced with a pedestrian in his path would be to stamp on the footbrake, wrench the steering…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday October 25 - October 31, 2013

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked which British WW1 aero engines were actually copies of a German GP engine?  It was the Rolls-Royce Eagle.  Based initially on the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost engine,…

Rush - a rush to the brain?

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
I watched the movie Rush last week, and it is superb!  The actors who play James Hunt and Niki Lauda have an uncanny resemblance to the real life characters, adding…

Al Capone assists the US President

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
One of the regular readers sent me this item, which I found very interesting: Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in…

ROC on again this December

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
Danish Tom Kristensen, the nine time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner has signed up for the 2013 Race of Champions (ROC) to be held at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on…

Motor Racing is Dangerous

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
Throughout the world, your pit pass for a race meeting will have printed on it “Motor Racing is Dangerous.”  This is a legal requirement in many countries, as otherwise the…

What did we learn from Suzuka?

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
As a spectacle it was one of the better GP’s, assisted by a great track.  We also learned that “The Finger” (Sebastian Vettel) can drive a very calculated race and…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday October 18 - October 24, 2013

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned that Grand Prix engines have been twin overhead cam and four valves per cylinder for 101 years.  I asked who was first?  It was the Grand…

Japan GP this weekend

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
One of the greatest tracks used in Formula One today, Japan’s Suzuka circuit is a massive test of car and driver ability.  Built by Honda as a test facility in…

Korea KO’s some drivers’ aspirations

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you can find any bookmaker anywhere who will give you odds on “The Finger” Vettel (Red Bull) winning the 2013 driver’s championship, take it.  Once again total domination by…

Formula 1 Provisional Calendar 2014, pencil it in

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
16 March Grand Prix of Australia 30 March Grand Prix of Malaysia 06 April Grand Prix of Bahrain 20 April Grand Prix of China 27 April Grand Prix of Korea…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Pattaya car club meets at Jameson’s Irish Pub on Soi AR next to Nova Park.  The next meeting is on Monday October 14 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday October 11 - October 17, 2013

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked which horseless carriage added a horse’s head to stop it frightening horses?  It was in 1899 with the Horsey Horseless, a “brainfart” writes Time, that came…
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