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Autotrivia Quiz - Friday July 5 - July 11, 2013

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week, I asked which manufacturer of one of the supercars of the day, tried to fit a Moto Guzzi engine into a cheap runabout.  What was this car?  It…

British GP Silverstone this weekend

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
The British Grand Prix will be held this weekend at the ancestral home of F1, with the first ever F1 GP held there in 1950 (and won by Dr Farina…

Automated motoring

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
The technology is here now!  Self driving cars are reality.  And if you don’t believe me, talk to the owner of a new Ford Focus, a car which parallel parks…

Pro Series at Bira this weekend

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
The very professional Pro Series event is on at the Bira circuit this weekend.  As opposed to the other promoters, the Pro Series runs generally to time.  After getting four…

Antonio dislikes BMW!

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
I came across this interesting snippet that I had stored in my computer - and then lost, to just find it today!  This is from the Le Parisien newspaper who…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday June 28 - July 4, 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week, I asked which racing car won a very prestigious race in 1939 and again in 1940, third in 1946 and third again in 1947?  It was the Boyle…

Supercar for anyone?

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
The lid has certainly come off the supercar pot, with news of thousands of exotics being examined to see if they have compliance plates, and do the modification shops actually…

Another stunner from Maserati

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Maserati Ghibli name has returned and in a stylish four door guise, very reminiscent of the Quattroporte. YouTube user The MAXIMUMCARS also happened to film the car and we…

New BMW X5 to be released in Frankfurt

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
The third-generation BMW X5 will be sold with 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine and optional rear-wheel-drive which results in an SUV with claimed combined cycle fuel consumption of just…

Alternatives

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
  Alternative fuels are today’s buzzwords.  In the past 12 months we have seen the price of crude per barrel go over $100, literally doubling.  What about next year?  We…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday June 21 - June 27, 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week, I asked which racing car had two six cylinder engines mounted side by side with the crankshafts rotating in opposite directions?  It was the Alfa Romeo Tipo A…

Attrage - an outrageous name?

Friday, 14 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
Another silly name from a Japanese manufacturer, with the Mirage eco-car getting a boot and a new name.  Attrage! Now “Attrage” does very little for me, but Mitsubishi say it…

Have electric cars blown their fuses?

Friday, 14 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
Far from electric cars taking over from the internal combustion engine, comes the news that Better Place, the battery swap specialists, has filed for bankruptcy.

Vettel totally dominant in Canada

Friday, 14 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Canadian Grand Prix was well hyped up before the GP on the Sunday.  Close racing was predicted, lots of passing with two DRS zones, long straights, it was to…

The future’s an SUV?

Friday, 14 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 24 By Dr. Iain Corness
Americans for decades have been fans of sport utility vehicles.  According to the world-wide statistics, SUV sales are on the way up everywhere. Ford Motor Co. is one automaker looking…
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