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Autotrivia Quiz - Friday April 26 - May 2, 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked what famous engine was designed by three firefighters in WW II?  It was the Jaguar XK engine designed by William Heynes (Chief Engineer), Walter Hassan and…

Bahrain GP this weekend

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
Despite on-going discontent with the ruling royal family, the Bahrain GP should be run this weekend. The Grand Prix will be televised at 7 p.m. Sunday April 21.  We will…

World’s fastest road car

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
Up till recently, it was accepted that the world’s fastest production road car was the Bugatti Veyron, but now there is a challenge thrown down by a small manufacturer/tuner in…

What did we learn from the Chinese GP?

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, we learned a lot, and not all of it complimentary.  In the lead up to the Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel (the precocious finger) arrogantly said he would ignore team…

Team Orders

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
With the recent situation where Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) ignored the team orders, I thought I should bring you up to date over this contentious item. Team orders is not…

GM say “Thank you velly much!”

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
General Motors report that GM and its joint venture partners set sales records in China for both March and first quarter.  They sold 290,538 vehicles in March, up 12.6 percent…

Autotrivia Quiz

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned that a particular car had a V12 engine with Traction Avant.  It was French, and I asked what was it?  No, it was not a Citroen,…

Chinese GP this weekend

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai this weekend, and also in Pattaya the start of the Songkran festival.  This national ‘sport’ kills around 600 participants each year.  Songkran that is,…

Does Sir want some Chanel this morning?

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
In what must be the ultimate extravagance, Mercedes-Benz S Class models will have a liquid perfume dispenser among its offerings of high-tech devices and fittings.  Similar to the liquid deodorant…

Want a new Lexus LFA?

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
If you have just decided to buy a new Lexus LFA Supercar, then I am afraid you are a little late.  They have all gone and no more are being…

Motor show skin changes

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
Nissan had plenty of their March eco-cars on display at the Motor Show: The pictures reveal a redesigned front end with a version of Nissan’s current corporate grille with a…

What’s in a name?

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
Analysis by MoneySuper market.com reveals that the type of car you drive is not just a matter of personal choice, but can also be influenced by your name.  The UK’s…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday April 12 - April 18, 2013

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked which ground bird had an association with sports car racing!  I was thinking of the Chapparal which is the road runner, however, frequent quiz entrant Pat…

BIMS 2013

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Dr. Iain Corness
An annual event to which I look forward every year is the Bangkok International Motor Show.  This is Thailand’s official motor show, accredited by the OICA, the world body that…

Asian Le Mans series

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Dr. Iain Corness
Drivers, team owners, motorsports officials, sponsors and other VIPs gathered at the iconic Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Tuesday, March 5 to toast the official start of the 2013 Asian…
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