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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…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Dr. Iain Corness
The car club meets at Jameson’s Irish Pub on Soi AR next to Nova Park.  The next meeting is on Monday April 8 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A totally…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday April 5 - April 11, 2013

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I mentioned that in 1956 a new range of cars started production in Europe with a wide variety of models based on a common engine/chassis configuration.  This included…

Bangkok International Motor Show open

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Bangkok International Motor Show at Impact Arena is well underway, having been opened to the public since the 27th of March. As usual, Mercedes has used our motor show…

Road toll in Thailand among highest in the world

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Nation newspaper has reported that up to 26,000 people get killed in road accidents every year in Thailand, which puts the country sixth in terms of road casualties.  Of…

Porsche GT3 RS is coming

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Dr. Iain Corness
Following on from the Porsche 911 GT3, which has enough performance to get anyone in trouble, Porsche has now announced the ultimate derivative, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
The Malaysian GP certainly had amazing weather with rain and heat, plus the addition of frost on the podium.  Current world champion Sebastian Vettel displayed what might just be his…

Autotrivia Quiz - Friday March 29 - April 4, 2013

Friday, 29 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 13 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last week I asked how did a newspaper delivery boy for W H Smith & Son get to own a Rolls-Royce?  Quite easily, the delivery boy’s job was the first…

Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
Sepang is the host for the second round of the 2013 F1 calendar.  Will we have a repeat of the Australian Grand Prix, or will this be another year of…

Bangkok International Motor Show commences 27th March

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
What in my mind is the premier motor show in Thailand is the Bangkok International Motor Show.  It is being held at the Impact Arena and public days begin on…

New luxury derivatives from the German heavyweights

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
Bentley and Rolls-Royce released new models at the Geneva Motor Show.  Whilst both were once the epitome of British engineering and quality, these days both are owned by the German…

Jaguar’s designer ‘builds’ his own retro Jag

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC) are building a “special” Jaguar MKII for the Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, Ian Callum. The design specification for the car, which will…

What did we learn from the Australian GP?

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, we learned that Melbourne has some pretty lousy weather, so lousy that the Qualifying session had to be postponed until the Sunday (race day) morning.  After Qualifying it was…
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