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German GP this weekend

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 By Dr. Iain Corness
Last year the German Grand Prix was held in Hockenheim as a cost sharing exercise with the (newer) Nurburgring for this weekend alternating with each other.  However, apparently Nurburgring is…

Bentley’s new Flying Juggernaut

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 By Dr. Iain Corness
The new flagship Bentley Continental GT Speed is powered by a twin turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine (the configuration teams two V6 engines sharing the same crankshaft), producing 460 kW of…

What did we learn from the British Grand Prix?

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 By Dr. Iain Corness
Well, we learned that sometimes the sun does shine in the UK.  Rain was even forgotten about with the action packed race holding everyone’s attention - but most of it…
Shanghai (Associated Press) - General Motors Co. executives broke ground for a new Cadillac factory in China to target luxury buyers in the world’s biggest auto market, though they said…

Natter Nosh and Noggin

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 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 July 8 at Jameson’s at 7 p.m.  A totally…

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…
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