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40 Years of the VW Golf – Special Report: Part 2 by @alexanderfc

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Alexander Fergusson-Cooper Follow @alexanderfc   We say Happy Birthday to the iconic hatchback and take a look at the models IV – VII If you missed part 1, check it out here. Volkswagen Golf MK IV The fourth generation saw … finish reading 40 Years of the VW Golf – Special Report: Part 2 by @alexanderfc

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40 Years of the VW Golf – Special Report: Part 1 by @alexanderfc

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Alexander Fergusson-Cooper Follow @alexanderfc   We say Happy Birthday to the iconic hatchback and take a look at the early models I – III Since its humble beginnings, over 30 million Volkswagen Golfs have been sold, making it the all-time … finish reading 40 Years of the VW Golf – Special Report: Part 1 by @alexanderfc

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Special Feature: Supercars for the Super Rich at Geneva Motor Show 2014

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Check out this fantastic blog from our friends at All Vehicle Contracts – Get the run-down of the Supercars from this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Featured are the likes of the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari California T, McLaren 650S, Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt, … finish reading Special Feature: Supercars for the Super Rich at Geneva Motor Show 2014

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Which British Towns Have the Best Drivers?

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Even though the term Sunday driver is used as a derogatory statement to describe someone who is driving too slowly or over cautiously, it actually derives from a historic appreciation of driving. Originating in the 1920s, a Sunday driver was … finish reading Which British Towns Have the Best Drivers?

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New Honda Civic Tourer from @vantageMotorGrp #GuestBlog #Honda

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New Honda Civic Tourer Hits The Showrooms and Our Television Screens This Month The new Honda Civic Tourer is now available at a number of showrooms throughout the country, providing an all-new, stylish estate car to the market. The car … finish reading New Honda Civic Tourer from @vantageMotorGrp #GuestBlog #Honda

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Happy 25th Birthday to the Mazda MX-5 Part 2

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Feature contributed by Sam Bisby, who is a member of the team at the Stoneacre Motor Group – specialists in 13 of the world’s top manufacturers, including, of course, Mazda. Growing up Revealed at the 1997 Tokyo motor show, the second-generation Mazda MX-5 … finish reading Happy 25th Birthday to the Mazda MX-5 Part 2

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Happy 25th Birthday to the Mazda MX-5 Part 1

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Feature contributed by Sam Bisby, who is a member of the team at the Stoneacre Motor Group – specialists in 13 of the world’s top manufacturers, including, of course, Mazda. The weather in the United Kingdom isn’t exactly what you’d … finish reading Happy 25th Birthday to the Mazda MX-5 Part 1

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Electric Vehicle Facts: The John W Curtis Lowdown

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During a recent Twitter discussion for our Sunday Night www.simonscarspots.com interactive blog, we were thrilled to be joined by John W Curtis. The topic of the week was all about the Electric Vehicles and as John was previously Head of Low Carbon Vehicles for … finish reading Electric Vehicle Facts: The John W Curtis Lowdown

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Land Rover Enthusiasts Needed – Get Involved with 2014 Convoy for Heroes

Inspired by the bikers at Wootton Bassett and with close ties to the military, Convoy for Heroes is dedicated to fundraising for Help for Heroes, who in turn provide facilities and support services that benefit British servicemen and women injured … finish reading Land Rover Enthusiasts Needed – Get Involved with 2014 Convoy for Heroes

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Dacia Logan MCV, Jaguar XFR-S & BMW 435i M Sport Driven at SMMT North 2013

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Okay, there’s no Alpine Hill Route or High Speed Circuit to take the cars for a spin on, but SMMT’s smaller, regional Test Days are still amazingly good fun and a great chance to network with car manufacturers and fellow … finish reading Dacia Logan MCV, Jaguar XFR-S & BMW 435i M Sport Driven at SMMT North 2013

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2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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An all-new Mazda6 saloon isn’t the kind of news that gets everyone excited, but being a saloon lover I for one was really eager to spend a week with one after the very positive reaction it received around its very … finish reading 2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Some Cars, Some Rudeness, and Sunshine, it’s the 2013 #SMMT day

Date May 2nd 2013, Time 07.50.  I arrive at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for perhaps the Biggest party ever for the Motor Industry Professionals, Bloggers, and Car People lucky enough to have received an invite from the SMMT or … finish reading Some Cars, Some Rudeness, and Sunshine, it’s the 2013 #SMMT day

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Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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Waking up on what would be my second SMMT Test Day down at the iconic and really rather surreal and wonderful Millbrook Proving Ground (the place Fifth Gear and Top Gear often use) in Bedfordshire, I was just as excited … finish reading Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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