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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jaguar’s second-generation XF was revealed in a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The winning John Grose Business Centre team, left to right, manager Liam Hart, Josh Gooday, Caroline Burnell, Helen Smy and Kylie Page.

East Anglian motor dealer John Grose has been awarded Dealer of the Year at the LeasePlan UK 2015 Supplier Awards.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Queue jumping by impatient drivers is rude and dangerous.

Trying to beat queues but cutting across lanes late is rude, dangerous and makes patient drivers see red – usually brake lights, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
There are no sentencing guidelines for drivers hours or tachograph offences.

Barrister Richard Wood looks at a postcode lottery for driver’s hours and tachograph offences.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A collection of 3,000 toy cars, trucks and trains built up over 50 years sold at auction for £227,000.

Monday, March 23, 2015
It costs more to use the Dartford Crossing with the new payment methods but it saves a lot of delays.

New Dartford Crossing payment methods mean getting across without getting cross, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
With Turners Hyundai sponsoring Ipswich Basketball Club some of the players decided to try out the new i20 hatchback for size.

Turners Hyundai had a really tall order to prove how much space there is in the new i20 supermini thanks to its sponsorship tie-in with Ipswich Basketball Club.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Some of the Bristo’s Renault service team whose commitment to customers has been recognised in the J D Power Dealer of Excellence Award Programme. Left to right, service manager Scott Sharp with Andrew Leggett, Nicola Taylor, Ricky Mayhew and Leigh Bradbrook.

Bristo’s has been included in the list of nominees for the J D Power Dealer of Excellence award in recognition of its commitment to providing an outstanding service experience to its customers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Scalextric has created Martin Brundle’s Ultimate 2015 Circuit, the biggest layout it has ever created, to mark the start of this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship this weekend.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is right on track for the start of the new Formula One season.

New car road tests

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the future of green motoring today - a plug-in petrol hybrid that fits the bill for real-world motoring.

Cars like Audi’s A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid are the future. Motoring editor Andy Russell discovers why.

Suzuki Vitara back and full of character

Thursday, March 26, 2015
New Suzuki Vitara retains the character of the original which became an iconic soft-roader.

The all-new Vitara is a very likeable left-field mid-size soft-roader, says Matt Kimberley, with plenty of substance to back up the style.

After the success of its i3 and i8 models, BMW is launching the X5 xDrive40e, its first core model plug-in hybrid.

BMW is launching its first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand with the X5 xDrive40e.

The powerful Honda CR-V is a near-perfect family wagon.

Still in the first flush of youth, Honda has heavily revised its CR-V and added some impressive new features, says Matt Joy of the Press Association.

New Mazda2 drives as good as it looks and boasts a more grown-up, quality feel.

The new Mazda2 is going to play a big part in Mazda hitting 50,000 annual sales, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

My Mx-5 at the Owners' Club Rally at Pendennis castle a couple of years ago.

Samantha - that was the name of Colin Reeve’s first car. Samantha was a 1971 Austin 1300 in midnight blue, although Colin says it was more of a purple tone.

Janice Poulson's Mazda 323

We may complain about the treacherous roads when it snows each winter but it was far worse in the 1970s.

Tracey Page shares memories of her first car

This week Tracey Page has shared her memories of her first car - a custom coloured Mini that was bought for her when she first passed her driving test.

Roger Chinery's 1970s classic cars feature in the new Harry Hill movie

When Roger Chinery goes to see the latest comedy movie to hit big screens, he will be watching closely for a glimpse of some familiar friends.

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