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Gallery: Pedal power

Tue, 06:50

Keen riders took to the Suffolk countryside to sample the pro cycling experience with Team Sky on a Tour de Ford ride hosted by John Grose.

Mon, 11:32

Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has opened a new £1m sales centre in Ipswich.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Suffolk Show goers are in for bumpy ride as the county’s Land Rover Owners Club gears up for another off-road adventure with its charity fundraising course.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With drivers increasing tempted to use hand-held smartphones, Nissan has turned to an 1830s invention to combat this modern problem with its Signal Shield concept.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jeep has released a special edition Renegade Tough Mudder. To celebrate, Jack Evans was invited to undertake the type of course that inspired its name – from behind the wheel.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic Trans-Antarctic expedition, Hyundai and his great grandson made history with the first crossing of the coldest and driest continent on Earth by car.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fancy a taste of the pro cycling experience with Team Sky? John Grose at Ipswich is giving cyclists the chance to take part in its Tour de Ford group cycle rides.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Department for Transport figures revealed that “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor in 232 reported injury-causing road accidents in 2015, 10 of them fatal.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

John Grose is celebrating more success in the national Motability dealer awards which recognise outstanding customer service.

New car road tests

Gallery: Road test: Vauxhall Astra

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vauxhall’s new Astra is undoubtedly good, but does it make sense in 1.0-litre petrol guise?

Gallery: First drive: SEAT Ibiza

Saturday, May 13, 2017

SEAT’s new Ibiza supermini is the first car in the Volkswagen Group to use the company’s latest platform. Simon Davis gets behind the wheel to see how it fares.

Gallery: Road test: Lexus IS 300h

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lexus must be hoping diesel discontent encourages more people to look to hybrids. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives the new, improved IS 300h saloon.

Gallery: Road test: Ford Kuga

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Kuga, a stalwart of the Ford range for nine years, has been tweaked and updated again but motoring editor Andy Russell likens it to his pair of well-worn but cared-for comfortable shoes.

Gallery: Road test: Volvo V90 D4 Momentum

Friday, May 5, 2017

The stylish V90 changes the perception of big Volvo estates, even if not quite the load-lugger it was, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First drive: MINI Countryman

Thursday, May 4, 2017

It may not look new, but MINI has made some big changes to the Countryman which is now the largest ever and more family friendly, says Andrew Evans.

Gallery: First drive: Audi Q5

Friday, April 28, 2017

Audi has raised the bar with its all-new Q5 sport utility vehicle and taken it to new levels of desirability and driveability, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

Summer 1964 was really special for Stuart Wallis and his Ford EB60 Special until his pride and joy was written off by a van

Carol Baiey’s first car, a Ford Prefect, was full of character and fun but all good things come to an end... in this case the MOT test.

My first car was a 1961 Ford Classic with the 1,340cc engine which I purchased in 1968 after returning from Germany.

Gallery: My First Car: Austin Pathfinder

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter Alder’s first set of wheels were pedal power, not horsepower, as a child but set him on his way to nearly two million miles of motoring.

Barbara Mellor tells of motoring adventures in ‘Pushbar’, a modified Austin 7, which came with a few quirks for the bargain price of £5.

Janet Lucas was glad when husband Ted passed his car test as it meant that, when they needed to reverse, she no longer had to push their bubble car backwards.

Stuart Seaman’s Renault Dauphine may have been rated as one of the worst 50 cars ever but he loved it.

My First Car: MGB GT

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

Mike Healey’s was broken hearted when his first car, a 1935 Morris 8, came to a sorry end in a confrontation with a tree.

Mick Cook switched from two wheels to four with a 1959 Austin A35 van but then he had to pass his driving test.

Gallery: My First Car: A sporty looker

Monday, February 20, 2017

Peter Bedingfield

My First Car: Zastava Yugo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Susan Williams

My First Car: American Studebaker

Friday, February 10, 2017

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

My First Car: Nissan Micra

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Judith Palmer learned to drive in her Nissan Micra called Mo who became her motoring companion to music festivals and gigs.



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