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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Modern and classical supercars – including McLarens and Ferraris – gathered on the seafront today.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Return to the road safely post lockdown by performing these checks.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Lockdown causes dangerous drop in demand for fuel at smaller garages

Friday, January 10, 2020

Mitchells named as dealer of the year for the third year running at Renault awards.

Friday, September 27, 2019

These businesses are recommended by the national scheme, and customers, for their value, customer service and quality.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MPs could explore the idea of extending a ban on using hand-held mobile phones while driving to include hands-free devices.

Friday, August 2, 2019

This weekend petrol-heads young and old will head to Trinity Park for Festival of Wheels 2019, the weekend’s highlights will include monster trucks and massive motor displays.

Monday, July 22, 2019

From monster trucks to motorbike football, be prepared to hear the roar of thousands of engines at the Festival of Wheels at Trinity Park next month.

My first car

Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young.

Milo the blue Ford KA was a loyal companion from start to finish for photographer Rachel Edge, as she reveals in the latest in our My First Car series.

Laurence Price’s metallic blue 1968 Ford Anglia 105E had a habit of reverting to battleship grey but some of their adventures had an added sense of danger.

Sheila Payne bought her first car, a 1954 split-screen Morris Minor, 10 years after passing her test and it had a stowaway in the back seat.

With its peeling paintwork and clunky suspension, Ella Wilkinson’s battered Mazda 3 was not a picture of health but she loved it all the more for that but had to resort to a hammer when she locked herself out!

Bernice Hartley’s first car was a 1933 Austin 7, called Chug, and it certainly did after she drove into some flood water and had to be hauled out by a tractor.

Richard Baxter recalls the pride he felt about owning his first car, a 2000 Ford Fiesta, and the sense of freedom that it gave him.

Linda Westwood had visions of running along the road like Fred Flintstone when the cassis of the Vauxhall Cresta rusted through.

Ben Craske’s first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn’t a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.

Teresa Deacon recalls the feeling of independence her first car, a £100 1960 Ford Prefect, gave her.

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