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Stupidity hits a new peak

IT was quite a shock to learn that a Vauxhall Frontera had been driven up close to the summit of Snowdon – I’ve never found Vauxhalls to be much cop on hills. A chap from Gloucestershire is due in court today on a charge of driving on common land and has been telling one and … Continue reading

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Ghosts on parade for a top gear challenge

A SPECTACULAR cavalcade of classic Rolls-Royces will set off to travel the length of the country this Sunday to commemorate a similar journey made exactly a century earlier. In September 1911, a Silver Ghost, chassis number 1701, was driven 800 miles from London to Edinburgh and back. It did the entire trip in top gear … Continue reading

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Motor Mouth’s Car of the Month: Toyota Yaris

One of the best superminis on the road just got even better – the third generation Yaris reaches UK showrooms this month. The Yaris has been a smash-hit since day one and the new version comes loaded with state-of-the-art electronics, a swish new interior and a sharper, snazzier appearance, perhaps the improvement it most needed. … Continue reading

The M25 is the road from hell

THERE must be some people who have to drive on the M25, London’s orbital road, every day of their lives. All I can say is that they must be either insane or astonishingly well rewarded. I despise this road more than my limited powers of description will enable me to explain: I hate it, detest … Continue reading