A day in the life of Britain's exotic car transporters

I meet Lewis at seven o’clock sharp one weekday morning in the family’s truck compound at Brackley, a few miles from Silverstone. His father Paul, who founded Paul Grimshaw Vehicle Movements 12 years ago, is here, too, as is Steve, the company’s longest-serving driver.  Paul and Steve are busy polishing one of the company’s Volvo […]

The motorsport legend who runs an MOT centre: Autocar meets Ronnie Grant

In an interview years later, Head recalled he and Barnard “almost falling about” with laughter when they saw this 45-year-old taxi driver with an engine and dreams of competing in Super Vee.  “They thought: ‘Here’s an old boy!’” says Ronnie, remembering the moment.  Fast forward 50 years and the same Patrick Head, who, quite by […]

Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness join Chris Harris for all-new Top Gear that starts tonight

TOP Gear returns tonight with Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris at the wheel.  I’ve already seen it, it’s good. The trio take their first cars to the hottest place on Earth. Here, Chris reveals all about TV’s new bromance. ‘WE had been together for about an hour — it was a kind of […]

Vote in The Sun Motor Awards to choose the best cars of 2019 and you could win a holiday to Thailand

TELL us what cars should win this year’s Sun Motor Awards and you could win a holiday of a lifetime. A lucky reader and a partner will be whisked off to Thailand for a sun-filled dream holiday. 4 You could win a holiday to Thailand just by votingAnd it’s free to enter. All you have […]

Blue Badge permits – what are the new application rules, who is eligible and how can I apply for one?

THE blue badge has been described as a “life line for disabled people”, offering them freedom and confidence to travel independently. Around three out of four blue badge holders say they would go out less often if they did not have one, the Department for Transport previously said. 2 The blue badge has been described […]

The new facilities in Coventry that will help shape the UK's lean green future

Multi-million pound facilities which will help power the electric cars of the future and be at the heart of the low carbon economy have opened in Coventry. Between them the two research centres for sustainable electrical and thermal energy technologies at WMG at the University of Warwick benefit from an investment of £22 million. Funding […]

Global Automotive Antenna Module Market 2028 – Progressive Industry Research Report

“Global Automotive Antenna Module Market Analysis Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast to 2028” is a recent report generated by MarketResearch.biz reveals paramount frameworks of Automotive Antenna Module industry including market share, price, market size, segmentation, and Automotive Antenna Module global trends from 2019 to 2028, considering 2017 as the base year of the Automotive Antenna Module study. […]

Alternative saloon showdown: New Volvo S60 takes on Alfa, Peugeot and Kia

It’s a bit of a surprise, though, to find that Volvo hasn’t seemed inclined, at least with this version of the S60, which comes on wheels that are 1in bigger than standard, to give the car a great low-speed ride.  I wonder if we – and not just this magazine – have cut Volvo a […]

How to Spec the Volvo V60 Wagon: Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I’m a wagon nut. Our main family vehicle—my wife’s daily driver—is a 2018 BMW 330i xDrive wagon. It’s our fifth wagon in a row, with a 2016 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E preceding the 3 Series. So, when Volvo revealed the all-new V60, I paid attention. First […]

Watch Our Pro Driver Attack the Track in the Wild Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Some of us can’t quite believe more than 15 years have passed since Subaru finally brought its Impreza WRX to the United States market. After all, those three letters—standing for World Rally eXperimental—were for years nothing but a pipe dream for American fans of true drivers’ cars. Indeed, it seemed like a lifetime before we […]

Sorry Truckers, Volvo's Autonomous Vehicles Can Handle it From Here

We review products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Volvo is ready to put its first autonomous, fully electric truck to the test. With the assistance of shipping company DFDS, the vehicle, known as Vera, will ferry goods from a logistics center to a port […]

Best Gifts for Your Car-Loving Dad This Father’s Day (or Any Time)

My first memory behind the wheel is of steering my father’s 1998 Ford Taurus down our little dead-end street and turning into our driveway. Notice I said steering, not driving. I was sitting on his lap. Many of us wouldn’t be anywhere near as enthusiastic about the automotive world without the presence of our car-guy […]

Shanghai plans to develop 'hydrogen energy Port

Shanghai is gearing to develop a large scale hydrogen-powered vehicles industry, informing plans for a major “hydrogen energy Port “Capable of churning out 50 billion yuan worth ($7.2 billion) of fuel cells and components by 2025. According to the report published in Xinhua News, The Shanghai city will develop the “hydrogen energy port” in the […]

UK SPICE project chases battery breakthrough

Cheaper, faster-charging lithium-ion batteries with increased lifespan could be made possible by a UK project to develop better coating technology for silicon anodes. The project, known as SPICE (Silicon Product Improvement through Coating Enhancement), is being led by Oxfordshire-based battery materials specialist Nexeon, and has been awarded £2 million in funding through the Government’s ISCF Faraday […]

Phone addiction, cash for quantum, EV noise and more: Best of the week's news

E&T staff pick the news from the past week that caught their eye and reflect on what these latest developments in engineering and technology mean to them. For the full story, just click on the headline. Hilary Lamb, technology reporter Studies into smartphone addiction found to be flawed In one of the least surprising results […]

Talking on a hands free phone could be ‘as dangerous as drink-driving’, expert warns

USING a hands-free phone while behind the wheel could be “as dangerous as drink-driving”. Safety experts have urged MPs to change the laws in a bid to get drivers focusing on the road. 1 A leading safety expert said driving using hands free while driving is as bad as drink drivingCredit: Getty – ContributorSpeaking at […]

McLaren’s new £1.75million Speedtail supercar erupts in smoke at PETROL STATION while out on test drive

TWO McLaren employees managed to avoid disaster when the £1.75million McLaren supercar they were in started to smoke at a petrol station. Fire crews rushed to the BP garage near Guildford, Surrey to contain the smoke that broke out while the prototype was on a test drive on Thursday. 4 Smoke started billowing out of […]

Toyota Gazoo Racing commits to new hypercar class at Le Mans

A production version of Toyota Gazoo’s GR Super Sport Concept is set to be entered into a new hypercar-based class at the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race from 2020. New rules announced by the FIA will allow hypercars such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Senna to race in competition form from 2020 onwards. Toyota’s hybrid concept, revealed last year, looks close to […]

Cardio prosthetics get additive makeover

Heart valves damaged by disease or bacterial infection could ultimately be replaced with 3D printed prosthetic devices, thanks to UK research.  (Credit: Pixabay)Degenerative heart valve disease is a growing problem amongst the ageing populations of Europe and the US, while in the developing world valve failures caused by bacterial infections affect tens of millions of people.  As […]

New BMW Vision M NEXT concept sports car teased

BMW has released several teaser images of the Vision M NEXT: a new concept that, according to the brand, will demonstrate how “intelligent technologies will enhance driving pleasure.”Details on one of the abstract images appears to show the concept’s C Pillar, which flows into a rear vent just behind the side window and just above […]

Can you work out what these bizarre European road signs mean? Test your knowledge with our quiz

BRITISH drivers like to think they have a pretty good grasp of our road signs. But what about when you get behind the wheel abroad? 13 British drivers struggle to work out what some of these European road signs meanEuropean countries across the continent have a number of very different road signs to the UK. […]