Author: James Ruppert

Ricky Wilson Kaiser Chief Test Drives Honda Civic Type R

  Chief Test Pilot The Honda Type ‘Ricky’ Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson gets his racing licence in the hottest hatch of all.   Ricky Wilson, lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs and a judge on BBC1’s popular Saturday night talent show The Voice, Honda’s ambassador for the new Civic Type R. That didn’t mean Ricky would simply pose for pictures with the Type R. Oh no he was going to learn to drive it properly so that he could take it on the famous hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Then play in front of 65,000 people...

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Honda Type R

Type Raw!   The wait is over as the Honda Civic Type R, billed as a ‘race car for the road’, is here powered by the most extreme and high-performing Type R engine ever built.   Pure Buttigiri   Engineers took inspiration from the Japanese word ‘Buttigiri’, meaning ‘to break on through and leave the rest behind’, and develop a Type R that would more than live up to this high expectation of the red badge. The new Civic Type R has been engineered to deliver a dynamic, class-leading performance whether on fast roads, winding roads or the circuit....

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Idris Elba – Fast Road to Freedom

So where did it all start for Idris? Well it started very small. We found this out when he made a brilliant programme for BBC2 called not surprisingly, ‘King of Speed’ and was interviewed about the show. IDRIS ELBA’S FIRST CAR WAS… “My first car was Mini Clubman, I bought it when I was 14 years old…my parents didn’t know I bought it. The mini for me is a symbol of my liberation and beingable to drive three different generations of rally going minis (in King of Speed) was an absolute dream – to be in those cars, a model...

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Carl Fogarty King of the Wild Frontier

Carl Fogarty MBE is a true great. World Superbike champion, King of the Jungle and all round good bloke. Right now he’s telling us to make the most of where we live and go on holiday It was great to talk to Carl Fogarty, he was everything I expected him to be, passionate, funny and full of brilliant advice about what to do with my free time. SO CARL WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE COUNTRYSIDE? I love the outdoors so much. A few years back I bought a log cabin in Anglesey and just love it there. The...

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Alonso’s Tribute to Senna

Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer breathed new life into one of motorsport’s most enduring legends when the great Ayrton Senna appeared as a stunning hologram at a star-studded launch in downtown Barcelona and included appearances from double world champion and McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso, and Bianca Senna, Ayrton’s niece and a hologram of Ayrton Senna who glanced at his watch before addressing the audience: “I just love racing. I just love the challenge of beating somebody else.” “When you are under a lot of pressure, the objective is to be the one that can put together the combination of...

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