Author: James Ruppert

BCA say Luxury and Supercars in high demand

BCA reports strong demand for the luxury and supercar sectors in the UK as sales of high value vehicles in 2017 often substantially outperformed guide price expectations. BCA sold a range of vehicles from the luxury and supercar sectors for over £100,000 last year, including Audi R8 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Bentley Mulsanne and Continental, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Phantom and Ghost, Lamborghini, Land Rover Autobiography and Ferrari. BCA found that around 65% of these high value cars were purchased by Live Online bidders, with the balance being brought by in-lane buyers. Sold price outperformed price guide expectations by up...

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HOT HATCH CABBIE

A taxi driver in Norway has a less-than-conventional approach to his car of choice for work – A Ford Focus RS. Whereas larger, more fuel-efficient Ford models are the vehicle of choice for some UK private hire companies, Evald Jåstad has clocked up an impressive 127,000 kms (79,000 miles) in just 18 months in, arguably, the most popular taxi in Norway. The first job of the day for cabbie, Evald, is a 16-kilometre round-trip from Odda through breathtaking Scandinavian scenery to take his son to nursery before locals and tourists call on him to take them across the Trolltunga...

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Top Gear is Back – very soon

The world’s biggest motoring show is back! Top Gear Series 25 sees Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig return to your screens. Six hour-long episodes see the team confronting the big issues: building the world’s fastest tractor, tackling America’s Wild West in shiny new V8 sports cars, attempting to land a NASA research plane in a muscle car, and much more besides. Filmed in locations including Japan, the U.S, Italy and er…just-outside-of-Guildford, expect Top Gear’s trademark array of stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars, celebrity guests and a healthy disrespect for presenter safety. We are just waiting for...

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Ginetta G60-LT-P1 at Leeds East Airport

The new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 had its first roll-out test after being unveiled just over a week earlier, at the Autosport International Show.Now this is something to look forward to. The LMP1 machine undertook several high speed straight line runs at Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton, North Yorkshire with Ginetta Factory Driver Mike Simpson at the wheel. The closed test saw Ginetta’s design, test and development teams in attendance together with representatives of the first customer team, TRS Manor. Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry: “It was a proud moment for all of us, seeing the G60-LT-P1 powering up and down...

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This Customer Complaint Film should win an Oscar

If you have gripe with a major motor manufacturer, in this case Audi, it pays to make your point with as much good humour and style as possible, rather like Peter Boswell has. Using the hashtag #AudiBrokeMyAudi he relates the story of just what happened when his dealer bought Audi started to play up. Like any customer he is after answers and a solution. Take the time to look at the video, it is worth it and hopefully we will be able to update you as the story progresses. Peter has even written a...

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