On this day in auto history – April 23rd


It was on this day in 1987 that American giants Chrysler purchased Lamborghini, effectively rescuing the troubled Italian supercar brand from imminent bankruptcy.

Semiconductor Shortage Shuts UK JLR Factories


The global semiconductor crisis has claimed another UK victim, with news that Jaguar Land Rover announcing today that they are temporarily closing their Halewood and Castle Bromwich facilities.

On this day in auto history – April 22nd


It was on this day in 1933 that Sir Henry Royce - joint founder of Rolls-Royce - died at his home in West Wittering at the age of 70.

Peugeot To Revert To Old School Speedometers


The global shortage of semiconductor chips is having a devastating impact on the motor manufacturing industry, with big car brands having to get inventive to fulfill orders.

Coffee, Rap Music and Noisy Kids - The Perfect Combo


Want to improve your reaction times while driving? A new study has found that there are certain conditions which improve your driving skills - and that, generally, women are quicker to spot hazards.

On this day in auto history – April 21st


It was on this day in 1967 that General Motors (GM) made the staggering announcement that it had manufactured its 100 millionth American-made car, just 12 years after producing its 50th million!

IT Glitch Hits Drivers Over 70


Is there a conspiracy against drivers over seventy? Less than a week after plans were revealed which would restrict many older drivers’ freedom on the roads, a new report has revealed that the DVLA does not currently allow some drivers over-70 to renew their driving licence online.

Pothole Index Reveals State Of Britain’s Roads


New data published by one of the UK’s biggest breakdown recovery companies has revealed that thousands of drivers broke down in the early months of 2021 as a result of hitting a pothole.

On this day in auto history – April 20th


It was on this day in 2006 that Peugeot confirmed it was to close its 60-year-old car manufacturing plant at Ryton, near Coventry.

Tesla Crash: Nobody Was Driving


A road traffic accident that left two men dead involved a Tesla which had nobody behind the wheel according to crash investigators.