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On this day in auto history - December 14th

14-12-2020

It was on this day in 2002 that the Scandinavian cargo ship M/V Tricolor famously capsized and sank in the English channel, taking almost 3,000 luxury cars with it!

On this day in auto history - December 13th

13-12-2020

It was on this day in 2010 that Russian billionaire financier Mikhail Prokhorov unveiled the new line of hybrid cars - the ill-fated “Yo” - which he claimed would revolutionise the industry.

On this day in auto history - December 12th

12-12-2020

It was on this day in 1966 that Leyland Motors Corporation (LMC) made the shock announcement that it was buying Rover Cars in a £25 million deal.

Electrification Will Change Car Design

11-12-2020

Car designers of the future will have to factor in the differences between electric and combustion engines, which could significantly change the shape of cars according to one of the industry’s leading voices.

UK Set For First Gigafactory

11-12-2020

The race to get the nation ready for a future without combustion engines has taken a major step forward with news that the north east of England will build a major battery Gigafactory.

On this day in auto history - December 11th

11-12-2020

It was on this day in 1917 that BMW officially trademarked its iconic circular blue and white logo, known as a ‘roundel’.

Ineos Move To France Confirmed

10-12-2020

The forthcoming Land Rover Defender look-a-like will be built in France after the company behind the vehicle, Ineos Automotive,  announced that they had done a deal with Daimler which will see the 4x4 manufactured at the former Mercedes-Benz factory in Hambach.

On this day in auto history - December 10th

10-12-2020

It was on this day in 1920 that the American motoring pioneer Horace Dodge died from cirrhosis of the liver in his home state of Michigan aged 52.

British Is Best For 2021

09-12-2020

Could a failure in EU trade negotiations make buying a British car next year more tempting to the car buying public? A major survey seems to think so.

On this day in auto history - December 9th

09-12-2020

It was on this day in 2003 that the UK’s first toll motorway - a 27 mile stretch of the M6 - was officially opened.