On this day in auto history – May 17th


It was on this day in 1929 that construction work began on the brand new Ford Factory in Dagenham, at an estimated cost of over £5 million.

Influential Report Names UK’s Most Reliable Used Car


A major survey of more than 18,000 drivers by What Car? has found the number one most reliable used car, and the result may surprise you.

Ignoring The Red X Could Now Cost You £100


The introduction of smart motorways across the UK has allowed for better traffic management for Highways England, but not everyone is paying attention and they could now face a hefty fine.

On this day in auto history – May 16th


It was on this day in 1973 that British Leyland first unveiled its much-maligned Austin Allegro.

SLOW: Mouse Crossing


Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are set to feature on a new set of road signs as part of a campaign to improve road safety amongst young children.

On The Spot Fine Proposed For Leaving Your Engine Running


Drivers in London could soon receive on the spot fines for leaving their vehicle ‘idling’ while parked.

On this day in auto history – May 15th


It was on this day in 1981 that the 20 millionth Volkswagen Beetle rolled off a production plant in Mexico, making it the first marque in history to reach that milestone.

Audi Tech Allows Drivers To Dodge Red Lights


Stopping at traffic lights may be a thing of the past for Audi drivers with a new technology being launched in July.

Electric Revolution Would Reduce CO2 By Less Than 1% Says Industry Chief


A leading voice on the future of the motor industry has warned that a switch to all-electric vehicles will make only a small impact on the global CO2 output.

On this day in auto history – May 14th


It was on this day in 1957 that Britain breathed a huge collected sigh of relief when the petrol rationing brought in due to the Suez crisis was finally abolished, ending five months of total chaos.