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On this day in auto history – June 24th

24-06-2020

It was on this day in 1974 that inspired intervention from the French government helped instigate negotiations which would eventually culminate in Peugeot taking over Citroen.

UK Motor Industry Gets £73m Cash Injection

23-06-2020

The UK government has announced a huge cash boost for the ailing automotive industry, with the aim of safeguarding jobs and developing green initiatives.

Ford Boss Questions Zero Emissions By 2035

23-06-2020

The UK government’s race towards banning all combustion engines is unworkable according to one of the motor industry’s leading figures.

On this day in auto history – June 23rd

23-06-2020

It was on this day in 2003 that the South African city of Cape Town erected the world’s first road sign alerting to "penguin crossings”.

Electric Car Economy Could Provide £24bn Boost

22-06-2020

The transition to electric cars could provide a significant financial benefit to the UK economy over the next five years according to a new report.

Land Rover Defender, Now With Added Tent

22-06-2020

The all-new Land Rover Defender, which was launched to customers in 2020, may have the ultimate accessory for a summer of staycations - a tent.

On this day in auto history – June 22nd

22-06-2020

It was on this day in 1934 that renowned engineer Ferdinand Porsche signed a historic contract with the German Automobile Manufacturers Association to build three prototype “people’s cars” at the request of Adolf Hitler. The end result would be the revolutionary Volkswagen Beetle.

On this day in auto history – June 21st

21-06-2020

It was on this day in 1947 that William Clay Ford - the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford - married Martha Firestone - daughter of the tyre magnet Harvey S. Firestone - thus uniting two of the richest empire builders in US industry.

On this day in auto history - June 20th

20-06-2020

It was on this day in 2007 that German engineering giant Bosch manufactured its 10 billionth spark plug.

Brits Prepare To Drive To Holiday Destination

19-06-2020

The UK public is resigned to the fact they won’t be going abroad on holiday this year and is making plans to have an old fashioned ‘staycation’ according to the RAC.