On this day in auto history – February 8th


It was on this day in 1891 that a letter written by British mechanical pioneer Frederick Simms, contained the first recorded use of the term "motor car”.

Toyota Reclaims ‘Most Searched For’ Title


A new study has revealed that Japanese car manufacturer Toyota was the dominant in Google search terms in 2020, a title which will sit nicely alongside its claim of being the best-selling car brand in 2020.

On this day in auto history – February 7th


On this day in 2009 a classic Bugatti car - abandoned in a Tyneside garage for nearly 50 years - was sold at public auction for $4.4 million.

How Effective Is Dashcam Video Evidence?


We’ve all spotted incidents of reckless driving and road rage whilst out and about in our cars. But how many of us have actually recorded the evidence and sent it in to the police?

On this day in auto history – February 6th


On this day in 2000 no fewer than 14 Italian cities, including Rome, Florence and Milan, first experimented with banning cars on a Sunday.

Potholes Are Biggest Concern Says Report


The issue of holes in the road have overtaken problems such as texting while driving and driving while under the influence of alcohol according to a new report from one of the UK’s largest road safety charities.

On this day in auto history – February 5th


It was on this day in 1961 that the first automatic level railway crossing was introduced in Britain at the rural Staffordshire village of Spath.

Transport Secretary Lambasts Smart Motorways


The UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has questioned whether ‘smart motorway’ is an appropriate title for the controversial road systems, but has refused to commit to scrapping them.

Corsa Top Of The Pops For 2021


The UK car market may still be feeling the pinch of lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from being the most popular cars of the year so far.

On this day in auto history – February 4th


On this day in 1927, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new land-speed record at Pendine Sands, south Wales.