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General Interest

How phones are overtaking cars amongst digital natives

Written by | Posted on 06.01.2014

You remember how, according to the cyberpunk school of science fiction, we were all going to live in virtual reality and real...

What exactly is that new car smell?

Written by | Posted on 06.01.2014

Aaah.. new car smell. We all know what it is, that plasticky tang that wafts into your nostrils as you climb into...

Adding the Cloud to Blue-Sky Thinking

Written by | Posted on 16.12.2013

Why your next car may live in a virtual network Of all the solid claims that can be made about the development...

End of the road for the tax disc

Written by | Posted on 09.12.2013

The announcement, in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, that the paper tax disc, first introduced 92 years ago, is to be scrapped is...

Autumn Statement: Waiting for the dust to settle

Written by | Posted on 05.12.2013

Positive on petrol – but infrastructure still needs further support David Brennan, Managing Director of LeasePlan UK shares  his initial thoughts on...

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Written by | Posted on 02.12.2013

After discovering that sales of bicycles had outstripped car sales in Spain for the first time ever, and in Italy for the...

The Great North Road [Guest Blog]

Written by | Posted on 25.11.2013

What’s so ‘Great’ about ‘The Great North Road’? Better known in our more impatient era as the A1? Well, if you’re unfortunate...

The Cars of Jason Statham & The Transporter films

Written by | Posted on 16.11.2013

The cars of Jason Statham & The Transporter films There are films (the Herbie series; The Yellow Rolls-Royce; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)...

The smell of Halfords

Written by | Posted on 31.10.2013

Halfords. It is the smell of rubber, paint, car wax, oil, static electricity, air fresheners – and dreams. Dreams of a newer, faster, shiner, cleaner, louder.

Does the stickshift scare your wife? [Guest Blog]

Written by | Posted on 11.09.2013

“Dispense with a horse” urged The Winton Motor Carriage Company in the earliest known advertisement for a motor car, “and save the...

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