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The 5 stages of being stuck in a traffic jam…

We’ve all been there. It’s Friday afternoon and all you want to do is get home, but the four mile long tailback on the motorway is telling you otherwise. It’s times like these when you start to wonder why you ever bothered with your driving test in the first place. After all, you spend more…


Tell us your favourite driving road to win!

Have you entered our Facebook competition yet? Simply tell us your favourite UK driving road and be in with a chance of winning a set of our premium 3D plates! Enter here > > COMPETITION CLOSED!  


Highlights from the Luxury Motor Show 2015

This weekend, the motoring equivalent of London Fashion Week took place. Beautiful things were paraded around and we all had a good perve. A lucky few actually got to take a ride in something.


You’ve been framed: The dirty dash-cam diaries

In the old days, as in like 2007, the only thing motorists had to worry about was policemen and traffic wardens. There was always the fear that the idiot in the errant BMW (that you just stuck your finger up at) would turn out to be your new boss, but this was always a chance…


Oh no he didn’t… Clarkson’s best antics

When we found out that the Beeb had decided to go ahead and let Jezza host Have I Got News For You, we were confused. Nutting someone over a minor beef (quite literally), clearly makes you unsuitable for the nation’s favourite car show yet totally suitable for a show that pokes fun at Ed Miliband.


Share your favourite driving road and win!

When you can’t appreciate a great piece of asphalt, there’s really not much point being on the road. Perhaps you take the long road to the supermarket to enjoy a really good stretch? Or maybe you’ve taken your other half on a romantic break purely because you know the roads are amazing in that part…


The Fast Show 2015 – Run What Ya Brung

As much as we love motorsport, we can’t help feeling it is elitist. A 2009 Astra just doesn’t have the same heritage as McLaren and track days tend to cost a fortune. That’s why the Fast Show’s ‘Run What Ya Brung’ is one of the most exciting events on the motoring calendar. It’s a celebration…


The Audi TT Roadster has a facelift

If we said the Audi TT was a hairdressers’ car would you hate us? Of course you wouldn’t because, like us, you know that it’s kinda true… yet you don’t care anyway.


2015 new cars: What’s getting your pulse racing?

With 2015 comes a number of lovely upgrades. The Kia Picanto is getting a makeover, the Audi TT convertible is getting slicker and the Golf GTE goes plug-in.


Read our Silverstone Rally Day review on the Motoring Events blog!

Now we’re not ones to brag, but you can’t beat a day out at Silverstone. And while we’re generally a little sceptical about those supercar ‘experiences’ (because they last 20 minutes) the Rally Days they offer are absolutely top notch.