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Audi’s New R18 Race Car Revamps an Incredible Design

YOU DON’T HEAR Audi talking much about diesels lately, what with the EPA accusing it (and corporate parent VW) ofprogramming cars to cheat on emissions tests. Such tests don’t apply in auto racing though, and Audi wants everyone to know diesels still dominate when it comes to endurance contests like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This weekend, the company ... Read More »

New-Car Replacement Insurance Explained

A serious crash that wrecks your new car beyond repair could put a huge dent in your wallet, even if you have full-coverage car insurance. Here’s why: The insurance payout will equal the car’s market value, minus your deductible. The market value will be less than what you paid for the car, even if you just drove it off the ... Read More »

Officer buys new car seat for parents in need

LEWISVILLE, Texas — A police officer in Texas found a very personal way to protect and serve. Officer Jeremy Reyna pulled over Nicole Dean Saturday and noticed that her little boy’s car seat looked pretty run-down. Dean bought it second-hand because she couldn’t afford a better one. Instead of writing her a ticket, he took her fiance to a local store ... Read More »


The vehicles driven by superheroes are as popular as the superheroes themselves. Who can forget the Batmobile driven by the iconic superhero Batman, to the Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr which incorporated hotcolours. It can be easily said that these comic book characters and their sports cars go hand in hand. According to, when superheroes are ... Read More »

‘A whale of a deal’: Man recalls how family’s new car was crushed by blubber in 1970

EUGENE, Ore. – Kelly Umenhofer tagged along on a business trip with his dad 45 years ago in the family’s brand new car from Dunham Oldsmobile. The man the 14-year-old’s father was meeting November 12, 1970, was watching a 45-foot, 8-ton whale that washed up on the beach – and the Oregon highway workers tasked with removing the carcass from ... Read More »

New Car Tax Rules See Surge In Evasion Rate

The rate of car tax avoidance has more than doubled, partly because some buyers of used cars do not realise new rules mean they have to tax the vehicle immediately. Figures from the Department for Transport show that the rate of unlicensed vehicles in traffic increased to 1.4% in 2015 from 0.6% in 2013, the last time it carried out ... Read More »

New car sales getting back into top gear

Dealerships in Galway have recorded a boom in new car sales this year – so far in 2015, they’re up by more than one-third on the same period last year. According to new figures from SIMI (the Society of the Irish Motor Industry) and website DoneDeal, new car sales were up 36.1% in the first nine month of this year ... Read More »

Proposed new car park orders to cover charging points

Orkney Islands Council is looking at introducing two new car park orders to cater for electric vehicle charging points. The authority owns 16  electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Orkney, which are free to use while car owners are charging their vehicles. But because the charging points are new additions to car parks, the OIC needs to introduce a car ... Read More »

China new-car sales get a tax-cut boost

SHANGHAI–China is giving a boost to its weakened auto industry, as a new government tax break in October spurred the biggest monthly sales jump so far this year. Still, results for the first 10 months of this year suggest sales in the world’s largest car market will likely miss industry expectations, and are set to grow at their slowest pace ... Read More »

Kenya’s new car sales jump 15 pct in first 10 months

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Sales of light commercial trucks helped push new vehicle sales in Kenya to 16,711 units in the first 10 months of 2015, 15 percent higher than in the same period last year, the head of the industry’s association said on Tuesday. Rita Kavashe, the chairman of the Kenya Motor Industry Association, told Reuters sales of light trucks ... Read More »