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Timo Makinen, legendary Finnish rally driver has died, aged 79. Among his achievements was a hat-trick of wins in the RAC Rally driving the Ford Escort, but he is perhaps best remembered as one of the of the ‘three musketeers’ of the British Motor Corporation’s works rally team in the 1960s – alongside fellow Finn Rauno Aaltonen and Ulsterman Paddy Hopkirk.
Regular readers might remember Ed Rollet’s tale of a Ledbury Maestro, which needed to find a new home following the untimely death of its owner, Lance Pickering. The T-registered example had been offered in exchange for a donation to the Midlands Air Ambulance. The good news is that AROnline has helped find the car a new owner – […]
The popular Jaguar F-Type has received a shot in the arm with the addition of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium engine under the bonnet. Before you shriek ‘no way’ and insist that a Jaguar sports car should pack a multi-cylinder engine, this one has 296bhp and heralds the arrival of the first four-cylinder petrol Ingenium. The […]
Site reader and ex-Rover Engine Development Engineer at Longbridge, Ed Rollet, has been in touch with a sad tale. One of his team-mates from the factory, Lance, has recently passed away, but not before he’d bought a Ledbury Maestro with a view to using it to teach his eldest daughter to drive. In the end, it’s too […]
Aston Martin’s new factory in South Wales moves closer towards full-scale car production. The former RAF base is ramping up…
Jaguar Land Rover continues its growth trajectory in 2016, posting record global sales figures, confirming its position as the UK’s largest carmaker.
The new London Taxi Company TX5 black cab will be built in Ansty, near Coventry in a new £300m facility. Here’s what we know.
Ford unveiled the hot new turbocharged Fiesta ST at Geneva, and then cast a long shadow over it with its popular 1980s forebear, the Mk2 XR2.
Fancy a cut-price Lotus Elise? This new Tata-produced sports car could be the answer to your prayers. Be sure to test drive it first on your XBox, though.
Bentley unveils the EXP12 supercar concept, which hints at a lighter, more efficient future. But will this induction-charged open-top actually make it into production? If it does, will it crack 300 miles on a charge?