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Jaguar XK8 Convertible

Launched in 1996 the Jaguar XK8 was produced to replace the XJS models, at that time Jaguar was using their newly developed V8 engine which was able to deliver a large amount of power from it’s 290bhp, 4litre engine.
The early XK8 engines have a known fault, the original timing chain tensioners are constructed out of […]

Restoration Projects

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Drivers who ditch their cars given £3,000 per year

Government-funded trial will see drivers who ditch their cars given £3,000 per year to spend on public transport
Drivers will be paid up to £3,000 per year if they agree to swap their cars for public transport, under Government plans to reduce congestion and air pollution.
Read the rest of this article from Auto Express here

Hyundai creates app to unlock vehicles with a mobile phone

Hyundai has created an app to unlock and control its vehicles with a mobile phone.

The Independent have posted an article stating that Hyundai have created a “Digital Key” which uses Near Field Communication to allow a phone and car to talk to each other when in close proximity.

After the smartphone unlocks the vehicle, the driver starts […]

Ford is expanding production of all-electric vehicles

BBC news has announced that Ford is investing about $900m (£682m) in new production capacity at a plant in Michigan, creating about 900 jobs.

Ford, the number two US carmaker, also said it would start production of autonomous vehicles in about two years.

Read the full article here

MOT rule changes 2018

MOT rules have now changed

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Mission E from Porsche

Porsche has conducted the first successful tests of full prototype versions of its new four-door electric sports-car-cum-saloon, which is due in production by the end of the decade.


Read the full article here from Autocar.

Women charged £45 more than men for car repairs – WHAT UTTER NONSENSE.

I found this article and it really, really infuriated me.  The price of a car repair has absolutely nothing to do with whether your male or female, if it does then you’re at the wrong garage.

The article published by Auto Express does nothing for our industry, all it does is scare women into believing they […]

The all new JAGUAR I-PACE

Jaguar is apparently building an electric car, and have revealed a concept called the I-Pace.

The I-Pace is making its first appearance at the LA motor show this week and if it goes ahead will be Jaguars first pure electric vehicle.

It takes on the form of an SUV just like its rival the recently launched Tesla Model […]

It’s amazing what you find when you cut back the hedge!

This E-Type Jaguar was found under a hedge not far from us in Bisley (Surrey).

It’s in need of a full restoration and is up for auction tomorrow (8th March) without reserve.
The last tax disc is still on its screen which expired in November 1969.
It’s believed the first owner was Ivor Arbiter (May 1963), the car […]