The real Ford Focus ST beats a virtual one at Goodwood FoS

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So which is faster – a real car, or a simulated version of one? Well now we know, kind of, for the former Stig, Ben Collins, managed to drive the new Ford Focus ST to victory against a computerised simulation of a Ford Focus ST at Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend. Just hours after making its global debut, …

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Airships, Hovercraft, Amphibious Caravans, Batmobiles – the weirdest vehicles for sale

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There is a fantastic story that dates from the turn of the century. Back then aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont would parade his new fangled Airship by hovering at roof level along the boulevards of Paris. Then when he’d utterly freaked the passing Parisians out he would tie the ship up and pop into his favourite restaurant for lunch. Hopefully one …

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Fascinating film that celebrates the life of F1 legend Bruce McLaren

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I must admit that I didn’t know too much about Brice McLaren – the man who founded the Formula One racing team. It turns out that he was not British, as I’d always thought, but a Kiwi, and that he was a very successful driver before starting the iconic F1 team. But it was the team that bears his name …

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Great pictures from The Golden Age of Formula One – the 60s and 70s

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So F1 fans chin up! The new season starts four months today in Australia. Time will fly by. So to help fill the void in your life caused by lack of racing here is a quick trip back to the golden early days of Formula One in the 60s and 70s. In some ways it is a bitter sweet journey …

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Five aspirational cars from the 90s – now going cheap(ish)

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Over the next year or so you are going to be partying like it is err 1996. Yep, you can’t move for 90s stars trying to resurrect their careers (coughs, Noel Gallagher, The Spice Girls) and then there are lot of bands who take at least some of their cues from Brit Pop – stand forward Jake Bugg. Apparently, according …

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