Tim Barnes-Clay at Abarth Day

Abarth Day At Rockingham Speedway


The adrenaline-fuelled Abarth 124 Rally was among the star cars of the show when it made its UK dynamic debut at this year’s Abarth Day. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, went along to the event at Rockingham Speedway in Northamptonshire.

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Laws of the Road

Driving Laws To Be Aware Of


It is not always possible to keep on top of all the laws of the road. So, we, at Perrys, have come up with some reminders for you. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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First Drive Review: Vauxhall Crossland X


Vauxhall has kicked its Mervia to the kerb in favour of the all-new Crossland X. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the 1.2 turbo petrol variant at the car’s media launch.

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Kids and Parents Bond Best in Car


When it comes to bonding with your kids, perhaps you should take a road trip to get the lowdown on what’s going on in their minds? As our motoring journalist and dad-of-three, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports, taking a drive with your offspring could help get them talking.

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Fast And Furious Cars


There are many factors that are required to make a ‘Fast and Furious’ movie. Cool characters, superb stunts, awesome action and a veritable serving of villainy. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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Drink Driving

Drink-Drive Increase … 50 Years On


It’s five decades ago (May 10, 1967) that a blood alcohol limit for motorists was first ushered in to Britain. But as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports, government figures indicate drink-drive casualties are on the increase.

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2017 Mazda6 Tourer Review


The Mazda6 has been given the smallest amount of Botox for 2017. The third incarnation of the car went under the knife more thoroughly two years ago, so this time around, the Japanese motor maker has focused most of its attention on technology. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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New Drivers

New Driver? Check Out Our First Car Tips


Congratulations! The sweat and tears have paid off and you’ve finally passed your driving test. Now the fun begins because, as a new driver, you’re ready to start hunting for your own car.

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2017 Kia Picanto Review


The 2017 Kia Picanto is a joy to get behind the wheel of, as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, found out.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon Diesel engine

Diesels Don’t Deserve Demonisation


Diesel is being demonised by some, so it’s no wonder there’s some confusion about whether or not to go for a diesel car. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.

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Abarth 595C Turismo (2017) Review


Abarth is the athletic arm of Fiat – and the 595 is a whirlwind of fun, as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, discovered.

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Citroen Dispatch Review


The third incarnation of Citroen’s Dispatch van is the most crucial commercial vehicle to be ushered in for twenty years. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, explains why.

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All-New Insignia Grand Sport Overview


The all-new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is on sale in Britain now, but it won’t be in showrooms until next month. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the model at its UK media launch.

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Littering UK Roads

Don’t Rubbish Our Roads…Or Else!


This week the government announced that litterers could be slapped with fines of up to £150, or face community service, as part of a new crackdown on rubbish covering Britain’s roads.

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Stop-start Easter holiday traffic could spell car sickness misery

Sick Of Cars? Or Just Car Sick?


The phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded and chorused in cars across Britain next week, when 16 million people are expected to hit the road for the great Easter getaway.

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Mazda achieves record March retail sales

Mazda Achieves Record Month Of Sales


Mazda UK has achieved a record March of retail sales. With retail sales of 7,556, March 2017 has eclipsed the previous record of 7,496 in March 2010 when consumer sales were driven by the government scrappage scheme.

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Charity Launches Road Safety Competition For Schools


Brake, the road safety charity, has launched a brand new project for primary schools to help children spread important road safety messages in their community.

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Experience WRC Virtually With Citroën


For any true rally fan, getting behind the wheel of a WRC is the ultimate dream. To get a sense of the extreme thrills of rallying such a car, virtual reality offers infinite possibilities.

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