May, 2011
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This is the fifth time that the La Vie en Bleu event has taken place, and although the basic concept - a celebration of all things French - has not changed, ...

La Vie en Bleu 2011 – Colin’s report

Events / Prescott / Races & Hill Climbs

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I'm actually staring to lose count of the number of years I've been to this event. It's just so good that it's an absolute must-see every year.Prescott put on ...

La Vie en Bleu at Prescott Hill Climb 2011 – Dan’s Report

Events / Prescott / Races & Hill Climbs

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I simply cannot imagine that a booking for a moderately priced rental with Hertz in the UK would ever result in you finding the largest saloon of the fleet in ...

2011 Mercedes S350L (D)

Mercedes / Road Tests

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I have my friend in Munich, Christian Wimmer, to thank for alerting me to the existence of the German Toyota Museum. For a start, it is not the sort of theme ...

Deutsches Toyota Museum – Hartkirchen, nr Passau (D)

Museums

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It was only a matter of time for the concept of the MPV, translated from "Large Size" of the Renault Espace, to "Medium Size" by the 1996 Renault Scenic ...

2011 Kia Venga 3 1.4 CRDi (GB)

Kia / Road Tests

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When you rent a car from all but the smallest depots, there is usually some element of choice in the vehicle whose keys you acquire. For sure, it may involve ...

2010 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 Technik (GB)

Audi / Road Tests

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It barely seems more than a few days since the impressive turnout of over 25 Abarths at the Ace Cafe Italian Car Night in April, but the calendar does not lie ...

Ace Cafe – Italian Night, May 2011

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows

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After a concept version of the car did the rounds of the Shows in 2004, the production version of the Mercedes B Class was launched in March 2005. A front wheel ...

2011 Mercedes B180CDi Automatic (IRL)

Mercedes / Road Tests

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There are so many motoring related events that take place, that it is impossible to experience them all. Over the years, I have found plenty which are in the ...

Spring Classic at Gaydon – May 2011

Events / Shows

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Held in the grounds of St Rose’s School in Stroud, Wheelnuts is part of the fund raising events that the school holds to raise money for children with ...

“Wheelnuts” – May 2011

Events / Shows

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Having enjoyed a few trips to Ace Cafe, on Italian Night, I decided it was time to see what happens when a different theme applies. There are plenty of choices, ...

Ace Cafe – “Old Skool Ford” – May 2011

Ace Cafe / Events / Shows

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Since its launch in 1973, Volkswagen has made well over 15 million Passats. Although this figure is well short of the sales ...

2011 and 2010 VW Passat 1.6 TDi 105 BlueMotion S (GB)

Road Tests / Volkswagen

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The first Toyota Corolla appeared in 1966. Although it might not have been obvious at that time, this was a car ...

2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8 LE (USA)

Road Tests / Toyota

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Billed as a major new event on the calendar, offering top quality historic racing with the highest calibre cars and drivers, but at "family-friendly" prices, ...

Donington Historic Festival – May 2011

Events / Shows

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Interest in the classic car movement is such that more than a few nationwide events are now able to claim a history all of their own. The Brooklands Auto ...

Brooklands Auto Italia – April 2011

Events / Shows