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Sally Ride – Challenger Spacecraft Google Doodle

By |May 25th, 2015|

For many people around the world today’s google doodle, celebrating the life of Sally Ride will be special. Sally Ride was one of the astronauts that flew on the challenger, the space shuttle that burned into flames on the 28th of January 1986. It launched and landed nine times before breaking apart 73 seconds into its tenth mission, STS-51-L, on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. It was the first of two shuttles to be destroyed in flight.

Nissan and BMW to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in South Africa

By |May 25th, 2015|

Nissan and BMW sign Memorandum of Understanding
Partnership will share knowledge and co-develop electric vehicle charging grid
Charging points to support Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Electrical Vehicles (PHEV)

ROSSLYN, South Africa (May 25, 2015) – Nissan and BMW confirmed they will collaborate to advance electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) adoption in South Africa.

HUGE ACCESS ROAD UPGRADE FOR CARS IN THE PARK 2015 ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY

By |May 25th, 2015|

The Pretoria Old Motor Club has successfully negotiated an extra access road which will be in operation for the 2015 edition of South Africa’s biggest car show, the Cars in the Park, scheduled for August 2, 2015.

TOP TEN FINISHES FOR BENTLEY AT SILVERSTONE

By |May 25th, 2015|

P6 and P9 at Silverstone in second round of Blancpain Endurance Series
Failed wheel nut and a drive-through penalty prohibit higher places
Strong recovery for car #7 from P24

(Silverstone, 24th May 2015) Bentley’s return to the home of British motorsport at Silverstone brought a double-top-ten finish despite a challenging race for both cars. While the pace of the Continental GT3 was good enough to try and emulate last year’s victory at the track, circumstances meant that the Bentley Boys had to settle for the satisfactory results of P6 for car #8 and P9 for car #7.

RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR NOW ON SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA

By |May 25th, 2015|

Most powerful Range Rover now available in South Africa
Revised chassis and high performance tyres for exhilarating dynamics, with active exhaust for sporty V8 soundtrack
Retains Range Rover’s class-leading all-terrain capability

Pretoria, 25 May 2014 – Range Rover’s fastest and most powerful model yet, the Range Rover Sport SVR, is now available in South African showrooms. The first model to wear the SVR badge – destined for all future high-performance Jaguar and Land Rover models – made its local debut at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, in May. Its impressive acceleration and thrilling V8 soundtrack wowed crowds, who were some of the first to witness its capabilities.

BMW PGA Championship: A new star is born. Rookie Byeong-Hun An wins record breaking “Players’ Flagship”.

By |May 24th, 2015|

Wentworth. South Korea’s Byeong-Hun An produced one of the finest performances in the history of the European Tour’s flagship event as he cruised to victory today at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, just outside London.

An, a 23-year-old European Tour rookie, had a bogey-free final round of 65 – made up of five birdies, an eagle and 12 pars – for a record-breaking 21-under-par total of 267 and an emphatic victory by six strokes over Miguel Angel Jimenez (67), of Spain, and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee (69). It beat the previous best score around the iconic West Course by two strokes and was a masterclass in the art of controlled golf.

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Jaguar debut the Bloodhound F-TYPE Rapid Response Vehicle

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Jaguar has announced the F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC RRV – one of the cars that will support the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt.

World debut of Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV)
Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 405kW sports car will support the Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record attempt
Jaguar will be at the heart of Bloodhound SSC providing its 5.0-litre 405kW supercharged V8 engine to provide hydraulic services to the car and drive the rocket’s oxidiser pump

CO2 DIPS TO 89G/KM IN NEW 83MPG AUDI A3 TDI ULTRA

By |May 21st, 2015|

Premium compact hatchback famed for its quality and advanced technology makes another sizeable stride forward in efficiency
A3 three-door and Sportback 1.6 TDI 110PS models adopt ‘ultra’ badge after making further gains in economy and emissions for 2016 Model Year
quattro all-wheel-drive also becomes available in conjunction with 1.6 TDI 110PS engines in Saloon and Sportback body styles
2.0 TDI 150PS engine can also now be combined with quattro drive in all body styles
A3 1.6 TDI ultra priced from £20,865 OTR, A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI ultra from £21,485 OTR
A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI 110PS quattro priced from £22,915 OTR, A3 2.0 TDI quattro 150PS priced from £25,045 OTR
A3 1.6 TDI ultra six-speed manual – 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds, top speed 124mph, combined MPG 83.1, CO2 89g/km

Mazda to bring live music to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

By |May 21st, 2015|

Mazda ‘Raise the Roof’ is a four-day open-air music event within the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Live music inspired by the all-new Mazda MX-5 will entertain crowds across the weekend.
In the unique setting of the Goodwood House Stable Yard it will showcase 20 innovative artists.
Free and open to all ‘Raise the Roof’ is set to bring new sounds to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Watch the ‘Raise the Roof’ trailer here: http://www.mazda.co.uk/goodwood-2015/raise-the-roof/
The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the all-new Mazda MX-5 make its UK debut.
Mazda are the Central Feature Marque at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.