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  • Skating on Russian ice ice

    Skating on Russian ice ice

    I’ll admit it: dangle the carrot of competition in front of me and I’ll chase it around a field all day long. That’s how I found myself wearing racing pyjamas and slippers, a giant furry hat and a silly coat whilst standing on a frozen lake on the...

  • Three in a row

    Three in a row

    The first phase of this year’s Formula One championship came to a close in China last Sunday. So far the four ‘away’ races in the Far East have been anything but boring. Everyone was sceptical prior to the start of the season fearing the multitude...

  • Advantages of the Mitsubishi i-Miev

    Zero emissions All of those who claim to be environmentalists have no excuse for not getting one. Zero noise Reduces noise pollution as well as air pollution. Cheaper to run As much as 20 per cent cheaper than an equivalent internal combustion...

  • At last, an affordable electric car has arrived

    Industrial Motors Ltd is proud to be the first company to offer a viable full electric vehicle in Malta. The i-MiEV, which stands for intelligent Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle, is one of the first full electric vehicles to be offered in Malta that...

  • Approachable and pleasantly agreeable

    Approachable and pleasantly agreeable

    It’s most important to remember that the new Qashqai has been voted ‘Car of the Year 2014’. This fact is of great interest and fascination because it must be remembered that ‘Car of The year’ is never one of the select band of supercars costing a...

  • Ducati’s 899

    Ducati’s 899

    Middleweight supersports bikes have been part of the Ducati range since the first 748, designed to appeal to macho sportsbike riders who want to buy into the Ducati brand without saddling themselves with the price tag of the larger version. Feast...

  • The extra responsibility of owning a large vehicle

    The extra responsibility of owning a large vehicle

    Although the heading of my article last month was entirely fitting, I feel a bit of explaining is necessary, especially as the non-Maltese owner of the Shogun that featured with the article has written complaining that permission should have been...

  • New Kia Carens

    New Kia Carens

    The design-led revolution that has completely transformed Kia’s image and driven the company towards year after year of record sales comes full circle with the arrival of the all-new, third-generation Carens seven-seat, multi-purpose vehicle...

  • Some interesting facts and stories

    So the world’s largest twin-jet, long-range, wide-bodied, airplane disappears from the face of the earth without a trace and I get tracked down driving a couple of miles per hour over the limit by those speed cameras. Absurd as it may sound, I...

  • Latest Mazda 3 unveiled during driving challenge

    Latest Mazda 3 unveiled during driving challenge

    The exciting new Mazda 3 was unveiled during a press event this month, which took place in the car park opposite the GasanZammit showroom in Mrieħel, where members of the press were treated to breakfast, followd by a challenge to test their...

  • Baby Jag gets a name

    Baby Jag  gets a name

    Luxury car maker Jaguar has released a teaser picture of its next new model, in advance of a full reveal later this year. Positioned below the firm’s mid-size XF, the new XE is expected to do battle with the likes of BMW’s 3 Series, Audi’s A4 and...

  • New Nissan Qashqai

    New Nissan Qashqai

    Nissan’s Qashqai has been established as the leader in the crossover market, with more than two million produced since 2007. It appeals to both C-segment drivers looking for additional style, technology and excitement as well as downsizing buyers...

  • Art installation moves 100,000 toy cars an hour

    Art installation moves 100,000 toy cars an hour

    It’s no Picasso, but this installation by conceptual artist Chris Burden certainly has the potential to be moving. Called Metropolis II, this amazing construction took Chris and his chief engineer four years to design and create and expands...

  • Nissan’s humble rear view mirror

    Nissan’s humble rear view mirror

    If you struggle to reverse your car and fret about not being able to see the full picture, your next purchase might be a Nissan. Taking the humble rear view mirror to the next level, the Japanese car maker has unveiled a hi-tech alternative. In...

  • Modified Mercedes turned to gold

    Modified Mercedes turned to gold

    German tuning firms are known for occasionally crossing the barriers of taste, but this latest offering from Carlsson appears to have gone into new territory. Called the CS50 Versailles – after the Palace of Versailles which King Louis XIV turned...

  • A dream come true

    A dream come true

    From the fabulous SSK and SSKL of the late 1920s and early 1930s to the post-war Gull Wing 300 SLR made even more famous in the hands of the master himself, Fangio, or even the fabulous 300 SL Roadster, Mercedes fascinated me as a young man. Then...

  • F1: More screech than roar

    F1: More screech than roar

    The F1 championship has evolved over the years and new technologies have been introduced, but with the first Grand Prix this month in Melbourne, and today in Malaysia, we are witnessing a whole new ‘silent’ revolution with new rules and...

  • New engines, new rules, new sound

    New engines, new rules, new sound

    Formula One is looking and sounding different this season, with the new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems. The following looks at the main changes, with the sport going through its most...

  • Geneva’s ‘Big Stage’

    Geneva’s ‘Big Stage’

    At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, dozens of new models were given their European or even full global debuts. From the rabid Lamborghini Huracán to the humble but hideous Fulu Meteor, Matt Kimberley sniffs out the stories that shaped this year’s...

  • Audi kicks off Le Mans campaign in style

    Audi kicks off Le Mans campaign in style

    There’s no getting away from the fact that Le Mans is a big deal for Audi. The German car maker has dominated the famous endurance race in recent years, and to reinforce the event’s importance the launch of its 2014 car was a little...

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