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  • A great GAS conversion

    A great GAS conversion

    I must admit I would never have thought about slamming a gas conversion in a 2005 Hyundai Getz in November 2013. This car, with its 1,086 cc engine, would seem to be a bit ‘long in the tooth’ for such a drastic modification, and yet. With 77,285...

  • Changing a demolisher to a restorer

    Unlike the majority of old motors enthusiasts, Joseph Muscat started out hell-bent not on the acquisition and restoration of classic cars, but actually on their destruction. Very early on, he became a member of the Association of Motor Sports...

  • Cars wait to drive themselves

    Cars wait to drive themselves

    Love or loathe the idea, self-driving cars are on the way. Volvo is at the forefront of pushing what’s legally and technically possible, so Matt Kimberley went to the firm’s Gothenburg home on the back of big news for the industry. Volvo is about...

  • Rumble strips replaced

    Rumble strips replaced

    It’s always a pleasure to find that some traffic management concern is looked at, even if it is not fully dealt with and not to my satisfaction. Reference is once again made to the San Pawl tat Tarġa/Salina road on the approaches to the killer...

  • New coupe marks waterspeed records

    New coupe marks waterspeed records

    A powerful land vehicle which pays homage to speed on water has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce. The car company showed off its limited-edition Waterspeed Phantom Drophead Coupe on the site of the original Bluebird Motor Company forever associated...

  • Electric revolution

    Electric revolution

    Renault unveiled four electric concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a promise to make them widely available to motorists. Since then, Renault has publicised each milestone in this ambitious and unique project, securing the backing of...

  • Peugeot 308 car of the year

    Peugeot 308 car of the year

    At the recent 84th Geneva Motor Show, the new Peugeot 308 was crowned with the prestigious title of 2014 Car of the Year. Reflecting the interests and tastes of 58 journalists from 22 European countries, the jury delivered its verdict on the...

  • MPV of the year

    MPV of the year

    Already named Best Family Car of the Year by BBC Top Gear Magazine, the new Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has picked up another award in the UK, receiving the MPV of the Year award from What Car? in London. Since its launch in June 2013, the new...

  • Road safety doesn’t happen by accident

    Notwithstanding that road fatalities in Malta are way below the European average and in 2012 were at an all time low, Transport Malta has felt the necessity to develop a new road safety strategy for the next 10 years. In fact, the number of road...

  • Insurers want safer car repairs

    Insurers want safer car repairs

    Six motor insurers (see below), have pooled their resources in order to improve the standard and efficiency of motor vehicle accident repairs in Malta. This initiative, known as MIRE (Motor Insurance Repairs Efficiency), has now been running for...

  • Citadel drives good practices

    Citadel Insurance has always been innovative in the way it conducts insurance business and a few weeks ago it proved this yet again by organising a seminar for a number of car repairers. Leading speakers from various camps delivered talks about...

  • Hyundai offering two tickets to watch Italy vs England

    Hyundai offering two tickets to watch Italy vs England

    As Fifa’s official partner, Hyundai is announcing a worldwide promotional campaign aimed at rewarding people who test drive a Hyundai car. The campaign is also being made available in Malta and given the fever that is aroused when Italy and...

  • The new Mini

    The new Mini

    The latest generation of the Mini is once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. The evolutionary refinement of its design, entirely new engines and innovative driver assistance systems make the new Mini more...

  • More than a mere motoring experience

    More than a mere motoring experience

    This is a splendid little car with a nifty six-speed gearbox, manually explored for total pleasure and just asking to be stirred around with gusto to get the best possible performance out of the car. The engine and gearbox are perfectly suited to...

  • Cuba, Castro, classic cars

    Cuba, Castro, classic cars

    Anywhere around the world, seeing a vintage, veteran or classic car on the road is a rare occasion. Cuba is one definite exception to all this, for in this Caribbean country, classic cars still rule the roost. Political events and policies, and...

  • 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...

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