BREAKING NEWS: Four feared dead as plane crashes into car auction site

A PLANE has overshot the runway at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire today – where a popular car auction is held – and crashed into parked cars. There was an early unconfirmed report that the four people in the aircraft died in the incident. One eyewitness said the plane overshot the runway as it came in to land, clipped a

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Plug-in hybrid is the Ultimate for sail-makers

” A LEADING south-coast sail-maker has gone green with its decision to buy two Outlander PHEVs, the ultra-low emission ground-breaking SUV. Ultimate Sails, based at Port Hamble Marina near Southampton, was looking to replace an elderly pick-up and van for general use and transporting sails across the country. ‘We didn’t just want vans and company car tax was

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Perrys nominated for two digital awards

Perrys have been nominated for Best Use of Video and Best Automotive Campaign at The 2015 Drum Awards for the Digital Industries – known as the DADI Awards. After the group’s successes in the past 12 months at numerous automotive industry award ceremonies, Perrys have been recognised by The Drum for the Perrys.co.uk website and their

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Burglars raid dealership – right next to a police station…

DEALERS have often complained that their forecourts are a common target for thieves. So if you have a dealership, you’d have thought the ideal site is right next to a police station. Apparently not. Burglars waited until the early hours before breaking into Five Star of Formby dealership and stealing four cars worth £26,000, as well as the keys

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Dealers facing ‘imminent HMRC crackdown’ over demonstrators

  ” POOR record keeping on employees’ use of demonstrators and courtesy vehicles could see dealers facing stiff fines from the HM Revenue & Customs. That’s the warning from Dean Pipitone of Cooper Solutions, who believes up to 80 per cent of dealers could be failing to keep sufficient records of employees’ vehicle use. Known as the ‘averaging’ scheme in

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Mazda is heading for another record year

MAZDA has become the latest manufacturer to post glowing revenue figures – and is predicting its third record year in a row. The Japan-based carmaker reported 6.01 billion euro in revenue for April to June, up 14 per cent year on year, with operating profits of 398 million euro. Global sales volume also reflected the positive trend, growing

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New six-month sales record for Audi

THE Audi Group delivered more than 900,000 vehicles to customers worldwide between January and June – its best-ever six-month total. The company increased its revenue to 30 billion euro and its operating profit to 2.9 billion euro. It achieved an operating return on sales of 9.8 per cent, at the upper end of its strategic target corridor of

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Entrepreneurs to launch free classified business on old Carcraft web domain

” ENTREPRENEURIAL brothers Reg and Louis Rix, the owner-manager team behind online motor finance broker Carfinance247, have acquired the web domain and trade mark of Carcraft for an undisclosed sum.  Carcraft, a multi-site used car supermarket, ceased trading after it went into administration in April 2015 following 60-plus years in business. It was the UK’s sixth-largest used-car dealership

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Supercar dealer calls for common sense over anti-social laws to combat super-rich London boy racers

THE founder of a supercar dealership in central London has claimed new laws planned by the local authority to halt boy racers could harm his business. Alex Prindiville has hit out after the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea announced it is planning to introduce new anti-social behaviour laws principally to stop super-rich car owners from

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NextGear Capital Report: Dealers are embracing new technology

THE way trade buyers operate is changing – it is a shift driven by a combination of technology, trends in consumer purchasing activity, an improving economy and access to stock funding. These were the key lessons taken from NextGear Capital’s recent UK wide auction tour. In total the tour took in 20 auctions in just two weeks,

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Big Mike: Bangernomics makes perfect sense if you’re feeling brave

I’VE been in this this game for long enough to believe I can realistically value any car, be it fifty grand’s worth of Range Rover (and I ask anyone, why would you, when you can get a lovely old Jag for three grand?), or a £295 px bargain to clear (you’ll sell anything for that,

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