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RAC launches price-comparison website for servicing, repairs and MoTs

THE RAC is launching a price comparison website for car servicing. It will be contacting more than 10,000 garages asking them to join the new site, which will rank car servicing, repairs and MOTs. The website – RAC Garage Compare.co.uk – is the result of a partnership between the RAC and The Motorists Organisation, the company behind

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Medal honour for Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design

IAN CALLUM, director of design for Jaguar, has been honoured by the Chartered Society of Designers with the prestigious Minerva Medal for his outstanding contribution to automotive design. The Minerva Medal is the highest accolade given by the Society and was presented by the Society’s Patron, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Minerva Dinner in St

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Sales team strengthened ahead of bumper year for Aston Martin Works

ASTON Martin Works is increasing its sales force for both new and used cars in response to a growth in business. The business is also preparing for what they predict will be a busy 60th anniversary year in 2015. Leading the line in the expanded Aston Martin Works sales force is Justin Pearce, 47, who joins the

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Second global award for Aldershot Nissan dealership

A NISSAN dealership in Aldershot has won the manufacturer’s top global retail honour for the second year running. West Way Nissan in Windsor Way picked up its first prestigious Nissan Global Award – presented to a small number of the world’s best performing dealerships – at a ceremony in Los Angeles last year. And bosses at Nissan

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Revenue and profits up as Cambria maintains momentum

FRANCHISED motor dealer Cambria has published its audited preliminary results for the year ended August 31, 2014 – and they reveal a continued improvement in the group’s operational and financial performance. The figures show that revenue increased by 14 per cent to £450.1 million; underlying profit before tax rose by 32 per cent to £5.4 million

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Real Deals: Travel back to the ’80s courtesy of this rare Capri Brooklands

    LOOK at those bucket seats, look at that steering wheel, look at the slab-fronted dash, then look at that bonnet! This could only be from one era – those wonderful Eighties. There have been murmurings recently that Ford may be considering a replacement for the Capri. Now that the Blue Oval is back on best form, producing some

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Dealership staff get on their bikes… and grab an award

STAFF at a car dealership in Bristol are celebrating after scooping an accolade at the West of England Sustainable Travel Awards. Wessex Garages in Pennywell Road won the Best Newcomer Award given to organisations that have recently encouraged employees to adopt healthier and more sustainable modes of travel to work. Keith Brock, managing director of Wessex Garages,

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New VW showroom to open in Burton upon Trent

BURTON business TL Darby Volkswagen is on target to open its state-of-the-art new showroom next month. Construction at the purpose-built premises on Centrum East Retail Park is nearing completion and the company will be opening on December 15. Brand manager Richard Darby said: ‘As each day passes we can see the building transformed from a bare steel

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Formula One World Champion goes undercover at car dealership

FOUR time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel has been livening up an Infiniti dealership in Germany by pretending to be one of their mechanics. A disguised Vettel takes unsuspecting customers for a test drive, before scaring them with by throwing the Q50 around the industrial site. We’re surprised his passengers couldn’t spot this very famous German

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