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The 5 Second Hand Cars you’ll need to build a Space Shuttle

Posted on April 8th, 2015 by rapidz

The space shuttle was a quite phenomenal feat of science, engineering and technology. Through 30 years of missions, it has taken hundreds of astronauts into space; it has launched and fixed satellites; built the International Space Station; conducted cutting-edge research across all branches of science and pushed the limits of what we deemed possible, advancing […]

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The Ultimate Movie Car Chases

Posted on April 8th, 2015 by rapidz

The chase scene is a classic, vital and almost cliché component of any film that dares to call itself an action flick. These days, the best chase scenes feel more like a triumph of CGI, health and safety regulations and officious lawyers rather than a triumph of pure, raw driving skill – but whatever you […]

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The Future of Supercars

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by rapidz

It’s generally accepted that the first ‘supercar’ in the guise that we have come to recognise them – mid-engined, V12, extreme styling, 170 mph+ – was the Lamborghini Miura, the eyelash-clad Italian film star that took the automotive world by storm at the 1965 Turin Car Show. Before the Miura’s introduction, a series of road cars with sporting […]

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Today’s Runarounds, Tomorrow’s Classics

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by rapidz

In today’s world many people would argue that putting your money in a bank is pointless and the property market is as volatile as a politician smoking a cigar in a gasworks. So where’s the best place to put your money so you can enjoy your retirement? Classic cars of course! But wait. Unless your […]

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The Most Iconic Cars of all Time

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by rapidz

Ask a thousand petrolheads to give you a list of their Top 10 Most Iconic Cars of All Time and you’ll get a thousand different lists. You’ll get a lot of crossovers for sure, but the debates rage on in pubs and on internet forums the world over. The trouble with all these lists is […]

When Car Names Go Wrong

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by rapidz

Would you tell people you drove a Dodge Swinger? What about the AMC Gremlin, the Ford Probe or the Mitsubishi Lettuce? Car companies spend hundreds of millions on the design and development of their cars, making sure they are just right. They spend similar amounts on marketing and PR, making sure that if you’re in […]

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The Top 10 Tips For Buying A Second Hand Car

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by rapidz

When it comes to buying second hand cars knowledge is power. The more information you have, the better a deal you’ll get. And ultimately, buying a second-hand car comes down to simple economics. You want to buy it for the lowest possible price and the seller wants to sell it for the highest possible price, […]

The 200mph Club

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by rapidz

As an evolutionary species, man has always strived to go further, longer and faster than those who have come before. In the late 19th century when the first sub-10mph petrol-powered, internal combustion engined cars were coming out of the factories of Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, our collective ‘need for speed’ immediately became […]

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The Most Famous Cars on TV

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by rapidz

The TV and film industry spends millions on top talent to guarantee ratings and box office success. However, despite the best efforts of the acting elite the truth is that on many occasions the car’s the star! There are so many to choose from: from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, the […]

The World’s Most Expensive Second-Hand Cars

Posted on March 1st, 2015 by rapidz

We all know that Mike can sniff a diamond in the rough at a thousand paces – he’s not one half of the Wheeler Dealers dream team for nothing – and the auction house is his natural habitat, but this list of the world’s most expensive cars sold at auction may stretch even Mike’s ability […]