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Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory from the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time, with Toyota Gazoo's SA reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah second. Al-Attiyah's Toyota Gazoo SA squad-mates Giniel de Villiers and Bernhard ten Brinke made it four Hiluxes in the… Continue reading Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

Buyers' advice, classic cars, Mini, Motoring News, vehicle restoration

BMH makes sure that, even at 60, the Mini will never die

Minis immortal - UK group keeps on shelling out Not only Minis - other classic shells, too FIA Cooper S race car for UK competition series LONDON, England - British Motor Heritage (BMH) is already a major supporter of the classic Mini from the Swinging Sixties but is about to increase its activities through 2019… Continue reading BMH makes sure that, even at 60, the Mini will never die

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Top new Mini Cooper Works: 220kW, aero kit, hot wheels

Limited run on John Cooper's upcoming Mini Most powerful engine yet fitted to the cars 60 years on, and Mini just keeps on evolving MUNICH, Germany - The next Mini John Cooper Works GP will soon be available worldwide, yet again intended for, its maker says, ''the hearts and minds of a performance-orientated target group''. Bad… Continue reading Top new Mini Cooper Works: 220kW, aero kit, hot wheels

4x4, Bakkies, dakar rally, Mini, Motoring News, motorsport, off-road racing, peugeot, rallying, toyota

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and… Continue reading Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

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US data shows electric vehicles can do more than save fuel

SAN FRANCISCO, California / MUNICH, Germany: The BMW Group and PG&E present the results of their ChargeForward project in favour of maximizing the use of electricity from renewable resources to charge electric cars. The main findings were: Electric vehicles can help to stabilise the public grid Drivers will change charging habits, given the right message… Continue reading US data shows electric vehicles can do more than save fuel

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Mini marketeers target students with cut-price cars

Mini US focuses on student supplies Case of 'catch them while they're young?' 'Rear doors? Another 1000 bucks, please' WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey - Mini USA is offering a ''well-equipped, low-cost'' two-door Mini Oxford Edition to, it says, ''help students along the road to success'' for $20 000 - including that $6900 worth of otherwise… Continue reading Mini marketeers target students with cut-price cars

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Morris Minor – 70 years of history on the road

LONDON, England - The post-Second World War Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis who went on to create the iconic Mini, was one of the most popular British cars. In 2018 it has reached the same age as the Land Rover - it's 70 years since the first Minors rolled off the production lines at… Continue reading Morris Minor – 70 years of history on the road

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Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Quarter-century down the lines come new Mini The first convertibles were the rarest models Each of 300 2018 special editions to cost... LONDON, England - Mini UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the Mini convertible, and another ground-breaking landmark as the best-selling convertible model in the UK. First there was...… Continue reading Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Ford, Mini, Motoring News, VW, young drivers

Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

4x4, Bakkies, dakar rally, Mini, Motoring News, motorsport, off-road racing, peugeot

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was… Continue reading Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke