Ton-up drivers face court

Ton-up drivers face court

Police are prosecuting 18 drivers stopped over the weekend for speeding, including one driving at 120mph, and five others doing more than 100mph. Officers from the Roads Policing Unit on patrols on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday  July 1, reported the drivers to court...
Track and legend Derek Bell at National Motor Museum

Track and legend Derek Bell at National Motor Museum

Multiple champion racing driver Derek Bell MBE shared memories of his long career on the track at an event hosted at the National Motor Museum by Smith & Williamson. Derek, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours race five times, the Daytona 24 three times, the World...
Sitting is believing

Sitting is believing

Car Tested: RXL 450h Luxury Price as tested £54,095 CO2 136g CO2/km 3.5 Litre petrol hybrid Copyright Dominic Parkes 2018 With Thanks to: Lexus Poole, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1JF. 01202 974044. By Dominic Parkes Are you sitting comfortably? No, I am not about to...
Perky little performer is a class act

Perky little performer is a class act

Car Tested: T-Roc SEL 2.0 TSI 4Motion 190PS 7-speed DSG OTR Price – £32,205 Inc. Sport Pack. Pre-crash preventive occupant protection. Emissions: Car tested 155 g/km With Thanks to Heritage of Salisbury Volkswagen. 01722 431300. By Dominic Parkes  Take any...
The future’s here – and it’s electric

The future’s here – and it’s electric

Car Tested:  Nissan LEAF Tekna  Price from £21,900 inc. Govt. Grant (Tested £24,400) Nil  CO2 With thanks to Westover Nissan, Salisbury. 01722 448851  Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes, photographer and car reviewer for Valley News By Dominic Parkes Only 10...
Game on for hybrids

Game on for hybrids

Car Tested: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium SE Price as tested £24,470 92 g/km CO2 With thanks to Westover Hyundai, Wilton Road, Salisbury. 01722 440583 By Dominic Parkes Hyundai’s incredible rise from a bit player to a serious contender in such a short space of time has...
Volkswagen’s popular Polo

Volkswagen’s popular Polo

Car tested: Volkswagen Polo 1.0 SE TSI 95PS (£16,276) Price Range: £13,885 to £22,640 Emissions: Car tested 101 g/km With thanks to Heritage of Salisbury Volkswagen. 01722 273169 By Dominic Parkes I have always had a soft spot for the Volkswagen Polo. It was my first...
Leisure Centre is on line for car plug-ins

Leisure Centre is on line for car plug-ins

Trees may get the chop to make way for electric vehicle re-charging points. Downton Leisure Centre could become a place for people to recharge their personal energy batteries – and those on their electric cars. Instavolt, an electric vehicle company, are...
Hyundai’s small screen star

Hyundai’s small screen star

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes Car Tested: Hyundai Kona 1.0 GDi Premium SE Prices from: £16,195 – £25,500 Emissions: 117g/km With Thanks to Westover Hyundai. Salisbury 01722 440583 By Dominic Parkes  To the man watching the CCTV covering the...
Toyota’s impressive Prius

Toyota’s impressive Prius

Uber-Wheels Oh, how I laughed. ‘Taxi’. ‘Who called an Uber?’ Chortle, guff aw etc. Once I had pulled myself up off the floor and re-inserted my insides, I gave the children one last chance to get in the Prius for the school run. White is probably not the best colour...
Feeling Super-Stonic – the Kia Stonic

Feeling Super-Stonic – the Kia Stonic

Stonic’ sounds as if it should mean something – I am feeling Stonic? No, that’s silly. It was a Stonic buy? Nope. I went out on Friday and got rather Stonic-ed? Nah. Surely, it is a verb with some significance – I checked my search engine of choice but all I could see...
New model hits the jackpot

New model hits the jackpot

To paraphrase the late Brucie; ‘Hasn’t Nissan done well?’  They have certainly hit the jackpot with the Qashqai model. Since its launch in 2006, it has created almost two million sales. In 2013, came the second generation, and now we have a refresh. Never...

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