Beat the tariffs

Beat the tariffs

By Maurice Hardy Brexit – where’s it going and, more importantly, will it affect buying your next new car? Nobody knows, as I write this, but some manufacturers are reportedly asking customers to sign an agreement to pay tariffs when they place an order. As most of...
Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

By Viktor Berg This year’s Downton Engineering Works Classic Car Show celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Mini, first introduced in 1959 and is sure to water the mouths of car enthusiasts. The show, at The Brian Whitehead Sports Ground, Downton, coincides with the...
Westover bought by Hendy Group

Westover bought by Hendy Group

Dorset and Wiltshire-based Westover Group is now part of the Hendy Group, which has become one of the largest dealership networks in the country. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, takes Hendy into the £1bn turnover range, with 2,000 employees and businesses spread...
Auction bidders disprove mathematical theories

Auction bidders disprove mathematical theories

By Maurice Hardy Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions got its 2019 season off to a flying start at Henstridge Airfield, marking a return to the venue where many of its previous sales were held. Star of the cars was a 1907 Darracq 10/12 hp Two Seater which sold for...
5 Tips to Choose a No Credit Check Loan

5 Tips to Choose a No Credit Check Loan

(sponsored content) You have a bad credit score and you need extra cash flow, now what? What do you do? If this sounds like you and you feel at a loss, don’t worry, you are not alone. Thousands of people in the UK are struggling with the very same problem. Getting a...
Which Car Is Best For Your Commute?

Which Car Is Best For Your Commute?

Most of the best-selling cars in Europe are among the best reasonably priced commuter cars. For instance, Fiat is one of the leading carmakers in Europe and has produced several commuter and family models over the years. However, before popping into your town’s Fiat...
Castle Combe sponsors celebrate 50th year

Castle Combe sponsors celebrate 50th year

Independent motor factors Melksham Motor Spares is sponsoring the Formula Ford Championship at Castle Combe Circuit for a second year. A as part of 50th anniversary celebrations, the Melksham Motor Spares team will be present at some of the race track’s Action Day...
Paul clocks up 25 years

Paul clocks up 25 years

PAUL HUGHES, group Nissan brand manager at Westover Group celebrated 25 years of service at the motor dealership. He left school at 16 and started working in the motor industry and joined Westover in 1993 as a sales advisor. Nine years later, Paul was promoted to a...
The new electric LEAF is stunning

The new electric LEAF is stunning

THE TWO new versions of the LEAF electric car offer improved infotainment, with the e+ Limited Edition providing a boost in power and extended range. Both feature an 8-ins touchscreen infotainment system, the e-pedal function with regenerative braking and the ProPILOT...
Motor group celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Motor group celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and privately-owned motoring and car sales company Westover Group is providing a platform for young people to build their careers in their chosen trade. The group employs 21 vehicle technician apprentices and one service...
Hats off to open top motoring

Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...
Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

After a nine-year absence, Station Road Garage, Gillingham is back in family hands, now trading as Station Road Garage 1912 Ltd under Nick and Valerie Baker. They bought back the Service Workshop and Tyre Bay and named it to link back to when Nick’s grandfather Percy...

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