Episode 62 : Many Gears - #Dieselgate anniversary, OX revealed, Ampera-E not UK bound, Citroën Origins

This week the chaps have a bit of follow-up to start the show off with.

FOLLOW UP - GOODWOOD REVIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

As ever, there are highlights of the wonderful Revival weekend on ITV. On Wednesday 14 September they're on ITV4 at 21:00 and then again on 21 September, this time on ITV at 23:40. To read more click here. If you prefer YouTube Goodwood have their own excellent channel, to view that click here.

EVENTS FOR US TO ATTEND

Thank you to all who suggested motoring events for us on the show to attend. @RotationUpNorth put forward the WEC race at Silverstone and the Race for Remembrance at Anglesey Circuit. @TalesofanAlfa nominated a meet-up of friends of the show to coincide with the NEC Classic Car Show. @MattB88 suggested we attend the @Motospeed75 Cannonball. Please do keep letting us know other ideas of events you think we'd like to visit.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #DIESELGATE

A year ago this week the news first leaked out that there may be a small problem for Volkswagen in the US, over their diesel engines. What a year that has been! Our constant companion which shows no real signs of ending anytime soon has caused fundamental changes in VW's direction as a company. To read what has happened over the last year click here.

#DIESELGATE ENGINEER PLEA BARGAIN

VW engineer, James Liang, has submitted a plea bargain with US authorities and confessed that he, along with others, was guilty of perpetrating the defeat device on diesel engines. To read more of what has been revealed click here.

EU INVESTIGATES COMPENSATION DUE FROM VW

The EU is investigating whether consumers in Europe are due compensation following the #dieselgate affair. This continues to rile and irk Andrew and Alan, as Volkswagen have not been proven to have contravened any legislation or law. Until that time, the chaps are at a loss as to what people will be compensated for. To read more click here.

BRING OUT THE OX

Just before the show was recorded, last week, a new vehicle was revealed to the public, the Ox. This idea behind the vehicle came from Sir Torquil Norman, which Gordon Murray has made real. The Ox is intended to enable mobility in developing countries. The vehicle can be flat-packed for transportation and assembled, by three people, in approximately 12 hours. To read about it from Gordon Murray click here. There is also an article from @MR_AndrewBrady which you can read by clicking here. Both Alan and Andrew really like this and announced they would happily test the vehicle by touring Britain in one if this is required. They will now wait for Gordon Murray to get in touch.

AMPERA-E NOT COMING TO UK

Vauxhall announced that the Ampera-E, known as the Chevrolet Bolt in the US, will not be coming to the UK as it has not been designed for right-hand-drive. Whilst Andrew is disappointed by this development and bemoans short-sighted management, Alan tries to bring a modicum of balance by discussing what it would entail and cost to bring it here. To read more click here

JAGUAR JOINS FORMULA E

Jaguar will be competing in the next season of Formula E, with a rather good looking livery that Alan and Andrew are fans of, in a very shallow way. To read more click here. The new season starts soon too, with the first round in Hong Kong on 9 October 2016.

F1 SOLD SORT OF

As seems to be F1's penchant, something as momentous and potentially rejuvenating as being sold has descended into a farce. There is an excellent article explaining what is or isn't going on, to read it click here

COFFEE AND CARS

Friends of the show, Great Escape Cars, are having their final Coffee and Cars event of the year on 18 September 2016. Alan has been to two this year and thoroughly recommends any interested in cars should attend. To learn more click here.

VIRTUAL CITROËN MUSEUM

Citroën has opened the virtual doors to their online museum, called Citroën Origins. This is a wonderful way in which to lose much time by clicking through the variety of vehicles, which will be added to over time, that the manufacturer has brought us over the years. To avoid work click here.

ALAN ON A BRIDGE

Alan has finally managed to travel over the Øresund Bridge in a car, rather than be slung underneath in a train. He was so happy he videoed the trip, click here to see it.

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