Episode 95 : Nerd Maths - PSA and GM Deal, Feb New Car Reg Figures, Mission Motorsport turns 5

There is only one news item for Follow Up, but it's a big one! The chaps move straight into discussing PSA agrees a deal with General Motors.

FOLLOW UP - GM PSA DEAL

Today, as of recording, there was a joint press conference announcing the deal where PSA buys Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors. The short answer is GM were clearly desperate to get rid of Opel/Vauxhall. To read more click here and click here.

There has, finally, been much discussion in the motoring press as to why PSA might be interested and why GM might want to sell. To read more click here and click here.

Rumours persist the way is now clear for GM to merge with FSA. The chaps imagine Marchionne has been blocked by Barrie now, due to the constant calling!

FEBRUARY NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES

Start of the month means SMMT's new car registration figures are out. February sees a slight drop in numbers. However, alternatively fuelled vehicles continue to rise. Will Alan be proved right, by the end of the year? To read more click here.

MISSION MOTORSPORT TURNS 5

Congratulations from the Motoring Podcast to all involved with Mission Motorsport, who turned 5 last week. To read more click here.

Details were also announced about the Race for Remembrance, held at the Anglesey Race Track. This year it will be a 12 hour endurance race. To read more click here.

RALLY MEXICO

Quick reminder that the Rally of Mexico starts this Friday. Andrew is looking forward to the special stage being held in the same square as that used in Spectre. Hyundai and Citroën will be hoping for some good luck. Toyota is talking down their chances. We will be watching with interest to see how the M-Sport Ford does too. To read more click here.

NEW TOP GEAR SERIES

Sunday 5 March saw the first episode in the new series of Top Gear. This time Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Read are leading the show. The test track is back, for the celebrity guests to try in the new reasonably fast car, a Toyota GT86. Both Alan and Andrew saw a vast improvement on the last series and have higher hopes. As always, though, they're just happy that a motoring show is on TV. To watch it via the BBC iPlayer click here.

EUROPEAN COTY

The European Car of the Year has been announced. Congratulations to Peugeot for winning with the 3008. Social media did seem perplexed at the decision. To read more click here.

ALAN'S GENEVA SHOW HIT LIST

Alan runs through a quick list of vehicles he wants to see at the Geneva Motor Show this week. He also has a rant about the layout. To see Alan's guide to Geneva video, click here.

REAR VIEW PODCAST

Don't forget the new show from the team at Motoring Podcast, Rear View, where we talk to fascinating people from the motoring universe. To go listen to the episodes already released on iTunes click here.

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