Episode 104 : Was Listening - "Reckless" Vauxhall, Contactless Hyundai, Alan at Events, WRC Result

The chaps start the show with a small amount of Follow Up.

FOLLOW UP - "RECKLESS" VAUXHALL

Vauxhall has been branded as “reckless” in the slow reaction to combustible Zafira Bs, by the Transport Committee. To read the BBC News article click here.

CONTACTLESS HYUNDAI

In aid of Stand Up to Cancer, Hyundai has put five contactless payment points on a special edition IONIQ. This will allow the public to donate to the worthwhile charity in an easy way. To read more on Autocar click here.

SHACKLETON EXPEDITION

Alan attended a special evening celebrating Hyundai teaming up with Ernest Shackleton’s great-grandson, to cross Antartica in a modified Santa Fe. To see more click here.

OPPOSITION TO FIRST MOT DELAY

Three-quarters of drivers oppose putting the first MOT of a car back one year. This appears to be poorly thought through. The chaps are in full agreement with those who object to this idea! To read more on Autocar click here.

PCP EXPLAINED

Due to the sudden interest in car financing, by the media, Alan has linked to a WhatCar? article explaining exactly what PCP is. To read the WhatCar?'s article click here.

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JAPFEST

At the weekend Alan attended and displayed at Japfest, where all motoring things Japanese were celebrated. To see a montage of Alan’s pics click here for montage one and click here for montage two.

WRC RALLY ARGENTINA

Another rally, yet more amazing driving, amazing scenery and amazing luck (both good and bad) for the teams. Neuville won by 0.7 of a second, from Evans. That’s two in a row for Neuville, but Evans was astonishingly quick until aero and mechanical issues pegged him back. Another astonishing spectacle for fans of motorsport. Once again the TV coverage has been first class, so do catch the highlights if you can! To read Autosport's report click here.

DRIVE IT DAY 2017

On Sunday 23 April, it was Drive it Day, where people drove their own classics. Motoring Research was at the Sunday Scramble which runs from Towcester Racecourse to Bicester Heritage. To see Motoring Research's take on the day click here.

LIST OF THE WEEK : AUTOCAR’S 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL CARS

There are some stunners and some, more contentious decisions in Autocar’s list of the 100 Most Beautiful Cars. To see more and make up your own mind click here.

HOW TO DRIVE AN ASTON INSIDE

Want to know the proper etiquette of driving your priceless Aston inside a warehouse? Well, worry ye no more! Aston Martin has released a film where they showed what they did once they got their hands on the new premises. To see the film on Top Gear click here, to see a gallery of how this film was made click here for the Top Gear article.

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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