This week is mercifully free of #Dieselgate news. We get to start the show without any follow up at all! Hooray.
CHARGEMASTER CELEBRATES 100K EVS
On Sunday 18 June, Chargemaster celebrated 100,000 electric vehicles being sold in the UK by taking 25 on a 100km drive from London to Milton Keynes. To read more click the Chargemaster article here.
GORILLAZ AND JAGUAR LAND ROVER
JLR has enlisted the help of the Gorillaz to find the engineering staff they see they need to help take them forward as a company. Anyone who can crack the special code element will be fast-tracked through recruitment. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER CLASSIC WORKS OPENS
JLR has opened their Classic Works heritage site. This houses 500 JLR Classic Collection, a showroom and 54 workshop bays. To read more and see some stunning vehicles click here for CarWitter’s article.
FORMULA E 2018 CALENDAR
This week the provisional 2018 Formula E calendar was announced. There will be 14 races, including newly added Chile, Brazil and Italy. Alan, for one, is working out how he can get to Rome to see the race there! To read more click the Motorsport Week article here.
LE MANS 2017
Over the weekend you may have noticed there was a small get together of a few race teams, who thought it would be a wheeze to charge around a track for 24 hours. Some people thought that might be a giggle to watch too.
From dead last to first for Porsche. Heartbreak for Toyota again, with the boss of the company releasing a wonderful statement showing just how special the race is for them. Jackie Chan Racing came in second and, following Rebellion’s exclusion, third from both from the LMP2 class.
An amazing race in the GTE-Pro class, with #93 Aston Martin overtaking the #63 Corvette on the last corner of the penultimate lap - after nearly 24 hours racing!
To see wonderful pics of the event click here for EVO’s article.
To read about the GTE_Pro class ending click the Motorsport.com article here.
To read the apology from Akio Toyoda to the drivers, team and fans click the Yahoo article here.
MISSION MOTORSPORT LOOKING FOR SPONSORS
Mission Motorsport are looking for corporate sponsors, to help with the staging of the Race of Remembrance.
If you can help contact Ben Williams at Mission Motorsport and if you think you know a company that would like to help please get them to contact him. There are various levels of support so don’t think you lots of money to help out.
This is a wonderful charity, doing brilliant work, and we encourage our listeners to help if you can! To get in touch with Ben click the link here. Mission Motorsport's website can be found by clicking here.
LIST OF THE WEEK - BEST FORGOTTEN HOT HATCHES
To run through the list of Best Forgotten Hot Hatches click the DriveTribe link here.
AND FINALLY - VIDEOS OF HOT WHEELS BEING REFURBISHED
In this current hot weather, we all need something a bit calming, so go try these videos of a chap refurbishing and updating some Hot Wheels cars. We found them strangely therapeutic. To watch them click The Drive article here.
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REAR VIEW PODCAST
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