This week, unfortunately, Alan cannot get to the internet to join Andrew on the show. Whilst his legions of fans will be distraught at this news, Andrew manfully carries on in solitude.
FOLLOW UP: SWISS BANS SOME MERCEDES AND VWS
The Swiss roads agency, Astra, has stopped registering some Mercedes-Benz Vito and Porsche Macan and Cayenne models due to emissions. To read more click the Reuters article here.
FOLLOW UP: KBA REMINDS OWNERS TO FIX DIESEL CARS
Owners of Volkswagen diesels, who have not had the recall completed will have their cars taken off the road by the German federal motor vehicle authority. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.
FOLLOW UP: GREENPEACE PROTEST AT VW UK
Greenpeace wrote to Paul Willis 18 months ago, asking about the future direction of Volkswagen engine strategy, without response. They have decided more direct action was required. They protested outside the headquarters of VW in the UK. To read more click the Autocar article here.
FOLLOW UP: VW TO CUT MORE ENGINEERS
Volkswagen is reported to be planning to fire more engineers and managers implicated in the #Dieselgate scandal. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.
ROCKINGHAM TO CLOSE
Rockingham Motor Speedway will become a car storage site, now it has been sold again. The track will fulfil 2018 commitments. To read more click the Northamptonshire Telegraph article here.
VW ANGERS MEXICAN FARMERS
Volkswagen has angered farmers in the Mexican state of Puebla for apparently using "hail-cannons" to prevent more damage to cars by hail storms, as happened recently. To read more click the Phys.org article here.
VW TO RECALL 700000 MORE CARS
Volkswagen is recalling 700,000 Tiguan and Tourans that have panoramic sunroof fitted with LED light strip, as there is a risk of scorching and fire. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.
CLASSIC JLR TO OPEN IN THE US
Jaguar Land Rover Classic is opening a North American facility in 2019. To read more click the Autocar article here.
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WRC Germany took place over the weekend, with Tanak winning in the Toyota Yaris, Neuville finishing second when that looked a distant hope earlier in the weekend and Ogier rescued himself to finish fourth. To read more click the Autosport article here.
LUNCHTIME READ: WHAT'S UP WITH THE UK CAR MARKET?
This Autocar article digs deeper behind the headline figures we've seen recently for manufacturing and New Car Registrations. To read more click the link here.
LIST OF THE WEEK: TOP NINE COOLEST INSTRUMENT DISPLAYS
Top Gear has done a cracking job of reminding us of some of the most fantastic instrument displays we've ever had to the luck to find cars. To read more click the link here.
AND FINALLY: 25 GOLDFINGER DB5 CONTINUATION CARS
Aston Martin is going to build 25 Goldfinger DB5s including the gadgets. To read more click the link 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.