Episode 207: Happy Birthday to Us - 25 September 2018

FOLLOW UP: ALAN APOLOGISES

Last week Alan mistakenly stated that the Peugeot 205 was designed by Pininfarina. Thank you to Lee Walton for pointing out that error via this tweet, we are deeply sorry.

FOLLOW UP: GERMAN VW CLASS ACTION

Details have now emerged as to the reasons behind the Class Action being taken in Germany, against Volkswagen and their actions that created #Dieselgate. To read more click the link to the PDF here.

FOLLOW UP: PORSCHE TO STOP MAKING DIESEL CARS

Porsche will now stop selling cars with diesel engines for good. They had dropped them in February 2018. Porsche insisted they were not demonising diesel, merely focusing on electric, hybrid and petrol engines. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.

FOLLOW UP: FRANKFURT DIESEL BAN CHALLENGED

The ban, brought about following a legal case instigated by environmental groups, has been challenged. By the regional government. The appeal by the Hesse state government states that other measures they will be implementing will achieve the same as the ban, therefore they do not need to enforce it. To read more click the Automotive News Europe article here.

FOLLOW UP: BUYER FOUND FOR JD CLASSICS

The classic car firm JD Power, which we discussed last week, has already found a buyer. The good news is all the employees will retain their jobs, under new ownership by Woodham Mortimer. To read more click the Autocar article here.

ANDY PALMER PLANS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, announced his intention to set the Palmer Foundation, a charitable organisation aimed at helping those from a deprived background get into apprenticeship programs. To read more click the Aston Martin article here.

COVENTRY MOTOFEST BRINGS ESTIMATED £10M TO AREA

The economic impact on Coventry, by the MotoFest event, has been revealed. An estimated £10 million boost to the local economy. This is incredibly impressive, considering it is only five years old. To read more, click the Motoring Research article here.


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GOODWOOD EVENT DATES FOR 2019 REVEALED

Goodwood has announced the dates for the Member’s Meeting, the Festival of Speed and the Revival. To find out what they are, click the Tweet from Tom Lynch here.

HELP MISSION MOTORSPORT WITH RACE OF REMEMBRANCE

A Twitter thread caught Andrew’s eye, about Mission Motorsport and the Race of Remembrance. They have asked for help with fundraising, for this event, a request we are now asking of you. If you, or you know anyone who, can help out the Team then please click the link here to see contact details for offering assistance.

DESIGNERS MOOD BOARD: PIERRE LECLERCQ NEW HEAD OF DESIGN AT CITROËN

Pierre Leclercq will head up Citroën’s design team, after leaving Kia. Alexandre Malval is leaving on 1 November to head up Mercedes-Benz design studio in Nice. To read more click the Autocar article here.

LUNCHTIME READ: AN HONEST TECH GLOSSARY

Now that we can get The Drive, once again in Europe, we are able to read Alex Roy’s excellent writing. This time he breaks down some of the buzzwords around micromobility, Tesla and the ‘Cactus Effect’. To read the article click here.

LIST OF THE WEEK: 8 ASYMMETRIC CARS

The Goodwood Road and Racing site has a list of 8 wonderful asymmetric cars, that are so odd they’re cool. To look at the glorious machines click the link here.

AND FINALLY: PORSCHE RENNSPORT REUNION VI

The Rennsport Reunion, for 2018, will feature a lineup of historical Porsche racing cars and tractors. They will race the tractors around part of Laguna Seca, after a Le Mans-style start. To read more about this amazing idea click the Hemmings article here.


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