I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

The 2016 calendar of events for the Motor Racing Legends Series has been released, dont miss this, its great.

Motor Racing Legends has unveiled its 2016 racing calendar which launches at the three day spectacular; Donington Historic Festival in May.
The four premier racing grids which come under the highly respected Motor Racing Legends banner include; the Historic Touring Car Challenge, Pre-War Sports Car Series, the highly competitive Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-’61 Sports Racing cars and for gentleman racers, the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for original pre-’56 Sports cars.

All four of the Motor Racing Legends grids get the opportunity to race at a range of premier international historic meetings offering competitors a chance in the spotlight at some of the world’s best historic racing events.
2016 calendar highlights include all Legends grids starting at the Donington Historic Festival (April 30-May 2). This year the Pre-War Sports Car grid will also head to Zandvoort for the Historic Grand Prix event on the 2-4 September and the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy grids will both head to Silverstone Classic (Jul 29-31), Spa Six Hours (Sept 16-18) and the Algarve Classic Festival (Oct 28-30).
A first for 2016 sees the Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) making its debut appearance on the Silverstone Classic programme with its own grid. This series is made up from touring cars from 1966 for Groups 1 & 2 and Group A Touring Cars that raced in the British and European Touring Car Championships between 1972 and 1985.
Motor Racing Legends Chairman Duncan Wiltshire commented “We’ve got a great calendar line-up for 2016, I am particularly excited to see the Historic Touring Cars featuring at Silverstone Classic and some interesting rule changes to be announced in the new-year should boost grid sizes as well as competition.  I am also looking forward to joining the Pre-War Sports Car Series when they head to Zandvoort where we hope to meet up with some new European competitors. All our grids will be out in force at the Donington Historic Festival and I am delighted to reconfirm support in 2016 from our sponsors JD Classics and EFG.”
Provisional Motor Racing Legends Calendar for: Historic Touring Car Challenge, (HTCC) Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy
  • Donington Historic Festival (April 30 – May 2)
  • Silverstone Classic (July 29, 30, 31)
  • Spa Six Hours (September 16, 17, 18)
  • Algarve Classic Festival (October 28, 29, 30)
Pre War Sports Car Series - Calendar
  • Donington Historic Festival (April 30 – May 2)
  • Historic Grand Prix - Zandvoort  (September 3 & 4)

....And the most searched and most sold cars of 2015 are as follows.........

Motors.co.uk has revealed the most searched and sold cars across its network in 2015. In a move designed to support dealers planning their stocking policies for next year, Motors.co.uk has shared the top 10 vehicles clicked on and sold in each of seven key body style categories: 4x4, convertible, coupe, estate, hatchback, people carrier and saloon.

While Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Vauxhall topped the charts across the various segments in terms of sales, the search results were a little more open. Here, MG, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Honda, Mayback, Mercedes-Benz and SEAT all took the top honours. Unsurprisingly, the data on searches also revealed a much wider range of models within the manufacturer categories. 
Dermot Kelleher, director of marketing and business intelligence at Motors.co.uk, commented: “Clearly, we would expect to see the mainstream manufacturers represented across both sales and searches. However, it was interesting to see some of the difference in how people search for cars and what they ultimately buy. For example, while no one would be surprised to see Mercedes-Benz top the sale list for both convertibles and coupes, SLK and C Class respectively, the search results features the MG MGTF and the Bugatti Veyron – a lot further out of most peoples’ price range.
“This kind of data can be really useful for dealers when it comes to pulling together their stocking policies for the next 12 months. Understanding what consumers are searching for and what they ultimately spend their money on can help to inform which vehicles should be on the forecourts and, also, which models are likely to draw attention from which you can then move on to sell something else.”
Alongside releasing data on the most popular cars in 2015, Motors.co.uk has also confirmed that 2014/15 is the third consecutive Christmas in which mobile searches boosted traffic to its website. While vehicles searches tend to drop off around 23rd December, the Motors.co.uk data suggests that they jump back up again in time for the Queen’s Speech at 3pm on Christmas Day before accelerating further on Boxing Day.
Kelleher adds: “We are a nation of gadget addicts and historically we have seen a huge increase in searches, especially from tablets and mobile devices, over the Christmas period. While dealer forecourts may be traditionally quiet during the festive season, the evidence clearly shows that there is plenty of demand out there for consumers looking to swop their car for 2016. With that in mind, the days between Christmas and New Year could be a retail goldmine for ‘switched-on’ dealers with a festive digital marketing plan.”
To support dealers over the festive period, Motors.co.uk will have a strong advertising presence within Premier League football on Saturday 26th and Monday 28th December. Games in which the Motors.co.uk Smart Finger ads will feature include Manchester United vs. Chelsea and Leicester City vs. Manchester City.
For more information, visit www.motors.co.uk.
The Motors.co.uk most-sold cars in 2015
4x4 Convertible Coupe
Land RoverFreelanderMercedes-BenzSLKMercedes-BenzC Class
Land RoverRange Rover SportMINIConvertibleAudiTT
HondaCR-VMercedes-BenzE ClassVolkswagenScirocco
FordKugaMazdaMX-5BMW3 Series
Land RoverDiscoveryBMW3 SeriesVauxhallAstra GTC
Land RoverRange Rover EvoquePeugeot207Mercedes-BenzE Class
ToyotaRAV4BMW1 SeriesBMW1 Series
Land RoverRange RoverFiat500RenaultMegane

Estate Hatchback People Carrier
BMW3 SeriesFiat500CitroenC4 Picasso
Mercedes-BenzC ClassVolkswagenPoloCitroenC3 Picasso
AudiA4RenaultClioFordFocus C-MAX

Mercedes-BenzC Class
BMW3 Series
Mercedes-BenzE Class
BMW5 Series
The Motors.co.uk most-searched cars in 2015
4x4 Convertible Coupe
Mercedes-BenzG ClassMGMGTFBugattiVeyron
Land RoverDiscovery 3Mercedes-BenzCLKFerrari348
JeepPatriotVolvoC70BentleyContinental GT
PorscheMacanVolkswagenEOSAston MartinDB6
MitsubishiShogun SportBMW6 SeriesAlfa RomeoGT
Land RoverDefenderMercedes-BenzSL ClassFerrari550

Estate Hatchback People Carrier
SEATExeoAlfa Romeo147HondaFR-V
JaguarX-TypeMitsubishiLancerRenaultGrand Espace
VolvoV50VauxhallVivaChryslerGrand Voyager
ToyotaCorolla VersoFordRangerSEATAlhambra
PeugeotPartner TepeeToyotaUrbancruiserRenaultGrand Scenic
AudiA6 AllroadMazda6FordFocus C-MAX

Alfa Romeo159
BMW7 Series