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Wiesmann close for good

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Wiesmann Roadster

Wiesmann, one of the leading lights in small independent motor manufacturers has closed its doors due to mounting financial pressures. The company which, unable to pay its suppliers, first went into administration in August 2013.

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Is the Trident Magna already too late?

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Trident Magna Roadster

Launch of the Trident Magna Roadster raises the question once again of whether it is viable to start a small sports car company when buyers are so accustomed to digital-age levels of safety, reliability equipment levels and build quality.

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Tokyo and LA Motor Show Round-up

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Nissan Bladeglider concept

This week were both the Tokyo and Los Angeles Motor/Auto Shows. While LA saw the latest BMW 4-Series Convertible in the flesh for the first time as well as the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet (which as you might expect would take a serious enthusiast to tell apart from the 2013 model), the really interesting sights were in Japan.

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The Classic Moke Makes a Comeback

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Austrailian owned Moke International have returned the classic Moke shape to production with a discretely modernised design. The minimalist concept remains but a modern drive-train with a choice of manual or automatic gearbox and a better braking system bring things up to date.

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Caterham lays out future plans

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Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Caterham launched their new concept car today at the Singapore Grand Prix and have given an insight into their roadmap for the future. The new Caterham AeroSeven Concept is a thoroughly modern take on the kind of sports cars Caterham have made for the last 40 years. While it may look like an all-new car […]

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US Mini sales reach half a million but Roadster may be dropped

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Mini Roadster

Mini have sold their 500,000th car in the United States after just 11 years. Initially there were doubts that a small car could succeed in North America however the combination of premium build quality, funky styling and a fun driving experience proved a great recipe. It also paved the way for other small car successes such as the Fiat 500 and its convertible sister the Fiat 500C.

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Jaguar F-Type 2013 World Car Design of the Year

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Jaguar F-type

The acclaimed Jaguar F-Type design has had no shortage of attention thanks to its exotic looks and an impressive media campaign. Even before the first cars have reached dealers it has began to notch up awards.

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UK Convertible Car Auctions Planned

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As we soon head into the peak convertible buying season BCA Europe have announced 2 major UK sales dedicated this type of car. The auctions will take place in March, one in Manchester the other in Surrey. The European convertible car market remains strong with regular specialist sales like these a growing trend. Lex Autolease […]

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