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Car manufacturing and cancer treatment are subject of a unique ideas exchange at Ford

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly. Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality

Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so

Peugeot 3008 crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018

The Peugeot 3008 has been crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018. The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, November 9, at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Motoring journalists from print, online and broadcasting hosted a gala black tie event attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers,

Enterprise Rent-A-Car raises more than €14,000 for LauraLynn

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has raised €14,102 for its chosen charity partner this year, LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland Managing Director, George O’Connor, was on hand to deliver the cheque on the day in person. Speaking on the importance of this year’s charity partnership, O’Connor said: “Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the

Toyota Ireland announces partnership with FBD Insurance

Use of mobile phones while driving is a big problem on Irish roads. Too many people still drive while on their phone to take a call, text, snap a selfie, update their social media channels or check an email. So, as part of Toyota Ireland’s brand promise of being ‘Built for a Better World’, it

GKN showcases high-performance portfolio at MotorSport Expo

It’s that time of year again. GKN is showcasing its latest driveline technologies for motorsport at international motorsport trade fair, Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologne. From November 15-17, racing teams and other trade visitors from the world of motorsport will have the chance to find out all about the latest trends in race technology. For

NGK gets revved up for Motorcycle Live Show

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is all revved up for the forthcoming Motorcycle Live Show. The company will be exhibiting alongside some of the biggest names in the industry at the show at Birmingham’s NEC on November 18-26. NGK will be displaying a clutch of machines on Stand 4E10 that are guaranteed to

Hella unveils new Addlight app

Hella is renowned for its high quality lighting, electronic components and systems, as well as its comprehensive support programme for its aftermarket customers. The Hella Addlight app, which can be downloaded through iTunes or Google Play, is an excellent example of this customer support and consists of 3D real-time visualisation that can identify what auxiliary

STP steps in to reduce stop-start engine wear and tear

Euro Car Parts Team P R Reilly have just introduced a brand-new product from STP to help motorists reduce the added wear and tear on petrol and diesel engines because of increasingly-prevalent start-stop technology. STP Start-Stop Engine Cleaner is designed to keep the fuel intake system working at top performance levels despite the extra strain.

KYB launches virtual reality safety video

KYB Europe has taken an innovative new approach to explaining the dangers of worn shock absorbers in a new virtual reality video. Viewers can use special VR glasses to watch the safety video where they will experience a product test of old versus new shock absorbers. The video uses the new virtual reality mode feature