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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

First standalone Renault Selection showroom opens

Renault Group Ireland recently launched its new used car programme Renault Selection at selected Renault and Dacia dealerships nationwide. The programme offers customers a new standard in used cars, with a minimum of two year warranty together with two years’ roadside assistance on used Renault or Dacia models up to six years old, as well as a

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

Versatile ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools

Laser Tools has launched a very useful and versatile ratchet screwdriver, which is supplied with 20 screwdriver bits plus nine 1/4″ drive sockets. With a super-smooth but very robust 36-tooth ratchet this screwdriver is comfortable and well-balanced and has additional storage for six bits in the handle. The standard (removable) shaft is 125mm long and

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

Mourinho dons overalls to build his new Jaguar F-Type

Love him or loath him, the special one is rarely out of the soccer news pages. On this occasion though, José Mourinho made a surprise visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in England (Solihull), to watch employees build his new car, the 100,000th F-Pace. Mourinho wore bespoke Jaguar overalls and made his way directly to

Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based clean-tech development company, Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The