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Fergus Walkinshaw with the 1982 Range Rover to be restored at the Silverstone Classic (Jakob Ebrey/Silverstone Classic)

The Silverstone Classic takes place from July 29-31 this year will not only feature a multitude of classic racing but also a live restoration of an original Range Rover, thanks to official parts and accessories partner eBay.

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vehicle wheel add air pressure

Faulty tyre pressure monitoring systems are causing thousands of MoT failures, according to new research.

Adapted Vauxhall Astra at Get Going Live 2014

Disabled drivers will have the chance to pilot a choice of more than 40 different specially-adapted cars around the world-famous Silverstone race track next month.

Car servicing

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Motorbike helmets (biker, motorcycle, motorcyclist, motorbiker)

Four in 10 bikers are riding while wearing helmets that need to be replaced, according to a report from insurance broker Carole Nash.

Japfest will celebrate the Mitsubishi Evo

A move to a bigger and better venue has allowed the organisers of Japfest 2016 to accommodate more cars and features than ever before.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

Fine fare is to the fore at Knebworth House this weekend as the East of England Food Festival returns to the county.

Motoring battery advice

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

London Motor Show

The new London Motor Show has continued to grow and now the Battersea Park Evolution event, just a month away, has attracted 35 car brands and more than 130 different models, some to be seen in the capital for the very first time.

Cat thief

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

File photo of motorists starting to queue in heavy traffic on the M25 (Andrew Matthews/PA)

More than half of British motorists (51 per cent) admit to being confused by car maintenance, according to a survey.

Cash is still a strong bargaining tool when it comes to buying a car (money, notes)

If insurance applications ever make you wonder whether your career is working with or against you, you’d better hope you’re not an accountant.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tyre rolling across the 2016 Ian Cook (popbangcolour.com) artwork

Check out this stunning eagle artwork made with nothing but painting supplies, canvas and a new Goodyear sports tyre.

The BMW 330e is a plug-in hybrid electric car, meaning that you can charge it up using charge points at home or work.

Secondhand electric or hybrid cars are more likely to have outstanding finance than their petrol or diesel counterparts, according to new figures released by My Car Check.

Next, Hatfield

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Next stores in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and London Colney, Hertfordshire, over the weekend.

Aldi at Hatfield

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Aldi, which has a store in Parkhouse Court, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Morrisons

Here are the Easter shopping opening hours for Morrisons in Welwyn Garden City, and the store in St Albans, Hertfordshire, over the 2016 holiday period.

Sainsbury's

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Welwyn Garden City, and the opening times for the stores in Potters Bar, Hertford, Stevenage, St Albans, Harpenden and London Colney, Hertfordshire, over the holiday weekend.

Tesco Extra, Hatfield

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping hours for Tesco in Hatfield and the opening times for stores in Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Stevenage and surrounding Hertfordshire villages over the holiday weekend.

Waitrose

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Waitrose in Welwyn Garden City, and the stores in St Albans, Harpenden, Hertford and Stevenage, Hertfordshire, over the holiday weekend.

The Iceland store in Welwyn Garden City

Here are the Easter shopping opening hours for frozen food chain Iceland in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and St Albans, Hertfordshire, over the 2016 holiday period.

Debenhams

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Debenhams in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, over the weekend holiday.

ASDA, Hatfield

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Asda in Hatfield, and the times for the superstore in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Marks and Spencer

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping opening hours for Marks & Spencer in Welwyn Garden City, and the store in London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire.

John Lewis

Here are the Easter 2016 shopping hours for John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City, and the opening times for the store in Watford, Hertfordshire, over the holiday weekend.

My First Car - Julian Purser

My first car back in 1973, for the sum of £120, was a 1965 850cc green Mini - a purchase which started an amusing and shocking run of events.

File photo of traffic on the M1 motorway, as the number of telematics or 'black box' insurance policies that reward motorists for careful driving has jumped by 40\% over the last year, according to research (Rui Vieira/PA)

Commuters can make a significant difference to their weight and health by leaving the car at home, according to new research.

Woman driving car

Women are more likely to know what adds value to a car than men, according to a recent survey on the used car market.

My First Car Roger Robinson

In 1957 I acquired a rather tatty 1933 Hillman Minx, writes Roger Robinson. The body had a black top half and a horribly bright red bottom half with black wings and running boards. The tyres had very little tread and, upon investigation, the engine block was cracked.

2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 speedometer (fuel gauge)

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

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