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30 years of the Mazda MX-5
Apr24

30 years of the Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 celebrates its 30th birthday but like the rest of us, the world’s most popular roadster just keeps getting better with age, writes Geraldine Herbert It is now forty years since an American motoring journalist named Bob Hall suggested to Kenichi Yamamoto, Mazda’s head of research and development that what Mazda needed was an affordable two-seater roadster. A fan of British Sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s Hall had long...

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First Drive: Electric Ferrari 308
Apr23

First Drive: Electric Ferrari 308

An electric Ferrari 308 may not convert you with its sound but it certainly will with its speed writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? One of the most dynamic duos of the 80s was Tom Selleck and his red Ferrari 308 in the long-running TV show Magnum PI. Now nearly 40 years on, the Ferrari 308 still features high on many collectors lists and while it may not have been the most powerful Ferrari, it still had that much coveted V8 exhaust...

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Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter
Apr19

Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter

Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the roads this Easter weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Drivers • Plan your route before you set off and check traffic updates. • Allow extra time for your journey, especially if you are travelling at peak times. • Plan a 15-minute break every two hours so you can have a rest from driving. • Check your mirrors regularly and look out for motorcyclists. Always double check for motorcyclists...

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Podium finish and new lap record for 14-year-old Alyx Coby at Mondello Park
Apr17

Podium finish and new lap record for 14-year-old Alyx Coby at Mondello Park

The 2019 Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship got underway last weekend at Mondello Park. Taking to the grid to embark on her seventh season in the sport was 14-year-old Alyx Coby from Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Now entering her final year in the IAME X30 Junior class of the series, aimed at drivers aged 11-16, she has her sights set firmly on improving on her third-place finish from the previous two seasons. With 19 karts on the...

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How to protect your car from keyless car theft
Apr16

How to protect your car from keyless car theft

Keyless car theft is on the increase but what is it and how can you prevent becoming a victim writes Geraldine Herbert What is a keyless car? Modern cars no longer require a key to physically unlock the doors instead you simply walk towards the car with your key fob and press a button to open the car and once inside you start the engine via the start button.  The system works by sending a signal from the car to the key, the key...

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6 Fun Things To Do With The Kids During Easter Break
Apr15

6 Fun Things To Do With The Kids During Easter Break

Looking for inspiration for Easter, from new attractions to adventure trails and egg hunts here is our pick of some of the best writes Geraldine Herbert   See the new Baby Gorilla at Dublin Zoo The team at Dublin Zoo are celebrating the birth of a baby Gorilla. Born on April 1st weighing approximately 2-2.5kg the keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as Kafi has been keeping the baby close...

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