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[4 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

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As the editor of a motoring journal it pays to be ahead of the curve a little bit, or at least to be sat on it. And keeping up to date with what’s happening in motoring circles sometimes takes you out and into the abstract, into the realms of the theoretical and away from the everyday world or petrol costs and traffic jams.

The publication and its partner BMW envisage a future dominated by cities and city transport. As such they are looking at how they design both cars and …

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[3 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

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I used to think of Prince Charles as an endearing addition to our great national debate. Here was a man who, like the hereditary peers in the Lords, could offer suggestions from left-field, could test issues with an incongruous opinion, no matter how eccentric or inbred.
And now we have the revelation that Charles had his Aston Martin Volante converted to run on refuse from the UK wine industry. That is a radical stand to take. And somewhere, no matter how wacky this gesture seems to be, it is a …