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International British Motor Show 2008

Posted in Wheels-Near-U-UK by Wheels Near U Team on the August 10th, 2008
British Motor Show Supercar Enclosure

This year Wheels-Near-U reporters took on the International British Motorshow, taking over 600 photographs of some of the finest supercars, most original concept cars and most anticipated motors to be released in the last and forthcoming years.

Some of the best bits included the Supercar Paddock, home to several Pagani Zonda’s, a Koenensigg, several astounding Ferrari’s including a classic F40 – a chance to sit in the new Nissan GTR, a heavily anticipated car heiled a supercar killer for £50,000 (Second generation datsun/skyline.) as well as several exceptional concept cars, the Genesis Coupe from Hyndai – the Peugeot Concepts and a fantastic Alfa Romeo Stand featuring 2 new 8C’s.

As well as ExCel london being a superb venue for the motorshow there was also a number of other attractions such as powerboats, a ride in a Caterham 7 driven with umpf and the Honda Theatre of Dreams show.

If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to the British Motor show this year we would certainly recommend it for next year, you might even see us there!

Brabus V12 Saloon Cars
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Top Gear – Japan GTR Their Best Film Ever?

Posted in Wheels-Near-U-UK by Wheels Near U Team on the July 19th, 2008

Last Sunday night Jeremy Clarkson took on his two fellow presenters in the phenomenal new Nissan GT-R. The race in true top gear style covered the width of Japan, the GT-R’s birthplace – pitting the latest skyline-bred Nissan against the infamous Japanese Bullet Train.

The new GT-R is said to have a cruising speed of 186 mph and is capable of a lot more – although perhaps not pushed to this limit Jeremy Clarkson did manage to clock up Bill Oddie’s speeding tickets using a clever mask.

According to Jeremy Clarkson this was ” the best film we’ve ever made” and we just happen to agree – the fantastic scenery of the Japanese mountains, tunnels and Tokyo’s racing roads almost distracts you from the purebred GT-R, but only momentarily until you see it from another beautiful angle.

Apparently people are complaining that the race’s are fixed on top gear, but we couldn’t care less because its cracking television! If you havent yet watched this epic battle of modern public transport against the snarling GT-R then catch it while you can on the BBC iPlayer (Click here to watch Top Gear Series 11 Episode 4)

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Petrol Prices touch £1.30 Per litre and Diesel works towards £1.50

Posted in Wheels-Near-U-UK by Wheels Near U Team on the July 5th, 2008

The petrol pumps are cause for concern again this week as prices don’t show much sign of slowing.  As of thursday 3rd July we are looking at prices almost £1.50 per litre of diesel and a single percentage point of £1.30 for petrol (figures from petrolprices.com.)

In the price war to keep petrol customers buying there are several loosers, but you won’t find any big companies on the list. Rural filling stations are hit hard when local supermarkets offer reduced prices to draw the masses, drivers of diesel cars who would have historically benifited from lower costs are seeing increases beyond everyones expectations and haulage and transport companies are suffering increased running costs.

Petrol Pumps

What do you think will happen in the next 6 months? Petrol prices don’t show much sign of slowing, but ultimately any more substancial rises will take some drivers off the road due to costs beyond their means! let us know what you think!

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