In miserable rain there were celebrations developing in Plymouth as places were settled in the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race, the biennial battle on the briny around a desolate rock off the south-west corner of Ireland.
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Monday 21 February 2011
Volvo will display a diesel plug-in hybrid version of its V60 estate at the forthcoming Geneva motor show. The car will be put into production in 2012, and the Swedish car-maker claims it will be the first in the world with such a drive-train.
Saturday 25 December 2010
Southerly buster! The combination of bravado and hushed respect at the very mention of the words running around Rushcutters Bay has grown in the last few days ahead of the southern hemisphere’s most gruelling ocean yacht race.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Gareth Bale made Maicon, the Uefa Defender of the Year, look like a Volvo racing a Ferrari, suggested Rafael Benitez yesterday.
Friday 29 October 2010
St. Malo took a pasting in WWII, but the restored fortress town in eastern Brittany is enjoying this week a much friendlier invasion.
Saturday 16 October 2010
These days it can be hard for even the keenest anorak-wearing enthusiast to tell cars apart.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Thursday 26 August 2010
For the second night running, Britain's Team Origin led the Audi MedCup regatta in Cartagena, not because of continuing skill and dominance but because there was so little wind that the organisers gave up mid-afternoon and sent the fleet home.
Saturday 14 August 2010
Geely Auto has withdrawn its £14m offer to buy a controlling stake in Manganese Bronze, the maker of London's black cabs.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
China's Geely completed the $1.5bn (£1.2bn) acquisition of Volvo from Ford yesterday, catapulting a Chinese car maker into the global league for the first time.
Monday 02 August 2010
A $25m tie-up between Britain and the Middle East is expected to be unveiled today as the oil rich emirate of Abu Dhabi adds international yacht racing to its Formula 1 sports portfolio.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Britain's star-studded and medal-strewn sailors were again struggling for pace and consistency in waters off Barcelona as the third of this year's Audi MedCup series fired up after a 24-hour delay.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Volvo has released the first pictures of its forthcoming V60, the estate version of the recently-introduced S60.
On the agenda: Volvo Starlite Urban Drive-In; Steve McCurry; Mary Portas; BikeRadar Live; Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 27 June 2010
Thursday 03 June 2010
It took five whole episodes, but I've finally worked out what was bothering me about BBC1's Luther, starring Idris Elba as maverick copper DCI John Luther: the man drives a Volvo. Morse had his Jag, Gene Hunt his Audi Quattro, Rebus his Saab. But a Volvo? Would a maverick really drive a car with such an impeccable safety record? "Originally, Luther wasn't going to have a car at all," novelist Neil Cross, Luther's creator, explains in an email. "The producer pointed out this may prove to be impractical in a drama show... I wanted to give Luther the kind of car a man who didn't care much about cars he might buy, begrudgingly, when backed into a corner. He bought it 10 years ago from his erstwhile next-door neighbour, Fat Thommo Chitwood, for £500 and a David Bowie bootleg on blue vinyl. He suspects that at some point in its long history it was probably stolen, because there was a half-eaten packet of Murray Butter Mints in the glove box. It's probably still there."
Sunday 30 May 2010
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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