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Karting world champions to compete at the dubai autodrome

Karting world champions to compete at the dubai autodrome

Dubai – The final round of the ‘2006 Biland Karting GP’ world karting championship will be held at Dubai Autodrome’s Kartdrome with champions from around the world taking part in the event. Previous Biland Kart GP has taken place in 2004 in Braga, Portugal and in 2005 in Sosnova, Czechoslovakia.…

Honda launches the all new 2007 aerosport cr v

Honda launches the all new 2007 aerosport cr v

Dubai – Honda Motor Company has launched their all-new CR-V in the United Arab Emirates. Tagged as the Aerosport SUV by Honda, the new CR-V in its 2007 outing retains its highly versatile city use SUV image with enhanced flexibility, new stylish body design, aerodynamic shape, improved performance and a…

Western Motors appointed Abu Dhabi dealer for Jeep

Western Motors appointed Abu Dhabi dealer for Jeep

Abu Dhabi – Al Jallaf Trading, the sole agent in Abu Dhabi for DaimlerChrysler’s Jeep brand, has announced that it will continue its Jeep retail operations through Western Motors; it’s affiliated company. Al Jallaf Trading and Western Motors are both subsidiaries of the Al-Fahim Group. This step has been taken…

Khalid triumphs in dubai rally secures his second successive victory

Khalid triumphs in dubai rally secures his second successive victory

Dubai – The UAE’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi completed his second successive victory in the Dubai International Rally last weekend (December 1, 2006) to bring down the curtain on the 2006 FIA Middle East Championship. Partnered by Khalid Al Kindi in a Subaru Impreza, Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, the 2004…

SUV of the Year for 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

SUV of the Year for 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Dubai – The seven-seater Mercedes-Benz GL 450 has beaten off 22 competitors to win the best ‘SUV of the year 2007’ awarded by a leading U.S. motoring magazine. The automobile magazine’s editorial team had to judge their largest SUV field to date. In addition to extensive on-road testing on the…

Renault in Formula One

Renault in Formula One

Paris – Renault has just conducted its 10,000th crash test at its Lardy Technical Centre in France. This impressive milestone illustrates the company’s unprecedented commitment to safety as well as being an ideal opportunity to applaud the work of the hundreds of Renault employees who have been advancing safety for…

Red Line Challenge

Red Line Challenge

Dubai – The Dubai Autodrome Motor Sports Club held the first ‘Red Line Challenge’ at the Dubai Autodrome recently. The ‘Red Line Challenge’ tests drivers for speed and skills in handling non-racing cars in a monitored safe environment off the public roads. The Challenge involved three competitive activities – Auto…

Ferrari Panamerican 20,000 Finish

Ferrari Panamerican 20,000 Finish

New York – A 20,000 mile race from Brazil to New York came to a glorious conclusion when two Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos crossed the finish line at the New York Stock Exchange recently. The Panamerican 20,000 was the latest and most persuasive test of Ferrari’s newest model, the 599…

Lewis Hamilton Testing the McLaren Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton Testing the McLaren Mercedes

London – Long-term McLaren and Mercedes-Benz protégé Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing driver and will make his debut at the opening round of the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship in Australia. 21-year-old Lewis will join World Champion Fernando Alonso racing the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes…

Volkswagen Touareg Pulling A Boeing 747-300

Volkswagen Touareg Pulling A Boeing 747-300

London – A Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI has succeeded in towing a Boeing 747-200 weighing approximately 155 tonnes. Watched by engineers, Volkswagen personnel and bemused passers-by, the Touareg V10 TDI completed seven complete runs on the auxiliary runway at Dunsfold Aerodrome, 40 miles south west of London. The vehicle was…


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