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Car manufacturing and cancer treatment are subject of a unique ideas exchange at Ford

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly. Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality

Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so

First standalone Renault Selection showroom opens

Renault Group Ireland recently launched its new used car programme Renault Selection at selected Renault and Dacia dealerships nationwide. The programme offers customers a new standard in used cars, with a minimum of two year warranty together with two years’ roadside assistance on used Renault or Dacia models up to six years old, as well as a

Hella – 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition Extended

Due to the magnitude of the project, Hella is extending the deadline for applicants to its worldwide calendar competition until November 20, and is therefore urging workshops to take advantage of the extra time and take this great opportunity for some fantastic publicity! As a reminder of the details, the company is looking for workshops

Peugeot 3008 crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018

The Peugeot 3008 has been crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018. The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, November 9, at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Motoring journalists from print, online and broadcasting hosted a gala black tie event attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers,

Spies Hecker congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Spies Hecker congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on winning the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship* – secured after the US Grand Prix on 22 October 2017 – and driver Lewis Hamilton on clinching the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Drivers’ Championship* at the Mexican Grand Prix on 29 October 2017. Spies Hecker®, one of