Weekly Motoring News 19th December 2011

Whoops, we’re a couple of days late with the news this week but hey. we had a lot of Christmas shopping to do…..Anyway, with only five more sleeps until the big day we have again sourced some more weird, wacky, useful and  bizarre offerings from the internet this week. Enjoy!

The DVLA are to cut down on some of their red tape practices and this has been welcomed by The AA and the IAM.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/legal–motoring-advice/2011-12/red-tape/

Just a little thought of how to get the snow of your car this winter if you don’t like to get your hands too cold. Not sure the neighbours would enjoy it so much if you had a early start…….

snowy car

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/13/the-other-way-to-get-snow-off-your-car/

What do you get the motoring fanatic that has everything, Here are a a list of ten ideas from the team at Autocar

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?AR=260462

The ultimate boys (Christmas) toy.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh:

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/11/nothing-says-merry-christmas-like-a-1-4-scale-r-c-big-rig-slei/

A new tougher theory test will be put into place in late January 2012. This is in order to stop new drivers simply memorising the answers to the questions without fully understanding them.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Industry-News/Bedford-Autodrome-to-get-Ariel-Atoms-for-2012/

A quiet Sunday drive, very wintry conditions but nothing you can’t handle. Then, suddenly, a 40 tonne lorry coming towards you, just a little out of control. How these two held nerve is beyond believe.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/video-of-the-day-a-very-snowy-very-close-call-2011-12-16?

A group of american extreme sports enthusiasts have found a new use for the  Bonneville Salt flats.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/15/snowboards-atv-salt-dash-of-crazy-saltboarding/

A new arrival at the palmer-sport Track days events in Bedfordshire this year. It is the massively ridiculous Ariel Atom. This monster of a car is going to be one of the vehicles that we be available to drive.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Industry-News/Bedford-Autodrome-to-get-Ariel-Atoms-for-2012/

This will probably be our last post for 2011 – so have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year!