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13th Jun 2024

Drive Your Independence: Experience Freedom with Bristol Street Motors

Nothing should stop us from living a full life, with independence and freedom. Welcome to The Motability Scheme, worry-free motoring through an all-inclusive leasing package that helps disabled people, their families and carers to get on the move and enjoy their independence. When you have a condition or disability, being able to get around can mean the difference between living a full and happy life or not. At Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall/Citroen Northampton, we have a passion for helping people find that freedom. The Motability Scheme is so simple. Exchange all or part of your mobility allowance to lease a brand new car and enjoy the reassurance of a new car with none of the worries associated with buying and running an older one. Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall/Citroen Northampton is proud to support the Motability Scheme in the UK, and can offer a wide choice of vehicles, award-winning service and..

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23rd Jun 2023

Summer of F1 event takes pole position at Silverstone Museum

Summer gets off to a roaring start at the Silverstone Museum as it launches its Summer of F1 exhibition showcasing incredible Formula One cars driven by some of the sport’s most famous racing legends. From July 8th and throughout the summer, the museum celebrates everything linked to the iconic race with amazing world-famous racing cars, exclusive motor racing memorabilia and activities. For the first time ever and for a limited time only, F1 fans, families and visitors to the museum will be able to get up close to the magnificent collection of machines driven by Formula One champions and racing legends past and present. Highlights of the Summer of F1 exhibition include Ayrton Senna’s World Championship winning 1991 McLaren MP4/6, Alain Prost’s 1990 British GP winning Ferrari 641 and Nigel Mansell’s Championship winning Williams FW14B car. Visitors to..

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28th Mar 2023

Silverstone Museum’s new Scalextric exhibit on track for a podium finish

VIP guests attended an exclusive event at Silverstone Museum to mark the launch of the museum’s new On Track Scalextric Exhibit. The popular invite only event gave guests, including Sky Sports F1 duo Ant and Crofty (Anthony Davidson and David Croft) and Scalextric fan former professional footballer and TV personality Neil "Razor" Ruddock, the opportunity to go wheel-to-wheel on the newly unveiled Scalextric Silverstone circuit attraction. Motorsport and Scalextric fans can compete to take the chequered flag on the iconic Silverstone Formula 1 Circuit which has been recreated by Scalextric specialists for the new exciting exhibit ‘On Track’ which enables museum visitors to pick up a throttle and enjoy epic battles with iconic cars around the two lane Grand Prix circuit. The amazing Scalextric track, which opens to the public from April 1st, is the..

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20th Aug 2021

The i3 is simply electric

ADAM TUDOR-LANE outlines the positives of owning the BMW i3 EV I’m now three months into owning an EV, and I can safely say that I don’t think I’d ever buy an internal combustion engine car ever again. After travelling 1,300 miles in the little BMW i3, it’s cost me £58 in electricity. Compare that to the car it replaced, at £60 per 300-mile tank, well, it’s pretty much four times cheaper to drive the equivalent distance. Now because this is my first EV, I didn’t quite bite the bullet fully. I occasionally need to drive 110 miles in one go to visit family, and while the i3 can do that (133 miles to a full charge), that does depend on the weather. If it was freezing cold in the depths of winter, you could shave 20, maybe 30 miles off that number, which would potentially leave me a little..

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15th Jun 2021

Switching to Electric? Adam Tudor-Lane makes the case for electric vehicles...

At the end of 2020, there were roughly 150,000 pure electric vehicles on our roads; the total number of cars in the UK stands at 32 million. Granted, electric vehicles won’t be for everyone; in fact, they’d probably suit 90% of car owners. The National Travel Survey from 2019 shows the average trip length is 8.4 miles. Round that up to 10, and you have a 20-mile round trip. 42% of journeys were defined as ‘Medium Length Trips’ in another study, these varied from 5 – 25 miles. Take that upper figure and double it, 50 miles.  What about commuting? Well, the average commuter trip across England and Wales is roughly 10 miles. Put all those figures together, and the average motorist needs a vehicle that can take them between 20 and 50 miles. And this is where switching to an EV could save you a small fortune. Now before..

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14th Feb 2021

To The Power of 3

ADAM TUDOR-LANE test drives the Mazda 3  If there’s one genuinely underrated car brand on the market today, it’s Mazda. A small seller in the UK I often wonder how they’re still here, but they should be doing a damn sight better and the latest Mazda 3 enforces that belief. Without doubt, this incarnation of the 3 is the prettiest hatchback on the market. Looking like a shooting brake with its long swooping rear, the clear lines create something incredibly modern and sleek. A large C pillar rear end is the only part some may have an issue with, it’s incredibly deep, and the smaller rear passenger window adds to the chunky effect.  It’s a clean design, compare it to the likes of the old fashioned looking Focus, or the dreary Golf, and you can see how modern this 3 is.  All Mazda’s drive well, they feel sporty, agile, light..

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11th Dec 2020

Leasing Broker named Platinum Partner by global company

A thriving car and van leasing firm - already in the running for a string of national and regional awards - has now received a prestigious Platinum franchisee status. Northampton-based Silverstone Fleet Management has received the LeasePlan Network Platinum Franchisee Status for 2021 from LeasePlan – the world’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management operation.  The franchisee status is only given to a small number of UK businesses and recognises both their performance levels and commitment to excellence.  Silverstone Fleet Management managing director Scott Norville said: “We work with some of the UK’s leading funders in the vehicle leasing sector, including LeasePlan. “To have been granted LeasePlan Platinum Partner status on the back of the high volume of vehicles we have leased during the past 12 months would have been incredible in any year. However, to have achieved this during a worldwide pandemic - and all the challenges that came..

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