A 200mph Sussex supercar has been written off after being hired for a family wedding. A 29-year-old old man hired the Ferrari 458 Italia for the wedding in Luton. The insurance company took three minutes to write the vehicle off.
The Ferrari had been hired from Prestige Lifestyle in Shoreham. A spokesman for the company said they were devastated to learn about the crash. The '64 plate supercar had only covered 4,600 miles.
No one was injured when the red and grey Italia hit a low brick wall and wedged itself under a VW taxi. The accident also involved a Vauxhall Astra.
She was the first to break the 150 mile an hour barrier - a supercar as legendary as her driver Malcolm Campbell.
Tomorrow on the 90th anniversary of that achievement, the Bluebird will recreate that famous run - albeit at a more genteel speed.
But the car almost never ran again at all. Her engine was seriously damaged and only the skill and dedication of engineers brought her back to life, as Martin Dowse reports.
A 78 -year-old woman has won her High Court battle to keep her driving licence - despite being branded as 'unsafe' on the roads. Georgina Hitchen from Henley in Oxfordshire caused a three-car accident and had her licence revoked by the DVLA. The pensioner won the right to drive again when a judge ruled that 'age alone is not a reason to remove a licence'. Penny Silvester reports.
Video. Thirty years ago Richard Noble was the fastest man alive, setting the world land speed record in Thrust 2 - a car powered by a jet engine.
The vehicle was built - in part - on the Isle of Wight. Now, though, Richard wants to regain his crown - in a more modern version of Thrust 2 called Bloodhound. This report from Steve Clamp.
The Government has agreed on an independent appeals service funded by the British Parking Association (BPA) that will allow motorists to appeal against a parking charge issued on private land by a BPA's approved operator. Local Transport Minister and the MP for Lewes in Sussex, Norman Baker said:
Other changes to vehicle laws include extending police powers to remove vehicles parked on private land to ensure landowners have a means to keep their land clear from obstructive or dangerously parked cars.
Some of the world's most expensive cars formed part of a dazzling display in Windsor today to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.
The Concourse of Elegance featured a tour of 60 cars - each one representing a year of the monarch's reign. Sion Donovan was there.
Sixty of the most stunning cars from around the world are being displayed at Windsor Castle.
The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is a celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and is open to the public