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Name & Shame – The Road Raging Ratbag

Acid tongued prat on a ‘mobile weapon’ that is an electric scooter called out for what he is – a vile menace who should be removed from the roads Today, The Steeple Times asks readers:...

A Double Starter

Rare 1964 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4×4 complete with two starters to be auctioned; it was originally designed to be a “low priced car”  but is now anything but One of just 694 made and one...

Five of the Best – Travel Apps

New contributor Andrea Boffo selects five of the best travel apps that will make your life easier both online and offline Some of the best travel apps can make life easier both online and offline....

As Deadly Expensive As A Dodo

Christie’s to auction the only near complete Dodo skeleton in private hands in May; the price is anything but ‘as dead as a Dodo’ A near-complete Dodo skeleton from Mauritius is to be sold at...

The Point of POS

Lucy Smith takes a look at developments in point of sale systems   It is human nature to take for granted that which we interact with on an daily basis. After all, when was the last...

A Bit Of An Enigma

Bonhams to auction two Enigma machines at their science and technology sale for six figure sums Tomorrow in Knightsbridge, Bonhams will auction two Heinsoeth Und Rinke enigma enciphering machines at a sale of instruments of...

The King of Caravans

One-of-a-kind “big caravan-house” with patio on the roof for sale for £30,000; the current owner bought it for just £1 and spent £70,000 restoring it Believed to be the last remaining example of 99 originally...

The Bubble is Back

New electric Swiss ‘bubble car’ expected to launch in December; 7,200 orders have already been placed for the £10,800 Microlino   The Swiss are known for their chocolate and cuckoo clocks but now they might add...

A Low-Cost Limo

Perfect car for Hillary Clinton to be auctioned for just £7,800 in Indiana; replica Cadillac One truly is worthy of the name ‘The Beast’ Hillary Clinton could finally fulfill part of her power hungry ways...

Picture of the Week – High Above The Highlands

International Space Station astronaut captures a truly amazing cloud free photograph of the Scottish Highlands   Photographs taken from aeroplanes and spacecraft are generally blighted by cloud cover but an image shared this week in the...

A Range Rover Goes Topless

Wacky 1970s Range Rover convertible for sale for just under £100,000   A truly quirky 1972 Range Rover Classic Suffix ‘A’ that was transformed for ‘topless’ use in Monaco is for sale through Kensington dealers Graeme...

Profit from Focus

Six year old Ford to be sold for nearly double its price in 2011; it has just 18 miles on the clock   A zippy 2011 Ford Focus RS with just 18 miles on the clock...

A Mammoth Merc

Limousine, convertible and off-roader combined created by Mercedes-Maybach to be sold for charity One of just ninety-nine examples made, a brand new Mercedes-Maybach G650 V12 landaulet is to be auctioned in October.   Offered to benefit the...

A Con and A Cabriolet

One-off 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI cabriolet to be auctioned; originally commissioned by a British playboy turned jailbird with connections to Princess Margaret but only actually completed in 1993   A 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI all-weather cabriolet...

Diana’s Drive

Up-armoured Rolls-Royce used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned in Auburn, Indiana   A 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I commissioned by the British Foreign Office as part of the British Embassy vehicle...

A Spectre of a Landy

Villain’s Land Rover used in James Bond film ‘Spectre’ to be auctioned in London   A 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX used in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre is to be sold in London in...

Watching Putin

Patek Philippe watch allegedly originally owned by President Putin to be auctioned; it is said to be worth around £800,000   It’s given owner is potentially #FakeNews, but a watch that is due be auctioned in...

A Pint-Sized Peel

Tiny 1965 Peel Trident to be auctioned; it is the smallest two seater car ever made, is offered without reserve but is expected to achieve upwards of £80,000   One of just sixty made and an...

A Smoking Aston

1996 Aston Martin shooting brake complete with humidor to be sold at auction One of just three 1996 Aston Martin V8 coupé shooting brake conversions is to be offered for sale at auction by Bonhams...

Fishing with Bentley

Bentley 4x4 equipped with fly fishing kit by Mulliner to be exhibited at The London Fly Fishing Fair Designed with the gentleman angler in mind, what some might call a “casting brake” is to...

The Sky’s the Limit

Bonhams to offer what they call “the world’s most sought after Cadillac” at auction in Florida; it was originally made for the famed BROADMOOR Hotel resort in El Paso County, Colorado The BROADMOOR – a...

Down Balling

Publicity seeking 24-year old Russian brat with a passion for crystal covered cars tones down   In the summer of 2014, a Russian student named Daria Radionova hit the headlines after covering a 2011 Mercedes-Benz 350...

A Working Rolls

1959 Rolls-Royce estate car owned by late industrial tycoon Orin Smith to be auctioned; it was bizarrely designed to include beds and a loud air horn to “blast” cattle off the highway Florida based businessman...

The Missile

“Rakish” 8.0-litre Bentley – known as ‘The Missile’ – for sale; it’s “not one for the faint of heart” but would suit Toad of Toad Hall   New to the market through Vintage & Prestige Classic...

Thatcher’s Jag

Armoured Jaguar that served as Margaret Thatcher’s last car – and which was also used by David Cameron – sells at auction Offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000 ($19,800 to $26,400 or €17,600...

Bonded by Broccoli

Aston Martin built to personal specification of James Bond film series producer Barbara Broccoli for sale   The Aston Martin brand will forever be associated with James Bond and now an example with an especially strong...

The #1 Batmobile

First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million   Built originally at a cost of $250,000 (the equivalent of $2.2 million or £1.4 million today) in 1955 as a Lincoln Futura concept car, the car that then...

Ejector seat? You must be joking

The sale of a gadget laden James Bond-mobile   “I never joke about my work” stated Q when James Bond enquires about the ejector seat in his new Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger.   In October 2010, RM...

Bond's base

A home suitable for James Bond   The latest James Bond film Skyfall is the talk of the town and it’s received many a rave review. The fictional James Bond allegedly lived in Royal Avenue, off...