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    Trevor
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    1971
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  1. All-new Ford Focus trophy collection includes two Car of the Year titles and 10 category wins since going on sale this year. Focus also shortlisted for European Car of the Year Sporty Focus ST‑Line variant, Chrome Blue and Desert Island Blue colours, and new eight-speed automatic transmission among popular options for Focus customers Focus range also offers stylish Titanium, upscale Vignale and SUV-inspired Active five-door and wagon variants, with optimised interior space, craftsmanship and driver assistance tech New from the ground up, the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever has already earned 12 prestigious awards – including two outright Car of the Year titles – since going on sale across Europe in the summer Ford sold more than 42,100 all-new Focus cars through November year to date, with the sporty Focus ST-Line variant accounting for more than 40 per cent of sales. One in six Focus customers opted for Chrome Blue or Desert Island Blue colours, in addition to the more traditional and popular Magnetic grey and Frozen White colours. A new eight-speed automatic transmission has also proven even more popular with customers than anticipated. Manufactured using cutting-edge processes at Ford’s Saarlouis assembly facility, Germany, the all-new Focus is offered in five-door hatchback and wagon body styles. In addition to the popular ST-Line variant, the comprehensive line-up also includes the stylish Focus Trend and Titanium and upscale Focus Vignale. The first sports-utility vehicle-inspired Focus Active crossover is now also available to order. “Media, motoring experts and – most importantly – customers are full of praise for our all-new Focus, and that’s reflected in both variety of awards the car is winning and the rate at which they’re flying out of showrooms,” said Glen Goold, Focus chief programme engineer, Ford of Europe. “To be considered the best in such a competitive segment is a very high level of praise.” The all-new Focus confidence-inspiring driving and occupant experience – developed following closer collaboration with customers than ever before – has been recognised by publications and organisations across Europe, including Car of the Year 2019 titles in Croatia and Finland. Benefits for business drivers including optimised fuel efficiency from sophisticated EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines, wireless charging capability for compatible smartphones and FordPass Connect on-board modem connectivity are reflected with victory at the Entrepreneurs Car of the Year awards in Spain; the Benefit Category award at the Czech Republic Fleet Awards 2018; and the title of Best Lower-Medium Car at the BusinessCar Awards in the U.K. Category award wins for the all-new Focus include Compact Class Winner at the Auto Zeitung Auto Trophy 2018 in Germany;and Best Family Car at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year Awards. Focus also is one of seven cars shortlisted for the European Car of the Year award to be announced in March 2019. Delivering more interior space combined with high quality materials and craftsmanship, the all-new Focus offers the most sophisticated range of Ford driver assistance technologies ever offered to Ford customers including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic, and Ford’s first head-up display to be offered in Europe. Focus was earlier this year awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent Euro NCAP testing protocols. The full list of awards won by the all-new Ford Focus in 2018 year to date is: Car of the Year 2019 – Finland Car of the Year 2019 – Croatia Belgian Family Car of the Year (two price categories) – Belgium Irish Car of the Year awards: Small/Compact Car of the Year – Ireland Autobild Golden Wheels Award: Best Compact car – Bulgaria BusinessCar Awards: Best Lower-Medium Car – U.K. Parkers New Car Awards 2019: Best Small Family Car – U.K. 2018 Scottish Car of the Year Awards: Best Family Car – Scotland Auto Zeitung Auto Trophy 2018: Compact category winner – Germany Great Austrian Automobile Prize: Start category winner – Austria Entrepreneurs Car of the Year – Spain Czech Republic Fleet Awards 2018: Benefit category winner – Czech Republic
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    Fiesta takes top honours in 1st full year on sale

    The Ford Fiesta has won three car of the year titles, two of them for the hot new Fiesta ST Top Gear Magazine this week awarded the Fiesta ST its car of the year honour, as well as hot hatch of the year, continuing the success of the previous Fiesta ST which won the same awards in 2013. Parkers also named Fiesta ST its car of the year at the 2019 Parkers New Car Awards – one of three trophies awarded by the buyers’ guide to Fiesta, out of a total of four for the Blue Oval. In its end-of-year awards issue, Top Gear Magazine seized on the completeness of Ford’s £19,495 pocket rocket, produced by the same performance team that delivered Ford’s acclaimed GT supercar. Charlie Turner, BBC Top Gear Magazine editor-in-chief, said: “The Fiesta ST is the best small hatch on sale; quite possibly the best one ever built. I love that Ford spends as much time ensuring its baby Fiesta drives slickly as it does the half-million-pound GT.” Parkers.co.uk judged Fiesta ST best car for thrill seekers and went on to crown the 200PS hatch its overall car of the year. “The Ford Fiesta ST is a clear and obvious winner because of its brilliant performance, fabulous dynamics, and killer good looks”, said Parkers editor Keith Adams. “Ford proved the most successful carmaker in the 2019 Parkers New Car Awards, with an impressive and well-deserved haul.” Ford’s third gong from Parkers was for the previous generation Fiesta – the UK’s best-selling car for eight consecutive years – as its used car of the year. And all-new Ford Focus, also on sale this year, is Parkers’ recommended small family car. The Carbuyer advice site today threw its weight of commendation behind the top-selling Fiesta, honouring both the sporty ST and the rest of the Fiesta line-up. Carbuyer editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said the Fiesta ST as best hot hatch is easy to live with day-to-day, yet comes alive on the right roads, putting far more powerful alternatives in the shade. Carbuyer commended the entire new Fiesta range for its design, technology, cabin space, value for money and fun to drive. “The Ford Fiesta is the standout new car on the market today. Ford manages to cram so much into its supermini-sized package while retaining the trademark handling verve that really sets the Fiesta apart. Quite simply, we love it and it is Carbuyer’s car of the year once again,” said Steve Fowler. Ford has sold more than 2,500 new Fiesta ST models since June 2018, of 120,000 new Fiestas delivered altogether in the last 18 months. Performance Blue is the most popular Fiesta ST colour choice, accounting for more than a quarter of orders. More than 65 per cent of customers have added the optional £850 Performance Pack, which includes a Quaife limited slip differential, launch control and performance shift lights. Almost three-quarters of ST orders are for the three-door bodystyle, and over half of customers have opted for the top ST-3 series.
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    2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Road Test

    "If you are in the market for a convertible sporty car then I would recommend you consider the Mustang due to its value for money in comparison to its competitors and certain exclusivity on UK roads" The Ford Mustang – an American icon but does the 2018 model make a viable purchase? The Motorists Guide went to Las Vegas to find out Read the full article here: https://autoevoke.com/index.php?/articles.html/car-reviews/2018-ford-mustang-convertible-r91/
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    Evolve Innovations

    Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% Discount on any GPS Tracker listed on the website
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  6. The Auto Locksmith offers a cost-effective solution for replacing lost car keys in London. If you have lost your only car key or just need a spare The Auto Locksmith's handy mobile service is available throughout London and Home Counties. For more info head to www.theautolocksmith.co.uk or call us on 0800 158 3798 for a no-obligation quote. Quote the Autoclub members voucher code to receive £10 off your replacement car key.
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    Car Keys Online

    Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% off non-special order products
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    Back2You

    Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% Discount off any Back2you GPS Tracker (excluding Cat5 and Cat6 Trackers)
  9. Tracking4Free are offering a £40 discount and 5 years warranty on all Trackers to Premium Members VTU18D OBD Tracker with no hidden charges, long-term unfavourable contracts or extra data costs One single payment covers VTU18 OBD tracker, SIM card, all future data costs, fleet management software with free map updates for the UK and Europe. Our tracker sends positions more often than those of our competitors, up to 20 positions per minute when moving. Click the link in the Offer Code box and enter the Code to obtain the discount
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    Rewire Security

    Premium Members can receive 10% Discount on all Rewire Security products
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    Dirty Van Art - Ford Raises Mental Health Awareness

    Ford continues its ‘Elephant in the Transit’ mental health campaign, using dirty van artist Ruddy Muddy to communicate the message of charity campaign partner, Time to Change Launched in April, the ‘Elephant in the Transit’ campaign arose after Ford research identified that over two-thirds (67 per cent) of people said they were more comfortable talking about issues when in a vehicle. A national public awareness film was created, promoting the front seat of a vehicle as a safe space to talk about difficult or personal issues that can affect mental health. The dirty van artwork, which primarily illustrates an elephant in the back of a Ford Transit Custom, features messaging from Time to Change’s new campaign, Ask Twice. The Transit Custom will now join Sky’s fleet, operating in Central and East London from October 10th, World Mental Health Day. “We're proud to be working alongside Ford on their dirty van art campaign, encouraging people to address ‘the elephant in the room’ and seek any support they need for their mental health,” said Jo Loughran, director of Time to Change. “Our latest research shows that when asked how we are, three quarters of us will say ‘I’m fine’ even if we’re struggling with a mental health problem. This World Mental Health Day, we’re encouraging everybody to ask twice. Asking twice – “Are you sure you’re ok?” - means people are much more likely to open up in conversation.” Since the ‘Elephant in the Transit’ campaign began – with Ford signing the Time to Change Employer pledge – Ford has trained almost 200 employees on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses, and aims to train a further 50 employees as fully qualified mental health first aiders in 2019, with at least five at each Ford site in the UK. “We’re very pleased to see our unique ‘dirty van’ on the roads for World Mental Health Day,” said Andy Barratt, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain. “By continuing to find new and disruptive ways to spread the Time to Change message, more and more people will hopefully start to communicate their mental health problems with those closest to them.” Ford is a prominent business supporter of the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign, from Bauer Media and MHFA England. This support includes providing employer case studies from those who have received the MHFA training, and Andy Barratt co-signing the letter and petition delivered to Downing Street on October 8th. The campaign aims to change the law to ensure all UK businesses have mental health first aid provision available to employees.
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    No More Red Lights!

    Imagine a world where negotiating busy junctions does not require you to wait at a red light and the only reason to stop your car is because you have arrived at your destination Ford is trialling a new way in which connected car technology could set us on that journey – and that takes its lead from how humans negotiate their way through busy crowds, by slowing down or speeding up to avoid collisions, without coming to a standstill. Intersection Priority Management (IPM) – being demonstrated this week on the streets of Milton Keynes, U.K., as part of the government-funded UK Autodrive programme – aims to keep drivers driving and bring an end to unnecessary stops at junctions, both easing traffic flow and increasing safety and efficiency. “We know that intersections and traffic lights can be a real bugbear for many drivers,” said Christian Ress, supervisor, Driver Assist Technologies, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. “With the connected car technology we have been demonstrating this week, we envisage a world where vehicles are more aware of each other and their environment, enabling intelligent cooperation and collaboration on the roads – and around junctions.” Every year, the average driver spends two days waiting at traffic lights. And not only can junctions be frustrating – they are also the cause of up to 60 per cent of road traffic accidents. As well as saving time, avoiding stopping at junctions could also save fuel, as drivers avoid braking and accelerating away from the lights. IPM uses vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications to coordinate with other vehicles in the vicinity and suggests optimum speeds that will allow cars to safely pass by each other at intersections without coming to a halt. For the trial, test cars have been equipped with V2V communication systems that broadcast the vehicles’ location, direction of travel and speed. The onboard IPM systems are able to identify an upcoming junction and the trajectory of other vehicles approaching it. It will then suggest an optimum speed for each vehicle as they approach the junction that will allow them to pass through safely. The vehicles in the trial have people behind the wheel, but it is envisaged that autonomous vehicles could also benefit from the technology. Automating how vehicles negotiate junctions with each other in this way that may mean that, one day, vehicles could pass through safely and efficiently without the need for traffic lights or road signs. While today’s autonomous vehicles operate independently using the sensor technologies and map data on board, V2V and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technologies could benefit the driverless cars of the future. IPM builds upon other connected-car technologies developed by Ford and its project partners as part of UK Autodrive, a £20 million programme taking self-driving and connected car technologies from the test track to the streets. Among the technologies showcased during the two-year programme – which comes to an end this week – are Intersection Collision Warning, which alerts drivers of potential accidents when approaching an intersection, and Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA), which helps cars to synchronise with nearby traffic lights to help them avoid getting stuck on red. Other features demonstrated include Collaborative Parking – which builds a crowd-sourced map of a car park’s available spaces – and Emergency Vehicle Warning, where drivers are advised of the location and distance of an approaching emergency vehicle.
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    Hydrov8

    Premium Members can receive 10% off Hydro Dipping or Custom Paintwork What is Hydrographics? Also known as immersion printing, water transfer printing, water transfer imaging or hydro dipping, is a method of applying printed designs to nearly any three-dimensional object. The hydrographics process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hardwoods and nearly any other item. As long as you can dip it in water and paint it, then it will work just fine to use the hydro dipping method.
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    Clean Engine Service

    Members can receive 12% discount on engine carbon cleaning service of the existing prices on our website. You will need to provide the discount code when booking Region covered: Berkshire area
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    Watch a Mustang drift for 20.7km

    Known as the “Green Hell”, the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, in Germany, is a must-drive destination for petrolheads around the world. Even for experienced drivers, it can be demanding. So how about drifting the full 20.7-kilometre circuit? That’s exactly what champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jnr has done – behind the wheel of his 900hp Ford Performance 5.0 Aluminator XS powered Ford Mustang RTR Drift car, the first time the feat has been accomplished. * For Gittin Jnr is was all about having a “good time, not a lap time”. But he still hit speeds in excess of 240 km/h, shredded three sets of tyres, and maxed out in sixth gear on the sideways entries into the bends.