Category Archives: Cars

Infographic: How to Stay Safe Driving Home This Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time to set off on the open road and see the family we haven’t seen all year. This might include travelling by plane, train or automobile and if you do have to jump behind the wheel, it’s important you are prepared for the extreme weather that can accompany the festive period. Continue reading

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Infographic: Rise of the Street Food Van

Are you a budding street food entrepreneur hoping to make the most of the street food revolution? Check out this fun infographic from Van Monster. Continue reading

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Video: Europcar and Mercedes-Benz | The Carousel of Dreams

Carousel of Dreams is a whimsical little film produced by Europcar in partnership with Mercedes-Benz inviting you to relive your childhood dreams – with a touch of grown up luxury. Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunts for Everyone

Photo of Traquair House Maze by marsroverdriver A car from Carspring isn’t just about giving yourself a great set of wheels, it’s about giving yourself the freedom to explore this green and pleasant land of ours. And with Easter around … Continue reading

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Namibia

This was my first time in Namibia, but not the greater southern Africa region. I’ve been heading down to this gorgeous part of the world since the mid 90s (and even lived in Mozambique for about a year) – always encountering enthusiastic folks insistent that I get to Namibia but never quite being able to take them up on their advice. But now I’ve finally made it, and I can see what the fuss had been all about it. Continue reading

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Car Parts?

Where do you shop for car parts? Do you go to your local garage? Hit some big brand store? Look online for the parts you need at sites such as www.BuyCarParts.co.uk? I’m just wondering because – although very much still … Continue reading

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Art for a Cause: Artists Team Up with Rolls-Royce to Battle Breast Cancer

At the Rolls-Royce Showroom in Berkeley Square, passion, support, and community were affectionately curated for the benefit of breast cancer patients. The Breast Cancer Care Art Auction, brought together by Breast Cancer Care and supported by Rolls-Royce, invited twelve stunning contemporary artists to create an impactful piece that would push the boundaries o modern sculpture while showing great respect and care of the theme. I was honoured to attend the preview of the auction on May 19th, and deeply touched by the philanthropic efforts of all involved. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Renault Presents Electric Zoe #RenaultZOE

Two 100% electric Renault ZOEs – driven by remote control from a helicopter hovering above – race along a 1.9 mile route through central London that’s made up of 570 pieces of Scalextric track. Seriously? Seriously. Yep. From the London … Continue reading

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Italy’s Six Best Automobile Museums (OneTravel)

Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo … even the mention of Italy’s famed luxury sports cars can rouse the imagination and ambition of millions of car enthusiasts the world over. Here’s a roundup of a half dozen of the country’s best … Continue reading

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Tasty Tales from the Italian Ham Highway: Arrivederci and Grazie Mille!

Over the past several days I’ve been sharing highlights from my recent Ham Highway adventure across northern Italy in a special 14-part miniseries. The series features entries about the following destinations – Forni di Sopra, Sauris, San Daniele, Udine, Collio Goriziano, Trento, Torino, Parma, Modena, Nonantola, and Bologna – along with tips and suggestions to help you plan your own delectable Italian itinerary. Continue reading

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Tasty Tales from the Italian Ham Highway: Modena: Fast Cars and Slow Food

For a town with a population of fewer than 200,000 people, the list of icons associated with Modena is impressive. Pavarotti, Ferrari, Maserati, Balsamico, tortellini … whatever floats your proverbial boat, odds are you’ve been inspired by someone or something Modenese at some point in your life. Continue reading

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The Chase – Volvo Trucks Chased by Bulls in Spain

Wanna have some fun? Get a Volvo truck, paint it bright red and drive the thing through the streets of an ancient Spanish town, such as Ciudad Rodrigo, during its annual running of the bulls festival. Oh wait, never mind. That’s already been done … Continue reading

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Win a VW Classic Campervan with @FatFace #WinJim

Authentic British clothing and accessories brand Fat Face is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer by giving fans the chance to win Jim, a bespoke Fat Face Volkswagen campervan, worth £35,000. Continue reading

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In the Market for a New Car? “Reevoo” Your Options with Kia

In the market for a new car? Or maybe you’ve already found your ideal car and want to share your experiences to help others making similarly big and long lasting decision? Well, what better way to find the right car … Continue reading

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Team GB Gold = FREE Rides from @UBER_LON #ubergoldrush

Today, Uber London launches a very cool Team GB Gold promotion. Over the past week, Uber has been giving out special gold, silver, and bronze prizes to lucky riders for free and discounted trips around town. Now, to salute British athletes who give … Continue reading

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Uber Olympics: Free and Discount Rides … + £20 Off Promo Code

UBERTIKI Promo Code Hey folks, just an FYI that my 20-quid-off Uber promo code is still in effect and might serve as a pleasant travel option if you haven’t yet taken advantage of it. To get your £20 worth of … Continue reading

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Uber Car Service Hits the Streets of London (OneTravel)

The on demand car service allows everyone to have a private driver experience throughiPhone, SMS, and web based requests. Essentially, Uber is a free app that you can use to book door-to-door chauffeured rides around town. Read my complete post at the … Continue reading

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£20 Worth of Chauffeured Travel for FREE with @Uber_LON and @tikichris

Arrive in style with £20 worth of free chauffeured travel with Uber. Use promo code UBERTIKI when you sign up for this free app and you’ll receive £20 worth of credit. Continue reading

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Nelly Duff Banger Art – Graffiti on Cars

Ten cars painted by ten artists to be towed to Victoria Park for the Lovebox festival this weekend. Artists include Sweet Toof, EINE, Pablo Delgado, Matthew Small, Dan Hillier, Aida and others. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tikichris/sets/72157630121715480/ More info: http://www.nellyduff.com/index.php/art/shows/future

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Test Driving the 2012 Chrysler 300C

The 2012 Chrysler 300C goes on sale June 14th here in the UK. Injecting a heaping dose of testerone into my usually kinda wimpy inbox, Chrysler dropped an email invite to the Jeremy Clarkson wannabe convention that was the launch and test … Continue reading

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App Review: Get Taxi

Easy peasy lemon squeezy … and I’m home. Kemey and I just got back from taking advantage of this extra long weekend with a fantastic afternoon feast at a friend’s place across the river. It’s been the most relaxed Tuesday … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Burgundy: Day Four

I spent most of last week as a guest of the Burgundy Wine Board visiting vineyards and wine makers in the region, dining at some of the area’s best restaurants and generally having a fantastic time learning about all things … Continue reading

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KIA Dubstep Contest Euro 2012

Look at this fool. Think he likes dancing to dubstep? Maybe he just likes the idea of winning a new car. A new car!? Yep, that’s right. Kia is giving folks a chance to “dance their way” to the opening … Continue reading

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Infiniti Curved Visions

Recently, designboom and Infiniti launched an international competition to find the cream of the crop talent in digital art. The comp is themed around different elements of the Infiniti brand. The first theme was “Inspired Performance” and garnered heaps of global interest … Continue reading

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Lancaster London Hotel Drives Forward Another Eco-Friendly Initiative (OneTravel)

Lancaster London Hotel Drives Forward Another Eco-Friendly Initiative OneTravel, Feb 07, 2012 Following through with a commitment to be the most environmentally conscious hotel in all of the United Kingdom, Lancaster London has become one of the first UK hotels to … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

It’s almost February. We’re well into 2012, and I’m just now getting around to post about things from before and around Christmas. Geez. If you had even half as much fun as I had the final few weeks of last … Continue reading

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Safe and Convenient Minicab Rides in London (OneTravel)

No, minicabs aren’t tiny clown cars zipping through the streets of London bringing comic relief to the people. They’re private hire cars with drivers only available on a pre-booked basis. Continue reading

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BlablaCar Introduces Campus Carpooling Service

BlablaCar is a carpooling service that connects drivers with other folks looking for a lift in the same direction. It’s free to join at BlablaCar.com, and once you’ve registered (and it only takes about a minute to do so) you can … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz World (CheapOair)

Mercedes-Benz World CheapOair, October 06, 2011 Crazy about cars? Keen to connect with your inner race car driver? Or maybe you’re in need of a safe outlet to let loose some pent up road rage? Whether you simply hope to … Continue reading

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Eco Trim

I learned a new term watching the above clip. Eco trim. Nice one, eh?  Eco trim essentially refers to all the energy efficient eco technology bits developed for today’s cars. I also learned that CO2 emissions ain’t nowhere near as bad as it used to be … Continue reading

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Jeep People

Jeep celebrates its 70th anniversary with a new website for adventurous “Jeep-people”. Continue reading

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