PERSONALISING your car is something plenty of drivers do - but what happens when personal modifications are taken to the extreme? These motorists went a step too far when altering their vehicles, making them totally unroadworthy. Under UK traffic law, vehicles aren't allowed on the road if they have protruding items, unusual lights or potentially dangerous features on their bodywork. But somehow these motors managed to get out on the road somewhere around the world for them to be spotted by other drivers. Read on to see some of the most outrageous car modifications around.Gone fishin' Trailer park Robo car Boom-bus Camo-flop Top brass Home on the road Stretching the limits Sentra Snorkel Double trouble A bug's life BOLT-ON How a £6 bolt may stop your reg plate from being one of the 70 stolen every day CompetitionLAST CHANCE SALOON Win an insured VW car for two weeks over Christmas with a tank of fuel PreviewCHASING MONSTERS The tyre-shredding madness of Gymkhana Grid is back at … [Read more...] about Most outrageous car mods from a speedboat with wheels to a giant boombox – but are they actually road legal?
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New research has identified the UK’s most stolen cars and it’s bad news for owners of premium German models. Seven of the top ten most commonly taken cars are from brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen, with SUVs and performance models proving particularly vulnerable. Analysis of British theft rates by marketing agency Colewood revealed that alongside the German marques, luxury British models from Land Rover/Range Rover were prime targets for car thieves. Car thefts have risen in recent years after steadily declining for decades. Last year across the UK they reached nearly 105,000. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that they rose by a staggering 56 per cent in England and Wales in 2017, although Northern Ireland and Scotland both saw smaller decreases. UK’s most stolen cars Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW X5 Range Rover Sport Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 3 Series Land Rover Discovery Range Rover Autobiography BMW M3 VW Golf Audi RS4 Every … [Read more...] about Most stolen cars
0 Comments 'Our angel': Sister of tragic Lisa Gow pays tribute to mother-of-two killed by stolen car BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of the mother-of-two Lisa Gow who was struck by a stolen car in north Belfast. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/our-angel-sister-of-tragic-lisa-gow-pays-tribute-to-motheroftwo-killed-by-stolen-car-36840139.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36840131.ece/b09cf/AUTOCROP/h342/0418JP1LisaGow018.jpg Email Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of the mother-of-two Lisa Gow who was struck by a stolen car in north Belfast. Ms Gow, aged in her 30s, died last Thursday after being hit by an Audi A4 on the Ballysillan Road at around 11am. It had been reported stolen from the Cavehill Road a short time earlier. Rev Colin Duncan told those who packed into the pews at St Andrew’s Church that it was “a solemn moment” to give thanks for the life … [Read more...] about ‘Our angel’: Sister of tragic Lisa Gow pays tribute to mother-of-two killed by stolen car
THE secrets of Britain's roads have been revealed with the most popular colours and common motors revealed. And according to the figures, a silver Ford Fiesta is the most common car in the UK. With more than 1.5million cars on the road, the Fiesta beat sister model Focus to take the top spot for car most likely to be spotted on the road. The majority of drivers are opting for small cars, with the supermini category dominating the market with almost 11.5million cars on the road - more than two million more than the next most popular segment. This move towards smaller motors was reflected in the list of the most popular models, with nine of the top 10 a hatchback. And when it came to colour preference, 7.1million drivers have a silver finish on their motor - 200,000 more than the next most popular colour: black. For the most part, Brits stuck with basic colours for their cars, but a handful of drivers opted for a more unusual finish. Maroon is the least popular choice with just 603 new … [Read more...] about The top 10 most common cars in the UK revealed – but can you guess the number one colour?
CAR thieves have a 50-50 chance of escaping a conviction for stealing your car, according to a new study. Just half of the cases cases of motor theft that went to court over a five year period actually resulted in a conviction. Conducted by Churchill Car Insurance, the study found in 7,405 cases from 2012-2016, just 3,696 sentences were handed down. But even more alarming was the number of cars reported stolen in the same period compared to the relatively low conviction rate. That means just two per cent of cars stolen resulted in someone being fined, jailed or given community service. Tips for protecting yourself from car theft Keep the vehicle locked: Always double-check that your car is locked before leaving your vehicle. Never leave the engine running when you are not with it, and unless you have a secure parking garage, ensure the car is locked when parked outside your home. Invest in the right technology: Most modern cars are fitted with alarms and immobilisers as … [Read more...] about Car thieves have a 50 PER CENT chance of getting away with stealing your motor, according to study