46% of vehicles checked in 2015 had at least one warning

My Car Check provide car checks (also known as HPI checks, reg checks and provenance checks) which alert buyers to possible problems with a vehicle. By entering the vehicle’s VRM (reg number), important information such as if the car has been written off, is stolen or has outstanding finance against it, is provided.  This information allows the buyer to negotiate a better deal, or to avoid the vehicle altogether, crucially, before they agree to buy the vehicle.  If you don’t do this or it’s not on your radar, our advice is always to do it, it’s better to know the car is clean than it has issues.

This week mycarcheck.com have released interesting data that highlights the possible dangers of buying some of the UK’s most popular cars.  Check out their infographic…

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Congratulations to our 2016 Donington Historic Festival competition winners

Congratulations to our 3 competition winners, who will each receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the Donington Historic Festival 2016.2016-donington-historic-logo

It’s a very cool classic car show/ motorsport event.  Anyone into their motorsport and especially classic motorsport will love it.  Our winners and congratulations go to:

  • Leanne Nash;
  • Brian Ellis; &
  • Gareth Walker.

We have no doubt that you’ll had a great time at this wonderful event. Let us know all about it below, so those that did not attend can get your thoughts and highlights, so they don’t miss out for next year.

If you do not want to miss out on our regular complimentary ticket competitions, then feel free to take a moment to subscribe to our regular newsletter or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and be kept up to date with our posts.

Watch this space for lots more free ticket competitions, next up is the Cholmondeley Speed & Power.

How to stay in touch with MyCarHeaven news and competitions

We are always looking to offer our readers offers and competitions to win stuff.  In 2016 and beyond we will continue to do this.  To ensure that you stay up to date with offers, chances to win free complimentary tickets to the UKs best car and historic motorsport events and more, you can follow us in the following ways:

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Salon Privé launches ‘Cars & Coffee’ breakfast meets at Blenheim Palace

Salon Privé, the UK’s leading luxury supercar and classic car show, has announced a summer series of high-octane car gatherings at the stunning World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace. The Cars & Coffee meetings will be held on the 12th June, 3rd July and 21st August in the run-up to this year’s main Salon Privé event on 1st to 3rd September.

Salon Privé LogoSet within the magnificent architecture of the East Courtyard at Blenheim Palace, each breakfast meet will focus on a well-known automotive theme. Supercar Sunday will kick-start the line-up in June, while 60’s & 70’s Classics will be the focus in July, before culminating with Speed & Style in August.

In Salon Privé style, the gatherings are limited and designed to showcase a number of carefully selected ‘best-of-breed’ cars, ensuring a mouth-watering display for all visitors. Owners of exceptional cars are invited to apply for a coveted space on each of the days.

Hyper%20Cars%20at%20Salon%20Prive%202015%20(13)Open to all owners, enthusiasts and connoisseurs, the public can enjoy the event for a small Blenheim ‘Park & Gardens’ fee. The summer Sundays offer something for the whole family, combining carefully-considered cars with the opulent surroundings of Blenheim Palace’s grounds.

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Supercar Sunday – Sunday 12th June

Supercar Sunday brings together a spectacular display of the very best supercars, whether you have an iconic 80s supercar or a modern day hypercar, all makes and models are welcome.

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60s & 70s Classics – Sunday 3rd July

In true Concours spirit, this Sunday event showcases some of the finest cars from the 60s & 70s against the backdrop of the stunning World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace.

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Speed & Style – Sunday 21st August

Paying homage to phenomenal power and elegance, Speed & Style previews the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition, and provides the opportunity to enjoy some amazing cars and a final coffee morning ahead of the main Salon Privé event.

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To apply to pre-register and enter your supercar or classic vehicle at any of the three Cars & Coffee Sunday meetings please complete the application form on the Salon Prive website here.  We’ve already applied.  Fingers crossed we’ll get 1 of the 30 places…

Guests of Cars & Coffee are welcomed at each event for a ‘Park & Gardens’ fee of £14.90 per person and £6.90 per child (these can be upgraded, at no cost, to annual ‘Palace, Park & Gardens’ passes).

Win a Pair of tickets to the 2016 Cholmondeley Power and Speed

Previously known as the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, the newly named Cholmondeley Power and Speed win be held on 10th to 12th June 2016.

We have another competition for you here.  We are giving away three pairs of adult tickets for the Sunday (12th June).

header-cpas-logo-2016To be in with a chance of winning a pair of complementary tickets to this wonderful event simply tell us which car in your opinion encapsulates power and speed, and why that specific car.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and keep up to date with the latest news and competitions. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date of all our further competitions and news as it happens. We’ll announce lucky winners in late May.  Watch this space.

 

The Fastest Car in the World

2016 – Bugatti Chiron

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Pininfarina H2 Speed – The Hydrogen Supercar

Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show here is the Pininfarina H2 Speed – The Hydrogen Supercar.

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Geneva International Motor Show 2016 (in photos)

Here are some photos from the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show courtesy of Alternative Route.

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Ford Focus: Zetec, Edge or Titanium?

With a reputation for a smooth and comfortable driving experience, the Ford Focus is an easy-steering car with some great looks. But which model is the one for you? We’ve had a look at the Zetec, Edge and Titanium. If you’re considering getting yourself a Focus, but struggling to buy outright, then you should take a look at some cheap cars on finance. This lets you pay fixed monthly instalments, and car finance for bad credit is also an option available to you too.

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Ford Focus Zetec

This model is ideal for the family, as it features comfortable seating and a great interior, making it super relaxing for those long journeys, as well as being the most fun to drive. The best feature of he Zetec is definitely the DAB digital radio with USB connection and Bluetooth, which allows for hands-free calling and voice control. Also designed with a heated windscreen, tyre pressure sensors and a height adjustable driver’s seat, the Zetec is at the top of our list for practicality, and offers a sportier look with its chrome exterior trim. Read more »

Top 10 Road Trip Tips

While summer may still feel like an eternity away, that doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning your holidays! For anyone going on a car holiday or road trip this year, take a look at our top 10 tips for making your road trip a happy and memorable one.

Keep Your Car Clean
No one enjoys travelling in dirty cars filled up with junk, so make sure you clean yours before you set off. Keeping it clean throughout the journey will make the rest of the trip much more enjoyable too.

Have A Rough Plan
Creating a rough plan for your trip will make things run much smoother. So plan where to visit and how to get there. Don’t plan too much though, as some spontaneity adds to the fun of the trip.

Pack Emergency Car Kit
You never know what might happen on a road trip, so make sure to pack an emergency kit filled with food, water, clothes, batteries and a first aid kit. You’ll thank yourself later when you need it.

Plan Your Stops
Driving tired is a huge no-no, so planning some stops will give you the chance to grab some caffeine and switch drivers. This also gives everyone else the chance to stretch their legs too. Happy passengers will mean less car arguments. Read more »

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