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16:11  10 june  2021
16:11  10 june  2021 Source:   motoringresearch.com

Businessman puts fleet of 130 classic British cars on display

  Businessman puts fleet of 130 classic British cars on display Richard Usher, who made his money selling repair firm Auto Windscreens in 2001 for £110million, has launched the Great British Car Journey , where visitors can pay to see a range of classic cars. In addition to the 130 cars which are on permanent display, a further 32 vehicles can be driven by visitors for a fee.The cars were bought by Mr Usher and fellow backers of the project over a period of around four years. They are all at the firm's base in Ambergate, Derbyshire. Stunning images show cars including the Austin Allegro, a 1961 Morris Minor and an incredibly rare 1982 Vauxhall Chevette.

The debut is coming in just two days.

We are just days away from seeing the next-generation Lexus NX in full. One of Japan’s most recognisable luxury SUVs will make its global debut on 11 June (or 12 June depending on the time zone) before going on sale in Asia, North America, and Europe later this year.

a car parked on the side: 2022 Lexus NX teaser © Motor1.com UK 2022 Lexus NX teaser

The cat’s pretty much out of the bag though, thanks to leaked images from February this year. Meanwhile, Lexus is desperately trying to generate more interest in the debut event with a series of teasers.

The latest sneak peek comes in the form of a single teaser image published on the global Facebook page of the manufacturer. Posted with the #LexusNX and #ExperienceAmazing hashtags, it shows the front quarter of the sport utility vehicle and its front left wheel. Surprisingly given the leaked images, the preview is generating decent interest with a few thousand likes on Facebook.

Austin Montego, Maestro and Metro are on the brink of extinction

  Austin Montego, Maestro and Metro are on the brink of extinction The three cars, of which there were just over a million examples on the road in 1995, are among the 10 of the most endangered models today, according to research carried out by uSwitch. © Provided by This Is Money Austins on the brink of extinction: The Montego (pictured) is one of the three British Leyland motors that has dwindled to just handfuls of examples in 2021 The study named the 10 models that have seen the biggest decline in examples on the road since 1995.In all cases, their numbers have depleted by over 99 per cent in the 25-year period.

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The big news for the new NX seems to be the fact that it will share its platform with the Toyota RAV4, which means some powertrain options are certainly going to be shared between the two. We can all but confirm the 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine of the RAV4 will serve as an entry-level engine for the NX. The more efficient plug-in hybrid setup from the RAV4 Prime also seems very likely to be offered in the luxury SUV, improving both acceleration and efficiency.

See the previous teaser images:

  • First next-gen Lexus NX teaser confirms 12 June debut
  • 2022 Lexus NX teaser image previews what we already know

As far as the design is concerned, the leaked images from February this year (video screenshots, actually) confirmed the changes will be evolutionary. Probably the most significant update will be at the front where the LED daytime running lights will be now integrated into the main headlight units without extending into the bumper section.

With about two days left until the official debut, we believe this could be the final teaser image before the global premiere of the new NX. However, this being Lexus trying to generate some buzz surrounding one of its most important models, don’t be surprised if we share one last preview image before the full unveil.

Source: Lexus on Facebook

Revealed: The cars most likely to pass their MOT at the first attempt .
For some drivers, an MOT reminder is a dreaded alert that their bank account is about to be raided to resolve a number of issues with their cars. But for owners of these models, it tends to be a breeze.However, for motorists with the keys to the models revealed below, it is usually a case of paying for the test - which costs a maximum of £54.85 - and getting back on the road.

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