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The Car Expert aims to give you an insight into popular car culture, as well as all sorts of news, reviews and automotive information from all around the motoring world.

RUSH: movie review + rent and win!

With 2013’s critically-acclaimed F1 movie Rush now available to view at home, - whether you buy the DVD or simply rent it from the Sky Store - it seems like a good time to have another look and see whether the movie still stacks up on subsequent viewings, and how it works on the small screen compared to the big screen.

Fuel for thought: petrol prices around the world

How do petrol prices in the UK compare with the rest of the world? We look at the cost of filling up your car around the globe. Where do you think will be the most expensive, and where will be the cheapest?

Driving a Ferrari 458 and being chauffered by The Stig

This week, I had the opportunity to do something that many grown men would give an important part of their anatomy to do – be driven flat-out around a racetrack in a Lamborghini Aventador by the man who was, until recently, The Stig.

Tobacco advertising in Formula One

No-one disputes that smoking is bad for you. What is beyond dispute is that tobacco advertising gave us some of the best F1 liveries ever.

Five of the top cars from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2014 was a vintage year for the Detroit Auto Show, and far more upbeat than previous years as the US car industry continues to recover from the recession. Louise Haines looks at 5 of the best concept and new production cars to be revealed at this year's show.

Magic moments in motorsport: the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows

The legendary Silver Arrows racing cars are synonymous with Germany and, more specifically, Mercedes-Benz. From the 1930s until today, the famous silver racing cars have been a dominant force in motor racing history. Hayley Reeve looks at the history of the Silver Arrows in her guest blog for The Car Expert.

How the electric car has progressed through the years

Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.

The seven biggest car flops of all time

When unveiled, many cars will elicit a gasp or shocked silence from onlookers. Thing is, it’s not always good to be speechless. Here are the top flops ever.

Alain Prost – the best driver of my generation

There is always a debate among motor racing fans as to who is the ‘best driver’ of a period – whether it be this season, the last decade, a certain era, or of course, of All Time. As an official blogger for Autosport International 2014, I have been asked to nominate the best driver of my generation.

What to expect in 2014

As we bid farewell to the year that was 2013 and look ahead to 2014, The Car Expert’s superstar guest blogger Rodney J. Pilkington presents the cars and automotive news to look out for, and his predictions for the year ahead...

EVO magazine – digital vs print editions

How will car magazines adapt to the digital era? EVO magazine, a monthly British motoring magazine, recently asked The Car Expert to review their new app to compare it to the traditional print version. So how does it shape up?

Evolution of BMW’s M Division

BMW's fabled M Division has produced some of the finest cars to grace the world's roads and race tracks. In 2014, the latest chapter will be written, with the new BMW M3 saloon and M4 coupe being launched.To mark this occasion, we look back at the history of M Division with some of their greatest hits.

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