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Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
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Le Mans – the greatest race in the world…

There are a number of events that could claim to be be the "world's greatest motor race", but for me, there is no contest: it's the 24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans).
AA Cars Auto Blog Awards 2015

Vote for The Car Expert!

The Car Expert is proud to have been nominated as a Rising Star in the 2015 AA Car Blog Awards. Vote for us now!
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Should the minimum driving age be raised, or is better driving education and training a better answer to improving road safety levels on our roads?
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Overtaking – how to do it safely

How should you go about overtaking the vehicle in front of you? Most drivers overtake without really thinking about it, until it starts going wrong. And by then, it's often too late...
The pit straight at Goodwood. the clouds looked ominous, but rain stayed away for the 73rd Members' Meeting.

Postcard from Goodwood – 73rd Members’ Meeting

Goodwood is famous for two huge motorsport events - the Festival of Speed and the Revival. Now a new event has joined them - the Goodwood Members' Meeting.
The Car Expert advises on how to get a better part-exchange price for your car #AskTCE

How can I get more money for my part-exchange?

Today's #AskTCE article will help you make sure you get the best price you possibly can when you sell your car, whether it's a part-exchange or a private sale. Tick all of these boxes and you will maximise your car's value.
Caterham Drift Champion drifting experience

Caterham Drift Champion drifting experience

How much fun can you have in a car park? Well if you're in a Caterham Roadsport 140 that's been specially tuned for drifting and doing donuts, then then the answer is "an awful lot!".
Geneva Motor Show 2015

Postcard from the Geneva Motor Show

This year I was lucky enough to not just visit the Geneva Motor Show, but attend the two press days which precede the public opening of the show. So what was it like to go behind the scenes at the world's most glamorous motor show? Well, read on...
ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Well, actually, one milllion visitors...

The Car Expert hits a million!

Just after 8.30pm GMT on Sunday 15 February 2015, The Car Expert welcomed its one millionth visitor to the site. Yep, ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Oops, I mean visitors. One million visitors.
If your Vauxhall Corsa looks like this then you won't get a good part-exchange price...

Part-exchange prices: Why is my car’s value so low?

One of car buyers' biggest complaints is that dealers offer them a pathetic amount of money to part-exchange their car. So why is this?
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Does black box insurance reduce young driver crashes?

Many insurers now require young drivers to have a black box recorder fitted to their car. But does this technology actually reduce young driver car crashes?
Company car finance for the BMW 3 series (The Car Expert)

Financing your BMW company car

Many car manufacturers have car finance specifically tailored for company car drivers. The Car Expert and BMW Finance look at the two main offers available (sponsored post)
Ferrari 250 California SWB at the London Classic Car Show 2015

The London Classic Car Show – a capital success

The inaugural London Classic Car Show was a stunning spectacle of automotive magnificence, brought to life in glorious sound and motion.

Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, and so on…

It's been a fantastic year for The Car Expert, with huge increases in readership and exposure. Drive safely, have a very happy holidays and see you all in 2015!
Cars driving along a road in Havana, Cuba

Why car fans need to head to Cuba

Cuba is famous for its classic-yet-dilapidated old American cars, but the times are changing. The lifting of bans on importing and exporting means that they may not be around for much longer.
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Driving home for Christmas?

Well, it's that time of year again. From this weekend, the roads will be flooded with families trekking across the countryside and Heathrow Airport will start to resemble a war zone. Yes, we are all heading off to be with family and friends for Christmas.
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The Top 10 concept cars of 2014 – Part Two

In the second part of our Top Ten Concept Cars feature, The Car Expert highlights the Final Five concepts, representing the very best automotive showstoppers of 2014.
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The Top 10 concept cars of 2014 – Part One

In a two-part feature, The Car Expert highlights the very best concept cars of 2014. In today's Part One, we count down from Numbers 10 to 6, which features a few surprises and a couple of crowd favourites.
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Cars of the ’80s – an infographic

For your Friday afternoon distraction from work, have a look at this infographic from Hagerty Insurance which charts the meteoric increase in some '80s car values. Better get in now while you still can...
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UK automotive industry facts and figures

The UK automotive industry is on a roll after a few years in the doldrums and is outpacing the rest of Europe. This infographic highlight a few facts and figures of the British car industry, both manufacturing and retail.
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Road safety – Drive safe and arrive alive

To mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and UK Road Safety Week, we present an infographic about road accidents worldwide.
UK Blog Awards 2015 - vote for The Car Expert now!

Vote for The Car Expert! 2015 UK Blog Awards

For the second year in a row, The Car Expert has been nominated for Best Automotive Blog in the National UK Blog Awards. Vote for us now! #UKBA15
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What is a deposit contribution?

What is the difference between a £2,000 discount and a £2,000 deposit contribution on a new or used car? Well, maybe you should #AskTCE.
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It’s our birthday! The Car Expert turns 3

It was three years ago today that The Car Expert first popped up on the Web . To celebrate our birthday, we've given the site a complete revamp.
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Driving a tank – a crushing experience!

If you like cars, then you may like tanks. And you'd probably like to drive some tanks around in the mud and then use one to crush a car...

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