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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.
UK car accident statistics

UK car accident statistics

Most of us have had one (or more), everyone fears them. Car accidents are taken for granted these days, so used to them have we become over decades of motoring.
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Paying cash for a car – What are your options?

Most people buy a car on finance, but what if you don't want to? Paying cash at a dealership is not necessarily as easy as it sounds.
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Postcard from the Goodwood Festival of Speed

For more than 20 years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been a highlight of the British summer, and has grown to become probably the world’s premier automotive event.
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Caring for your alloy wheels

Alloy wheels are a significant investment for your vehicle, so it's important to take good care of them. This infographic offers some helpful advice.
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Road safety worldwide

To highlight UK Road Safety Week next week (9-15 June), the guys at Woodstock Motors have sent us this infographic looking at road safety statistics and regulations around the world. The infographic shows some of the differences in road safety standards and, correspondingly, road safety laws in different companies and regions.
Satnav shopping guide 2014 (The Car Expert)

Satnav shopping guide

Choosing a satnav system can be a bewildering experience these days. There are hundreds of choices of navigation assistants, ranging from free smartphone apps to factory-fitted systems that come with your car. But what do you get at each level of spend, and what will provide you with the best value? The Car Expert is here to help!
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Car production worldwide

Did you know that global car production has increased by over 60% since 1999? Or that China is now responsible for building about 25% of the world's vehicles? This fascinating infographic includes this and plenty of other great factoids and trivia about the global automotive industry.
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Postcard from Monza

In the middle of Monza's Royal Park, north of Milan in Italy, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Grand Prix circuit is open to the public most days. Although you can't wander out onto the F1 track itself, you can explore most of the circuit environs to your heart's delight. And when you do, you will find this...
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The political parties talk about motoring

Auto Express asked the 4 UK political parties for their plans to improve roads and help drivers. But they were rubbish so here's our ideas.

Astonishing facts about car accidents

Did you know that a car accident happens somewhere in the world every minute? Or that Friday is the most common day for a car accident? Topquote.ie has put together this infographic which provides plenty of astonishing facts about car accidents worldwide, as well as a list of the biggest pile-ups in the history of motoring.
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Picking a panda: How the police choose their cars

British police forces use a variety of cars, and buying police cars is big business. UK forces spend £83 million on 5,600 cars annually.
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Discovering eBay Collections

eBay has come a long way over the years, and is now a genuine retail opportunity for businesses as well as private sellers (sponsored post).
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Ten cool cars for under £10,000

If you had £10K to spend, what are the ten coolest cars you could buy? Well, we had a hunt through the classifieds and here is what we found. (sponsored post)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How the electric car has progressed through the years

The electric car actually predates the petrol car, and it could eventually replace it as well. We explore the history of EVs - and predict their future.
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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.
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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...
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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?
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Supercar driving experience – Brands Hatch in a Lamborghini

Supercar driving experience gift vouchers give anyone the chance to enjoy the thrill of driving a supercar around a race track (sponsored post).
Win tickets to the 2013 Goodwood Revival with The Car Expert and Comparethemarket.com!

Win Tickets to the 2013 Goodwood Revival!

Win two tickets to the first day of the 2013 Goodwood Revival, thanks to The Car Expert and Comparethemarket.com!
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Can the BMW i3 save the electric car industry?

Electric car sales have been shocking, but can the new BMW i3 turn things around for the industry? The Car Expert looks at the challenges it faces.
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Cruise control and how to use it to your advantage

Cruise control can be intimidating if you have never used it. Once you get used to it, however, you may find it a provides a real benefit to your driving.
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Logbook loans – and why you should avoid them

One of the growing types of sub-prime finance in the UK is what is known as a ‘logbook loan’. The lenders claim that logbook loans are “easy, fast and hassle-free”, but they represent a serious risk of you losing possession of your car.

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