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Everything you need to know about Maserati

The Italian district of Modena is not only home to Ferrari - Maserati has been there longer, and produces a range of highly exclusive cars.

The second Elizabethan age and the British motor industry

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign would see the rise, fall and re-invention of the British car industry. We explore the highs and lows of the last 70 years.

The ten biggest automotive developments of Queen Elizabeth’s reign

The 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign saw many changes in all aspects of life, none more so than in the world of motoring.

A brief history of Škoda

We take a look at the Czech brand's past and present, from designing Victorian-era bicycles to modern battery-powered vehicles.

The history of the Land Rover Defender

It's one of the best-loved British cars in history. We take a look at the evolutions and revolutions of the Land Rover Defender.

Why do we drive on the left-hand side of the road?

Why do some countries drive on the left side of the road and others on the right? We explore the curious origins of this road traffic rule.

A quick history of the BMW M3

The BMW M3 nameplate is one of the most famous in performance car circles. We dive into the history of both the M3 and M4 models.

Six SUV pioneers that blazed the trail for today

How did the modern SUV come to be? We list the six crucial vehicles that (at least in Europe) helped bring the crossover into the mainstream.