Matt Burt Head of Content, Haymarket Automotive

Matt’s introduction to motoring came when his parents bought him a red 1300cc Vauxhall Chevette E saloon, but he was a passionate motorsport anorak from an early age. It was fitting that he spent 14 years at Motorsport News before joining Autocar. Matt hails from the wild Cornish moors and his favourite weekend test route involves taking A303 and A30 to the Westcountry. He's a fan of the structural integrity of Suzuki Vitaras, having crash-tested in a snowy ditch in Norway... Follow Matt on Google+
Tank-style caterpillar tracks were regarded as the future, once

Throwback Thursday - Caterpillar tracks are the future, 25 March 1922

Before the road network matured, there seemed to be real potential in go-anywhere vehicles equipped with self-laying tracks

26 March 2015
Dunlop BTCC held its official launch event at Donington Park today (Tuesday)

Dunlop British Touring Car Championship secures 32-car entry

Five champions and a total of 11 manufacturers represented on the grid for this year's tin-top series, backed by Autocar, What Car? and Pistonheads

24 March 2015
Nicolas Hamilton will make his Dunlop BTCC debut at Croft in late June

Hamilton to race an Audi in British Touring Car Championship

Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of F1 champ Lewis, is entering five events in an Audi S3 this season

24 March 2015

Throwback Thursday - Bentley's Concept Java, 16 March 1994

Four-seat Java concept stole headlines for Bentley, and gave then-owners Rolls-Royce a welcome boost

19 March 2015
The next Mercedes-Benz E-Class is due to arrive in mid 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - engines and launch date

German manufacturer has started work on the fifth-generation of its executive car in preparation for an anticipated launch in mid-2016

17 March 2015
Bugatti EB110 was launched in a blaze of publicity

Throwback Thursday – When Bugatti bit the dust

Prior to its takeover by the mighty Volkswagen Group, once-illustrious French manufacturer Bugatti wasn't in such rude health

12 March 2015
Diesel-fuelled vehicles are under fire from policy makers

SMMT calls for end of ‘demonisation’ of diesel cars

Car industry organisation launches new consumer campaign to defend clean diesel technology from over-zealous policy makers

11 March 2015
Aston Martin is using the DBX concept to gauge reaction to a new GT model

Aston Martin DBX Concept previews new crossover GT

All-electric, four-wheel-drive concept car points towards Aston Martin's plans to move beyond its core sports car market

6 March 2015
Autocar, 4 March 1899

Throwback Thursday – steam, electric or combustion? 4 March 1899

The early pioneers of motoring weren't exactly sure which method of propulsion to get behind

5 March 2015
New front and rear light designs feature alongside a new front bumper and grille

Updated Hyundai i40 on show in Geneva

New styling for facelifted i40, along with upgraded engines and better handling

4 March 2015


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