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Uber’s Next Big Thing – Flying Cars

New-age, personal taxi company Uber have outlined their next potential business venture - Flying Cars. Uber’s Chief Product Officer (CPO) Jeff Holden envisions a fleet of “small, electric aircraft” that will land and take-off vertically to revolutionise commuting in busy cities. The true colours of this plan (dubbed “Elevate”) are revealed, however, when we learn…
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Motor Trade Direct Traders: George Beck Car Sales

South Yorkshire entrepreneur George Beck is the proud owner of three businesses. The father of two has premises in Tickhill, near Doncaster, where he conducts his trade. George has a background in property, but also sells machinery and used cars. His car sales business offers a wide range of carefully selected cars. “I only buy…
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Motor Trade Direct Traders: Lane End Garage

Motorbike enthusiast Dave Howells has been fixing car engines since he was fifteen – 46 years ago – so as mechanics go, he’s pretty experienced. The father of three, grandfather of five and great-grandfather of one lives and works in Blackwood, South Wales. After years of working for several different garages and having his own…
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Motor Trade Direct Traders: Top Cars Telford

This month we feature Anjum Gull and his brother Naz, who have recently started selling cars full time. Quitting a corporate job and setting up their own business is one of the best things they have ever done, says Anjum. Anjum is from an IT background, in which he spent the last 11 years of…
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Motor Trade Direct Traders: Explore Mobility Vehicles

Explore Mobility Vehicles provides wheelchair-friendly transport.  John Whatmough and his business partner Paul have over 30 years’ experience dealing with wheelchair accessible vehicles, so truly understand the needs of the wheelchair user. Their garage is based in Middlesbrough, but they deliver vehicles UK-wide. It is just the two of them at the company, and to…
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Motor Trade Direct Traders: Maxpolished Valeting

“First-class quality paired with an affordable pricetag” Mike Fry has been a car man for his entire life, so there’s little surprise that his valeting business is his pride and joy. The father of three from St. Austell, Cornwall, has been valeting cars for eight years. He started off servicing his friends’ cars on his…
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Calling All Traders

We want to write about your business! We love the motor trade industry, and we want to get to know our customers better. The British economy is built on hard-working small businesses, who do not always get the recognition they deserve. We write monthly blogs at Motor Trade Direct,  and we would like to use this…
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Luxury SUV Season

Luxury SUV Season In September, the IAA hosted its annual Motor Show. Frankfurt accommodated over 900,000 car enthusiasts for 11 days.  Each year, the international exhibition provides manufacturers with a centre stage for their newest models, concepts and crazy ideas. This year, the show presented facelifts on old favourites including the Fiat 500 and the…
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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: A-Z of cars

This week marks the start of the Frankfurt Motor show. Held every two years in rotation with the Paris Motor Show, this occasion is pivotal for car manufacturers to showcase their newest additions.  The event is organized by the IAA, and is a huge occasion for the media, motor traders, and car enthusiasts. The doors…
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Car Production Increase In 2015

New research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals car production here in the UK is doing extremely well. For the first 6 months of 2015, output has risen by 0.3% to 793,642 in comparison with the same time of year in 2014. This year - in June alone, the building of cars rose…
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