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FOR SALE: The official Ferrari book for 1947-1997. It’s a yearbook of sorts for everything Ferrari during those years, including racing photos, production diagrams, and more. I’ve seen this book...
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Woman's car swept into sea by swell - Irish Independent

Woman's car swept into sea by swell - Irish Independent | stars cars | Scoop.it
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Woman's car swept into sea by swell
Irish Independent
The water began to rise in the car and the woman had to jump on to the bonnet for safety.
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Ford Is Making A Concept Car With Solar Panels For A Roof - Huffington Post

Ford Is Making A Concept Car With Solar Panels For A Roof - Huffington Post | stars cars | Scoop.it
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Ford Is Making A Concept Car With Solar Panels For A Roof
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What do Superman and the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi concept car have in common? Both receive power from the sun.
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Solar panels on car roofs a great idea

In my opinion this idea from Ford motor company is one of the biggest step forwards yet, in the quest for the electric cars to cover more mileage.

The car could be run on solar energy even when running, whilst the batteries will also be charged. This will be a big step in the right direction and I can envisage all EV’s and all electric cars will have this technology incorporated in the cars electric system.

This is not the first time that solar panels have been used to power cars, but I believe that it will be the first time that a major car manufacturer has incorporated solar panels onto an actual model.

A guy called Ed Passerini was probably the first man to invent the first solar powered car way back in 1977. After building several smaller prototype cars he eventually built the solar car known as Bluebird.

More recently in 1983 two Australian’s, Hans Tholstrup and racing driver, Larry Perkins managed to drive a solar powered car from Perth to Sydney a total 2566 miles a great achievement. The vehicle was called the “Achiever”, which was equipped with a solar cell panel fitted to the roof that charged 2x 12 volt lead acid batteries, this for use when the Sun was behind clouds or even in darkness. Many of today’s solar energy equipment had not even been invented back then, so the electrics they used were pretty basic. They had an electric motor to drive the car with a basic type gearbox that could only have the gears changed when the vehicle was stopped. The acceleration was done by either using 24 volts or 12volts, the 24 volt was the fastest option, depending on the amount of battery storage.

Other recent tries at utilising solar energy were carried out by the larger auto companies such as Ford, using them in the headlights.

 

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tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.


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Why You Should Never Drive Your Car Alongside a Large Truck

Why You Should Never Drive Your Car Alongside a Large Truck | stars cars | Scoop.it
Most of us drive cars but share the road with large trucks. These behemoths of the road can pose a significant safety risk when we're careless.
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Driving your car is not a problem

This is just one of those things that can happen any time that you go out and drive your car. As soon as you enter the road system your life is in danger and the bigger the vehicle is that hits you the worse your

chances of survival are.

In the UK all trucks have to have an annual MOT test, this makes the trucks safer and in better condition than the East European trucks that visit Britain on a regular basis. Our government department VOSA makes regular spot checks on these foreign trucks and I am told in confidence that many of them are taken off the roads for defective parts such as tyres and braking systems.

I think that when you are passing a truck here in the UK you are probably going to be safer that most other places in the World, but we are not perfect and one of the worse things to happen is the truck driver falling asleep at the wheel, I recently saw  two trucks in separate incidents, that had fallen over completely and ended up in a ditch on their side, both trucks had travelled from Europe and there were no other vehicles involved so I can only conclude that the drivers fell asleep at the wheel.

To conclude in my opinion there will always be some kind of danger when passing a truck, it’s just that they are much bigger and will cause you big problems if something happens.

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CUBA CARS-Twitter / taygogo: At least 75% of the cars in ...

CUBA CARS-Twitter / taygogo: At least 75% of the cars in ... | stars cars | Scoop.it
At least 75% of the cars in Cuba are 50's cars. Because ever since the 1959 Revolution, America stopped trade w/ Cuba http://t.co/zXVmOZSb77
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LOVE TO VISIT CUBA

Thanks for this picture from Cuba As a UK citizen i would trulky love to go to visit Cuba to see all the old cars that they are still using, from the 50,s and 60,s, I know that Cuba can be a Taboo subject to Americans but us Britts have no problems with them.

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CAR GOSSIP- DOE: Only $1.14 a gallon to fuel your electric car - USA TODAY

CAR GOSSIP- DOE: Only $1.14 a gallon to fuel your electric car - USA TODAY | stars cars | Scoop.it
DOE: Only $1.14 a gallon to fuel your electric car
USA TODAY
But if you buy an electric car, you'll pay the equivalent of $1.12 a gallon. In Florida, gas costs less, about $3.42 a gallon, but motorists will still save a bundle by driving an EV.
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Fuel for your electric car-costs worked out.

This is good news if you are the owner of an EV car such as the Nissan Leaf EV car.

The article converts the price of electricity into an equivelent comparison to a gallon of fuel, and at the moment the electricity is half the price of the petrol (gas).

In my opinion though ,it will not take long before the Governments catch onto this and start taxing the electricity based on these figures. Here in the UK we pay a green tax on our electricty bills, so you could say that this is already happening here, also the electricity used is DIRTY electricity powered by coal fired out of date power stations.

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CAR GOSSIP- Alfa Romeo Gt Junior in Stunning Gillaio Yellow - TRUE CLASSIC

CAR GOSSIP- Alfa Romeo Gt Junior in Stunning Gillaio Yellow - TRUE CLASSIC | stars cars | Scoop.it
Used Alfa Romeo Gt Junior in Stunning Gillaio Yellow... for sale in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom with PistonHeads Classifieds, the UK's best online car classifieds. (Gah, I love this Alfa!
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Car kitted out with Bridgestone tyres

This car is one of the best examples that i have seen, just look at the upgrades below a fine classic car from Italy.


"The specification includes: Uprated to 5 speed 1962cc Spider engine, Race Fly Wheel & Clutch Kit, Electronic ignition, Stainless Steel Exhaust, Recon Steering Box, GTA Strada Wheels and Bridgestone Tyres (Excellent in the wet), uprated to MkI GTV seats, New headlining and carpets, full black btex sports seats with built in head rest, Cd radio,  all original interior and

Nardi steering wheel & gear knob"...

http://www.purelotus.co.uk/prestige-showroom.html?page=1&l=12

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STARS_CARS-Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Covington dies in car crash - Times LIVE

STARS_CARS-Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Covington dies in car crash - Times LIVE | stars cars | Scoop.it
Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Covington dies in car crash
Times LIVE
Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington has died in a Palm Springs car crash.
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Jefferson airplane and the love of cars

Jefferson were one of my favourit bands of the sixties.http://www.jeffersonairplane.com/

it is always sad when we hear about a member of a band dying in circumstances that have made their death premature.This was certainly the case for drummer Joey Covington, who died in a car crash near Palm Springs, also one of my favourit towns in the USA.

very sad Eric Roberts

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CARS and STARS- Spotted: Kelly Rowland In Her Range Rover

CARS and STARS- Spotted: Kelly Rowland In Her Range Rover | stars cars | Scoop.it
Kelly Rowland was spotted stepping into her Range Rover recently.
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Kelly has certainly got good taste in cars

I love the new and some of the old Range Rovers

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Pay as you drive 'poll tax on wheels' could cost UK motorists £150 extra per year

Pay as you drive 'poll tax on wheels' could cost UK motorists £150 extra per year | stars cars | Scoop.it
As if rising insurance costs, ballooning fuel bills and badly kept roads aren't painful enough for motorists, the government is considering a pay as y… (Enjoy motorways and A-roads while you can, you may have to start paying to use them.
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Tax on wheels ?

here we go again ? the British government scratching about trying to make up the giant deficit left by the last labour administration.

In my opinion the lot of them(the MPs) are completely useless and devoid of any ideas, but they are always coming up with ways of robbing the poor car owners such as this "poll tax on wheels" idea, they do not realise how we are all getting sick and fed up about these petty ideas of trying to get rid of our giant deficit, and with these stupid ideas will surely fail, they should get a grip and come into the real world, stop trying to attack us motorists.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Bold Bunnies Attacking Cars At Denver Airport

Bold Bunnies Attacking Cars At Denver Airport | stars cars | Scoop.it
Mechanics tell drivers to use fox urine to deter the influx of pest rabbits who are causing thousands of dollars in damage.
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Cars attacked by rabbits ?

I dont know about rabbits attacking cars but it sure brings home the fact that almost all our airports here in the UK are home to thousands of wild rabbits.

The shrubs and flower beds are a haven to rabbits, with an all year round supply of food in the form of the grass verges, they are a part of every day life on almost all our airports. The rabbits are not worried by the vast amount of cars and buses that make up our modern airports, not to mention the noise from the planes, landing and taking off.

In my opinion this is a nice site for travellers going from and to the airport, rabbits are not a common site anymore on our roads and it is a nice site to see for the kids and also a source of food for our birds of prey...Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Toyota recalling 1.3 million cars for airbag problems

Toyota recalling 1.3 million cars for airbag problems | stars cars | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Toyota recalling 1.3 million cars for airbag problems New York Daily News It is the third Toyota recall since October to involve more than a million cars, and it comes as the company tries to recover from a damaged reputation...
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Toyota- is it just a ploy ?

Hi I have had this discussion before with members of Linked In in the groups that I am in and I still maintain that the big car companies put these re-calls out so that they can track the where about of the car owners. This will enable them to trace the owners of second and third hand cars and then bombard them with special offers,members of Linked in will confirm this to me i am sure...Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com/blog 

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SOAP STAR DEAN GAFFNEY CHEATS DEATH IN CAR CRASH HORROR - Express.co.uk

SOAP STAR DEAN GAFFNEY CHEATS DEATH IN CAR CRASH HORROR - Express.co.uk | stars cars | Scoop.it
SOAP STAR DEAN GAFFNEY CHEATS DEATH IN CAR CRASH HORROR
Express.co.uk
FORMER EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney was being treated in hospital last night after a horror car crash that almost cost him his life.
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Paul McCartney's Car - Celebrity Net Worth

Paul McCartney's Car - Celebrity Net Worth | stars cars | Scoop.it
The auction of Paul McCartney's car proves that some people will pay as much for a used car, as some countries amass in a year.
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TOP 10 MODIFIED CELEBRITY CARS | Gargling Gas

TOP 10 MODIFIED CELEBRITY CARS | Gargling Gas | stars cars | Scoop.it
So from time to time I'll post some of the stars and cars, whether hideous or highly appealing. Please feel free to slate them or me if you disagree with my comments – there's nothing like a “debate” when it comes to cars and ...
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Tips for driving in floods (or not)

Tips for driving in floods (or not) | stars cars | Scoop.it
With the UK set for a deluge, here's how to drive safely with floodwater around (Tips for driving in floods http://t.co/LrOrGkF0Eh)
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Stay away from the floods

This is a very topical article by MSN cars, due to the bad weather and flooding that has occurred in the South of England and Wales. Fortunately we have missed the worse of the storms here in Yorkshire, where I live and work.

I must say though it does remind me of a trip that I made to deliver a tractor battery to a remote farm in North Yorkshire. I had to go because our carriers at the time would not deliver the battery to this area. The sat/nav was switched on and off I went in my Peugeot partner van .

The day was a nice bright winters day, but the day before we had a massive storm similar to the ones that are hitting the South at the moment. I started to get nearer to my destination and the roads were getting steeper and narrower, similar to a roller coaster ride. I went down a steep hill that went through a forest and round a steep end, where to my shock horror; there was a ford across a river. The river was flowing very fast and at first I did not know what to do.

It would have been very difficult to turn round as the road was very narrow, so I decided to go for it. I revved my diesel van and shot across as fast as I could. To my horror the river started to push my van sideways but I just managed to make it to the other side. My first thoughts were to try out my brake and luckily everything worked OK. I know how scared I was and so when I see those poor drivers that do not make it to the other side, well it makes me cringe.

I will never attempt to cross another flooded river or road again and when I read the comments in this article I noticed that most of the comments say that the best way is not to try and cross any flooded roads at all, which would also be my advice. I also noticed that some drivers were getting stuck in the larger 4x4 vehicles, please stay away and do not attempt to cross flooded roads at any cost.

 

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Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

  

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Volvo to put 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in pilot project ...

Volvo to put 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in pilot project ... | stars cars | Scoop.it
Volvo has announced a pilot project that'll see 100 self-driving cars take to the roads of Gothenburg, Sweden, as the automaker continues in its efforts to bring a fully autonomous vehicle to the market.
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Self driving cars

Hi it must be a strange feeling to get into a car that can steer and drive to its destination un-aided by the driver. I must be getting old ,because I can’t see for the life in me what these cars are going to gain.

If that’s what people want why on earth don’t they stick to the driver- less train systems that we see in many countries these days? I would much prefer to sit on a train high up above the busy traffic “THAN IN A DRIVER-LESS CAR”. Also modern technology is good, but it is not perfect. I recently visited France and had to turn off the motorway because it was blocked by an accident, a large truck had toppled over, completely blocking the two lane motorway.

We had to turn off so I switched on my satellite navigation system, hoping to pick the motorway up further North. I keyed in Calais further North and the sat/nav kindly to me to three junctions South of the junction that I had to turn off on? It then came up with a server problem message, which rendered it useless?.

So I have my doubts about the technology used in these cars.

Here is a good snippet from the Popular Mechanics web-site about the strange sensation that their driver experienced when first handling one of these cars,

“As soon as I hit the small black lane-centre button, I can feel the wheel stiffen in my hands. Suddenly the light bar atop it begins to glow a soft green, signalling that the car has taken over the task of steering. I had already surrendered control of the acceleration and braking to the vehicle's adaptive cruise control, and now with my feet flat on the floor, I slowly un-wrap my fingers and release the wheel. Sitting in the passenger seat is Jeremy Salinger, who works on General Motors' semiautonomous car program. He's seen the car do this dozens, possibly hundreds, of times, but, if only to reassure me, he states the obvious: "The car is in control now."… http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/industry/the-12-most-important-questions-about-self-driving-cars-16016418

His final comment is that” it felt like a ghost was driving the car”

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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CAR GOSSIP- Will the UK ban smoking in cars -Oregon bans smoking in cars with kids - The Seattle Times

CAR GOSSIP- Will the UK ban smoking in cars -Oregon bans smoking in cars with kids - The Seattle Times | stars cars | Scoop.it
Oregon bans smoking in cars with kids
The Seattle Times
Oregon drivers caught smoking in cars with kids may face hefty fines under a new state law. Gov.
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Scotland are near a ban on smoking in cars

This is a very important step to take, to stop car drivers and occupants from smoking in cars with children present will cut the risk to children from inhaling second hand smoke.

I must admit that many of our customers now have smoke free cars many displaying the sign above, but it should be outlawed, the same as many other countries in the World and the lives of the other passengers and children will be saved.

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CAR GOSSIP- 8 Kids Die in Hot Cars So Far This Spring | Parents News Now

CAR GOSSIP- 8 Kids Die in Hot Cars So Far This Spring | Parents News Now | stars cars | Scoop.it
At least eight children have died this spring, mostly under the age of 2, because they have been left or trapped inside hot cars.  This news, released by the (RT @parentsmagazine: 8 kids have died in hot cars so far this spring.
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Kids can die in cars

Hi this is news to me ,but i suppose when you think about it ,we must be very careful NOT TO leave our kids in the car, the fact that they are left alone, while the parent "just nips into the store",is no excuse, you should always take them with you all the time, or you could end up with a worst scenario possible. As aparent i would not be able to face such a thing happening to my children, it only takes one mistake, please read this article, and take the good advice.

Eric Roberts

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CAR TALK- please do not leave your DOGS in a HOT CAR unatended. RSPCA

CAR TALK- please do not leave your DOGS in a HOT CAR unatended. RSPCA | stars cars | Scoop.it
Spread the word - share our dogs die in hot cars infographic (RT @RSPCA_official: Pls RT: Don't forget temp can soar inside cars on warm days. Don't leave dogs in hot cars.
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Good advice for dog owners

This is a plea from the RSPCA to all dog lovers who take their pets into their car in hot weather.

We would all think that this is common Knowledge, but believe it or not hundred of dogs a left in cars to die every year, so please look at this picture from the RSPCA and take the good advice, dont  leave your dog in a hot car.

Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

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STARS CARS-Va. man seeks to break land speed record for cars - Houston Chronicle

STARS CARS-Va. man seeks to break land speed record for cars - Houston Chronicle | stars cars | Scoop.it
Va. man seeks to break land speed record for cars Houston Chronicle At 8 feet long, it's a fraction of the beast inside that is his real baby: a 28-foot-long aluminum splinter that Zainfeld believes will top 650 mph — a speed that would shatter the...
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Wow 650 Miles An Hour cars that can do those speeds are awsome ?

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Daniel Craig's Car: James Bond Is Starting to Rub Off On Him

Daniel Craig's Car:  James Bond Is Starting to Rub Off On Him | stars cars | Scoop.it
Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Daniel Craig breathed life into the James Bond franchise.  His darker, tougher, and rather more, "salt...
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What a car

There is no denying that the James Bond films always make a lasting impression on the movie going audience.he has just purchased an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster with aprice tag of about £150,000 (thats with a bit of discount). daniel has just turned 45 and he thought he would treat himself to this wonderful soft top real life James Bond car.

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Report: Toyota hybrids cars get more popular in diesel-loving Europe

Report: Toyota hybrids cars get more popular in diesel-loving Europe | stars cars | Scoop.it
Filed under: Hybrid, Lexus, Toyota, Europe/EU

Together, Toyota and its Lexus luxury arm broke the 100,000-unit barrier for hybrid vehicle sales in Europe last year, Automotive News Europe reports.
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This day had to come for Hybrid cars

I think that this day just had to come. The thing is that this is only the figures for Toyota, it does not relate to the total number of hybrid cars compared to diesel models. The number of people buying Toyota cars are in my opinion in the upper class better off people, who can afford to buy these highly priced cars in the first place whether they are hybrids or diesels. Toyota cars have a good reputation for reliability here in the UK but I wonder what will happen when it comes to the second market, will people with a limited budget buy these hybrid cars knowing about the expensive battery problems and lack of travelling  distance before a re-charge. Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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BMW recalls nearly 5,70,000 cars to fix cables- Cars-

BMW recalls nearly 5,70,000 cars to fix cables- Cars- | stars cars | Scoop.it
BMW is recalling almost 570000 cars in the US and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects the popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the ...
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BMW-is this yet another car maker using the same system as Toyota ?

Hi its just my opinion but is this the same way of getting to know where and who own these particular BMWs, to enable them to contact the car owners and send out say things like special offers and money off coupons.

This is also been done by Toyota, call me sceptical but this does really make you wonder if this is the real reasoning behind the recall. Just my personnel opinion...Eric Roberts...Pellonautocentre.com

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US still dedicated to electric cars, but deadline no longer important, energy ... - San Jose Mercury News

US still dedicated to electric cars, but deadline no longer important, energy ... - San Jose Mercury News | stars cars | Scoop.it
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US still dedicated to electric cars, but deadline no longer important, energy ...
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WASHINGTON/DETROIT -- The U.S.
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One Direction Fans' Christmas Gift Ideas: Lamborghini's cars and Rolex watches

One Direction Fans' Christmas Gift Ideas: Lamborghini's cars and Rolex watches | stars cars | Scoop.it
One Direction Fans' Christmas Gift Ideas: Puppies... And Toothpaste?
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But the best gift idea came with Ana Worthingston. "I would get Louis Lamborghinis and Rolex watches because everyone else gives him carrots," she said.
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Although i admit that this post has nothing much to do with cars, i think i might get some publicity over the Christmas period. my daughter Lydia is mad about this latest boy band and although i am not so sure, i think that they will become big stars of the future (if they are not there already).

This post is in my stars and cars section, and the only cars mention is for a present to be bought for group member Louis, who would like a new Lamborghini as a Christmas present,(who wouldnt). Anyway they do give pleasure to millions of young girls,including my daughters, so best of look and keep a good car collection...Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com 

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