The WrightStart Blog

Useful hints, tips and advice from
Derby's unique driving school.

Drink Drive Goggles

Some of you may have noticed we’ve recently introduced a new activity at our experiences […]

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Diesel Ban – 2040

All sales of new petrol and diesel cars will cease in the UK by 2040, […]

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Using tablets during the driving test

DVSA have published their digital strategy for 2018 to 2022, which sets out their plans as […]

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Changes to rules for vehicles used for driving tests

From Monday 4 June 2018, you will not be able to use any vehicle (not […]

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B+E Training

Those eagle eyed people on our social media channels may have noticed recently that I […]

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Changes to the Theory Test

From 1 May 2018, we’ll be changing the way 78 theory test questions are worded, […]

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August Birthdays

August seems to be a popular time for birthdays but for those of you who […]

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Truths & Myths of Driving Examiners

This weeks blog is all about driving examiners and identifying the truth behind some of […]

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The New MOT Test

‪From Sunday 20 May 2018, the MOT will be changing. ‬ This includes 3 new defect categories […]

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The history of numberplates

Ever wondered how numberplates became to be or actually what they mean? Well have no […]

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Smart Motorways

What is a Smart Motorway? A smart motorway uses technology to actively manage the flow […]

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3 Peaks Challenge

We’ve been really busy on the roads and in the office recently, same old to […]

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Driving in Europe Infographic

Driving in Europe

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Worst Driving Habits

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End of Year Review and Upcoming Plans

Well, Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! Where did 2017 go? It was such […]

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Merry Christmas!

It’s the end of the year for us and what a year it’s been. We’ve […]

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Waiting & Parking – Part 2

Continuing on from last weeks blog is our second part on parking. Important note before […]

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Waiting and Parking – Part 1

With the new test in motion as of today parking is currently a very hot […]

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Fuel Cards

A fuel card, or fleet card as they are otherwise known, are used as a […]

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Sat Navs

With the addition of sat nav driving on the new test coming December 4th we […]

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Car Cycle Carriers

Do you need to transport your bike by car? What is the best way to […]

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Dash Cams

A top dashboard camera produces high-quality footage to prove what happened after a crash, have […]

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Medical conditions, disabilities and driving

If you have certain medical conditions or disabilities you may still be able to drive. It […]

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Roundabouts

Roundabouts are always an interesting topic to introduce to a pupil, they range from basic […]

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Driving on Motorways

With learners and motorways in the news recently we thought it was worth writing a […]

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Health problems of driving for a living

You know accidents are a risk when you climb behind the wheel. But a new […]

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Weird Road Laws

The news that the Government intends to crack down on anti-social driving, particularly those who […]

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The real cost of learning to drive

Many people ask how long it will take to pass the driving test, even more […]

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Driving Stateside

Morning everyone Lewis here, sorry it’s been so long since our last blog but I’ve […]

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The Driving Test – Practise, Prepare, Pass

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Pointless Road Signs

This weeks blog is rather simple, we thought we’d share with you some of the […]

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Pre-17 Driver to Full Licence Holder

With only a couple of weeks to our next Pre-17 event we thought we’d let […]

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The ideal way to learn to drive

Today’s blog is all about the best way to learn to drive. This is how […]

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Why should you learn to drive?

Learning to drive is at the top of the list for most 17 year olds […]

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Driving test changes from December 2017

The driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. […]

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Dashboard Lights

All modern cars these days are pretty good at telling you if there’s something wrong […]

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Funny Road Names

Ever driven down a road and thought the street name was funny or maybe a […]

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Top reasons for failing the Theory Test

The theory test can be a stressful event for even the most clued-up of learners […]

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Driving Jargon

Ever wondered what all the acronyms stand for in the driving industry, well here’s our […]

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Changes to the Vehicle Tax

What You Need To Know About Changes To Vehicle Tax This April – by Justin […]

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Young Driver Statistics

Young drivers Young drivers (17-24 years old) are at a much higher risk of crashing […]

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Pre-17 Driver Review – Jonathan Ball

Feedback is an essential part of running a business and we always want to know […]

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Driving Bans & Penalty Points

Overview You can be banned (disqualified) from driving if you either: * are convicted of […]

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How to change a tyre

These days there’s a good chance you’ll have a puncture repair kit or instant tyre […]

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Modified Cars

Modified cars – what you need to know Cars can be modified to improve performance […]

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National Speed Awareness Course

In 2015, according to Government statistics  1,207,570 drivers opted to complete a Speed Awareness Course […]

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Britains Dangerous Roads

A ten-mile stretch in Lincolnshire has been named Britain’s most dangerous road. The A18, between […]

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Car Safety Systems

Browsing the options list of a new car, it can be tempting to choose high-end […]

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Beginners Guide to Car Insurance

Take the mystery out of car insurance with our beginners’ guide, then compare policies and […]

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Alloy Wheel Protection

Just brought a new car or recently added a new set of shiny wheels to your […]

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Understanding your MOT

An MOT Test (or to be precise Ministry of Transport Test) is compulsory in the […]

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WrightStarts Yearly Review & Plans Ahead…

Wow, what a quick year 2016 was, it flew by before we even knew it had […]

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Auto or Manual

Whenever I’ve had the opportunity to choose between buying a manual or an automatic, I’ve […]

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Learning to Drive outside of the U.K.

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Vulnerable Road Users

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A comprehensive guide to tyres

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Buying vs Leasing

Puzzled about if it’s cheaper to lease a car or buy one? Could leasing a vehicle […]

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Towing

Have you just bought a caravan, boat or trailer? Well this is definitely for you. […]

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Test Drives

So you’ve had your car a while now and are thinking of a new car. […]

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Car Fuel Types

Ever wondered the difference between fuel types and exactly how it makes effects driving. Well […]

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Car Protection

If you’ve just brought a nice new car you will obviously want to keep it […]

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NCAP Ratings

Euro NCAP introduced the overall safety rating in 2009, based on assessment in four important […]

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Private Practice

Private practice is a great way of building your road experience, improving on skills and […]

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Who owns who?

The auto industry has a very confusing family tree. The past few years have seen […]

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Track Days

Ever wanted to go on track but didn’t know where to start, well here is […]

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Tyre Safety Month

How often do you check your tyres? Every week? Every month? Or so long ago […]

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Most Popular Car Names

Another guest blog this week, we thought this was quite quirky and so decided to […]

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Driving Scholarship

Win a *fully funded learn to drive programme for 2017, complete with theory and practical […]

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A guide for young drivers…

Every year many young and inexperienced drivers will get behind the wheel. Figures now show, […]

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The reality of super cars

It may come as no surprise to some of you that I sometimes drive super […]

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Pre-17 Driving Competition

Could you be our next Pre-17 Driving Champion? WrightStart Experiences is offering YOU the opportunity […]

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Small Business Saturday

Derby-based father and son driving school named in Small Business Saturday UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’ […]

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The difference between wheel balancing & alignment

We’ve found another awesome post by the guys at Kwik Fit, if you have any […]

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The difference between servicing & MOT’s

We found this great blog on servicing and MOT’s from our friends at Kwik Fit, […]

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Mopeds & Motorbikes

So you’ve passed your driving test and fancy another challenge, you want to add another […]

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Why do we drive on the left?

About 35% of the worlds population drive on the left. So some of you may wonder […]

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Tiredness can Kill

We all know drink and drugs are two of the biggest killers on British roads […]

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Child Seats

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When were road signs introduced?

The first U.K. Road signs date back to 1880 when British cycling organisation began to […]

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Our Partners & Affiliates

At WrightStart we like to think that along with great customer care we provide an […]

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Britain’s Angry Drivers

I was recently sent an article by Bryony from Ocean Finance, it made for good […]

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Breakdown Cover

When buying a car not many of us want to think about it breaking, of […]

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Driving in Europe

So you’ve been driving happily on the left side of the road, following U.K. laws […]

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Public Information Films

This weeks blog is short but not so sweet, we will let it speak for […]

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Eco Driving

It’s no surprise many of you are looking for Eco friendly cars, especially with the […]

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Popular Cars

I recently read an article about the most searched for cars around the world. I […]

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Blues & Two’s

Many current and passed pupils always ask how to deal with emergency service vehicles. This […]

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Road Rage…

Did you know that more than 80% of drivers in the UK have been the […]

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Accident Procedure

It’s inevitable, 1 in 4 newly qualified drivers is statistically going to have a crash in the […]

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Driving Test Mark Sheet Explained

So your taking your driving test and understandably your a little worried, but don’t fret […]

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Visual guide to buying a second hand car

This blog edition was actually sent to us recently and we thought it was so […]

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Where did it all start?..

With our first Pre-17 event only round the corner we thought we’d tell you where […]

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Lorry Blind Spots

So many of us complain about van, bus and lorry drivers. The usual story is […]

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Motorways…

Did someone mention the ‘M’ word, the feared motorway… When you are learning to drive there […]

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Pass Plates

Congratulations, you’ve passed! Well, hopefully you have if your reading this and this now makes […]

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Private Practice

So you’ve recently started learning to drive, your having regular lessons with your instructor but […]

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Black Boxes, the Truth

So you’ve passed your test and you are now desperately trying to insure your car […]

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Basic Insurance Tips

When it comes to insurance it’s a bit of a minefield but unfortunately it’s an […]

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Post Test Driver Training

Many people believe that once you’ve passed your test that’s it, you know how to […]

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Preparing for the Theory Test

The theory test is essential part of the learning to drive process and must be […]

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2, 4 & All Wheel Drive

Many students and even qualified drivers struggle to understand the differences between front, rear and […]

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Winter Driving Tips

As winter has well and truly set in its time to think about driving in […]

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Questions about the Driving Test

Happy New Year! January has sprung upon us and many of you are probably looking […]

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Drink & Driving, they’re not mixers…

Christmas is now nearly upon us and so to will be the New Year. It’s a […]

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Journey Planning

You’re probably all to familiar with your usual commute to work or school but what […]

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Why drive at such a young age…

We often get asked why we encourage driving at such a young age and it […]

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Winter Vehicle Maintenance

Well it’s getting to that time of year again, frosty mornings and those cold, dark […]

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Under-17 Christmas Ideas

Can you believe it’s only 29 sleeps to go until Christmas? Neither can we, where […]

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Pre-17 Driving Experiences

Our latest project, Pre-17 Driving began after many of our current pupils continually asked if […]

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Drive Safely With A Roof Box

It’s nearly summer holiday time and if you are travelling by car you may be […]

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Dual Carriageways & Motorways

Andy talks us through some of the key differences between motorways and dual carriageways in […]

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2 Years Old And Learning To Drive!

WrightStart Driving School recently taught their youngest learner driver ever when two year old Evie […]

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5 Tips If Your Car Breaks Down On A Motorway Or Dual Carriageway

Hopefully you’ll never be involved in a car breakdown. Chances are though it’ll happen at […]

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Seat Belt Advice

Andy answers your questions and shares some useful advice on seat belts.

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Understeer & Oversteer

You will sometimes here the phrase understeer and oversteer. If you’re a motorsport fan you […]

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Difference Between Petrol & Diesel Engines

This week I summarize the basic differences between petrol and diesel engines in relation to […]

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5 Tips to Banish Driving Test Nerves

Driving test nerves stressing you out? Well don’t worry you aren’t alone. It is common […]

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Parental Driving Tuition

This week I discuss the pros and cons of having extra driving lessons with your […]

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Driving Lesson Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone. We’ve just launched a new feature. We get asked plenty of questions by […]

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Driving in Flip Flops

A nifty pair of Havaianas can set a summer outfit off nicely and they are […]

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Driving Barefoot

A lot of people ask me if it is illegal to drive barefoot so I […]

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How to Wax Your Car in 3 Easy Steps

The winter is almost here. And that means lots of grit and ice on the […]

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Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balance

It is important to get your wheel alignment (also called wheel tracking) and wheel balance […]

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Prepare your car for Winter in 4 easy steps

Preparing and checking your car for winter may seem like a bit of a chore […]

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Tyre Safety

Car tyres. Ok so perhaps not the most exciting subject but knowing how to check […]

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Pat’s Ramblings

Hello everyone, Pat WrightStart rambling to you again. What news from the summer can I […]

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Pondering on Pass Plus?

So you pass your driving test, receive a shiny new pink licence and you’re free […]

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Congratulations!

Hi, it’s Pat WrightStart again, Just wanted to say “Congrats” to my two boys for […]

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Patty Update

Surprise! It’s Pat WrightStart.  I know I was supposed to only be away for a […]

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Taxiii

Here at WrightStart we offer far more than just a driving lesson.   As you all know […]

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Racing on the Isle of Man

Ahoy folks Lewis here, I hope all’s well. I’m dedicating this blog to our recent […]

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A day in the life of an ADI…

Morning all, “it’s one of the team” we just thought we’d give you a little […]

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Welcome to the Fleet

Afternoon bloggers, before I continue don’t worry there hasn’t been another vehicle delivered we’re talking […]

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New Editions

Hi everyone, it’s Andy here, one of the team.  Pat Wrightstart is having a week […]

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Thanks to Jamie

Hi everyone, Pat WrightStart here with the latest blog update. I know in the first […]

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We Have Arrived!..

So, it’s the 9th March and we guess there’s a welcome in order…Welcome! Firstly, a little […]

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