Motoring

BIG POND DIGITAL

Before we lose you at the mention of ‘algorithms’, we promise you’ll want to at least be aware of this if you run a website and want it to appear prominently. To explain the jargon, by ‘algorithm’, we basically just mean the deciding factors that Google uses to store and then present your website’s content when each of the 8.5 billion searches are made every day.

SOLE SURVIVOR

There are two things that are remarkable about John Hope’s lovely 1924 Humber 11.4HP All-Weather: firstly, the fact that it’s 100 years old this year and, secondly, that it’s the only one of its kind left in the world.

MAY: SEASON OF THE CAR SHOW

It’ll soon be spring, time when a car enthusiast’s thoughts turn to… car shows. So with several shows on the horizon, we thought we’d mention a few that are bound to be of interest.

Lucy Cree

At the age of 16, Lucy Cree from Kilmarnock is about to enter her third season of competitive rallying. In doing so, she’s following in the footsteps of her father, Ross, who rallied at clubman level and later worked for M-Sport, the motorsport company which builds, prepares, and runs the Ford cars in the World Rally Championship.

SAL Scamp

In the 1960s, Scottish Aviation Limited, an aircraft manufacturer based at Prestwick, set up a New Products Development Department (usually just referred to as ‘The Projects Department’) to explore other manufacturing areas into which SAL might diversify, with the caveat that any such endeavour should ideally make use of the rich and varied skills of its existing workforce.

Buying a car at auction

For most people, buying a car is a major expense, usually second only to the cost of buying or extending a house. That’s reason enough to take care when buying a car but the sad fact that cars can – and sometimes do – turn into money pits makes it all the more important that you make sure you buy well, particularly if the car you’re buying is pre-owned.

Ayrshire Vintage Roadrun

Keeping on trucking… David Milloy For nearly the last forty years, the roads of Ayrshire have hosted a colourful cavalcade of classic and vintage commercial vehicles every July.Initiated in 1986 by Bill Reid, the Ayrshire Vintage Commercial Road Run initially started from outside the gates of the then Volvo factory in Irvine. Participants in the…

Strathclyde 4×4 Response

Helping the emergency services to help others David Milloy We all know that the emergency services are just a three-digit phone call away but did you know that they sometimes have to call on members of the general public to assist them?It’s long been the case that the emergency services have approached owners of four-wheel…

Ayrshire Motor Show 2023

A different kind of horsepower at Ayr Racecourse

A Day in the Life of…

Originally from Paisley, Stewart McCormack has lived in Ayr since 2015.