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Have you seen DriveTribe? – a new ‘social network’ from those 3 blokes on The Grand Tour

Clarkson, Hammond and May have just launched a website / social network / sharing platform thing called DriveTribe which looks quite good. Think of Pinterest for all things automotive with the added benefit of a sort of blogging interaction –… Continue Reading →

Celebrate World Book Day with cars in literature

To celebrate World Book Day, we take a look at literary motors which have become stars in their own right – from Christine to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Google Maps goes miniature at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland

Take a look around the tiny attractions of Miniatur Wunderland via Street View as Google shrink their cameras show you the marvellous mini landscapes.

Camper Mart event is returning to Telford

Later this month, the Camper Mart event returns to Telford’s International Centre for a day packed with plenty of portable living ideas and VW vehicles.

Halloween motoring horrors

As Halloween approaches, we peer through our hands in horror at some automotive anomalies from frightful Fiats to Toyota’s terrifying concept car, the Kikai.

Enjoy Bonfire Night events and fireworks near you

Get yourselves wrapped up warm and be ready for plenty of ooohs and aaahs as the skies around the Midlands will be lit up with fantastic fireworks displays.

Roll up! Roll up! Nottingham Goose Fair returns to the city

With more than 700 years of history, Nottingham’s Goose Fair is one of the most prestigious travelling fairs in the UK and it’s back in the city this week.

Over 500 vehicles at Walsall Classic Car and Transport Show 25th anniversary

Walsall Classic Car and Transport Show celebrates its 25th anniversary with another huge show at Walsall Arboretum Extension this weekend.

Spice up your weekend with a host of great family events

There’s loads to see and do around the Midlands this weekend, so we’re going to highlight a few interesting events you and your family can enjoy.

AvailableCar’s Download Festival rock Spotify playlist

As thousands of rock fans descend upon Castle Donington this weekend for the Download Festival, we’ve compiled the perfect playlist. Turn it up to 11…

Things to do this Spring bank holiday weekend

The weather is set to be pretty decent this bank holiday weekend, so we’ve compiled a list of great things for families to do – and make the most of the sunshine.

Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain next year

Yes, that’s right. Imagine the design of the roller coaster cars! Ferrari have announced plans to open a theme park at Spain’s PortAventura just south of Barcelona. Expect suitably high-octane thrills and lots of red, we’d imagine.

Jake Bugg kicks off Football Rocks charity match this weekend

Nottingham rock star Jake Bugg has set up the Football Rocks tournament which takes places on Saturday, May 16 at Meadow Lane to raise money for charity.

AvailableCar’s guide to Midlands music festivals this summer

Now that’s officially summer (we’ve had a few days of sunshine at least), music lovers around the Midlands can look forward to a wealth of festivals – check out our guide of who’s on where, and when.

The Restoration and Classic Car Show heads to the NEC this weekend

After a hugely popular debut last summer, the Restoration and Classic Car Show returns to Birmingham NEC this weekend with over 500 magnificent classic cars, restoration projects and barn discoveries.

John Newman to headline Wollaton Hall’s No Tomorrow festival

Modern soul sensation John Newman and RnB star Jessie Ware will be topping the No Tomorrow festival bill at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham this summer.

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival starts this week

Venues around Nottingham are going to be filled with laughter as Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival brings big names like Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Milton Jones and Johnny Vegas to the city this week. 

Nottingham set to light up as Light Night 2015 festival returns to the city

Nottingham will be illuminated once again as the annual Light Night festival transforms the city after dark with stunning light shows, projections and pyrotechnics.

Thunderbirds are go for special anniversary convention in Leicester

Stand by for action! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of classic sci-fi children’s show Thunderbirds, a special convention is heading to Leicester this summer. It’s going to be F.A.B…

It’s Panto season! Oh, yes it is…

There’s nothing like a dame, as the song goes. And we all love a Pantomime Dame. And a Prince Charming, a villain to boo and a smattering of innuendo for the parents. 

Where to see Santa on the run-up to Christmas

Santa is a pretty busy chap at this time of year. He seems to be here, there and everywhere at wintery grottos around the Midlands…

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