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Last Sunday, thousands of French car fans descended on the Rockingham Racing Circuit for the Adrian Flux French Car Show 2009. The Show was a big hit, with the great weather and the large array of activities and live action on offer. This included Track and Rally racing, trade stands, car clubs, live stunt teams, the F1 pit stop challenge and the Rockingham virtual racing game.
Attracting the largest amount of attention though was the Flux Babes. Although they were having their pictures taken for most of the day, they found time to collect for charity, drift with Opposite Lock and have the OTT Stunt team jump over them.
A good day was had by all except the people who’s cars got caked in brown dust from the rally circuit.
If you are interested in your French cars, then check out influx. This month influx has taken on a French theme, with some great articles on the monstrous Renaultsport Mégane R26R and one of the biggest fans of the iconic Citroën DS.
Although there isn’t very many pictures a the moment here are some of the places I found some:
Last year Sarah did really well coming second in class for the 2008 Porsche Club Championship. She managed to cause quite a stir with her bright pink 1978 911 SC and Flux Babe inspired overalls.
With the new car Sarah is competing in the GT Cup, and has already secured a cup with a 2nd in class finish at Brands hatch.
Well done Sarah, keep up the work at Snetterton in June and good luck for the rest of the season.
After someone posted that, in his opinion, the Skyline’s raison d’etre was to:
“flatter the below the belt aspirations of all those who might be challenged in that region”
the car’s fans have been out in force defending the honour of the car which probably comes closer than any other to being the people’s supercar. You can join the debate here, so whether you think the Skyline is the pinnacle of automotive excellence, or agree with Paris, let us know. You can also let us know which generation is your favourite. And if you need Nissan Skyline insurance, give us a call on 08000 83 88 33.
Going on at the moment is the 79th annual Geneva Motor Show. Here are some of the cars that have stood out to me:
Aston Martin Lagonda concept
Aston have revived the Lagonda brand, one of the oldest names in luxury car manufacturing. The Lagonda concept is a striking four door luxury car that Aston hopes will increase their global appeal, helping the brand expand into over 100 global markets. Although the Lagonda looks remarkably like a 4×4, there is a sprinkle of Aston magic with familiar styling cues and a meaty V12 engine up front.
Spyker C8 Aileron
The Spyker C8 Aileron is the latest variant of the C8, Spyker have called it their second-generation of cars. The Dutch Supercar uses the same Audi V8 as before, laying down an impressive 400 hp and is now available with automatic transmission. As you can see below the car looks great and has a very unique interior. The Aileron has kept Spyker’s signature aviation design theme. As a representation of the second generation of cars, the propeller motif has been replaced with turbines as they were the second-generation of aircraft propulsion.
Citroën DS Inside concept
Now for something that is a bit more affordable, Citroën are also reviving a brand with the new DS Inside concept. The DS name was first used for the iconic stylish premium car in the mid-fifties. The DS model is part of a major rebranding for Citroën, that includes the changing of the corporate logo, the range of the cars, the website and even the showrooms. When the DS Inside is released later in the year, it will be called the DS3 and will be joined by the larger DS4 and DS5.
The new influx site has also covered many of these cars and more, including the green supercars like the Koenigsegg Quant and Frazer-Nash Namir (another brand revival!) as well as the Aston Martin One-77. The One-77 is definitely worth checking out, it has been described by Aston Martin as a ‘technical showcase’ and has 700 hp, carbonfibre chassis and a handcrafted aluminum body. It also has the small pricetag of 1.2 million pounds!
Today marks the start of our brand new tie-up with PistonHeads and we’d like to welcome all the PHers to our pad. We’re really pleased to be associated with PistonHeads, and we know that everyone using the site is as car-mad as we are. We’ve already announced a great introductory offer, where one lucky punter in with a shot to win free car insurance.
But we’ve got some even more exciting things in store for you over the coming weeks and months, and although I’d love to reveal more, you’ll just have to wait.
While you’re waiting, you could do worse than check out www.influx.co.uk – our online car magazine, updated daily.
And while I’m here, here’s something for the weekend – this is one reason we prefer to insure people who love their cars – they know how to work their handbrake…
“These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips (aka stingers) will not work on these tires.
This is what great R&D will do, and just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. no more air v r compressors at gas stations…
C. no more repair kits…
D. no more flats…”
OK, what happened to B???
Of course, any adrianflux customers who read our original piece on the Tweel in issue 1 of influx, may already know that the big problem is excessive road noise over 50 mph and the wheel is not expected to be in production until at least 2015.
But how did we know? Well, some of the Flux Babes have a very close relationship with the Michelin man:
Earlier this week we relaunched Influx.co.uk – the online, more for your eyes, digital version of our twice-yearly magazine publication. Both myself and David exulted a considerable amount of effort into the new-look, feature-packed website to compliment Issue 5, which was sent out to our readers last week.
The website’s bursting with plenty of pictures, videos and extended articles that we simply couldn’t fit in the magazine! Like this one – a homemade supercar in the making! Why not read the article about the Farbio GTS?
And what’s more, if you’ve just joined us or missed the first few issues, you can catch up online by reading our digital editions!
Everyone with an insurance policy with Adrian Flux should by now have received their copy of influx, the Adrian Flux magazine. As we’ve mentioned before, we didn’t want to just produce an ordinary, boring, corporate magazine that was full of puff pieces about us.
So instead we packed it full with really awesome pictures of some of our favourite cars and bikes, professionally produced articles that any enthusiast would like to read, as well as some of our customer’s own cars with a story to tell.
The end result is, in our opinion, the best car magazine in the UK.
The latest issue is crammed with features on Surfers and their Surf Wagons, Drifting, Group B Rally cars and the Buell Lightning Super TT, amongst 64 pages of unadulterated motoring eye candy.
But the cover story is our test drive of the new Ferrari F430 F1 Spider.
We initially asked Ferrari if we could take a photo of their new beast of a cabrio. But when we rang them, they asked if we wouldn’t prefer to take it for a test drive. So that’s what happened.
Some lucky so and so (not me, sadly) got to take it this awe inspiring machine on a four day tour of some of the historic racing circuits of Europe – Reims, Le Mans, Spa – and a single page photo turned into a 6 page feature article and wraparound cover.
Ferrari obviously like it, anyway. We hope you do too.