Shrivelled crops, buckled railway lines - this summer has been the hottest on record. But now that the clocks have gone back, it’s time to buff the chrome, polish the paintwork and make your beloved classic car ready for hibernation. Like a sleeping princess, classic cars despise the damp and cold of an English winter. They much prefer being tucked up under a breathable cover, in a well-ventilated garage waiting for the first glimpse of spring. Preparing a vehicle for storage properly means it should fire up first time when you turn the key next spring. Get it wrong and there will be frustration and expense that could have been easily avoided in the first place. Enthusiasts will argue over whether a fuel tank should be drained or left topped up to avoid condensation; it’s best to store a car in a heated building or a well-ventilated garage to avoid damp. We asked the experts for their advice… Henry Allaway runs Hampshire-based Universal Classic Cars Storage. His … [Read more...] about How to store your classic or specialist car over the winter
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Harry Kane is set to be rested as England take on Belgium in their final Group G game in Kaliningrad. The Three Lions captain is the tournament's top scorer with five goals but is set to hand the captain's armband over to Gary Cahill. Both sides are assured of their place in the last 16 going into the fixture, with only who finishes top of the group left to decide. But it could be advantageous to finish second - with a favourable quarter-final should the runners-up come through their last-16 tie. Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez are both set to make changes, with Romelu Lukaku unavailable for the Red Devils. Follow all the action from as the World Cup group stage comes to its conclusion LIVE right here. Probable teams England: Pickford; Jones, Stones, Cahill; Trippier, Delph, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Rose; Vardy, Rashford Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen; Chadli, Dembele, Fellaini, T Hazard; Tielemans, Batshuayi, E Hazard See the latest in-play odds at Betfair - here … [Read more...] about England vs Belgium live build-up from World Cup 2018 Group G clash
Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.When I first heard about this watch in the midst of Baselworld and all its associated craziness, I kind of didn't believe it. An all-gold, all-metal G-Shock? Why? But then I saw it and I immediately understood exactly why. It all boils down to one word: fun.It's easy to forget in the competitive world of horological one-upmanship that ultimately, in the 21st century, watches are about nothing more than pleasure. We don't need mechanical timekeepers any more than we need sundials, so if you're not going to look down and smile every time you see that thing wrapped around your wrist, then you're doing it very, very wrong. Sure, there's plenty of enjoyment to be derived from reading about different kinds of escapements, lots of joy to be obtained from sharing drinks with other watch collectors as you debate the finer points of German versus Swiss anglage, and, yes, despite how it might sound, there is no small amount of … [Read more...] about This All-Gold, All-Metal G-Shock Watch Brings One Word to Mind
Britons will bask in more glorious sunshine today – and keep that sun cream handy because forecasters predict a record-breaking May bank holiday. Sun worshippers packed parks and beaches yesterday as temperatures hit 24C (75F) on the South Coast. They are expected to hit the mid 20s again today and tomorrow, with some spots on Monday possibly sizzling at 28C (84F) – making it the hottest May Day bank holiday since it was introduced in 1978. Enthusiastic young bodyboarders run happily though the warm sea at Woolacombe Beach in Devon during the heatwave Sunbathers were making the most of the hot weather in Brighton as temperatures soar across the country, mainly in the south-east, Midlands and east of England People were pictured playing volleyball on the beach in Dorset today as southern parts of the UK experience the beginning of this weekend's heatwave Billy Elliot, five, from Islington plays in fountains in Kings Cross, London, as sun … [Read more...] about 81F heatwave arrives for May Day weekend set to be warmest in 40 years
Rick Greenough, De Montfort University Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of road outside Stockholm, is an attempt to solve one of the biggest challenges that the transport industry faces. Namely, how to move freight and people in a way that neither damages the climate through greenhouse gas emissions nor the quality of air through nitrogen oxide pollution. The eRoadArlanda scheme is supposed to extend the range of electric vehicles beyond what was previously possible. Yet as an engineer, I have concerns about the durability of this road. Even more significantly, the cost of the technology and the disruption that building it causes is likely to restrict any mass scale replication. If this solution cannot be widely replicated then it is really no solution at all. Instead, a serious attempt to reduce hazardous emissions should focus on more practical solutions, such … [Read more...] about What’s the environmental impact of Sweden’s new electric road?