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  1. 'Wolf of The Autostrada'

    This is “Wolf of the Autostrada,” a short film that stars some very special people and some very iconic fast cars from the 1980s. Set to Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Spandau Ballet, we get to see four guys go at it on the Italian motorway in a RUF CTR Yellowbird, a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The film stars Lamborghini test driver legend Valentino Balboni, RUF tester Stefan ‘Der Professor’ Roser, racing driver Mirko Venturi and sports car racer Sam Hancock. Besides the drivers having massive credentials, the cars are the real stars as they scream along vineyard roads!
  2. F1 2018 Drivers list

    Planet F1 reports that Williams has set its sights on Sergey Sirotkin to fill the vacant seat left behind by Felipe Massa. While Kubica reportedly impressed during the two-day Pirelli tire test, Sirotkin was also fast and brings with him significant sponsorship backing of roughly $15 million a year. A deal with Sirotkin has yet to be reached and even if one can’t be reached, Kubica won’t be the back-up for Williams. Instead, axed Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is said to be the team’s second choice.
  3. Getting side steps fitted on an Outlander?

    But with sidesteps fitted you impede the Outlander off-road abilities Simple job, if they charge more than an hours labour, you're being ripped off.
  4. Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team

    Yep, that’s the only way he kept his seat that time.
  5. Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team

    Marcus Ericssson will remain in F1 next year after Alfa/Sauber confirmed he will be Charles Lecler's teammate in 2018 .... Ericsson must have a shitload of money behind him because he isn’t good enough for F1.
  6. Couple of New Motorsport movies out
  7. Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team

    Be interesting to see if they can complete more laps without breaking down.
  8. "Relay Crime" reality?

    I’ve never bothered going OTT on physical security to stop scumbags stealing my cars. Twice when I had the 911 and the CSL I was followed home by people in cars who showed far to much interest in the contents of my driveway. Years ago I used do things like remove the HT lead but even that’s not so easy these days If they want it then they’ll take it be-it from your driveway, office or when you stop at traffic lights. And the police won’t give a rats arse unless you post something naughty on twitter.
  9. "Relay Crime" reality?

    True, then the thieves have to break a window or force the door and start the car using 'last years method' of connecting a computer to the OBD port to disable the immobiliser. Takes a couple of seconds longer.
  10. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Guess you could always test it yourself by seeing how close you can get to the car before it unlocks? Put the keyfobs on the other side of the house? in the garden shed? People are lazy and creatures of habit, that's how the letterbox fishing crimes work, you leave the keys near the front door and they get nicked.
  11. "Relay Crime" reality?

    In a normal scenario, when you walk up to a car with a keyless entry and try the door handle, the car wirelessly calls out for your key so you don’t have to press any buttons to get inside. If the key calls back, the door unlocks. But as you know, the keyless system is capable of searching for a key only within a couple of feet. When the crooks device is turned it amplifies the distance that the car can search, which then allows the car to talk to key.
  12. "Relay Crime" reality?

    The handheld 'board' (seen in the facebook video) amplifies the signal from the keyfob. One 'board' is meant to be held a few feet from the victim's car, while the other is placed near the victim's key fob. The first radio impersonates the car's key and pings the car's wireless entry system, triggering a signal from the vehicle that seeks a radio response from the key. Then that signal is relayed between the attackers' two radios as far as 300 feet, eliciting the correct response from the key, which is then transmitted back to the car to complete the "handshake". The German version of the AA, the ADAC, researched this last year and found that the following vulnerable vehicles: Audi A3, A4 and A6, BMW's 730d, Citroen's DS4 CrossBack, Ford's Galaxy and Eco-Sport, Honda's HR-V, Hyundai's Santa Fe CRDi, KIA's Optima, Lexus's RX 450h, Mazda's CX-5, MINI's Clubman, Mitsubishi's Outlander, Nissan's Qashqai and Leaf, Opel's Ampera, Range Rover's Evoque, Renault's Traffic, Ssangyong's Tivoli XDi, Subaru's Levorg, Toyota's RAV4, and Volkswagen's Golf GTD and Touran 5T. Only the BMW i3 resisted the researchers' attack, though they were still able to start its ignition. In 2015 researchers revealed that they'd cracked the encryption used by the chipmaker Megamos in several different makes of car owned by VAG. The best way to protect your car is to put your keys in the freezer, which acts as a Faraday Cage, and won’t allow a signal to get in or out.
  13. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Need better 'old school' physical security to put them off stealing it in the first such as a steering lock, gates or a driveway post, which has the disadvantage that the scumbags will come knocking for the keys. They don't care about cameras & security lights as it happens so quickly, no one will notice.
  14. "Relay Crime" reality?

    It's been going on for at least a year, you can buy the kit quite cheaply on the 'net. It's the next step up from last year's favourite of connecting via the On-board diagnostics port to disable the immobiliser and start the car without the keys.
  15. If anyone is looking for a cheap tablet device then Amazon has reduced the price on their Fire & Kindle range by £30 for Black Friday. I expect prime membership to be reduced to £59 on Friday too. In real terms, it's a discount of £10 as the feckers put the price up £30 a couple of weeks ago.