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  1. Race club reckless, member says

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong Automobile Association general committee member has slammed the organisation over the safety standards it employs at its motor sport events, saying a lack of experience among race officials will eventually result in a tragic accident. But the allegations by Kendy Chan, a former association chief executive, were rejected ...

  2. Three wheelin'

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Jeroen Booij

    ... burning, a cat and dog curled up asleep beside it. Afink is working on a mundane Peugeot, but next to it sits a Lotus Elan in full race trim, while above it a rare Healey Sportsmobile awaits ... sporting success, often dominating races, hill climbs and cyclecar events. The Aero was introduced in 1920, and is easily identified by the V-split windscreen and swept-up tail. It was a serious ...

  3. First for HK as pair race against each other in WTCC

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the two Hong Kong drivers as the WTCC is a big event in motor racing,' said Lee, who has been preparing for the tour for more than a month. 'But it is a great opportunity... especially as this is the first time we have a team from China. 'The tour is very competitive and it's too early to say if a Hong Kong driver can win any race, but I will certainly congratulate Darryl if he ...

  4. Turbocharged R gets pulse racing

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Volkswagen Golf GTI is fast, but the new Golf R is even faster. Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a replacement for the previous top Golf, the 250ps R32, the R is built ... stainless-steel pedals, new gear knob and clear, blue-needled instrumentation. The R can frighten a newcomer in congested Causeway Bay, for the engine can race at the slightest touch of the accelerator ...

  5. F1 race the last thing HK needs

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There is no doubt that Formula One motor racing has a legion of fans in Hong Kong. A staggering 43,000 people showed up last weekend to see a lone car handled by up-and-coming Spanish ... but there would be a host of rewarding benefits, they argued. Joining the Formula One grand prix race calendar would be more cost-effective than hosting a major athletics carnival. While ...

  6. Speed demon

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is essential for a career in motor racing. There's little time to relax even on a weekend as he trains in Macau and Shenzhen. It has been difficult for Jacky to train in Hong Kong since ... to become the next Lewis Hamilton. He is already the youngest Chinese racer with a kart licence from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the world governing body of motor sports. ...

  7. The fast & the curious

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the country's largest motor racing competition, with eight events at seven racetracks. Still holding his helmet, Chan dashes to catch up with his 'little master', another Hong Kong driver, ... happen,' Cheng says. 'Without the government it's impossible to organise this kind of motor racing. We have tracks being built, one after another. Who else can make this kind ...

  8. American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China by Michael Dunne Wiley General Motors was bailed out by the American government two years ago, yet its China operations are thriving. Last year Detroit's biggest car manufacturer sold 2.35 million vehicles on the mainland (versus 2.21 million in the US) and plans to sell five million ...

  9. Great Wall Motor gets approval for IPO

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Great Wall Motor, China's biggest maker of pickup trucks, received approval from the nation's securities regulator for its plan to sell as much as 10 per cent of its equity in an offering in Shanghai. The Hong Kong-listed company, based in Baoding in Hebei province, plans to issue as many as 304.2 million shares to fund production-expansion plans, according to a prospectus ...

  10. HK$4b cross-strait motor venture thinks big

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough in Shanghai Taiwan's Yulon and China's Dongfeng motor companies have set a 2012 sales target of 70,000 cars for their new joint-venture factory in Hangzhou, according to a senior executive. In one of the biggest cross-strait joint ventures to date, Dongfeng Yulon Motor, a 3.4 billion yuan (HK$4 billion) partnership, plans to start production of its first model ...




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