Car Body Styles

Bricks crash onto roof of Joey Yung's minivan

Canto-pop singer Joey Yung Cho-yee had a lucky escape when two bricks smashed through the glass roof of her minivan yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Life in Canada was inspiration for providing elegant last ride

Funeral services director Leslie Lok Man-yee was the first in Hong Kong to use a Mercedes-Benz as a hearse.

The idea came from her reflections on how differently the Chinese and western communities treated their deceased.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Driver held for drink-driving after pile-up

Police arrested a man for drink-driving after his garbage truck allegedly jumped a red light, rammed a taxi and slammed into four stationary vans in Central early yesterday.

Officers are investigating whether the truck's brakes malfunctioned. It has been towed to a government vehicle plant for examination.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Great indoors

Is it a car, is it a van, or is it a house on wheels? Perhaps because it's a combination of all three, the Serena is Nissan's best-selling MPV in Hong Kong and a popular choice with families and businesses.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

It's not all life in the fast lane

Two different guests at the Style Awards had very different road adventures over the holidays. Kai-bong and Brenda Chau are happy to be back from a wedding in Dubai and couldn't help but unburden their traffic-from-hell woes.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Cabbies in new protest against van operators

They say illegal operations are destroying their business

A group of taxi drivers smashed the windows of two cabs and protested in front of Government House yesterday, urging the chief executive to step into their dispute with van operators they accuse of carrying passengers illegally.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Taxi drivers protest as row grows over illegal vans

Taxi drivers mounted another protest yesterday after an Airport Authority proposal failed to satisfy their criticisms of the handling of illegal van operators. Nearly 100 drivers staged a sit-in outside Immigration Tower, where the Transport Department is based.

Kwok Chi-piu, spokesman for the protesters from 42 taxi associations, offered a counter-proposal.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Great Wall shifts to smaller cars

Great Wall Automobile Holding, China's largest pickup truck maker, slashed its sales target for this year by 25 per cent after sales of its Hover utility vehicles failed to accelerate as expected.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mysterious new arrival

Chapter 3

DOCTOR RUMSAM never called himself a doctor and he always referred to his patients as guests. That was the way he chose to do things at Star Spa. He was not running a hospital here because his guests were not ill in the true sense of the word. They had just lost their way a little and Rumsam and his staff were there to help them get back on track.

19 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Vehicle pile-up

Six men and two women were injured in a pile-up between two Citybus vehicles and two goods vans in King's Road, Quarry Bay, outside Westlands Gardens. Eight passengers suffered minor injuries and were taken to Eastern Hospital for treatment.

13 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

End of the road for minivan taxis as Beijing brings on the buses

TAXI drivers the world over are not normally known for their happy-go-lucky nature, but in the capital, the minivan cabbies are downright depressed.

Growing numbers of private cars, new air-conditioned buses and a government clampdown on the dirty and rickety fleet of yellow miandi vans have prompted a crisis in taxi circles.

2 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Fleet of 400 to ferry elite

A FLEET of 150 new Mercedes limousines will ferry VIP guests invited to the handover ceremony in the eight days straddling June 30.

They are part of a 400-strong fleet, including coaches and lorries, that will be on hand for the thousands of guests, their staff and luggage.

11 May 1997 - 12:00am

Police axe part of van fleet as rust takes toll

Police have been forced to scrap part of their fleet of vans ahead of schedule because the bodywork is deteriorating.

The Police Transport Bureau has ordered 175 new vans at a cost of $36.5 million from Ford UK, which are scheduled to go on the road next month.

9 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Stop littering the road

THE section of Wang Kwong Road outside Richland Gardens appears to have been turned into an air freight fishery products trans-shipment centre.

Every time I drive past I can see numerous air freight trucks and vans of fishery products traders.

11 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Sedan chair history gone in a flash

ELIZABETH LOFTUS of the Matilda Sedan Chair Race committee called us yesterday with a sad story.

14 Jul 1994 - 12:00am