Manual Transmission

Ban exemptions unacceptable

The decision of the Transport Advisory Committee to recommend that drivers of commercial vehicles, taxis, etc, should be given one year's grace from the proposed ban on the use of handheld mobile telephones in order to allow more time to install hands-free kits is neither

Saturday, 2 October, 1999, 12:00am


Reader Pierce Lam misses the point of Jeff Heselwood's motoring review on the Acura NSX (Sunday Morning Post, September 13). Of course Heselwood found it an excellent car in every respect but it lacks 'character' because it sells for less than a Ferrari.

20 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Twist and shout

IF ONE looks closely at a road map of the south of France it is easy to appreciate the design priorities of a car best suited to the area.

The narrow, twisting arteries that amble through small towns and villages, and criss-cross the hills and mountains suggest a small but powerful machine.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Hongkong's taxis come in for hail of praise

THE Hongkong taxi is as much a landmark of the territory as the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank or the floating Jumbo restaurants.

The red saloons are ubiquitous and the behaviour of their drivers is a favourite complaint of residents.

But no matter how much people moan about the taxis, most of us could not manage without them.

16 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Hongkong clutches new Ferrari system

HONGKONG Ferrari distributors, Italian Motors, has acquired the world's first right-hand drive production Ferrari Valeo Mondial t Cabriolet.

''Valeo'' refers to a new automatic clutch. It is a system that is innovative and effective - yet simple.

It revolutionises Ferrari driving and has implications for the rest of the motoring industry.

12 Mar 1993 - 12:00am