sports

08 Aug 2018
     It’s the noise you remember most. Long after you’ve pressed the button that switches the F-Type R’s engine off, and long after the exhaust system has stopped pinging itself cool, the sound of Jaguar’s 5.0 litre supercharged V8 lingers long in the air.    It shatters the morning silence on start-up – four trumpet-like tailpipes playing a fanfare that signals your departure – before settling...
22 Apr 2018
  Another week, another SUV. Honestly, that’s how it’s beginning to feel. Crossovers, soft-roaders, Sports Utility Vehicles, call then what you will, they’re the current automotive equivalent of the proverbial hot cake; they’re selling like them too. However, they don’t always prove that tasty to drive. They’re practical, yes, and undoubtedly so in some cases, but exciting? Not really. Well, not...
08 Dec 2017
Young sporting individuals and clubs in Shrewsbury are being urged to enter a scheme that gives them the chance to win £200,000 as the programme closes at the end of the year. Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme in May as part of a national initiative which aims to give away more than £600,000 in cash to sports groups and individuals. Under the scheme, a host of regional...
26 Jun 2017
   I’m pretty sure that if you asked a teenage boy to draw you a sportscar the end result would bear a striking resemblance to a Subaru BRZ. Long bonnet, short tail, two doors, coupe roofline… and if the sketches were anything like the ones I used to scribble on the back of my exercise book during double biology, wheels that look a tad too small and struggle to fill the arches. I never could get...
07 Jun 2017
A new sports education and training company has been launched this month, replacing a long-established brand in the county.  Sportsjam Coaching, first founded 17 years ago and latterly known as Sportsjam Education, will now be known as PROTEL ltd, with its education arm known locally as Severnsports. This separation of the two business interests allows Sportsjam to continue to operate as a...
26 Feb 2017
     Don’t ever let it be said that we don’t fully test the cars we get here at Love Shrewsbury Towers. Due to an urgent appointment, within less than 48 hours of Audi dropping off their latest R8 Spyder its odometer was already showing an extra 400 miles. By the end of our week with it I’d added significantly more than that.     If it that’s not a testimony to the R8’s “everyday supercar” mantle...
14 Feb 2017
   Perhaps the Mazda PR lady’s coat was a bit of a giveaway: Canada Goose Parkas are rated for temperatures of -30C and below. Devon in February doesn’t get quite that cold I’ll grant you, but to quote more than one motoring writer gathered for the launch Mazda’s new MX-5 RF, “It was bloody freezing up on Dartmoor”.     Dry, chilly days though are actually perfect for trying out a convertible...
01 Dec 2016
Shropshire house builders Galliers Homes has announced a record-breaking sports sponsorship package. The Shrewsbury-based company, which develops housing schemes across the county, has pledged £45,000 to boost girls’ handball. The three-year deal, a joint venture with its sister company Cameron Homes of Staffordshire, will support the development of the sport in schools and clubs in the region...
29 Nov 2015
      Take a browse at Mazda’s website or flick through one of their brochures and it won’t be too long before you stumble upon one of their buzzwords. For quite some time Mazda have been banging on about their KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy and their award winning SKYACTIV technology. And rightly so. Modern Mazdas are easy on the eye and dare I say it, good to drive, and neither do they...
04 Sep 2015
     Not so long ago Volkswagen ran an ad campaign that asked “Why buy something like a Golf, when you could buy a Golf”, and to a certain extent you could see their point. Like it or not since its inception Volkswagen’s Golf has become the hatchback benchmark; the one by which all others are judged. It may not be the cheapest, the fastest or even some might argue the best looking but as an...
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