Aston Martin F1 Accelerates High-Performance Computing with Altair

TROY, Mich – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), announces a new technical partnership agreement with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, who has returned to the world’s most prestigious motorsports series for the 2021 season. Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team engineers are using Altair Grid Engine™ to optimize the team’s HPC infrastructure with its workload scheduling and management solution. [Read more…]

Banksy Truck Crashes Car Sale

A 17-ton truck, covered in graffiti by the artist Banksy, will be offered by Bonhams on Saturday 14 September, at its motor car auction, the Goodwood Revival sale. The vehicle (a Volvo FL6 box lorry), entitled Turbo Zone Truck (Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be in Charge), from 2000, is the largest-ever work created by Banksy, with a painted surface area of 80 square metres. The estimate of £1,000,000-1,500,000 ($1,300,000-2,000,000) reflects the work’s importance. It is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication issued by Pest Control, Banksy’s studio. [Read more…]

Demand for Japanese Performance Vehicles at Auction

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PALM BEACH, USA – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer an enviable selection of Japanese performance cars during the 17th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 11-13, all at No Reserve.

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Digitisation Transforms Car Retailing in Europe

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LONDON, Feb. 23, 2017 – In Europe, car retailing is undergoing an intense evolution. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), aggregators, distributor groups and manufacturers are actively pursuing digitisation as a change enabler to enhance brand awareness and customer experience. [Read more…]

Volkswagen to leave WRC

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Volkswagen is set to pull out of the WRC – world rally championship – at the end of the season, with the decision coming only days after the German manufacturer won a fourth successive title, as reported Tuesday. [Read more…]

Arron Newby Wins Jack Frost Stages

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Winter arrived for the first time at Croft Circuit just in time for Darlington and District Motor Club’s annual Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally with the unexpected snow but it didn’t stop Carnforth driver Arron Newby along with co driver John Cope taking their Subaru to an impressive win, eventually edging out three times victor Chris Wise’s MG Metro 6R4 by 17 seconds after a day of drama around the North Yorkshire racetrack. [Read more…]

Jonny McMullan, Driver of the Month

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Jonny McMullan from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for September. The 22 year-old finished third in the Leinster Trophy feature race at Mondello Park, having earlier finished fifth and sixth in the two Formula Ford 1600 National Championship rounds. [Read more…]

Michael Schumacher leaves hospital

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Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home, his manager says. [Read more…]

Driverless cars set for UK in 2015

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Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015. [Read more…]

Car collection for sale

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A car-obsessed dentist who has amassed Britain ’s biggest private car collection is selling the whole lot for £100 million. [Read more…]