Vertu announce profits up 22 per cent

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 790

VERTU Motors – who hold Nissan franchises in Altrincham and Darlington –  has published its preliminary results and underlying profits are up 22 per cent. For the year ending February 28, 2011, profit before tax was 22 per cent and revenue was also up 22 per cent to £998.9m. The

Pendragon’s strong quarter one results

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 798

PENDRAGON – which holds Nissan franchises under its Evans Halshaw arm –  has announced that its sales of new and used cars were up in quarter one – a trend it expects to keep up. Used car sales increased by 15.6 per cent in quarter one of 2011 compared to last year, while new car

Representatives for the UK chosen for GT Academy

May 13, 2011 • News • Views: 1007

BRITAIN’S best console racers have competed head to head to win a chance to become a real life Nissan racing driver. After completing a series of races and challeneges on the Playstation game Gran Turismo 5, the two places to represent the UK at the international final went to 19-year-old

Nissan power wins Spa 1000kms race

May 12, 2011 • News • Views: 894

LAST weekend was not only a successful one for Nissan’s GT1 Championship interests, but also a memorable one for the firm’s Le Mans Series side, too. The Nissan-powered TDS Racing Oreca took the victor’s spoils at the 1000kms of Spa on Sunday, with Nissan power also taking second

370Z races… A chicken

May 11, 2011 • News, Video • Views: 1150

IN contrast to Fifth Gear’s road-test of the Nissan 370Z, here is the sports car racing a chicken. We don’t understand, and nor should you to try to. Tweet Share

Nissan earn themselves first and third in Portimao

May 11, 2011 • News • Views: 974

IT was a historic weekend for Nissan in the FIA GT1 World Championship event at Portimao. The leading three Nissan GT-Rs started the race first, second and third on the grid – the first such placing by a single manufacturer since the GT1 series’ formation – and it was the no.22 JR Motorsports

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 9, 2011

May 11, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1121

Last week was an extremely busy one – but very rewarding at the same time. I spent most of it on the road visiting dealers up and down the country. I had no less than six lunches and dinners with some 160 dealer principals. It didn’t exactly do wonders for my waistline, but it certainly

Twinkle Twinkle Juke ad back on TV screens

May 10, 2011 • News • Views: 836

THE next burst of National TV for Juke launched on May 6 and will last until May 22 using the ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ 30 second advert. This is the fourth TV appearance for Juke in the UK with programming that targets Juke’s core audience. The campaign kicks off with terrestrial spots in