Gavin Foster

Gavin Foster works from Seaham. Managing editor of the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail Gavin Foster has over 725 followers on Twitter.

The world’s fastest Indian

With earnings of maybe R40-million from the movie <i>The World's Fastest Indian</i>, Sir Anthony Hopkins did much better from Herbert James Munro's love for his 1920 Indian Scout than the eccentric genius from New Zealand did. Gavin Foster looks at the life of Munro, one filled with crashes and motorcycle maintenance.

Smooth, no squeaks … for now

Nissan made its intentions quite clear at the launch of its all-new Tiida late last year. It wanted to knock a dent in Toyota's monopoly over the passenger-car C-segment and, to do that, it would have to attract ordinary people rather than just the fleet owners who traditionally bought the outgoing Almera by the bucket load.

Yanks can’t be faulted

Don't you just love the way the Americans mutilate the queen's English, with "center", "harbor", "color", "favorite", "honor", "analyze", "memorize" and all the rest displacing the proper spelling? In the case of the Dodge Caliber's name, though, the Yanks can't be faulted, because the car is built in Belvedere, Illinois, so they can call it whatever they want.

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