Electrical storm strikes Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

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2019’s Goodwood Festival of Speed saw an event filled with sunshine and soaring temperatures, but the real news was the electrical storm that came from Germany! Now in its 26th year, the Festival of Speed saw the world-renowned event take place on July 5-7 at Goodwood House for the 9-turn, 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex…. Read more »

New electric vehicles must emit noise to aid safety


New electric vehicles will have to feature noise-emitting sound devices, under an EU rule coming into force today, Monday 1st July 2019. The EU ruling follows existing concerns that low-emissions cars and vans are too quiet, putting pedestrians at risk as it is alleged that electric vehicles cannot be heard as they approach. The hills… Read more »

Company Car in Action 2019

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The Team from Sandicliffe Motor Contracts were out in force on 12-13 June at Millbrook Proving Ground for Fleet News’ Company Car in Action 2019. The ‘must-see’ fleet event for decision makers took place over two wet days that felt like winter was here, rather than ‘winter is coming‘, to quote Game of Thrones and… Read more »

Which cars beat the 4% BIK diesel supplement?

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The Real Driving Emissions Stage 2 (RDE2) was introduced to capture a ‘real-world’ view of a car’s performance. The start of the new WLTP emissions testing procedure last year impacted all road users including company car drivers, having implications on company car choice and tax rates. WLTP also introduced the on the road Real Driving… Read more »

SMC sponsor epic Sahara Trek for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance


Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are pleased to be supporting Katrine Hudson’s 100km epic Sahara Challenge for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Sandicliffe Motor Contracts will be sponsoring two driving gift experiences which will be donated as prizes for Katrine’s fundraiser event, taking place on June 15 2019 at Sissons Barn, Peakirk. Katrine who is from Lincolnshire will jet off… Read more »

BVRLA’s Fair Wear & Tear Standard e-guide updated

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The BVRLA has recently made updates to the ‘The Industry Fair Wear & Tear Standard’ e-guide. As of the end of April 2019, the BVRLA has made updates and changes to ‘The Industry Fair Wear & Tear Standard’, which have been developed to provide users with further transparency. What updates were made? Customers were not… Read more »

UK Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Map

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UK Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are currently ‘hot’ environmental topics that are affecting operational planning and budgets for businesses who run fleets, which is why Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are encouraging customers to utilize its CAZ map. As a BVRLA member, SMC has extensive access to many resources including the new interactive BVRLA CAZ map which can be… Read more »

Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 highlights sector growth

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Representatives from Sandicliffe Motor Contracts business development team attended this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show which took place 30 April – 2 May 2019. The CV Show is is the largest and the most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution, and logistics event staged in Britain and has attracted over 20,000 visitors this year. In terms of presence, the show… Read more »