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Top Cars Premiered at the Paris Motor Show 2016

From 1st - 16th October 2016, the spectacular city of Paris saw the world's leading car manufacturers take over to showcase the most remarkable cars and futuristic concepts to launch in 2017. From high profile premiers, crazy concepts, to a celebration of prancing horses, have a look at some of our favourites from the Paris Motor Show. 

Paris Motor Show 2016

Be Tyre Safe - How to Check your Car Tyres

With the autumn months having landed and winter creeping closer, it is important to ensure your tyres are in top condition for the approaching weather. Here are our top things to look out for to ensure your tyres are safe and legal.

Be Tyre Safe

Stratstone Shelsley Walsh Experience 2016

With the season of racing well and truly underway the 20th-21st August marked an exciting return of Championship Challenge to Shelsley Walsh; undoubtedly the biggest event of the season.

Shelsley Walsh Experience 2016

Porsche Restoration Project 2016

Thrill on the Hill
Our Porsche Centres in Bolton and Wilmslow took on a project to restore a Classic Transaxle Porsche to its former glory while showcasing the ability of the Porsche Centre and the Body Repairer to combine their knowledge, skill sets and ingenuity, to turn a rolling shell into a First Class example of its type. Our diary overview gives an insight into the restoration.

Porsche Restoration

Morgan Thrill on the Hill

Thrill on the Hill
On Saturday 23rd July, Stratstone Morgan Stourbridge joined Shelsley Walsh as they hosted one of their calendar favourites - Thrill on the Hill. A dream for any Morgan enthusiast, Thrill on the Hill is one of the UK's largest gatherings of Morgan motor cars.

Morgan Thrill on the Hill

Stratstone Le Mans Classic Experience 2016

Friday the 8th July 2016 marked the start of the Stratstone Le Mans Classic Experience 2016. 500 mile round trip, 72 hours, 40 fabulous guests, 25 gorgeous cars & 24 hours of racing, finished by champers at the Chateau. Our guests had a fantastic weekend at #LeMansClassic - Take a look our Le Mans trip summed up in 10 photos >>

Le Mans Classic

Top 6: The best wedding cars

A list of some of our favourite modern and retro wedding car options. Only the best will do for the bride so Stratstone provides inspiration to help you pick the right car for your wedding, from the Jaguar E-Type to the Rolls Royce Phantom III.

Wedding Cars

The Best Used 4x4s under £25,000

4x4 vehicles with proper off-roading ability, but also at a price point that represents fantastic value for money.

Best used SUVs

Video Preview: The 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class

Explore the sublime features, comfort and efficiency of the brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

E-Class Preview

Top 5: Premium cars with low emissions

It's always a numbers game, especially when searching for your next car. Here are five cars under the magic 100g/km threshold:

Low emission cars

The new Mercedes-Benz SUV range

The Mercedes-Benz SUV range has been fully revised for 2016 - keep up to date with the newest four-wheel-drive additions.

SUV Range

8 Reasons why Le Mans Classic is unmissable

Le Mans Classic is back – and here are eight reasons why it will be the best car show of 2016.

Le Mans Classic

Lee Mckenzie: Dream Garage

We speak to Formula 1 presenter, journalist and rally co-driver Lee McKenzie about the cars in her dream garage!

Lee's Garage

Performance Focus: The Aston Martin Vantage GT12

An insight in to the Aston Martin Vantage GT12. On show at Aston Martin Mayfair, this extremely rare example is painted in the iconic Gulf Racing colours.

See the Aston Martin Vantage GT12

Video Preview: The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class Coupe

Watch an exclusive preview of the all new C-Class Coupe. Stylish and comfortable, the C-Class Coupe is full of surprises.

C Class Coupe Preview

Performance Focus: Morgan 3 Wheeler Gulf Edition

A unique product of British engineering, Morgan have partnered with an iconic racing marque for their most track-focussed model to date. The Morgan 3-Wheeler Gulf Edition is truely a unique celebration of Morgan's motorsport history.

The Morgan 3 Wheeler

Top 6: the best premium cars for dogs and dog owners

There's a lot to consider when looking at the best car for your dog. We've chosen six of the very best which will satisfy the owner as much as their canine companion.

Best Cars for Dogs

Top Gifts For Any Car Fan

Need a last-minute gift for your petrolhead father this weekend? Stratstone have picked out some ideal presents to make any Dad's day.

Valentine's Day Gifts

The Performance Car Show: in Pictures

Exclusive images from the Performance Car Show - an international showcase of the loudest and fastest vehicles - as well as the Autosport international show.

The Performance Car Show

The best motor shows to visit in 2016

From car shows to international events - 2016 is shaping up to be a great automotive annum. Check out our definitive list of the top motor shows and best car events you need to visit this year.

2016 Motor Shows

2015 in Review: Most popular Blog and News articles

We look back at a thrilling 2015, and the most popular news and blog stories online at

2015 Blog and News

James Bond: The Aston Martin DB5 and beyond

We look back at a motoring and movie partnership that has lasted over 50 years. Since the Aston Martin DB5 burst onto our screens driven by James Bond in Goldfinger, to the impending new release SPECTRE and the DB10.

James Bond and Aston Martin

Top 5: The safest used cars for winter and snow

The key to winter driving is having the right car at your disposal. We name the cars which boast a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and four wheel drive.

Safest Winter Cars

Used BMW 3 Series: Specifications and Equipment

Our buying guide gives you all the reasons to buy and benefits of a used BMW 3 Series, with information on the key trim levels and the most popular engines.

BMW 3 Series Specification and Equipment

Jaguar Champion of Champions: The finalists

Seven of the best  classic Jaguar cars in the world went under the microscope of Jaguar CEO Dr Ralph Spelth to find the ultimate Champion of Champions at the Classic Motor Show 2015 held at Birmingham NEC

Champion of Champions

Motability Drives: Winter Wonderlands

Stratstone charts the best UK family Christmas destinations for disabled Motability customers which offer an array of accessible fun things to do for the whole family.

Winter Wonderlands

Aston Martin DB10 Tour - A SPECTRE to behold

Stratstone customers were given unprecedented access to the latest bond car, the rare Aston Martin DB10, DB9 and DB5 at an exclusive event celebrating the best of Bond and Aston Martin.

DB10 Tour

Shelsley Walsh and Stratstone in 2015: A Year in Review

An Aston Martin DB5 from the set of Goldfinger, a Triumph owned by David Beckham, and the thrill of the hill climb. It could only be Stratstone and Shelsley Walsh..

Shelsley Walsh in 2015

Do you know AMG? A tuning brand with history

With cars like the AMG GT, AMG are now one of the most celebrated performance tuners in the world. But did you know it began as one tuner modifying engines in his spare time?

History of AMG