Dealers' delight; car show; skippers' prize, what's in a name?; VW's fastest yet.
Congratulations to Walsh's Toyota Kilkenny and Tadg Riordan Motors of Ashbourne, Co Meath who have become the first in Ireland to receive the Toyota Service Management (TSM) award for Body and Paint standards.
The TSM process involves higher quality repair and cost reductions by eliminating waste etc.
A TSM award is the highest standard a Toyota dealer can achieve so well done to both on an admirable achievement.
I HOPE the weather is good for those families and fans of classic and vintage cars who attend the Malahide Show on Sunday next.
I'm told around 100 'beautiful' cars will be on display at the annual event.
It is worthy of support because it is a charity fundraiser organised by Malahide Lions Club.
The event kicks off with the opening at the Grand Hotel starting at 11am.
This is the fifth year the show has been staged. It costs just €5 for an adult or €15 for the whole family.
All proceeds go to St Francis Hospice in Raheny and other charitable causes.
ONE lucky skipper in the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht race will get a luxury car for his/her efforts. But they may have to wait a little while - until three races are completed.
The skipper with the best overall points' results over the next three races (2016, 2018, 2020) will get a brand new Volvo V40.
Nearly 50 yachts have already signed up for the 2016 event. Here's hoping for fair winds for them all.
SKODA went so far as to change a town's name as part of its marketing strategy for a new large SUV.
The town, called Kodiak, is on the Alaskan island which is also called Kodiak.
But it became KODIA'Q' for a day recently.
That's because Skoda are going to call their new large SUV 'Kodiaq' after a bear that lives on the island.
Skoda sure picks its names.
It already has a Yeti (mid-size SUV).
It's a good job they didn't try to name the latest model after another bear - Yogi. Could you imagine that? The Yeti and the Yogi.
It's a scorcher. The new Golf GTI Clubsport S has 'pulverised' the previous record for front-wheel drive production cars with a time of 07:49:21 at the famous Nurburgring.
Porsche has revealed a new twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine which is set to power its Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo models. The 4-litre will also be used in other VW Group models from Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini.