Day: May 30, 2022

Oxfordshire’s most beloved sport back at the World Aunt Sally Singles Championship

Oxfordshire’s Roger Goodall, champion in 2018. Picture Stuart Rust

Top ‘international’ players have already signed up to take part in the world championships of a sport almost exclusively played in Oxfordshire.

The 10th World Aunt Sally Singles Championship will take place at its traditional home of Charlbury Beer Festival on June 25.

The game, usually played in pub gardens and at fetes, involves players throwing sticks or battens at a wooden ‘dolly’ balanced on a bracket.

Phil Adams from Sutton Courtenay, near Abingdon, will be defending the title he won in gripping style at the last pre-Covid event.

Meanwhile Oxfordshire’s Roger Goodall and Gloucestershire’s Steve McAteer are both looking to win the world crown for a third time.

The championship, sponsored by Witney accountants Bronsens, sees a first prize of £100 in cash, plus a replica of the trophy to take away. The second prize is £50.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition in Mars Red

A chance to own the final edition of Mercedes-Benz iconic SLS AMG GT.

With a stable full of historic supercars that commemorate specific eras of performance, Mercedes-Benz continues to highlight past models that grow in popularity and value within the secondary automotive market. One of the most iconic Mercedes-Benz to come from the Stuttgart factory is the SLS AMG GT Final Edition, built in a limited run of just 350 units globally. The supercar specialists at OpenRoad Northwest are proud to showcase this 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition as part of its growing inventory of high-luxury inventory of exotic vehicles.

Finished in Mars Red with Gloss Carbon Fiber Accents


While most SLS AMG GT Final Edition are found in Designo Mystic White, AMG Solar Beam Yellow, or Iridium Silver paint finishes, this configuration presents itself in a factory Mercedes-Benz Mars Red paint scheme with a gloss carbon fiber

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Communication Breakdown: Show Us Car Designs Where The Front Doesn’t “Talk” To The Rear

It should come as no surprise that designing a new car isn’t easy, which is why automotive designers go to great lengths to properly connect themes and ideas in a singular, cohesive package.

Most of the times it’s not just one automotive designer that has complete control of the entire project, but a team of designers who all lend their expertise to create a beautiful product.

However, sometimes it looks like the folks that designed the front of the car had never even spoken to those that designed the rear, leading to a disaster of a design that completely lacks a cohesive theme.

One of the best examples of this lack of design cohesion is the 1981 Cadillac Seville “Bustleback”. The car was penned by one of GM’s greatest designers, Bill Mitchell. Mitchell was responsible for countless vehicles in the brand’s porfolio, including the 1963 Buick Riviera and the C2

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18 best bike storage ideas beyond racks and hooks

Bike storage is an important part of bike ownership. But there are so many options — from gravity-defying pulley and hoist designs to no-installation-required floor racks — and figuring out what style is right for you and for your bike can be overwhelming.

“Bike storage is important for a variety of reasons,” Neil Jurgella, an aftermarket purchasing manager at Trek, says. “The two most common reasons people choose bike storage is to protect and display.”

Before investing in bike storage, there are considerations to take into account — how much space do you have available, how is the available space configured, and how often do you need to access the bike are all questions to ask to help you make the best possible purchase.

“Consider features that allow you to display your bike appropriately in the space you have available,” Jurgella says, “while making sure your beloved bicycle is

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