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Cambria continues to deliver

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June 2011

Inside this issue: Aston Martin and Le Mans

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We are delighted to announce another strong trading performance for the half year to 28 February 2011, which has seen Cambria deliver revenue and profit growth through the continued integration of the businesses acquired during our 2010 financial year. The performance is all the more pleasing against the backdrop of a new car market that is 13% down (private registrations 26% down) compared with the corresponding period last year.  Cambria’s continuing businesses have shown improved profitability year on year, whilst we have continued to invest in the businesses acquired in 2010 including a major

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so much that the motorcyclists help the special children here enjoy Easter. Over the years they’ve been so kind and generous and they make us feel we’re part of the community.

After a brief introduction and ride briefing from Henry, our RAT leader, we set off from Wellingborough and onto Rushden and met up with Rushden and District Motorcycle Action Group where a further 20+ riders were assembled. We then did a circuit of the town. Saturday shoppers and crowds assembling for Rushden’s St George’s Day celebrations were treated to an impromptu parade as the brilliantly marshalled column made its way to The Squirrels Children’s Respite Care Home. A Tuctuc from Rushden Autocentre assisted with transporting our 100+ eggs which were donated by local residents, bikers and businesses and this alone caused quite a stir on its own by joining the convoy with sirens wailing.

They don’t just drop off the Easter eggs, they spend time with the children and show them their bikes and the children absolutely love it.”

Squirrels’ staff and residents were happy to see the annual invasion of bikers, and provided an assortment of snacks and much needed drinks. Although the Squirrels unit is relatively small, the nature of a respite facility means that they have a high turnover of residents. Every year staff ensure that all the children on their books get their share of the eggs, with any excess distributed to similar local facilities.

Our sincere thanks go to our hosts, Autocentre Rushden and Pure Triumph, as well as our own Egg Run Co-ordinator, Henry, and the Run Marshals who ensured that the run was safe and incidentfree.

The Squirrels’ unit manager, Marie Rendall, said: “It means

After spending some time at the Squirrels it was time to start the second part of the ride out. This was a sedate ride through some of the finest Northamptonshire countryside and villages, eventually finishing at Pure Triumph in Wellingborough for a chance to chat and look around the bikes before heading our separate ways. We have received many positive comments from participants and we hope to build on this success with further runs in the future.

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NEWS Aston Martin and Le Mans In 2007 and 2008 Aston Martin Racing triumphed at Le Mans in the GT1 class. In 2009 Aston Martin Racing moved up to the LMP1 class, finishing fourth overall and taking the honour of the best placed petrol- powered car. In 2011, Aston Martin now believe they can have a significant advantage and be competitive in the 24 Hour race against tough competition including the dieselengined competitors. As with all Aston Martins, the new LMP1 will be petrol-powered and designed to make the best use of the ACO’s stringent regulations using a unique Aston Martin carbon monocoque and chassis. The endurance classic takes place on 11-12 June and Aston Martin will once again return to Le Mans with two works cars bearing the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil. In addition, two customer teams will represent Aston Martin in the GT2 class. Aston Martin’s first and only outright victory at Le Mans was in 1959 with the DBR1 of Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. The race is organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and runs on the Circuit de la Sarthe, a circuit containing a mix of closed public roads and specialist motor racing circuit that are meant not only to test a car and driver’s ability to be quick, but also to last over a 24 hour period. The race is held near the height of the European summer in June, leading at times to very hot weather conditions for the drivers, particularly in closed roof vehicles whose cabins can heat up to uncomfortably hot temperatures with generally poor ventilation; rain, however, is not uncommon. The race begins in mid-afternoon, racing through the night and following morning before finishing at the same time the race started, the following day. Over the 24 hour period modern competitors will complete race distances well over 5000 kilometres. The present record is 5410 kilometres, recorded in the 2010 race. It is a distance over six times longer than the Indianapolis 500, or approximately 18 times longer than a Formula One Grand Prix.

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By Mike Barrett


3 Peak Challenge, Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon In aid of Cots for Tots

By Phil Knight

For those of you who don’t me, I am a member of Cambria’s IT team, resolving problems, installing new equipment and ensuring we connect to the outside world. On 27th September 2010, my fourth son, Archie, was born. What should have been a happy day soon turned into a living nightmare. Archie was born at Bath Royal United Hospital but after 12 hours was rushed to Bristol’s St Michaels Hospital where he spent 9 days critically ill on life support machines due to an unknown infection picked up shortly after birth. My family will never be able to thank the amazing staff who helped Archie pull through to be the wonderful little boy he is today. To show my thanks, I will be attempting the 3 Peaks Challenge on the 26th, 27th and 28th of August to help raise money for four new state of the art beds for the neonatal intensive care unit. These are needed as on average two babies a week have to be refused a bed due to a shortage of specialist beds. I have assembled a team of ten climbers and two drivers who will be taking up the challenge of climbing and driving between the 3 highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales, Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon, a total of 26 miles of walking, 11,000 feet of climbing and in excess of 400 miles of driving. I am aiming to raise £10,000 for them which is nothing compared to what they have given me. If you can help with a donation, please visit www.justgiving.com/Philip-Muchamore-Knight which is direct to my chosen charity Cots for Tots, the official charity for St Michaels Hospital.

NISSAN LEAF - European Car of the year 2011 Nissan LEAF ushers in a new era of mobility - the zero-emission era. The car is the embodiment of Nissan’s radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research. “We have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality - the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero - not simply reduced - emissions. It’s the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey - for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry.” stated Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

other greenhouse gases. A combination of Nissan LEAF’s regenerative braking system and innovative lithium-ion battery packs enables the car to deliver a driving range of more than 160km (100 miles) on one full charge. Charging at home is estimated to take approximately eight hours - ample time to enable an overnight refresh for consumer and car alike. If you would like to know more about the Leaf, call Warrington Motors who can answer all enquiries on 0844 248 8427

The “LEAF” name is a significant statement about the car itself. Just as leaves purify the air in nature, so Nissan LEAF purifies mobility by taking emissions out of the driving experience. Nissan LEAF is expected to qualify for an array of significant local, regional and national tax breaks and incentives in markets around the world. As an added benefit, because the vehicle has less mechanical complexity than a traditional gasoline-powered car, Nissan LEAF is designed to be friendly to the wallet as well as to the environment. Nissan LEAF is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries, which generate power output of over 90kW, while its electric motor delivers 80kW/280Nm. This ensures a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered automobiles. Unlike internal-combustion engine (ICE) equipped vehicles, Nissan LEAF’s power train has no tail pipe, and thus no emission of CO2 or

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Aston Martin Virage The all new Aston Martin Virage is expected in Grange showrooms around June/July after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Prior to its arrival and to celebrate the launch, Grange Brentwood, Welwyn and Exeter showrooms will hold a series of ‘Ride & Drive’ events with the highly trained Aston Martin pro drivers who will guide guests through the test drive process showing them how to achieve optimum results and performance from the fantastic V12 engine. Already being dubbed as Aston’s ‘all-rounder’, the Virage (French for ‘Curve’) will ‘sit’ between DB9 and DBS. Taking an instant position between the hugely popular DB9 and the stunning DBS will mean Virage

has a lot to live up to but with a 5.9 litre V12 under the bonnet that boasts 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. When opening the signature swan wing doors, Aston Martin’s luxury and refinement continues throughout the interior with the finest Bridge of Weir hand stitched leather, a newly developed fully integrated 6.5” highresolution Satnav screen, a 700 watt premium audio system with full IPod integration and many more comfort features as standard. Virage is available in both Coupe or Volante and priced from £150,000

Jaguar announce Partnership with Williams F1 to create the Jaguar C-X75 Jaguar have announced their partnership with Williams F1 to create the hybrid supercar, the Jaguar C-X75. This state of the art supercar will be one of the fastest and lowest emission vehicles in the world. As the ultimate expression of Jaguar design, the Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marque’s most advance model to date. Jaguar says the hybrid supercar will deliver low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph. The supercar can achieve 0-60mph in less than three seconds and 0-100mph in less than six seconds.

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Four wheel drive, lightweight, all carbon-fibre chassis, a downsized boosted petrol engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle, all combine to make this a desirable car. Only 250 LHD hybrid Jaguar C-X75 supercars will be built and prices will be around the £700,000 mark depending on local market and taxes. If you would like one, call your nearest Grange Jaguar dealer soon.

Articles for the Next issue - It’s your magazine! We need articles for the next issue of Cambria News. Who would you like to see under the Spot Light? Articles can be based on an individual either their achievements at work or better still out of work. Has your dealership achieved something special that you want to share with the rest of the group? Have you a question you would like answered? If you would like to discuss any ideas with me before you write your article call me on 0784 326 5829 or email me on editor@cambriaautos.co.uk.

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