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    SS Party!

    SS Cars is the progenitor of the respected and esteemed Jaguar. 'SS' of course stood for 'Swallow Sidecars', later for Swallow Special. But through Sir William Lyons himself, 'SS' already stands for 'Standard Swallow' in the pre-war 'Jaguars'. Standard was the supplier of the engine blocks. And that that brand name after the Second World War did not seem to be the pinnacle of tight marketing? So something was found there. SS Cars became 'Jaguar'. Sir Lyons had traditionally chosen that name from 500 animal names. And it turned out not to be a bad choice. Read more

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    Subdistrict court judge reverses Utrecht environmental zone fine

    The Central Netherlands District Court (Utrecht subdistrict) has reversed an environmental zone fine, because the signage around the zone is unclear. These are the signs that indicate that the environmental zone in Utrecht is approaching. The subdistrict court judge notices a lot of ambiguity in the signage. The argument of the Public Prosecutor that this is generally known was rejected by the subdistrict court Read more

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    Court adheres to environmental zone Utrecht

    The Utrecht Environmental Zone may remain. The administrative court ruled that the Municipal Executive could 'reasonably' set up the zone. The fact that the positive environmental effects of the Environmental Zone may be limited. doesn't change that. That is the outcome of a lawsuit that the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Automobiel Club (KNAC) and the Stop Read more