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The ‘Buzz’ on CUToday- COVENTRY CAR DAY

Coventry Car Day is fast approaching. The ‘Buzz’ team created a brilliant news-letter explaining the significance. The ‘Buzz’ has kindly been supplied by Editor, Amel Guettatfi. To enlarge text, please click on the page and it should open in a new tab and have an enlarge option: Continue reading

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What’s On at Cov Uni?

Spring is upon us and whilst the weather doesn’t feel much like Spring, there is a lot in store to keep you entertained around the Uni as we move through the last term.

Starting with the Coventry Conversations:

Friday 4th May (1pm): The Herbert plays host to a special Coventry City Football Club event in which the fans have the chance to meet CCFC chief-executive after an unsuccessful 2011-2012 season in which Coventry are relegated.

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University charges up to take on America in Electric Grand Prix

Coventry University engineering students are gearing up to race an electric vehicle at the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) – fifty years after a Coventry-built engine powered racing legend Jack Brabham to a top 10 finish at the famous ‘Brickyard’.

Ryan Colvey (24), Paul Sleight (23) and Andrew Cook (21), all Motorsport Engineering students, are teaming up with the University of Sunderland to create an electric go-kart to compete as part of the build-up to America’s most iconic race, the Indianapolis 500.

Writes Alex Roache…

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CUtoday Automotive – State of play: life behind the F1 veneer

Formula 1 in front of the camera is all glamorous girls and globetrotting lifestyle, but the world’s finest form of motorsport is not all it appears to be. A candid Karun Chandhok, Team Lotus F1 reserve driver, speaks to CUtoday and talks life on the F1 circus and the state of the sport today.

With a huge amount of politics to contend with, a heavy physical training schedule and a bulging PR programme to follow, it’s unsurprising Chandhok sighs “F1 is tiring.” Writes Sean Carson…

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CUtoday Automotive – Revered automotive photographer Mike Valente drops in for a ‘Cov Con’

By Sean Carson

13.59 – Finally, thanks to Mike Valente for coming in and sharing his thoughts and experiences on getting the perfect image.

13.57 – “Look for a different way to work and a different technique; set yourself aside from everybody else,” Valente’s advice to any aspiring photographer. Interested in all forms of photography and the equipment involved, Valente says he can’t go anywhere without having a camera on him.

13.55 – How to get a good picture on a miserable cloudy day? “Use the atmosphere” says Valente. “Try and keep the camera dry, but make it work for you. If it was bucketing it down we wouldn’t use a tracking shot as the spray would obliterate the cameras and the image. We’d modify it to a panning shot.”

13.52 – “At 300 dpi for a magazine, and by the time the printing has cocked it up for you, you can shoot at five megapixels” believes Valente.

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CUtoday Automotive – It’s finally here!

After a bit of a wait, all you petrol heads out there will be pleased to note the launch of CUtoday’s very own automotive blog.

Cars and all things transport related play a massive part in modern-day life: leisure, pleasure, work (and commuting to and from) are just a few uses for the humble box on wheels that so many of us take for granted every day. And living and studying in Coventry, the former cultural centre of the UK’s motor industry, what better place to house an automotive blog than CUtoday.wordpress.com?

So with the Geneva motor show little more than a month away, keep an eye out for previews to up coming releases from all the top manufacturers as well as a full debrief after show and other motoring related themes and issues, not to mention the upcoming issue of Coventry University’s very own Automotive magazine, produced by the University’s automotive journalism MA students, due for publishing in early March.

If you have any content you would like to see published on CUtoday’s very own automotive blog, please email Sean: carsons2@uni.coventry.ac.uk

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Auto Power Shifts To The East

AS THE Formula One circus rolls into China this weekend, it is easy to forget that last-minute preparations are also being made 650 miles away as its International Exhibition Centre once again opens its doors for the Beijing motor show.

Increasingly perceived as one of the most important showcase events on the auto industry calendar, the Beijing motor show promises to give the best possible insight yet of the future thinking concerning Chinese car companies, writes Jason Craig. Continue reading

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