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Stokesley Agricultural Show 2018

13-09-2018

Derek Slack Motors are looking forward to participating in the largest one-day agricultural show the North has to offer on Saturday 22nd September. The Stokesley Show, celebrating its 146th year, has all the traditional farming favourites plus throughout the show there will be varied…

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Catch the Arrow

13-09-2018

Catch an arrow in flight. With your bare hands. From a moving car. At a speed of 215 kilometres per hour. Impossible? A challenge for brave athletes and the fastest version of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA. “ŠKODA is known as the brand with a winged arrow in its logo.…

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Say Hello to our two New Vehicle Technicians

06-09-2018

We would like to welcome the two newest members of out technician team, Darren Garbutt and Craig Ankers. Darren, who started out his working life as a chef, has had a number of roles in his career, including breakdown recovery and 3 years as a bus driver. He has 22 years experience as a motor…

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Upgrade to the New Fabia

06-09-2018

  Striking looks and thoughtful functionality make perfect partners. The stylish new ŠKODA FABIA brings a bold new design, clever connectivity and robust safety features as standard. It's time for a fresh look. Inside and out, the new FABIA has been designed to turn heads. With fresh…

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Derek Slack As seen on TV...

21-08-2018

Due to the ever-increasing popularity of Škodas on UK roads and our regional renown, we are attracting customers from further afield and so decided to make a TV commercial to expand our reputation. The ad was expertly shot by Jonny Swales of Heart and Soul TV & Film using a…

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North of England Open Amateur Youth Golf Championship

09-08-2018

Derek Slack Motors are proud to support the North of England Open Amateur Youth Golf Championship where the best young players from around the UK are in the North East for an event which has played an important part in the careers of major champions and European Tour winners. The event, which…

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This is Our Time..

07-08-2018

At ŠKODA, we are driven by something different. We believe everybody deserves an equal opportunity and celebrate those who are brave enough to challenge the norm and go their own way. That’s why we’ve made an affinity with Donnons Des Elles au Vélo J-1 female cycling team.…

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Taking Your Skoda on an Adventure?

02-08-2018

As thousands of families pack up the car for every possible eventuality this summer Derek Slack Motors want to remind customers that checking the health of your vehicle is just as important as remembering to charge the iPads. For just £19.99, you can book your car in for a Pre-adventure…

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Karoq Scout - Fully Equipped for Off-Roading

02-08-2018

With the new Karoq Scout, Škoda will be presenting an even more rugged variant of the popular compact SUV. As with all Scout models, the Karoq Scout comes with four-wheel drive as standard in addition to sporting a powerful off-road look. The ŠKODA Karoq feels…

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Tour De France Winner Geraint Thomas Celebrates with Škoda Auto Crystal Glass Trophy

31-07-2018

Geraint Thomas celebrated his first Tour de France victory on Sunday with 3,351 km under his belt, Geraint Thomas (in the yellow jersey) celebrated and lifted the trophy designed by ŠKODA Design as the overall winner of arguably the toughest cycling race in the world. On the…

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Paws for thought to keep dogs cool this summer

24-07-2018

ŠKODA’s ‘Cool Dogs in Cool Cars’ campaign gives advice to pet owners in the midst of Britain’s longest heatwave ›   A car can reach 47 degrees Celsius when it’s just 22 degrees Celsius outside   ›   Images…

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Emergency Service Octavias

10-07-2018

This July, we supplied Cleveland Fire Brigade with 14 new Skoda Octavia Scout Estate Cars on a three year lease deal from VW Financial Services. The Octavias will be also serviced and maintained by us. Karen Winter, Director of Corporate Services said, ‘This lease deal has allowed us to…

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Jed Thirkell - A Decade of Delighting Customers

05-07-2018

We are proud to celebrate Jeds 10th anniversary with Derek Slack Motors, Jed originally joined us as our Subaru & Isuzu specialist and although Jed is still passionate about Isuzu’s, it didn’t take him long to realise how fantastic Skoda vehicles are too and has become quite an…

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Škoda support Tour De France for the 15th Time

03-07-2018

Škoda is deploying a total of 250 organization and accompanying vehicles to this year’s Tour de France. The company has been supporting the world-famous cycling race since 2004, and this year marks the 15th time that Škoda will be the official partner and vehicle partner. During…

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Unbeatable Deals for the World Cup

26-06-2018

To celebrate England's qualification from the group stage of the world cup, Derek Slack Motors are offering UNBEATBLE DEALS On Stock Vehicles Registered this June! See the table below... MODEL SPEC COLOUR SAVING Citigo 5 door SE 1.0 MPI 60 PS 5G Man Crystal Blue Metallic SAVE £2250 Citigo…

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Sweeping haul before them: two more titles for ŠKODA

26-06-2018

ŠKODA pulled in even more silverware as SUPERB and OCTAVIA both scooped a pair of 2018 Tow Car Awards. The annual awards ceremony is a joint venture organised and judged by magazines Practical Caravan and What Car? alongside The Camping and Caravanning Club, and features one of the most…

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Kodiaq Sets 'Ring' Record

19-06-2018

A production version of the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS, ŠKODA’s large SUV, set off to conquer the almost 21 kilometres of this legendary racetrack in the west of Germany. As the car has yet to make its world première, its design…

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Roomster Wanted

14-06-2018

Due to high demand for Skoda’s original versatile and efficient small MPV Derek Slack Motors are looking for stock right now. So if you're a lucky Skoda Roomster owner and want to sell yours, or are considering part exchanging it for another vehicle, then why not contact us for a…

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Malcolm 'Mally' Smith Hangs up his Spanners

07-06-2018

Mally, (pictured on the left)  started his motor trade career as an apprentice mechanic when he was 15 years old at Martins Vauxhall on Marton Road (now Stoneacre Suzuki), moving to Peter Howell Citroen on Linthorpe Road & then an Independent Garage in Thornaby before joining us in 2001. He…

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Unbeatable! ŠKODA Octavia crowned Car of the Year at the 2018 Auto Trader Awards

07-06-2018

May 31, 2018 ›   Auto Trader readers name ŠKODA’s best-selling Octavia as the best new car in the UK ›   Double delight as Superb is named Best Family Car 2018 ›   Awards voted for by 43,000 UK car owners ›   Octavia…

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MoT Test Changes 2018

31-05-2018

From 20 May 2018 the MOT test has become stricter in a number of areas. The changes were brought in to adhere to a European Union directive called the EU Roadworthiness Package. Changes include renaming of the pass and fail categories to make them easier to understand. Further information can…

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Down to the Very Last Bolt...

29-05-2018

At Derek Slack Motors, you’re accustomed to seeing beautiful new cars that are well put together. This video let’s you watch as a Fabia Combi is dismantled into its individual parts. The car in question has been the subject of a long-term test –…

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Kodiaq, Superb and Octavia share a quartet of awards

24-05-2018

ŠKODA has once again proved itself to be the brand to beat by dominating the 2018 DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50. Škoda was named as class winner in no fewer than four key categories and topped more sectors than any other manufacturer in the influential annual chart. Now in its third…

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Farewell to the Yeti

23-05-2018

Derek Slack Motors has sold it’s last new Yeti. The much-loved and pioneering family SUV has been replaced with the (already award winning) Karoq. Since its controversial release in 2009, the Yeti has developed a cult following and became one of the UK's favourite family crossover…

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Honest as the Day is Gong

10-05-2018

Motoring review site Honest John has named the KODIAQ its 2018 Car of the Year – adding another trophy to our large SUV’s remarkable collection. As well as securing the highest honour, the KODIAQ also won SUV of the Year. Honest John website visitors also named the SUPERB as Large Family…

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Pat's Active Retirement

10-05-2018

Recently we bid farewell to Pat Walling who has retired after 25 years in the motor trade. Pat was a key member of our accounts team & a fountain of knowledge. Pat can now spend more time canoeing, walking, cycling, camping, abseiling & been an all round super gran. Good luck you will be…

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Christian's Skills are Recognised

08-05-2018

We’re proud to announce, Christian Lovel has achieved ŠKODA Sales Executive status after successfully demonstrating his competence in a number of key criteria at Skoda’s central training facility in Milton Keynes. The accreditation, which is run in partnership with…

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Paloma & Škoda are a Big Hit

08-05-2018

Make Your Own Kind of Music Paloma Faith’s soundtrack to the New Skoda Karoq TV advertisement has reached No.1 in the Amazon digital downloads chart. The song is proving a big hit with music lovers and the Karoq is gaining fans with motoring journalists achieving 5 out of 5 in it’s…

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Well Deserved Award for Jess

03-05-2018

Jess Hall has acheived Accredited Škoda Service Advisor status. It’s fully deserved recognition of her hard work and entusiasm and  something that she is genuinely proud of. Chris Harrison, service manager presented the award to Jess, along with some pink chamagne! This…

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Peter Goes the Extra Mile for Charity

03-05-2018

Derek Slack Motors' Parts Manager Peter Roxby recently completed the London Marathon. In doing so, he added to the total of over £2500 he has raised for different charities that include Hope for Holly, Butterwick Hospital and Guide dogs. We are massively proud of Peter's…

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Škoda’s Electric Future

01-05-2018

ŠKODA is perfectly poised for the emerging e-mobility era, with its first electric vehicle and first plug-in hybrid to hit the market next year. Come 2025, there will be 10 electrified ŠKODA models. We are witnessing the biggest changes in more than…

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Technically, Paul is Accredited

29-03-2018

Paul Stephen is now an Accredited Škoda Service Technician. It’s fully deserved recognition of his enthusiasm for his personal development within the Skoda family and  something that he is truly proud of. Chris Harrison, service manager presented the award to Paul, along with…

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Make Your Own Kind of Music

27-03-2018

As part of its brand platform, "Driven by something different", Škoda has commissioned Paloma Faith to record and film a new version of 1969 hit "Make your own kind of music" to showcase the new Karoq model. The song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and was…

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ŠKODA Continues it's Winning Streak at the What Car? Awards

20-03-2018

The first What Car? Car of the Year Awards were held in 1978, with 2018 marking the 40th anniversary of the event. ŠKODA had several big wins including ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ for the Octavia and ‘BEST ESTATE CAR’ for the Superb. The Fabia Estate was named ‘BEST…

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Chris Harrison Attains Skoda Service Manager Accreditation

22-02-2018

Tony Slack (left) presents Chris Harrison with his Škoda Service Manager Accreditation certificate & pin badge. This is a highly recognized qualification within Škoda, VW Group & the motor industry & recognized by the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI). Chris received a…

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Paloma Faith partners with Škoda and The Prince's Trust

08-02-2018

Hitmaker Paloma Faith has collaborated with Škoda to launch the Driver's Seat Initiative, the latest instalment of Škoda's Driven by Something Different campaign. The initiative, working in partnership with The Prince's Trust, aims to celebrate individuality and give young…

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The Queen Helps Motability celebrate 40th Anniversary

30-01-2018

Founded in December 1977 by Lord Sterling and the late Lord Goodman, the Motability Scheme has helped millions of disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence that so many people take for granted.      It was on 6 December 1977 that David Ennals, Secretary of State…

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What Van? Awards 2018: Pick-Up of the Year - Isuzu D-Max

25-01-2018

Looking for a no-nonsense workhorse that is at home on a farm or building site yet is not short of creature comforts? Then look no further. Isuzu’s rugged and recently revised D-Max 1.0t payload pick-up matches that description nicely and is a worthy winner of What Van?’s Pick-up of the…

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ŠKODA creates KID KAROQ, the world’s most child-friendly SUV… from cardboard

16-01-2018

  Youngsters have let their imaginations run free to help create the world’s most child-friendly SUV, the cardboard-constructed KID KAROQ, to celebrate the arrival of the adult version in UK showrooms in January. The interior of the car was inspired by results of a poll of kids’…

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Karoq Launch and SUV Event

11-01-2018

Last night (Wednesday 10th January) Derek Slack Motors played host to The Škoda SUV event and the Launch of Škoda’s newest model, the KAROQ. It was also a chance to pay tribute to one of Škoda’s most successful models,  the Yeti of which over 600,000 have been…

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Goodbye to Graeme

28-12-2017

Bon voyage. In December, we said good bye to Graeme May our Workshop Controller. Graeme came to us on works experience from school and worked his way up from apprentice, becoming one of the first Skoda Master Technicians in England. He remained with Derek Slack Motors for  23 years! We would…

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Derek Slack Team asked to 'Pull Over'

21-12-2017

Christmas jumper day took place at Derek Slack Motors on Wednesday 20th December. The whole team joined in, scoffed cakes & had loads of fun in aid of Teesside Hospice. Sales Executive, Jed Thirkel won a bottle of fizz for 'Best Jumper' and Parts Manager, Peter Roxby won 'Pin the…

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Car Buyer showers ŠKODA with awards

14-12-2017

Cars from across the ŠKODA range have been named as the best in the business by online motoring title Car Buyer. The CITIGO, OCTAVIA, SUPERB and KODIAQ were all named as best in their respective classes at the annual Car Buyer Best Car Awards ceremony in…

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KODIAQ Sportline - Sharper, Sleeker, Sportier

12-12-2017

Created for those seeking more out of life, the new KODIAQ SportLine brings together power with style and dynamism. Premium touches in every detail will draw envious glances and comfort is built in. The KODIAQ SportLine delivers refinement and exhilaration in equal part. Exterior features include…

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Karoq a cut above according to The Sun

05-12-2017

The Sun’s Rob Gill led a troop of Britain’s top journalists in his praise of our new compact SUV after trying it for the first time. The article celebrates the understated practicality of the Karoq – Gill goes as far as calling it a ‘Swiss army knife on wheels’ and his…

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Introducing The Karoq

30-11-2017

ŠKODA’s new compact SUV is called the Karoq. Its name and spelling draw on the language of the Alutiiq tribe – inhabitants of a southern Alaskan island whose native tongue was also the inspiration for Kodiaq. The names of the brand’s future SUVs will also follow this…

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A Different Halloween. Awaken Your Inner Child

31-10-2017

The difference between adults and children, as the saying goes, is only in the price of their toys. Let’s take a look at what happens when the Halloween pumpkin is replaced by something much bigger – and much more surprising. Children…

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ISUZU SUCCESS IN 2017 MPG MARATHON

24-10-2017

An Isuzu D-Max Utility has been crowned the overall winner in the LCV category of the 2017 MPG Marathon. The event is open to all production cars and commercial vehicles with the aim of finding the most efficient route between set checkpoints around a 350-mile course. Strict time limits are enforced…

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"If Skoda keeps making cars as brilliant as this... we'll all be driving one"

19-10-2017

"Marque my words... if Skoda keeps making cars as brilliant as this new hot hatch, in the end we’ll all be driving one" So says Chris Evans, ex-Top Gear presenter and Skoda fan. In his review of the new Skoda Octavia vRS 245 he doesn't hold back in his enthusiasm for the most…

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ŠKODA‘S NEW LIVE TOUR

12-10-2017

The ŠKODA brand has recently opened two virtual showrooms, so called Live Tour, allowing its customers to get the ultimate experience of ŠKODA cars online, without the need to personally visit a real showroom. Being a big fan of innovations and new…

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ŠKODA reaches 20-million milestone

03-10-2017

  At ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant, a brand new Karoq has just rolled off the production line. It’s the company’s 20 millionth vehicle and a testament to the brand’s exponential growth since it became part of Volkswagen Group in 1991. "Producing 20 million cars is a…

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TWO NEW AWARDS IN TOW

28-09-2017

ŠKODA has two new trophies for 2018 to add to its growing collection with the Kodiaq and Octavia Scout both bagging awards at The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s annual awards ceremony. The competition’s 44 entrants were split into seven price classes and two weight categories: under…

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Second-hand Yeti is 'Second' to None!

26-09-2017

If you’re looking for the UK’s best used car, track down a ŠKODA Yeti. That’s the verdict of Auto Express, which has just published the findings of its annual Driver Power Used Car survey. Produced using information, ratings and opinions supplied by owners, the poll gave the…

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Meet The Škoda Kodiaq Sportline

21-09-2017

The ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE, with its individual interior and exterior design combines its distinct appearance with the versatile nature of the ŠKODA KODIAQ – its exterior length of 4.70 metres offering up to seven seats as well as the largest amount of interior space and largest…

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Škoda Superb ‘stand-out winner’ at BusinessCar awards

19-09-2017

The Superb has added to its incredible list of industry accolades at the annual BusinessCar awards. Our flagship model drove away with the prize for Best Upper Medium Car at this year’s ceremony. Commenting on the victory, Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, said: “In this class,…

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Octavia vRS 245 tops the hot hatches

12-09-2017

The UK motoring press is unanimous in its approval of the new Octavia vRS 245. Three overwhelmingly positive pieces published in the mainstream and motoring press over the weekend coincide with the sixth anniversary of the brand’s world speed record breaking triumph. In 2011, ŠKODA UK…

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New Škoda Scrappage Incentive

05-09-2017

Škoda has launched a scrappage scheme offering incentives of up to £4,000 towards a new ŠKODA* when you trade in your old diesel car. The scheme is available to drivers trading in diesel models registered before 31 December 2009 that meet Euro-4 standards or earlier. Check your…

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European premiere for ŠKODA VISION E concept car at the IAA

29-08-2017

ŠKODA is presenting its first purely electrically driven concept car that can drive autonomously at level 3 – the VISION E. The design has been developed once more following the world premiere in Shanghai. The study goes one step further into the digital future and it is a connectivity…

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Chris Evans Loves a Skoda...

24-08-2017

It's no secret that Radio 2 and ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Evans is a car fanatic. He once bought  Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder 1961 for £6 million! It had previously been owned by actors James Coburn and Steve McQueen.  As well as his collection of classic Ferraris and…

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THE ŠKODA FABIA REDLINE

15-08-2017

ŠKODA’s sportier models are turning heads and attracting a younger customer. From August, the limited edition FABIA REDLINE joins our hatchback line-up, and it’s a red hot prospect for customers. The Fabia RedLine is based on the SE TSI 110PS manual, and features an eye-catching…

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ŠKODA impresses with exemplary environmental protection

08-08-2017

Significant reduction in energy and water consumption, volume of waste and emissions New corporate design for dealership sites considers environmental aspects Around 49 million euros invested in protecting the environment  ŠKODA is involved in a large number of cultural and social…

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Tour De France Winner Lifts Skoda Trophy

27-07-2017

Tour de France winner Christopher Froome raises the ŠKODA crystal glass trophy up into the sky; In front of millions of spectators, the 31-year-old professional cyclist proudly raises the winner’s trophy – designed by ŠKODA and made of Czech crystal glass – up into…

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Drive the summer on ŠKODA

18-07-2017

Where would you go with £500 worth of free fuel? The seaside? The big city? The countryside? That’s the question ŠKODA buyers will be asking themselves if they take advantage of the brand’s Big Event offer that runs until 31 July. That’s because customers ordering a…

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Citigo: our smallest used car is big on safety

10-07-2017

The ŠKODA Citigo has been named the UK’s Safest Used First Car 2017 by Co-op Insurance, in partnership with UK safety organisation Thatcham Research. Created to highlight the safest and most protective used car options for first time buyers, the award is the first of its kind in the UK.…

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Graeme's a ŠKODA Master Technician... Again!

06-07-2017

Graeme May has recently achieved re-accreditation of his Master Technician status after successfully demonstrating his competence in a number of key criteria at Skoda’s central training facility in Milton Keynes Graeme originally qualified as a Skoda Master Technician thirteen years ago in…

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ŠKODA thirteenth time sponsor of Tour de France

06-07-2017

​ŠKODA has been the official partner and official vehicle partner of the Tour de France since 2004, and will be supporting the event this year for the thirteenth time. The brand’s top model – the ŠKODA SUPERB – will be accompanying the Tour riders on their way to…

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ŠKODA celebrates four million FABIAs

06-07-2017

ŠKODA has produced the 500,000th third-generation FABIA. At the same time, the manufacturer is celebrating another milestone: the four millionth ŠKODA FABIA since the series debuted in 1999. The jubilee vehicle is a ŠKODA FABIA COMBI with a 1.0 TSI petrol engine and an automatic…

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Three cheers for ŠKODA as Kodiaq, Superb and Octavia take home Auto Express New Car Awards titles

29-06-2017

The new Kodiaq, Superb and Octavia proved an unbeatable trio as ŠKODA took home three category wins at the 2017 Auto Express New Car Awards and a special award for its Reconnection advertising campaign. The awards were made at the title’s annual ceremony in central London, where the…

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ŠKODA pulls in more silverware as Superb and Octavia scoop three 2017 Tow Car Awards

27-06-2017

Confirming the brand's products as some of the best all-rounders for owners who need to tow, the awards went to the Superb and the recently updated new Octavia. The annual Tow Car Awards is a joint venture organised and judged by Practical Caravan, What Car? and The Camping and Caravanning Club…

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ŠKODA models power to the top of the Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey

13-06-2017

The brand secured an incredible gold rush of awards in the Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey with the Superb and Yeti proving to be the star performers, taking first and second place in the overall Car of the Year ranking. The duo also took top honours in their respective segment categories,…

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Octavia vRS 245

06-06-2017

The much-anticipated Octavia vRS 245 has begun production and will soon be on UK roads – here’s what a taste of what you can look forward to from our most potent production Octavia to date: Power packed With 15PS more than the previous range-topping Octavia, the vRS 245 hits 62mph from a…

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ŠKODA KODIAQ receives 5-Star Euro NCAP

06-06-2017

  ​The ŠKODA KODIAQ has achieved the maximum rating for safety. The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the Czech manufacturer’s large SUV the highest possible rating of five stars, thereby certifying that the ŠKODA KODIAQ offers optimum…

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Jed Thirkell

02-05-2017

  We’re delighted to announce, Jed Thirkell has achieved ŠKODA Sales Executive status. The accreditation run as partnership with ŠKODA, the Institute of Motor Industry and Volkswagen Group Learning Services, is part of the on-going continued professional development,…

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New ISUZU D-Max arrives at Derek Slack Motors

27-04-2017

  The new generation D-Max has arrived in our showroom. D-Max has been extensively overhauled with the biggest changes under the bonnet. A brand new 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine has been fitted, which produces 164 PS and 360Nm of torque. The engine builds upon D-Max’s workhorse character…

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KODIAQ and New Shape OCTAVIA Launch Evening

07-04-2017

The award winning ŠKODA KODIAQ and stunning, new shape OCTAVIA took centre stage at Derek Slack Motors’ VIP launch evening on Thursday 6th April, 2017. Click to view the video stills. With many customers choosing to pre-order their KODIAQ, this was the first opportunity to sit behind…

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Neil Rimmington-Accreditation

30-03-2017

As part of SKODA’s on-going, Personal Development Plan, lead service advisor Neil Rimmington recently completed a Service Advisor Assessment programme. Rigorous standards required by ŠKODA assessed during the programme included: Competence areas included: Personal…

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The official launch of the new SKODA KODIAQ and OCTAVIA

28-03-2017

The official launch of the new SKODA KODIAQ and OCTAVIA takes place in our showroom on Thursday 6 April, 7.00pm-9.00pm. The first opportunity to sit behind the wheel of SKODA’s first SUV. What Car? recently named the ŠKODA Kodiaq as the Best large SUV as part of the 2017 What Car? Car…

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Geneva Motor Show 2017

16-03-2017

87th International Geneva Motor Show   A recent whistle-stop visit, took: Andrew Bennett (Accountant), Chris Harrison (Service Manager), Gary Snaith (General Sales Manager) and Tony Slack MD, to Geneva for the biggest event in the European car calender. The Geneva Motor Show or as the locals…

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Tech torque with the vRS 245

02-03-2017

If you know your, electronic limited slip differential from your dynamic chassis control, then the arrival of the new Octavia vRS 245 will bring a drool.   The turbocharged 2.0-litre engine now offers 242bhp and 273lb ft of torque, which is a 15bhp and 15lb ft improvement on the old vRS…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins

14-02-2017

This is the story of an Englishman. An Englishman who climbed a mountain. A working class boy from North London. Who achieved against the odds. Who made his own choices. Who knew his own mind. Who went his own way. Who never followed the herd. Who did what he said he was going to do. Who did things…

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Mikkelsen sets milestone in ŠKODA Motorsport success story

02-02-2017

Monte Carlo, 22 January 2017 – A day of celebration in the Principality of Monaco: Andreas Mikkelsen has set a milestone in the ŠKODA Motorsport success story. Starting in the ŠKODA FABIA R5 for the first time, the Norwegian rally star triumphed with navigator Anders Jæger…

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New Kodiaq, World Dealer Staff Launch

02-02-2017

Six lucky members of the Derek Slack Motors’ team, along with participants from 72 countries, recently visited Faro in Portugal to experince the new ŠKODA Kodiaq, the brand’s first large SUV.  With a powerful design and innovative technologies including an impressive…

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What Car? Car of the Year 2017 awards

12-01-2017

What Car? Car of the Year 2017 awards SKODA kick-off 2017 with another remarkable haul of titles at the annual What Car? Car of the Year awards. The all-new Kodiaq, Fabia Hatchback and Superb Estate all won their categories and we also collected three price point wins on the night, for Citigo, Fabia…

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Hunting for the yeti...

12-01-2017

Does the yeti really exist? It’s a question that has engaged explorers for centuries. Watch episode 2 on our Blog.

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ŠKODA UK announces strategic partnership with Sir Bradley Wiggins

12-01-2017

ŠKODA UK announces strategic partnership with Sir Bradley Wiggins ​ŠKODA UK and XIX Entertainment have announced a long-term strategic partnership with Sir Bradley Wiggins.   The three-year deal will see the former Tour de France winner and Britain’s most decorated…

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Record-breaking 2016: ŠKODA delivers 1,127,700 vehicles to customers

12-01-2017

ŠKODA achieved a new sales record in 2016: The brand’s global sales rose 6.8% last year to 1,127,700 vehicles (2015: 1,055,500). In December, ŠKODA achieved a 5.7% increase (December 2015: 86,600) with 91,500 deliveries. This was the best December ever in the company’s…

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Hunting for the yeti...

10-01-2017

Does the yeti really exist? It’s a question that has engaged explorers for centuries. Watch episode 1 on our Blog.

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Mike Lamb, passes ISUZU Service Technician qualification

22-12-2016

ISUZU specialist Mike Lamb, has passed the Isuzu Service Technician qualification, an IMI (the Institute of Motor Industry) accredited qualification. Mike spent time at the ISUZU Technical Training Centre in Birmingham being tested on various modules such as diagnostics, engine building/dismantling,…

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Nathan Johnson qualifies as ‘SKODA Master Technician'

22-12-2016

Nathan Johnson recently qualified as a ‘SKODA Master Technician’ achieving the highest recognised level of technician status completing and passing modules which include: accurately diagnosing intermittent electrical faults first time, accurately diagnosing mechanical faults,…

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Staff wear a wooly for Christmas Jumper Day

20-12-2016

Derek Slack Motors dressed up for Save the Children’s-Christmas Jumper Day on 16 December 2016.  Festive sweaters were order of the day, and our team did their very best not to disappoint.  From bells and baubles to reindeer and antlers a generous helping of silly knitwear dressed…

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Road tax increases

15-12-2016

In 2017 road tax on all new cars increases  typically by 1000%* by changes set in motion by former  Chancellor, George Osbourne. Act now to avoid the increase by speaking to a member of our sales team to save on road tax, plus SKODA money saving offers. * Typical example: Ford Focus 1.0…

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0% APR with upto £2000 SKODA deposit contribution.

15-12-2016

Order a new SKODA from Derek Slack Motors before 31 December 2016, for 2017 delivery and driveaway with 0% APR with upto £2000 SKODA deposit contribution. Available on slected vehicles including Citigo, Octavia and Yeti. SKODA deposit contributions of £2000 also available on Fabia (2.9%…

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Merry Christmas from Derek Slack Motors

08-12-2016

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.    

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Superb celebrates its 15th birthday

01-12-2016

The Superb celebrated its 15th anniversary On 21 October 2016. Since its introduction in 2001, ŠKODA has produced around 900,000 vehicles across three generations. The Superb has been awarded the ‘Red Dot Award’ for outstanding product design and ‘Car of the Year’ in…

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Skoda Kodiaq

29-11-2016

With a length of 4.70 m, up to seven seats and the largest boot within its class, the ŠKODA KODIAQ is the Czech car manufacturer’s first large SUV. From early 2017, ŠKODA’s latest model will present itself with all of the brand’s strengths: a design that is full of…

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ŠKODA on record course

29-11-2016

ŠKODA on record course: One million vehicles already delivered in 2016 ŠKODA surpassed the mark of one million vehicles delivered in 2016. This means that ŠKODA has reached the milestone approximately one month earlier than 2015, and has delivered a seven-digit number of…

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Black Friday Event

22-11-2016

Derek Slack Motors' Black Friday Event starts Friday 25 until Sunday 27 November. The closing date for new SKODA orders avoiding the price increase was 22 November. However, a representative from SKODA UK will be with us this weekend allowing customers an extended window to place orders up until…

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New Yeti Drive models come to Middlesbrough at Derek Slack Motors

17-11-2016

Two new Yeti Drive models are now available at Derek Slack Motors, the, SE Drive
 and SE L Drive. The Drive model builds on the impressive specification of the current SE and SE L trims with further enhancements including Amundsen navigation, heated windscreen and front and rear parking…

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SKODA named most dependable UK car brand in 2016 in in the latest JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Survey.

15-11-2016

SKODA named most dependable UK car brand in 2016 in in the latest JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Survey. Derek Slack Motors are delighted to share news from a recent survey, revealing SKODA owners experiencing the fewest problems of any car brand in the UK, the survey also shows Land Rover as the…

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Beat the price increase

12-11-2016

Order your new SKODA from Derek Slack Motors before 21 November 2016, and beat the price increase saving upto £805. Plus, you can also drive away with 0%APR* (variable) and upto £1500 deposit contribution. To find out more call 01642 256100, or email from the website or simply call in…

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Wear it Pink Day, Friday 21 October 2016

25-10-2016

Friday 21 October, Derek Slack Motors joined the hundreds of thousands of people taking part in ‘wear it pink day’ raising money for breast cancer research. Service advisor Emma Stinchcombe, once again ran proceedings organising various competitions, prizes, pink cupcakes, hats, bowties…

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New Showroom Opens

19-10-2016

The official launch of the new Derek Slack Motors SKODA dealership took place on the 14 April 2016, concluding with a weekend of special offers and promotions. The family-run dealership which has served Middlesbrough and the North East for over 43 years, welcomed a host of delegates from both SKODA…

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Record numbers visit Stokesley Show

27-09-2016

Stokesley Show, one of the region’s largest agricultural shows recently took place attracting record number of visitors. Once again, Derek Slack Motors were delighted to attend as the region’s main dealer for SKODA and ISUZU.   With an estimated 25,000 visitors, every available…

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Phil Cross receives glowing praise.

04-08-2016

Derek Slack Motors are proud to announce Phil Cross, Sales co-ordinator at Derek Slack Motors, recently received high praise from the SKODA Accreditation initiative in partnership with the Institute of Motor Industry and Volkswagen Group Learning Services. The face-to-face assessment received…

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New Showroom Opens

05-05-2016

The official launch of the new Derek Slack Motors SKODA dealership took place on the 14 April 2016, concluding with a weekend of special offers and promotions. The family-run dealership which has served Middlesbrough and the North East for over 43 years, welcomed a host of delegates from both SKODA…

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Chris Harrison-Service Manager

01-03-2016

We’re delighted to announce Chris Harrison (Parts Manager, at Derek Slack Motors) has been appointed the position of Service Manager. Chris who has been with the company for almost 5 years said, “ I’m thrilled to become the new Service Manager and can’t wait to start. This is…

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Text Santa

22-12-2015

Friday 18th December, 2015 and Derek Slack Motors join in with the fund raising in aid of Text Santa. The event organised by Service Advisor, Emma Stinchcombe raised nearly £100. “It was great fun”, said Emma. “Everyone took part wearing their Christmas jumpers, with first…

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Sister twins purchase two new Fabias

08-12-2015

It’s not uncommon for Derek Slack Motors to sell more than one vehicle to a member of the same family, in fact, being the oldest SKODA dealer in the North East, we’re pretty much used to it! However, it’s not everyday you witness twins purchasing the same vehicle on the same day.…

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Citigo Black Edition arrives in Middlesbrough

27-10-2015

Derek Slack Motors can announce a number of new, Citigo Black Edition models, will be arriving in the next few days with pre-orders already taking place. Priced at just £9,990 for the 3-door and £10,340 for 5-door, the Citigo Black is also available with 0% APR. The special edition…

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Citigo and Yeti used car awards

22-10-2015

Derek Slack Motors are pleased to announce the SKODA Citigo and Yeti have scooped three wins in this year’s Auto Express used car awards. Citigo coming out on top in the category for ‘best used city car’, while the Yeti was named ‘best used crossover’ and overall…

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Pick-Up Truck of the Year’

01-10-2015

For the second year running, Isuzu D-Max has won ‘Pick-Up Truck of the Year’ at the Commercial Fleet Awards. Stephen Briers, Commercial Fleet editor, commented:  “Isuzu specialises in pick-ups with a network that understands the needs of fleets. The judges praised the…

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The 143rd Stokesley Show

24-09-2015

The 143rd Stokesley Show took place Saturday, 19 September, with around 20,000 visitors pouring into the old showground. Derek Slack Motors were just one of 120 trade stands at this year’s show which also featured over 380 horses, including plenty horse power of our own, in the shape of SKODA…

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Phil Cross, the first member of staff to celebrate 20 years service

08-09-2015

Phil Cross, Car Sales-Co-coordinator at Derek Slack Motors achieved an employee landmark this month becoming the first member of staff to celebrate 20 years service at the SKODA and ISUZU dealership. “Working in the motor trade, I’ve known Derek and Tony for over 30 years”, said…

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Andy meets old school teacher

23-07-2015

SKODA sales executive, Andy McCarthy was delighted to meet up with former head of year teacher-Mrs. Artley when she decided to purchase her new SKODA Yeti from Derek Slack Motors. “It was a real surprise”, said Andy, “when I realised the customer behind the desk was non-other than…

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Loving Hearts Raffle and Gala Dinner

30-06-2015

The Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough, was the venue for the Loving Hearts Raffle and Gala Dinner in aid of James Cook University Hospital Cardiac MRI Scanner Appeal. The sold out black tie dinner was attended by Rotary Club members and dignitaries along with many local business representatives and their…

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Charity Golf Day

30-06-2015

Derek Slack Motors were proud to support the 10th annual Niemann-pick disease charity golf day held at Ramside Golf Club, County Durham on Wednesday 17th July; the event attracting almost 100 golfers.   Organised each year by Craig Mathieson, Regional Business Development Manager for Black…

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Parts team gets direction

30-04-2015

Stage one of dealership expansion plans will soon see the opening of a new, state-of-the-art parts department. Still expect to be greeted by familiar faces including Steve Parkin. Steve has been with Derek Slack Motors for 19 years offering a wealth of experience and expertise. Steve said, “We…

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Derek Slack Motors 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

17-03-2015

Derek Slack Motors is thrilled to announce that it has been named by the London Stock Exchange in its 2015 report as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.   Launched in 2013, the report was designed to celebrate those companies which serve as a driving force behind the UK economy and,…

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Builders March on with new development

10-03-2015

Work is well underway on the first stage of our new site development. March’s used car sale is already beginning to clear much needed space for heavy machinery and tools. Watching from my window, in what can only be described as fast forwarding a movie, workers in their high-viz jackets and…

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Derek Slack Motors receive Isuzu award.

22-01-2015

Derek Slack Motors, (main dealers for Isuzu on Teesside and North Yorkshire) enjoyed a record-breaking year of Isuzu sales during 2014.  In recognition, the dealership received an Isuzu, 2014, ‘Highly Commended Dealer of the Year’ award, presented at the Isuzu Awards Dinner on…

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New SKODA Fabia Launch Weekend

22-01-2015

Derek Slack Motors are holding an extra special event for the launch of the new, attention stealing ŠKODA Fabia − and everyone is invited. On (Friday 30 Jan, Saturday 31 Jan and Sunday 1 Feb 2015), you can be one of the first to see and test-drive the new ŠKODA Fabia. The…

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Beat the price rise

16-12-2014

Dear customer,   Considering a new car for 2015? If the answer is yes, order your new car before December 31st and avoid the 2015 New Year price increase, and enjoy 0% Finance with Free Servicing*!! Or take a cash saving of up to £4,215*, so you benefit from beating the price increase and…

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Major expansion begins

10-12-2014

Phase one of three exciting projects got underway Monday 1st December. Phase one sees the expansion onto neighboring land to form a 70 vehicle storage compound specifically for new vehicles, as Derek Slack Motors are one of only twenty fleet centres for Skoda in the UK. Phase one will also see the…

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Wear it Pink Day

04-11-2014

The team at Derek Slack Motors signed up for Pink Friday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff did their bit dressing head-to-toe pink, including some very silly hats. Along with donations from staff and customers, money was also raised by a special pink raffle and yummy pink cupcakes.…

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Stokesley Show 2014

23-09-2014

One of Teesside’s favorite agricultural shows took place on Saturday 20th September, 2014, attracting a record number of visitors. Now in its 142nd year, Stokesley Show also saw an increase in exhibitors and stands including over 1000 in the horticulture section alone.   Derek Slack…

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Retailer Principal swims Solent for charity

16-09-2014

Not content with running a busy family business, Dealer Principal Tony Slack of Derek Slack Motors has been training to swim the 2.5 miles across the Solent from Fort Gilkicker on the main land to Ryde Sands on the Isle of Wight.   Training twice a week in the local swimming pool…

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Citigo picks up Auto Express Award...Again

29-07-2014

As we fast approach the new 64 registration, there’s never been a better time to buy a new ŠKODA from Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough. Continuing its rich run of awards the Citigo has collected a third successive City Car of the Year title at the annual Auto Express Awards. The…

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SKODA global expansion brings jobs to Teesside

29-07-2014

Derek Slack Motors have announced major expansion plans for 2014/15 in line with SKODA’s global target to sell 1.5 million cars per year by 2018, a target that looks well on course to succeed, making Skoda the first manufacturer ever to double its sales in the UK in a five year period from…

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14 registration plate arrives in Midlesbrough on Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu.

25-02-2014

March 1st will see the arrival of a new ‘14’ registration plate followed by a second ‘64’ plate in September 2014. Here at Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough, we have a plethora of new offers on 14 registration, Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu. Skoda have introduced several exciting…

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UK Subaru Master Technician for the third year

10-12-2013

Our very own Chris Harrison (pictured far left) was the UK’s sole finalist and one of 14 countries taking part in Subaru’s two-day competition in Japan. This was Chris’ third title as UK Master Subaru Technician and his second trip to the world finals.   “The opportunity…

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New Skoda Octavia vRS launch night

03-12-2013

A big thank you to everyone who attended our recent Octavia vRS open evening at Derek Slack Motors on 19 November 2013. The huge turnout favored the new vRS over international football as customers poured into our Middlesbrough showroom. I’m delighted to say the eagerly awaited Octavia vRS…

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New Skoda vRS launch night at Derek Slack Motors

19-11-2013

A world record breaker has arrived at Derek Slack Motors showrooms for tonight’s (19 November) new vRS Octavia launch celebrations. The supercharged ŠKODA Octavia vRS, which broke the world record for the fastest, ever 2.0-litre production car is now in our showroom along side the…

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Subaru Triple Crown

15-10-2013

Derek Slack Motors - Subaru technician Chris Harrison, has once again reached the Subaru World Technical Competition in Japan. Chris is already recognised as one of the top 12 Subaru technicians in the world, this being his second visit to Japan for the final. Chris fought off stiff competition from…

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Stokesley Show 2013

24-09-2013

Derek Slack Motors were delighted once again to be part of this year’s Stokesley Show, one of the largest agricultural one-day shows in the North East. The event, now in its 154th year, included hundreds of stalls and farming displays, along with live music, climbing walls and some…

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Derek Slack Motors- Motability

03-09-2013

Derek Slack Motors are delighted to be announced as winners of the first quarterly Motability awards, achieving the highest levels of customer service.  The Motability Dealer Partnership (MDP) programme is designed to ensure customers receive the highest levels of customer service across the…

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Octavia vRS received five-star rating

23-07-2013

The motoring press have recently returned from Goodwood having test driven the new Octavia vRS for the first time, judging by their reviews, the car’s a star. What Car? tester Vicky Parrott gave the vRS a perfect, and rare, five-star review. “We drove the petrol model,” wrote…

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Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo TECH

28-05-2013

The new limited edition, rally-inspired, Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo TECH screams into Derek Slack Motors, Middlesbrough this weekend, one of only a 1000 models produced. Customers can choose between the 1.2 TSi petrol or 1.6 TDi diesel, with prices starting from £11,990 for the petrol and…

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MQB - There’s a whole new world out there!

16-04-2013

Many years ago, a brilliant, yet simple invention by VW engineer - Ulrich Hackenberg was shelved never to see the light of day. 30 years later following $70 billion investment, Hackenberg’s platform-sharing idea is no longer the stuff of legend. The Volkswagen group have boldly gone where no…

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Unsung hero

05-02-2013

There’s an old adage which reads, ‘loyal staff equals loyal customers’ and for our own Graeme May there couldn’t be a more fitting truth. As an employer, seldom do you whitness a member of staff join at such a young age, and progress into a nationally recognised master of his…

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Pink Friday In Middlesbrough

12-11-2012

During October 2012, Derek Slack Motors signed up for Breast Cancer Care - ‘Pink Friday’. Following on from 2011, the dealership turned pink for the entire day as staff and customers joined in with fund raising. Skoda’s new Citigo was inflated with pink balloons as we invited…

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Derek Slack Motors Subaru technicians - best in UK

02-10-2012

At the double... Back in 2011, we were delighted to announce Chris Harrison - from Derek Slack Motors, had become the UK’s number one Subaru technician, seeing off stiff competition from other UK finalists. Not content with being the official number one Subaru technician for 2011, Chris went…

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Isuzu D-Max Experience

02-08-2012

Handsome devils in a butch, rugged, muscular kind of way!... no, I’m not referring to the magnificent 7 drivers who took part in the Isuzu D-MAXPERIENCE, but instead to the new Isuzu D-Max pickup range. Duncombe Park on the edge of the picturesque market town of Helmsley, gateway to the North…

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Skoda Citigo voted Best City Car 2012

17-07-2012

Auto Express (the country’s best selling car magazine) New Car Awards are regarded within the industry as... ‘‘the awards everyone wants to win”, and Skoda seem to be doing a very good job of winning them all.  In short, Skoda has finished in the top of the annual…

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Skoda Citigo Launch Weekend in Middlesbrough

01-05-2012

The much awaited new fuel efficient Skoda Citigo receives its premier at Derek Slack Motors on June 9th during our special launch weekend. Although aimed towards the small city car sector, the Citigo is surprisingly spacious with enough room in the back for even the tallest of drivers including my…

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Skoda Fit for Fleet

17-04-2012

As Skoda UK aim for a market share of over 78,000 sales by 2015, half of which will be fleet orders, Derek Slack Motors are pleased to announce their involvement in the initiative ‘Fit for Fleet’ which will see 40 retailers representing Skoda from all corners of the UK. The official…

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Subaru XV AWD Sports Crossover-Middlesbrough

07-02-2012

The arrival of the new Subaru XV AWD Sports Crossover at Derek Slack Motors has proved to be a magnet not only for Subaru enthusiasts, but also customers owning vehicles from the same market segment including, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage. Although our less accomplished competition may…

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Chris Harrison, number one Subaru Technician

13-12-2011

We mentioned earlier in the year of Chris Harrison’s progress in the UK finishing stages of Subaru’s, ‘World Technician Competition’. We’re delighted to say Chris became the UK’s number one Subaru technician fighting off some tough opposition, allowing him to…

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Once you use Derek Slack Motors, there is Norway back!

08-12-2011

Mr Kristiansen has returned again to Derek Slack Motors for his 3rd service in a row and 4th visit in total. This may not seem anything out of the ordinary because we have a vast amount of loyal customers who come back year on year for servicing. Since July 2009 Mr Kristiansen has travelled from…

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Subaru BRZ STI

15-11-2011

Following months of speculation with only small glimpses and artist impressions, Derek Slack Motors can now reveal Subaru’s RWD (rear wheel drive) BRZ STI.  Subaru’s collaboration with Toyota shares many components with the FT-86, including Toyota’s fuel saving D-4S…

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Newsletter Competition Result

15-11-2011

Included in our recent newsletter was the chance to win an superb Amazon Kindle. Customers were invited to visit our website and signup before the 30th September to receive news, and offers from Derek Slack Motors. Many of you took up the challenge and we were delighted with the response. Sadly…

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Auto Express New Car Awards 2011

15-11-2011

Skoda models have taken the plaudits once again at one of Britain’s biggest new car awards ceremonies Auto Express New Car Awards 2011. The Skoda Superb was a clear winner in the ‘Best Family Car’ category this being the third consecutive win in the sector.  Auto Express…

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Subaru STIMULI Track Day

08-11-2011

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Subaru in Middlesbrough and North Yorkshire, held their first Subaru STIMULI track day on the 4th November at Teesside Autodrome. The electrifying event organised by Subaru allowed a hand-full of Subaru customers the opportunity to put the Subaru STI through its…

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Subaru and snow in North Yorkshire and Middlesbrough

01-11-2011

It won’t have escaped your notice that autumn’s with us and if last two years are anything to go by the season may quickly slip into winter without warning. More and more people are now switched on to the benefits of Subaru’s unique permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Those…

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Skoda Citigo

18-10-2011

A new model enters the Skoda lineup in the shape of the Skoda Citigo and the name says it all.  Entering the ‘smaller car market’ (which is a new segment for Skoda), the Citigo offers lower fuel consumption with an attractive price tag and sensible running costs. Following the new…

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Subaru Appeal For Japan Cycle Relay

18-10-2011

WIN A CAR AND PROVIDE ESSENTIAL AID Assisting a national crisis tens of thousands miles away from your own doorstep is not normally within a Middlesbrough-based car dealership’s remit but Derek Slack Motors, has joined a national competition to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in…

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Bonneville Speed Week

27-09-2011

ŠKODA UK sent an Octavia vRS to Bonneville Speed Week in the USA in August, to try to push a two-litre production car beyond the 200mph barrier. Watch the video of the moment we entered the history books, setting a new record of 227.080mph.

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Premiere of the new Subaru XV

13-09-2011

Today (13th September) was the world premiere of the new Subaru XV (European specifications) at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.  The launch of the XV takes Subaru into the compact crossover segment for the first time, combining style with functionality. Jed Thirkell-Subaru Sales…

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3x10=30

06-09-2011

Malcolm Smith, Mark Hall and Ian Pattinson each celebrate 10 years service at Derek Slack Motors this year. They’ve seen many changes over the years since our days on Cumberland Road. All three have worked in the motor trade all their lives bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the…

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World Subaru Technician Competition UK Final

17-08-2011

Our very own Subaru technician, Chris Harrison, was recently announced as one of six finalists to make their way through to the UK finishing stages of Subaru’s, ‘’World Technician Competition’. The final held on Thursday 8th September at Subaru’s Coleshil head office,…

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Growth plans in the fast-lane for Derek Slack Motors.

26-07-2011

Having already seen Skoda sales increase by almost 24 per cent worldwide this year along with numerous awards for every model in its range including the prestigious ‘Which? Best Car Manufacturer of the Year 2010, Skoda has much to celebrate. Derek Slack Motors who first started trading in…

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New Skoda for immediate delivery

05-07-2011

If you’re looking to buy a new Skoda for immediate delivery make sure you visit Derek Slack Motors, main delaers for Skoda in Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough, Thornaby and Hartlepool and now offering nationwide delivery on brand new Skodas from stock. For example, you can driveaway any of the…

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County Durham Game and Country Fair

05-07-2011

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not pay a visit to the ‘County Durham-Game and Country Fair’ at Raby Castle - Staindrop, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July. It promises to be a great day out for the whole family with three action packed entertainment arenas…

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Win a pair of Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets

22-06-2011

This is the first time Skoda been an official partner at the annual event, which brings together star names, tens of thousands of spectators and the cream of the world’s motoring manufacturers. Škoda is creating a spectacular loose-surfaced rally stage on the Goodwood estate – the…

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Isuzu Teesside

14-06-2011

Thanks to our bulk buying power, Derek Slack Motors have secured a cancelled fleet order meaning we have the largest selection of ‘11’ registration Rodeos in the North East and North Yorkshire. All available for immediate delivery and in a choice model and metallic colour. Plus, also in…

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Derek Slack Motors go Karting

14-06-2011

To celebrate our recent award as number one Skoda dealer in the UK for customer satisfaction, we decided to hold a celebration of our own in recognition of all our staff’s hard work over the past 12 months. Middlesbrough KartingNation was the venue. The adrenalin was racing as the Derek Slack…

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Andreas Mikkelsen takes on the Prime Yalta Rally

07-06-2011

Andreas Mikkelsen takes on the Prime Yalta Rally, but it’s been far from a consolidated run in 4th position, as a time-consuming puncture saw him drop to 8th before a fastest stage time began his magnificent climb back up the leaderboard finishing 4th.

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Results of the 2011 Driver Power survey

02-06-2011

It’s been a year of awards for Derek Slack Motors and Skoda. Recently voted number one in the UK for Skoda customer satisfaction, the motoring public have now given Skoda the majority vote too. Thousands of motorists took part in the Auto Express’ ‘Driver Power’ poll in…

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Subaru reveal all new Impreza

02-06-2011

The all-new Subaru Impreza was recently revealed at the New York Auto Show and will be launched here in the UK as the ‘next generation Impreza’ in 2012. Featuring new engines and transmissions with improved interior space, refinements and handling agility. The UK market will see a new…

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Skoda GreenLine II Teesside

24-05-2011

In a world that’s finally becoming more environmentally sensitive, Derek Slack Motors, (main dealers for Skoda on Teesside and Darlington) are pleased to announced that Skoda have responded by developing Greenline II technology, designed to keep fuel costs down and with an environmental low…

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RODEO-ACTIVE

17-05-2011

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Friday 13th May was the venue and date for this year’s RODEOACTIVE event organised by Isuzu, for dealers and customers from across the north of England. The event now in its second year, included an extreme off road course designed to test the…

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Motor Trader Awards 2011 Finalist

10-05-2011

Derek Slack Motors are delighted to announce our shortlisting as finalists for this year’s 2011 Motor Trader Awards. Having successfully moved to the final stages we can now reveal judges will visit our dealership here in Middlesbrough within the next few months to conduct an onsite…

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Teesside Isuzu

10-05-2011

As main dealers for Isuzu in Teesside, Derek Slack Motors are pleased to announce the arrival of a new fleet of 11 registration Rodeo Pickups for immediate delivery. Thanks to our huge bulk buying power, Derek Slack Motors secured first refusal from a cancelled UK Isuzu fleet order which means not…

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Pick ‘n’ Mix Weekend

26-04-2011

To celebrate Easter, Derek Slack Motors held a special Pick ‘n’ Mix Weekend inviting customers to purchase a fabulous Skoda1, 1.2 with a FREE Sport Pack, plus they could even Pick ‘n’ Mix their own sporty roof colour. The offer proved so popular we’ve decided to extend…

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Phil Cross-Subaru Brand Specialist

30-03-2011

It’s not everyday you meet a ‘Subaru Brand Specialist’, but that’s exactly the level of achievement gained by Phil Cross from Derek Slack Motors. The much coveted Subaru title is highly valued within the industry and awarded to only a select few individuals who pass…

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Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo at Derek Slack Motors

22-03-2011

Just when we’d all managed to pick ourselves off the floor following the arrival of the Skoda Fabia vRS S2000 - in charges the special edition Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo. Beautiful is a word we use to freely. However, in this case it’s the most appropriate adjective to describe a very…

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Steve Parkin celebrates 15 years

22-03-2011

Steve Parkin first joined Derek Slack Motors in 1996, back in the days when we were still operating from our Cumberland Road site. Steve joined us from Barrie Thorman''s in Norton where he first began his career at sixteen before becoming our parts advisor for Skoda and Reliant. “In…

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Impreza 2012 North East

22-03-2011

I was fortunate to visit the Geneva Motorshow back in February 2011 and had my first glimpse of the new Impreza concept model which looks set to become the new Impreza 2012. Subaru has a new brand statement-‘confidence in motion’, coupled with the brand’s core value of…

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Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo in Middlesbrough

18-03-2011

The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is released to coincide with Skoda celebrating 110 years of motor-sport and also marking the centenary of the rally of the same name. It's in our showroom now and comes in a range of engines sizes including:1.2 TSi 69PS, 86PS and 105PS and 1.6 TDi 75PS and 105PS. Plus…

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Skoda Vision D

15-03-2011

During our recent visit to the 81st Geneva Motorshow, Skoda unveiled the new Vision D concept vehicle, which marks another big step into the future for Skoda. The Vision D certainly stimulated the imagination of visitors providing a view to Skoda’s future. Cheif designer Josek Kaban talked…

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11 registration Skoda, Subaru Isuzu

01-03-2011

Phew!, March 1st proved to be just as busy as we expected. Great to meet so many new customers along with many familiar faces too. The new 11 registration proved successful for Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu. New models such as Subaru’s WRX STi have attracted a great deal of attention. The frozen VAT…

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James Ward-One of the UK''s Top Five Customer Service Advisers

22-02-2011

Hi folks, my name’s James Ward, you might recognise me from behind the customer service desk at Derek Slack Motors. Since becoming customer service adviser, I’ve quickly learnt how important standards are within the company. I’ve also learnt how crucial it is to be a…

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Number one in the UK for ‘Skoda Customer Satisfaction’

15-02-2011

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda in Middlesbrough have been voted number one in the UK for Skoda ‘Customer Satisfaction’ seeing off stiff competition from across the country. Established in 1973, Derek Slack first began trading as a vehicle repair centre in Coral Street,…

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Special Edition Skoda Fabia vRS S2000

08-02-2011

It’s here!...In 2010 we wrote about the imminent arrival of the special edition Skoda Fabia vRS S2000. With only 200 vehicles produced and just 20 available in the UK, Derek Slack Motors are pleased to be one of the first dealers to get their hands on the special edition Fabia vRS S2000. I…

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Great North Air Ambulance

08-02-2011

Derek Slack Motors in Teesside, were delighted to be chosen as Skoda main dealer supplying two new vehicles to the Great North Air Ambulance-rapid response team. Both the new Skoda Octavia 4x4 Estate and Skoda Octavia vRS Estate will strengthen the Great North Air Ambulance’s support to those…

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Subaru Boxer Diesel Engine Video

18-01-2011

A closer look at the Subaru Boxer Diesel engine...

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Subaru AWD- gripping video!

11-01-2011

The Symmetrical AWD explained in a video.

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Thinking of a new car in 2011?

21-12-2010

Order December and beat the new year price increase plus either beat the VAT rise or even pay no VAT at Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda, North East. We know you’re busy preparing for Christmas but we thought you might be interested in some very special offers available on new…

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Main dealers for Subaru in Teesside and North Yorkshire

21-12-2010

Yesterday 20 December was the start of Derek Slack Motors new ITV campaign, featuring the benefits of driving a Subaru with their permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. We’ve already had many of you calling the garage with some encouraging comments. Subaru have been running their own…

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Derek Slack Motors on TV

14-12-2010

We’ve been waxing lyrical about the benefits of Subaru’s unique permanent symmetrical all-wheel drive for some time now, even more so since our autumn turned suddenly wintery! So, we thought it high time we transcended from traditional media platforms and spread our wings into the world…

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Special Edition Fabia vRS S2000 comes to North East

07-12-2010

Skoda has unveiled a stunning Special Edition Fabia vRS S2000 to mark the company’s success in this year’s intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). Fitted with a 1.4 TSi 180bhp turbo charged and super charged engine, the car has a top speed of 139mph and accelerates from 0-62mph in just…

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Think Subaru this winter

16-11-2010

We are often lulled into a sense of false security by typical British weather. We expect it to be chilly and probably wet but snow... well, that’s something else altogether. While the rail services may be scuppered by the wrong leaves on the tracks, we are often slowed down by the wrong type…

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Free Winter Health Check

16-11-2010

Well there’s a cold snap in the air today, with Teesside motorists in particular enjoying more than their fair share of freezing fog and icy conditions. Last winter was one of the coldest on record. Icy roads can be annoying at best, dangerous at worst. At Derek Slack Motors, you can be sure…

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Subaru North Yorkshire

09-11-2010

Just when I was getting used to the idea of autumn, suddenly winter arrived, with snow forecast on higher ground. So I thought it might be a good idea to remind those who do more than their fare share of winter driving the benefits of AWD (all wheel drive) in particular the Subaru Forester. Winter…

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Isuzu Rodeo in North Yorkshire

02-11-2010

We recently enjoyed a great day out in the company of Isuzu at their Rodeoactive Ride and Drive Day on the 29th October. Jed Thirkle and YT along with 8 others guests were put through their paces which included, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry plus the opportunity to drive the fantastic…

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Skoda Fabia vRS North East

02-11-2010

Ever since the arrival of the sizzling Skoda Fabia vRS, we’ve been waxing lyrical about this super charged-turbo charged hot hatch... and it seems we weren’t alone. The Times’ Giles Smith was equally taken with the new Fabia vRS describing in his Saturday column how the Fabia vRS…

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Skoda Service Challenge 2010

26-10-2010

Congratulations to James Ward - Service Advisor at Derek Slack Motors, who was recently announced as one of the five finalists by Skoda for the ‘Skoda Service Challenge’ 2010 - highlighting the UK’s finest Skoda Advisors. The top five will now go head-to-head in the national final…

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WRX STI Spoiler

26-10-2010

Even though your Subaru WRX STI is already unlike any other car on the road, you can also make it unlike any other WRX STI on the road. How? We all know the WRX STI comes generously equipped, however, you can still tailor your Subaru to your own style. The waist spoiler is just one of the stunning…

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Subaru Legacy Middlesbrough

21-10-2010

If you’re thinking 4x4 this coming winter, think AWD in the shape of the stunning new Subaru Legacy at Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough. Soon the days will shorten with the roads becoming slippery, that’s when the quick- thinking Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) transmission,…

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Skoda Superb Wins Best Family Car of the year award 2010

12-10-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda in Teesside are thrilled to see the Skoda Superb marching away with Auto Express’ ‘Best Family Car’ award 2010. The Skoda Superb certainly likes a scrap! Not content with seeing off traditional class rivals from mainstream brands, Skoda…

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The new 2011 STI WRX is back in Middlesbrough

12-10-2010

Following last week’s post on the return of the new Subaru WRX STi saloon, we enjoyed so much interest we thought we’d publish another post to the blog. In case you didn’t know the new Subaru WRX STI is unlike anything else on the road. With a choice of 4 door or 5 door, it…

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Wilks aims for triple Škoda celebration in Scotland

12-10-2010

Guy Wilks is aiming to give Škoda three reasons to be very cheerful on this year’s RACMSA Rally of Scotland (15-17 October). Adding to Škoda already being crowned 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge Manufacturers’ Champion, the Škoda UK Motorsport driver hopes to…

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Skoda North East

05-10-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda in the North East, are excited to announce the winner of Auto Express - ‘Car of the Year’ as none other than the Skoda Yeti. The unanimous choice was described by the judging panel as a ‘car that blends the looks of a compact MPV, but…

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Superb wins Towcar of the Year title

05-10-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda in the North East are delighted to announce the Škoda Superb Estate is the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year 2011. The Elegance 2.0 TDI CR model took top honor in its price category and went on to be voted overall winner of the competition. The…

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Skoda Superb Middlesbrough

28-09-2010

Recent changes to Skoda’s eco-friendly diesel version of the Superb hatchback and estate models are now offering huge benefits to motorists in the north east looking for better economy without compromising power. WhatCar? magazine described the Skoda Superb as ‘an executive car at a…

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New Subaru WRX STi 4-Door Saloon Middlesbrough

28-09-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Subaru in Teesside, are delighted to announce the arrival of the new shape, Subaru WRX STi 4-door saloon. The new WRX STI 4-door saloon is back with avengence featuring double twin exhaust, push button start and lots more! See it in our showroom, on Prospect…

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Isuzu Middlesbrough

21-09-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Isuzu in Teesside, held their first ever stand at the recent Stokesley Show on Saturday 18th September 2010. It was great meeting so many visitors to a show celebrating its 151st anniversary, having being in existence since 1859. Lots of people introduced…

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60 Registration Middlesbrough

07-09-2010

The new 60 registration plate, proved to be one of the most popular changes in years, with the help of many exciting new Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu models launched in 2010. Skoda in particular introduced the breathtaking new Fabia vRS 1.4 TSi Turbo 178bhp DSG, a vehicle that’s already taken over…

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Best towing vehicle for caravans

03-08-2010

With caravan holiday bookings up by 40 per cent in 2009, according to the Caravan Club, 2010 looks set to be another busy year for Isuzu’s load-lugging pick-up, the bionic Rodeo – a task the tough, reliable Rodeo relishes. The highly successful 4x4 Rodeo already has a series of towing…

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Isuzu Middlesbrough

03-08-2010

If you’re a little like me, I bet you get sick and tired of seeing the same old commercials... and I don’t just mean on TV! Thanks to Isuzu at Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough, that’s all changed in the shape of the new Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max, 2.5 Double Cab 4x4. Without doubt…

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Subaru Impreza Middlesbrough

27-07-2010

Since we first opened our doors as main dealers for Subaru in Middlesbrough, we’ve quickly established ourselves as one of the north east’s leading Subaru retailers for both sales, service and genuine parts. Derek Slack Motors have one of the largest selection of quality pre-owned Subaru…

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Main Dealers for Skoda in Stockton on Tees

27-07-2010

With July almost behind us and August beckoning, it’s incredible to think, September is just around the corner and the start of the new ’60’ registration plate. Here at Derek Slack Motors, we’re all excited by the new Skoda product line up, including the new Skoda Fabia VRS,…

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New Skoda Fabia vRS in Teesside

20-07-2010

Well it’s finally here, the new Skoda Fabia vRS has just roared into our showroom at Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda in Middlesbrough and Teesside. Such was the huge pre launch demand, we’d already taken several orders long before it arrived, so this will be the first…

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Two years free servicing on approved used, new shape Fabia and Roomster in Teesside

20-07-2010

Every now and then, a real money saving offer comes along that makes everyone sit up and take notice! Our new Skoda upgrade plan might just be one of our best ever! If you’re a Skoda Fabia or Skoda Roomster owner, you can now upgrade to an approved, used, new shape Fabia or Roomster and…

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VAT FREE SKODA-MIDDLESBROUGH

10-07-2010

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Skoda on Teesside, are pleased to announce a fabulous new offer available on brand new Skodas. Excluding the Yeti and Superb, you can drive away a new Skoda from our dealership in Middlesbrough VAT FREE! Yes, VAT Free on Fabia, Roomster and Octavia, that…

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Subaru Impreza WRX S Teesside, Co. Durham, North Yorkshire

10-07-2010

An iconic Subaru special edition has arrived in our showrooms at Derek Slack Motors, Cargo Fleet, Middlesbrough (main dealers for Subaru on Teesside) in the shape of the iconic Subaru Impreza WRX S. The head turning special edition Impreza, series tuned by Prodrive, has an aggressive body styling…

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Skoda win two Tow Car Awards

29-06-2010

Yet more awards for Skoda, this time coming from Practical Caravan, who in association with The Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car? towed an astonishing 41 different vehicles in a quest to find the very best towing cars of 2010. So it’s with great pleasure Derek Slack Motors can…

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