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wrecker

1. Chiefly US and Canadian a person whose job is to demolish buildings or dismantle cars
2. (formerly) a person who lures ships to destruction to plunder the wreckage
3. US and Canadian another word for tow truck
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The judges said: "The Amarok is the most capable pick-up we have ever tested at the Tow Car Awards.
The tow car was moved using a traction system, which comprised a step motor, a driver and a Traction-Control Module (TCM).
According to David Motton, Tow Car Editor of Practical Caravan and the team of judges: "The latest Volkswagen Passat may have a lower kerbweight than its predecessor, but it punches above its weight with a caravan in tow.
The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has received the best petrol model award in the annual Tow Car Awards 2014 organised by The Camping and Caravanning Club, Practical Caravan magazine and What Car?
David Motton, tow car editor at Practical Caravan, said of the win: "Our judges were so impressed with the BMW that it out-pointed last year's class champion, the Volkswagen Tiguan, in all four scoring categories.
Several cars in one, it's the family hatchback for the daily school or commuter run, a load lugger for that long distance cross-country thrash, and the perfect tow car - thanks to its two-tonne towing capacity - for hauling the caravan or boat to your summer holiday destination.
WORKHORSE, tow car, status symbol, people carrier or mud-plugger - few cars can claim to fulfil any of these duties with real conviction.
In order to achieve the optimum performance and safety levels, the lower this ratio is, the better the performance will be in terms of reasonable reserves of power for overtaking and hill climbing, as well as sufficient excess weight in the tow car for safer towing on fast motorway journeys.
DRIVE TALK Budget brands scoop Tow Car titles SO you think you need a lumbering, large, four-by-four for towing your caravan?
Auto Business News-June 18, 2013--Mazda6 receives 'Best Petrol Tow Car' at Tow Car Awards 2013(C)1994-2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Results of the latest Tow Car Awards prove otherwise - in fact, the winners named this week show that some of Britain's best value family cars can more than hold their own with a caravan or trailer hitched-up behind them.
Responding to the trend of downsizing to smaller, greener or more economical cars and feedback from consumers wanting to tow trailers and horse boxes, a new Best Ultra-Light Tow Car award category was introduced this year and was won by the humble Kia Rio 1.