Category Archives: Classic Cars

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The Road To Individuality

Have you ever seen one of those old films that show a gloomy future that is dull, colourless and where everyone dresses the same? Big Brother in black and white. Prisoners of society. Nobody wants that yet we get sort of sucked into conforming to this standard or that mode of dress by the dictates of the law, of the fabric, fashion and food industries and, yes, even by the motor industry. Continue reading

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Hybrid Ford Mustang & A New Golden Age of Automobiles

Bill Crittenden of the Crittenden Automotive Library prefers the modern approach to the Ford Mustang: Bill writes from the  USA:   Technology seems to be encroaching upon the most fun and interesting aspects of owning and driving automobiles: automatic transmissions, electric cars, self-driving cars, cars bloated by safety features and fuel economy regulations strangling design creativity. There’s a constant barrage of technological advancements vying for our attention on the dashboard that are replacing the charms of “well-weathered leather, hot metal and oil” of the cars of years gone by. Continue reading

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Porsche Specialists Autofarm Acquire A Legend

Following a lengthy negotiation period lasting 11 months, independent Porsche specialist Autofarm has acquired a 911 RS 2.7 not seen in public for a decade. The Touring specification car, one of the first series produced, formed part of a stunning collection of 911s that had lain undisturbed and idle for ten years in France and only came to light after the widow of the late original owner also passed away last year. Continue reading

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Age No Barrier To Driving Fun

Thrill-seeker Mr Lennart Ribring is looking to join the ton-up club – of drivers aged 100 and over – after buying a new 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang. Looking for a “little fun in life”, the 97-year-old says the 412bhp fastback, capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, is “the real thing”. Continue reading

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I Want My Old Car Back!

There is a wearying inevitability about new mainstream car launches these days. The latest technology that can do this and that when underneath they are all pretty much the same. Automotive things ain’t what they used to be. On the other hand, our personal history of cars past could just be recollections that are half-created, half-perceived, perhaps, but none the less real for that. In short, were the cars of yesteryear much more interesting? Continue reading

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May The Horse Be With You – The Best-Selling Ford Mustang

Very quickly the Ford Mustang has become the UK’s most popular high-performance sports coupé, topping the list ahead of competition from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. Figures for sports cars with 246bhp or more put the Mustang at the front of the pack from January to July 2016. Continue reading

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Photocopying Your Bum & Other Mistakes.

I have found that I cannot take my booze so well these days. The other morning, I woke up with a mouth that had all the qualities of an ancient automotive barn find; dry, dusty, a hint of rust and full of lingering memories, few of them good. I only had what I thought was a few whiskies and I have no recollection of the kebab at all. Continue reading

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Land Rover Discovery – A Fond Farewell To A Legend

Or should that be au revoir? The Land Rover Discovery as we know, love and applaud it, is on the way to the home for old SUVs to be replaced by – a Land Rover Discovery. The outgoing version has all the renowned aerodynamics of a brick-and-a-half whereas the new model is sleek and modern and right on trend. Regardless, it somehow seems a shame to change it. Continue reading