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Remembering Classic Cars

Remember The Italian Job? Not the cheesy American remake but the 1969 original set mostly in Turin with classic cars, proper minis and the bloody doors. Of course you do. When you see it in the TV schedules you bookmark it to watch even though you can probably recite the whole script. In fact, you probably have the DVD. Continue reading

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Cruising For Burgers – Driving For Pleasure

The annual Riviera Run coming up at the end of April, is a two-day weekend festival held at the Newquay View Resort nestling in the folds of Porth Valley on the outskirts of the popular Cornish resort town and dedicated to the Mini of legend. There’s all manner of larks – this is in Newquay after all; there’s a show and shine and, of course, the chance to cruise the streets in and around the town in a display of automotive passion. Continue reading

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… And Somewhere A Prius Dies.

Recently I was asked to write an overview of the Tesla Model X. It’s very smart, both aesthetically and technologically, and is very much a clean, green electric machine. I was impressed with it – on paper at least – but my problem is that it does not run on petrol. Continue reading

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Wilton Classic & Supercar Show – Now Summer 2017

For the last couple of years I have really enjoyed attending this event and was looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with some fine metal in 2016. The bad news then is that I won’t. With the new vision for the Wilton Classic & Supercar being, they say, as exciting as it is ambitious, it has been decided today to reschedule the event for the Summer of 2017. Continue reading

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The Dead Art Of Car Mechanics

Although it doesn’t happen so much now, there once was a time that the casual observer would know it was a Sunday because loads of blokes would be out in their drives washing and tinkering with their cars. For some reason this doesn’t happen nearly so much today. Continue reading

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Too Much Motoring Choice Is Bad For You

Once, long ago in the mists of the 20th Century, people were satisfied with what they had when it came to material things. Austerity had taught them to be careful with money (unlike now). They expected things to last. For their motoring needs they purchased a family car and kept it pretty much until it had reverted to a brown organic state for want of galvanising. Continue reading

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Favourite James Bond Cars Of All Time

Last month saw the eagerly-anticipated release of ‘Spectre’ – the 24th James Bond film – with Daniel Craig once again playing the role of secret agent 007. The movies is said to be one of the most expensive films produced of all time and it also featured some of the most iconic cars. Continue reading

Objects In The Rear View Mirror

The originalReading in my Sunday newspaper supplement I noticed that most of the ads for concerts and the like comprised of ancient creaking relics from the past like The Moody Blues, A-Ha and the Drifters. It seems that these acts can still fill auditoria and turns like the Rolling Stones – who are literally as old as the hills – can still pack a stadium. What passes for pop and rock these days is turned out by pre-packed, ready-to-eat solo singer/songwriters, refugees from appalling TV talent shows or weedy bands with no oomph and tidy hair. Continue reading

A Visit To Great Escape Cars

This article was first published in Classic Motoring magazine: Many people wonder about the pleasures of classic car ownership and Great Escape Cars offer the ideal solution – classic car hire. This provides the opportunity to experience a wide variety of collectible vehicles without the outlay and set-backs. Continue reading

Wilton Classic & Supercar Show Is Next Weekend

Visitors to this weekend’s (June 6/7) Wilton Classic & Supercar show are set to be wowed by some of the most extravagant, historic, expensive and amazing cars in the world. The two day event in Wiltshire will showcase millions of pounds of classic cars and supercars. There will also be the most impressive Bugatti collection ever assembled and the first appearance together of the McLaren of Senna and Prost’s Ferrari since they famously crashed in the Japanese Grand Prix 25 years ago. Continue reading