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Author: Chris Pollitt

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Five Must-Have Time-Saving Tools

Life is busy, so when we do find the time to tinker with our beloved classic cars, there is nothing wrong with wanting to maximise that time. We want to be productive and get stuff done, not spend three hours fighting with one particular bolt, or looking for the screwdriver we could have sworn we […]

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Morris JE – An Electrifying Classic

Cute, isn’t it? Those little dog dish hubcaps, the kitsch colour, the chrome, the off-white insert on the sides. Yes, very, very cute indeed. It’s a friendly little face that’s trying to push its way into the modern commercial space. But does the commercial space want a friendly little face, or does it just want […]

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1948 Volvo PV61 Hearse – Project Profile

Is it a bit morbid to select a hearse for this week’s Project Profile? Possibly, yes, but an old hearse has just as much right to be called a classic as any other old car, so why should we ignore such a vehicle? While its role in life may have been on the darker end […]

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Restoration – Do it Right, Do It Once

When it comes to looking after cars I was, and ‘was’ is the important word here, far from perfect. When I was younger, I just wanted my cars to work, and if that meant they were held together with nothing more than spit and optimism, then so be it. I remember once owning a Mini […]

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1986 Austin Maestro Camper – Classified of the Week

Campers are very much a global favourite. The idea of strapping a bed and kettle into the back of a van is one that has captivated thousands of us over the years. Explore the great outdoors, go up hill and over dale, live a life of adventure… or park up on a Caravan Club site […]

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1937 Jaguar SS 100 – Still Racing

The rigours of racing make for, in most cases, a limited life expectancy. Admittedly, things are a little safer now, but back in, say, 1937 from when this Jaguar SS100 harks, motorsport was more dangerous. Many drivers almost proudly explained that if it all went wrong, they would be thrown from the vehicle. Yes, not […]

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GALLERY – NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show

The nights may be drawing in, and you may well have been forced to put the heating on, but that doesn’t mean you should be kept away from the classics. That’s why, at the beginning of every November, the halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre are filled to the rafters with over 300 club stands, […]

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Hot Rods – What Are They?

Hot rod. Today it means a lot of things, or should we say it’s been appropriated as a colloquialism to represent a lot of things. The term hot rod can, rightly or wrongly, be applied to any car that is anything other than standard. Generally it tends to be pushed on older modified cars rather […]

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Five Cars That Probably Won’t Become Classics

When you’re in this ‘writing about classic cars’ game, one question you get asked on the regular is ‘what’s going to be a classic?’ As such, the internet is awash with articles on which the glowing prose spills out for the usual contenders; the MX5, the 205, the… you get the idea. In reality, it’s […]

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1972 Sunbeam Rapier – Project Profile

Sunbeam, a product of the Rootes Group based around the Arrow, which was a Hillman Hunter, was the name attached to the sporty and sexy Rapier to help differentiate it from the rest of the Rootes pack. The Sunbeam Rapier stood alone as a machine that symbolised speed, performance and eye-catching looks. In reality, it […]