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Author: Chris Pollitt

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When the EV revolution really started…

These days it’s seen as cool to get on the electric vehicle bandwagon. EVs have been painted as being the future of sustainable motoring, and while that may be true to some extent, what’s not is the widespread belief that EVs are new. They’ve been around for longer than you think.
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Something for the Weekend – The Great Escape

Classic car hire is very much here. However, there is one company that’s taking it to a new level in terms of the experience that can be offered, and with it, the notion of hiring a classic just got a whole lot more exciting.
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The First to Ever… Offer Front-Wheel Drive

In this series Car & Classic will be plucking those cars from history that were trailblazers for what we class as normal motoring today. The first car we’re looking at is the mighty Citröen Traction Avant, the car that gave us front-wheel drive.
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Five Perfect Starter Classics

Does the classic car world fill you with intrigue and excitement? Do you want a slice of the action? If so, these are the cars for you...
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2016 Morgan ARP4 – Classified of the Week

In terms of age, a 2016 car is no classic. But in terms of craftsmanship and tradition, there are few more classic than a Morgan.
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Classic Car Buying Tips

Buying an old car is fraught with danger. Could a car be hiding a sinister secret? Has it been wrapped around a tree? Is that shiny paint glossing over a multitude of metal-based sins? There are so many things that could tarnish the ownership experience. Don’t worry though, we’ve put together a list of things to check when shopping for a classic.
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The TVR Griffith – Five things you need to know

The TVR Griffith is a bona fide classic, but it’s also a sports car. And sports cars can be somewhat more fragile, especially as they get on in years, So, if you’re fancying a Griffith – one of TVR’s biggest hits – we’ve put together some pointers for you. Check these before you cut a cheque.
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How they used to advertise…

Today’s car adverts are subject to all kinds of red tape and diplomacy. Back in the day, however, things were different. The advertising men, no doubt in a nicotine-filled room, took no prisoners with their bold - and sometimes a bit sexist - adverts, of which we’ve picked ten of our favourites. You won’t see ads like this in the magazines of today!
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NEC Restoration Show – Restoring the Faith

How do you step up the tried and tested car show recipe? There is one high-profile show that has bucked the trend by welcoming the rough, rusty and the ruined into the show hall. This is the Practical Classic Restoration Show.
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The work of Terry Davey

When you think of Haynes manuals – the automotive bibles that have got many of us out of trouble – you also think of the artwork that adorned the covers. Those intricate cutaways brimming with detail. But who made them? Terry Davey, that’s who.