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RPS Rally – Where Classic Rally Cars are Born

It’s easy to like Simon Ayris, the owner and founder of RPS, based in Witney, Oxfordshire. He’s not brash, he’s not one of those egregiously ‘larger than life’ caricatures that our classic car world can play host to. He’s just a bloke who is clearly very happy, passionate in fact, to be doing what he’s […]

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Jannarelly at Salon Privé – A new car launches

Salon Privé is an event filled to the rafters with some of the world’s finest cars and some of the motoring world’s deepest pockets, which is why it’s probably a good place to launch a highly bespoke sports car. Happily, the guys behind Jannarelly – Anthony Jannarelly and Frederic Juillot – have just the car. […]

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BMW E9 3.0 CSi – Because there’s more to life than a CSL

BMW first dipped its oily toe into the waters of big coupes with the Bertone-bodied 3200CS of 1962. It was an elegant, yet powerful machine thanks to the inclusion of a V8 engine. However, it wasn’t the car that BMW would use to carry the big coupe theme forward. Instead, BMW went back to the […]

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Mk1 Golf – Who Needs a GTi?

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf is a deeply important car. We have a perception of Volkswagen today, we see it as being a premium brand, one to aspire to. We see the cars as cool, crisp and cutting-edge. The reality, however, is that if it wasn’t for the humble Golf of 1974, none of what we […]

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The Gordon-Keeble – Have You Ever Heard Of?

Imaginatively monikered after John Gordon of Peerless fame and Jim Keeble – the two chaps who formulated the concept after coming up with the idea of shoehorning a big American V8 into one of John’s Peerless chassis, the Gordon-Keeble is an often forgotten sixties British dream machine that features timeless Italian styling on the outside, […]

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Citroën DS – Surprisingly Practical

The relentless march of the SUV means that every other car you see on the road is essentially an oversized toaster on wheels; anonymous cuboids, anaesthetising out any sense of driver engagement. Naturally, there’s not a lot of ‘sport’ involved in a sport utility vehicle – so if you’re resigned to the idea of getting […]

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Renault Avantime – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

In 2001, we were still getting over the global non-event that was the Millennium Bug. Shaggy was telling anyone who’d listen that it wasn’t him. Vin Diesel was living his life a quarter of a mile at a time in The Fast and the Furious. It was a simpler, pre-smartphone, less cutting-edge time.  When Renault […]

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Bentley EXP 100 GT – Rubbish Name, Incredible Concept

Bentley, the master of luxury motoring, has just turned 100. But rather than incoherently shout at a table before falling asleep in front of Bargain Hunt at 2pm on a Tuesday, Bentley has released upon the world a new concept car, and man alive, it is a looker. And look at it you will, for […]

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SE – There can be only one

There are few things in life as beautiful as a classic Mercedes-Benz. The lines of a of an old Merc are always captivating, and with it, timeless. These cars are effortless classics that can be appreciated not only by people who like cars, but also by those who simply appreciate good design. And that’s what […]

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Driving the Unknown Aston Martin

Having Car & Classic at our disposal is a wonderful thing. It means we can scour the adverts and look for interesting cars on which we can craft what we hope will be interesting and engaging stories. It was during one of our recent searches, when we were looking for something to provide some Aston […]