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Five Classic Car Chases – Monday Viewing

It’s Monday, and as such, the only pressing matter is that of procrastination. If you’re looking for a way to do exactly that, we have you covered. We’ve been pondering – what are our favourite car chases? Thousands of them have been played on the silver screen, but only a few truly make the grade. […]

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The Ford Mustang II – The Forgotten Hero

When we first started researching the Mustang II, we were doing so with a view to it being a feature in our ‘Cult Classic’ series. However, as we dug around the internet for information about this odd little car, it became apparent that it was a best-seller. In fact, Ford shifted over a million units […]

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Ronart Lightning – A Flash of Brilliance

What do the Bristol Fighter, Marcos TSO and Ronart Lightning V8 have in common? They’re all British-built sports cars of the early 2000s, all hand-made and designed around American vee-engines, all built in single-digit production numbers… but whereas many car enthusiasts are well-versed in the history (or, at least, existence) of Bristol and Marcos, most […]

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The Importer – American Restorables Aplenty

Over here on UK soil there has always and will always be a fascination and as such, love for the American car. We love to look upon the chrome, the fins, the propensity to put a V8 in anything possible. But, being American, these cars aren’t exactly common fodder over here.  Then there’s the other […]

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Tool Time – Jaguar Classic

As anyone with a classic car knows, the upkeep and running can be an expensive part of the hobby. However, that expense isn’t limited to the daily running of our classic machines, it also seeps into our ongoing need to make sure we have all the right kit, too. By that, we mean the period […]

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Five Beautiful BMWs

BMW’s designers have gone a bit, well, there’s no way of getting around this, they’ve gone a bit mad. It was even said by one of the bosses that the cars currently being designed look the way they look in order to simply get a reaction. It’s not a design thing any more, it’s a […]

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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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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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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 […]