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Praise the Lowered – Modified Classics

Right then, here we go, I’m jumping into the angry waters of classic car modification with both feet. Many hate the idea and think that classic cars should still slosh around with a whiff of four-star. Others look at a classic and ponder over what they can do to it. Some will insist on cross-ply […]

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It’s about the journey, not the destination…

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I own a Rover 800 Vitesse Sport. It’s my ‘forever’ car. My ongoing project. The source of a great deal of my time, money and patience. And that last one, patience, is what’s key here.  The car isn’t on the road at the moment, as I still need to […]

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Bring Back Repair Culture…

Where, exactly, did it all go wrong? Was it the advent of the smartphone? Was it the slow, societal shift into believing everything is disposable? Has it just been an increase in laziness? I don’t know what ground zero was, but the fact remains that these days we just don’t fix things. At the first […]

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The Badge Doesn’t Matter

See that picture just up there, the Proton? Yeah, that’s my old Proton. I found it earlier this year. It was a forgotten car, left on a driveway for a few years before it was brought to my attention by a Facebook post. At £200, I thought it had to be worth a punt. With […]

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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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Electricity – It’s Not The Future (Of Classics)

Our Editor, Chris Pollitt, has been let off the leash again to deliver his, erm, unique views on what’s happening in the classic car world. This time, it’s the trend for electrifying classic cars that has fallen in front of his cross-hairs. I should start this by saying I have nothing against electric cars. I […]

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Classic Car Life – Come On In…

I don’t dislike modern cars. They serve a purpose. For example, my 2012 Ford C Max is not even remotely exciting, but it is safe (important as a father), frugal and comfortable. It does not, however, get me all fired up for cars. If it were crashed into I wouldn’t be sad about it. When […]