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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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It’s Oh So Retro! – Show Report

Potentially closing a year of an excellent caliber of outdoor classic and retro car shows, the uncompromising weather almost ended the Oh So Retro with a soggy… erm, climax. Event organiser Lee Collier has built up a successful following guided by social media, effective branding and good old hard work. Oh So Retro’s following did […]

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Hampton Court Palace – Classic Royalty

The Concours of Elegance started out in 2012 with the goal of bringing together some of the finest automobiles from history and from around the globe. It’s a goal the organisers of the event have excelled in, with the event still going strong today. We were there to see Ian Callum and his new creation, […]

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60 Years of Mini Motoring

The Mini has been recognised as a British institution ever since the first car rolled off the line exactly sixty years ago. It became a symbol of motoring freedom, character, and ingenuity. Of the number of motoring landmarks celebrated this year, the Mini has to be the easiest to identify with, motorists of a certain […]

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Classics at the Clubhouse

On any given Sunday, as you pass through countryside and village, the local pub garden will probably be thriving with the sound of enthusiastic banter and the smell of ale (just a half, I’m driving of course). Equally, the adjacent pub car park is likely alive with the sound of passionate chatter and the smell […]

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Retro Rides Gathering 2019 – The Home of the Eclectic

Could the long-running Retro Rides Gathering be classified as the benchmark to rate all modified classic car shows? Perhaps. If the criteria is to present an unpretentious yet slightly ramshackle but always inclusive and social event. The event is effortlessly cool because of this. So, is it the cars or the venue that makes Gathering […]

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Radwood – A Return to the ‘80s

The 1980’s. Always seemingly more glamorous in America where the eternal sunshine, time machines, fingerless gloves, and Susanna Hoffs allowed us to escape and dream of an aspirational future. The bleak reality of the period is more aligned to overcast skies, Metal Mickey, mittens and Su Pollard. However, our friends across the pond offered us […]

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

You hear it, well before you see it. The sound of something well out of sight, it serves to intensify the anticipation on your in-bound journey. However, it’s a while yet until you’ll even glimpse a single vehicle featured in this event. Granted, there are plenty of cars (and some extremely lovely ones) on the […]

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Exmoor Trim – Masters of Material

In an age of super-fast connectivity, where the ‘internet of things’ places almost everything within smartphone controlled, immediate, global availability, it’s little wonder there’s a strong and growing obsession with the past. Old skool is most definitely cool. Vintage home accessories, tweeds and weathered footwear, aged leather goods, retro brands & logos and of course […]

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Rennsport Collective Converges on Donington

On the 20th of July something magical happened. A gathering of some of the most powerful, most successful and most famous Porsche race cars came together at Donington Hall. The meeting was organised by purveyors of Porsche perfection, The Rennsport Collective, and it was a huge success for all involved. The Rennsport Collective is a […]