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The Full Monte – Monte Carlo Historique

The Monte Carlo rally often conjures up images of rally Minis with snow tyres tearing up the icy hairpins of the Col de Turini mountain pass and it’s for this very reason why the rally still resonates with historic motorsport fans. The Monte Carlo rally is still a jewel in the crown for what is […]

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Historic Rally Car Register – Competition Classics

Rallying has always captured the imagination of the public, the direct link between your dad’s car and a similar version being driven within inches of its life through a forest stage or through the Alps triggers the adrenaline and memory of any petrol head of a certain age. The Historic Rally Car Register was formed […]

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Brackley Classic Car Show

Perhaps it’s the endless repeats on TV or maybe it simply was the frustration of being at home but there was an itch that needed to be scratched. Car & Classic decided to check online listings for classic car events in the limbo-period in-between Christmas and New Year. Luckily, there was. Taking advantage of the […]

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Stony Stratford New Year’s Day Meet

Stony Stratford is a picturesque town near Milton Keynes which holds a classic car show in June of every year, known as the ‘Classic Stony’. The organisers close off the main high street, car parks and market square to display hundreds of classic cars and bikes. As a bonus, this generous exercise is repeated every […]

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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 […]