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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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1968 Austin Vanden Plas – Project Profile

If, back in the day, your car had Vanden Plas written on the bootlid, you knew you were doing well for yourself. Vanden Plas started in the late-1800s by building axles and later, luxurious horse-drawn carriages. It wasn’t long, however, before vehicles started to receive the attention of the company’s founder, Guillaume van den Plas […]

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1988 MG Maestro – Project Profile

The Maestro is one of those cars that people like to mock, but look beyond the typical derogatory banter and what you’re presented with is a car that was actually rather good. Released in 1983, the Austin Maestro took over duties from the Allegro, which meant it didn’t exactly have to work hard in order […]

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1986 Austin Maestro Camper – Classified of the Week

Campers are very much a global favourite. The idea of strapping a bed and kettle into the back of a van is one that has captivated thousands of us over the years. Explore the great outdoors, go up hill and over dale, live a life of adventure… or park up on a Caravan Club site […]

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Five Classics You Need To Drive

This isn’t a definitive list. We’re not saying that these five cars are the only ones you have to drive. Far from it in fact. The classic car world is full of heroes and it’s full of zeroes, and you should do your best to experience as many of them as possible. No two cars […]

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Austin 7 Ruby – Homeward Bound

Something slightly different now, in the form of a reader submission from James Wheeler, who tells us the story of the Austin 7 Ruby that has become most dear to him.  My father’s grandfather started a bicycle shop in Newbury in 1902, with pedal power soon being joined by motorcycles. As the business expanded, Wheelers […]

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Car & Classic: The Rescues – A30

Not content with being the biggest classic car site in Europe, we thought we’d dip our toe into the world of video, too. Which brings us onto our first episode of Car & Classic: The Rescues, in which our Editor, Chris Pollitt and one half of the amazing Project Binky, Richard Brunning, come together to […]

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Studio 434 – Petrolhead Heaven

Generally speaking, car collections tend to err on the dull side. Stay with me here, because there is a point to this. And that point is that car collectors tend to follow themes, or have a penchant for one particular marque. For me, and for many of you, a car collection is only truly interesting […]

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1966 Austin Gipsy Police Command Vehicle – Classified of the Week

Given that we have literally thousands of cars available here on Car & Classic, it can be hard to find something that’s truly unique, but nonetheless, we have done it. The 1966 Austin Gipsy featured here truly is one of a kind.