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BMW E28 – From Barn to Bahnstormer

In May of 2019 we found ourselves excitedly driving to a barn in Gloucestershire. It’s not that barns excite us all that much, this isn’t Grand Designs. We’re more motivated by what can be found within them, which as we all know, is more often than not, a classic car or two. Steve Curtis of […]

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1985 BMW E23 728i – Classified of the Week

Sports cars, luxury cars, hot hatches, roadsters – they’re all cars we associate with the genre that is classic cars. They all have a quality, a spirit if you will that keeps the interest burning for years and years. That’s why we have so many MGBs, Healeys, TVRs and RS2000s. The executive car, however, is […]

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Then and Now – The Retro Revolution

Modern retro motorcycles are a booming sector of the market. And with good reason – modern bikes can be like modern cars – jelly-mould boring and too much connectivity, hill-hold braking and Euro4-compliant fuelling. There is a genuine hankering for the golden age of motorcycling in much the same way that there is for classic […]

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BMW Z3 – The Time Is Now

As we sit down to write this, we do so in the knowledge that this week, there will be a heatwave. And as such, this has led us down the path of convertibles, or more specifically, two-seat roadsters. After all, there is little better in life than going for a blast in a car that’s […]

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Riding Tandem – Top 5 Bikes for Pillions

One of the attractions for many motorcyclists is the solitude and isolation that riding brings. However, for many, they also enjoy riding a bike with friends or partners. While almost all bikes (with the exception of single-seat bobbers, for example) will have two seats, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will accommodate a pillion passenger […]

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When BMW Raced a 7 Series – Yes, Really!

It’s the 1980s, a time when what wins on the weekend sells on Monday. There’s loads of choice if you want to take on Alfa Romeo, Ford and Mazda in national Group A saloon car racing. You want something that’s going to win, that can beat them off the line and keep going to the […]

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Five Cars for the BHP, Not the MPG

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll probably be aware of the massive crash in the oil market. Values of a barrel of crude fell into the minus, reaching an unprecedented -$35 at one point. Brent crude, the global benchmark for oil prices, currently has it at around $17 a barrel, which is still incredibly […]

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Motorcycles Off-Roading – Quite Painful Indeed!

I’d been riding a Suzuki V-Strom 1000, a big adventure-bike-style tourer which, although it looked like it could hold its own on the Dakar rally, was more aimed at long-distance road use than mud-plugging. I’d tried a brief foray off-road but luckily (as hindsight showed me), the day I picked saw too many ramblers and […]

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Top Five Two-Wheeled Movie Stars

Kawasaki Ninja GPz900R – Top Gun In 1986, when Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell got his shot and arrived at Miramar air base having saved Cougar in the Indian Ocean, he chased an F-14 jet down the runway, punching the air and expressing his love of all things that eschew speed. The angular machine he was riding […]

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Car & Classic Revamp – We’ve Been to the Body Shop!

As you’ll know by now, Car & Classic was acquired by automotive fintech, Cazana, back in August 2018. And as you’ll have seen, the acquisition hasn’t impacted on the look and feel of the site. The team here is passionate about specialist and classic cars, and we were all more than aware of the faithful […]