Tag: carandclassic

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1972 Bond Bug – Project Profile

Plastic, as they say, is fantastic. Or at least it was in the 1970s UK car market. Okay, not plastic per se, as we are of course talking about fibreglass. But whatever, we wanted to use that opening line. Anyway, we digress. Let’s get back to the car at hand, namely a 1972 Bond Bug. […]

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Bay Beauty – Must-Have Engine Bay Cleaning Kit

Your engine is the heart of your car, without it you’d just have a really expensive storage shed. The engine gives your car soul and sound, it is the part that distinguishes it from other cars. And yet despite its importance, it is forced (in most cases) to live its life hidden away under a […]

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1964 Volvo PV 544 – Classified of the Week

Old Volvos don’t die, they just get tougher. We demonstrated this last year by driving a 1990 240GL to Sweden and back in the name of louvres. Nearly 3,000 miles covered, not a single beat missed. And then you have cars like this 1964 PV544, which isn’t used for going to classic car shows set […]

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Licensed to Thrill – Getting Your Motorcycle Licence

Getting your bike licence and taking to the open road on your own is one of the most liberating experiences possible. And while it can seem a daunting prospect, it’s actually an enjoyable, straightforward and achievable process.  Back in the day, getting going on two wheels was simple; you applied for a provisional license, rode […]

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Alfa Romeo SZ – Pocket Monster

The anthropomorphism of the automobile operates on a variety of levels, and it’s not always something we have total control over. Applying human or animalistic characteristics to cars happens all over the place, whether it be as simple as an owner referring to their motor as ‘he’ or ‘she’, or giving it a name, to […]

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Store it Safely – Car ‘Lay Up’ Kit

The country is still on Covid-19-enforced lockdown, so obviously our classics aren’t going anywhere at the moment. Plus, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that we’re going to get full freedom of movement back any time soon. And yes, this makes for sad times, but sad times needn’t see your classic suffer. You can’t just stuff it […]

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Car & Classic Presents – The Concours Quiz

  Are you missing your fill of classic car events? Have you been brushing up on your classic car knowledge by browsing the vast array of classic machinery on display in our classifieds? If you have, you could well be ready to take on our Concours Quiz, which we’ve created in conjunction with the Concours […]

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Mercedes-Benz 250CE – From Rush Hour with Love

Monday morning, London, rush hour. Arguably not the greatest time and place to be thinking of conducting a road test of a fifty-year-old car. But bear with me, this will all make sense. (And yes, before you ask, this all happened before those cheeky scamps from Blue put the city on lockdown…) A potent infusion […]

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A Legend Passes – Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss was, arguably, the finest racer of his generation, if not all time. Over his impressive career he entered 529 races, of which 212 he won. He was a formidable force on track, from a time when risk and danger were at their utmost peak in motorsport. Yet despite this, Sir Stirling Moss […]

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Lock-Down Lego – Five Lego Cars to Build

The world is a bit of a strange place at the moment, what with the current pandemic. Many of us are stuck at home, be that because we’re now captains of the good ship Home Office, or because we’ve been furloughed until everything calms down. And while being at home is nice, it gets a […]