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1976 Mk2 Ford Capri – Classified of the Week

Ford billed the Capri as the car you’d always promised yourself, and that’s a slogan that’s as much the case today as it was back then. Fords are a go-to when it comes to classic cars, which is understandable given the range on offer. And out of those, the Capri is a car many of […]

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Triumph TR2 – Record Breaker, History Maker

Hunched down, sitting on nothing more than a cushion so as to ensure he was as low a possible, and peering over the steering wheel through the thinnest of aero screens, test driver and engineer, Ken Richardson pressed on. Working up through the gears, he engaged overdrive via the dash-mounted switch. He pressed his right […]

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RPS Rally – Where Classic Rally Cars are Born

It’s easy to like Simon Ayris, the owner and founder of RPS, based in Witney, Oxfordshire. He’s not brash, he’s not one of those egregiously ‘larger than life’ caricatures that our classic car world can play host to. He’s just a bloke who is clearly very happy, passionate in fact, to be doing what he’s […]

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Chateau Impney Hillclimb 2019

Words and pictures: Seth Kennedy Last weekend was a particularly joyful one for many British followers of sport, particularly when it comes to bats and balls. There were other ways of spending time out in the gorgeous summer weather though. If the chatter of chain drives and valve gear and the occasional whiff of Castrol […]

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BMW E9 3.0 CSi – Because there’s more to life than a CSL

BMW first dipped its oily toe into the waters of big coupes with the Bertone-bodied 3200CS of 1962. It was an elegant, yet powerful machine thanks to the inclusion of a V8 engine. However, it wasn’t the car that BMW would use to carry the big coupe theme forward. Instead, BMW went back to the […]

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Mk1 Golf – Who Needs a GTi?

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf is a deeply important car. We have a perception of Volkswagen today, we see it as being a premium brand, one to aspire to. We see the cars as cool, crisp and cutting-edge. The reality, however, is that if it wasn’t for the humble Golf of 1974, none of what we […]

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1964 Ford Falcon – Classified of the Week

As the 1950s came to a close, the American carmakers were quickly coming to realise that the market was rapidly turning off the idea of big, wayward machines. In the ‘50s it was all about the chrome, the fins, the rocket age and the excess that came with it. More metal was better. However, by […]

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The Gordon-Keeble – Have You Ever Heard Of?

Imaginatively monikered after John Gordon of Peerless fame and Jim Keeble – the two chaps who formulated the concept after coming up with the idea of shoehorning a big American V8 into one of John’s Peerless chassis, the Gordon-Keeble is an often forgotten sixties British dream machine that features timeless Italian styling on the outside, […]

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Citroën DS – Surprisingly Practical

The relentless march of the SUV means that every other car you see on the road is essentially an oversized toaster on wheels; anonymous cuboids, anaesthetising out any sense of driver engagement. Naturally, there’s not a lot of ‘sport’ involved in a sport utility vehicle – so if you’re resigned to the idea of getting […]

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Renault Avantime – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

In 2001, we were still getting over the global non-event that was the Millennium Bug. Shaggy was telling anyone who’d listen that it wasn’t him. Vin Diesel was living his life a quarter of a mile at a time in The Fast and the Furious. It was a simpler, pre-smartphone, less cutting-edge time.  When Renault […]