Tag: classic car repair

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Living With Failure

Yesterday, I was on the road, racking up the miles in the Mercedes-Benz W124 as I drove to and from Milton Keynes to photograph a car for Car & Classic. I love that old Mercedes. It’s not the most frugal of cars, given that it weighs as much as a small frigate and has only […]

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Keeping Trim – Interior Removal Kit

Car interiors are important, given that’s where we spend most of our time. As such, you want everything to be in place, to be free from rattles and to not have any broken elements. However, over the course of restoration, those clips and fixings can and will break. You’ll scratch interior panels as you try […]

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Classic Car Workshops – Get The Best

Graham Eason owns and operates Great Driving Days & Classic Fixers. And in doing so, he has built up a wealth of experience, both as a customer and as a classic car garage owner. With that in mind, Graham is keen to explain what you need to do in order to ensure you find the […]

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Heavy Metal – Must-Have Welding Kit

For some of us, there is nothing better than getting properly involved in a classic car restoration. This of course means we have to take on the metalwork, because nothing likes to rust as much as an old car. Plus, there are huge savings to be made by doing it ourselves, not to mention the […]

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Bring Back Repair Culture…

Where, exactly, did it all go wrong? Was it the advent of the smartphone? Was it the slow, societal shift into believing everything is disposable? Has it just been an increase in laziness? I don’t know what ground zero was, but the fact remains that these days we just don’t fix things. At the first […]

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Norfolk Premier Coachworks – Company Profile

Norfolk is perhaps not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of restoration shops. An accent with a fondness of a hard R? Absolutely. The Broads? But of course. James Blunt? Um, yes actually. Eye-wateringly beautiful classic car restoration, however? Not so much.  Though it should be, because Norfolk, or more specifically, Norwich […]

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Restoration – Do it Right, Do It Once

When it comes to looking after cars I was, and ‘was’ is the important word here, far from perfect. When I was younger, I just wanted my cars to work, and if that meant they were held together with nothing more than spit and optimism, then so be it. I remember once owning a Mini […]

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Car & Classic Visits – Bicester Heritage

The world of classic motoring is rich, diverse and deeply interesting. It is, however, spread far and wide. There is one exception though, and it’s Bicester Heritage. An RAF base that has become a magnificent hub for all things classic.