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Exmoor Trim – Masters of Material

In an age of super-fast connectivity, where the ‘internet of things’ places almost everything within smartphone controlled, immediate, global availability, it’s little wonder there’s a strong and growing obsession with the past. Old skool is most definitely cool. Vintage home accessories, tweeds and weathered footwear, aged leather goods, retro brands & logos and of course […]

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The Alfa Romeo Arna – Cult Classic, not Best Seller

The coming together of two things can often be a good thing. Take the mobile phone and the camera, or smart TVs, or wearing a shirt with shorts. Taking two individual ideas and bonding them can create revolutionary, amazing things. But only if you mix the correct elements. For example, the Apple computer, that took […]

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Festival of the Unexceptional 2019

On paper, the Festival of the Unexceptional may seem like the antithesis of Goodwood, but it retains the same element of civility, passion and sheer delight, albeit on a much more humble scale. The event now in its fifth year was held at Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire, having outgrown the previous Stowe venue. The focus […]

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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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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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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 […]