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GALLERY – NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show

The nights may be drawing in, and you may well have been forced to put the heating on, but that doesn’t mean you should be kept away from the classics. That’s why, at the beginning of every November, the halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre are filled to the rafters with over 300 club stands, […]

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The Homologators – Ferrari 288 GTO

Some people go all weak at the knees for the Ferrari F40, and rightly so. It is an icon, it’s a formidable force in the world of supercars. It still has the power, pace and looks to cut it today. It is the poster-child for performance. But for many, it’s not quite ‘the one’. No, […]

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Hampton Court Palace – Classic Royalty

The Concours of Elegance started out in 2012 with the goal of bringing together some of the finest automobiles from history and from around the globe. It’s a goal the organisers of the event have excelled in, with the event still going strong today. We were there to see Ian Callum and his new creation, […]

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Studio 434 – Petrolhead Heaven

Generally speaking, car collections tend to err on the dull side. Stay with me here, because there is a point to this. And that point is that car collectors tend to follow themes, or have a penchant for one particular marque. For me, and for many of you, a car collection is only truly interesting […]

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Lamborghini Countach – Wild Bull

Lamborghini, in the grand scheme of things, is not an old company. In fact, it only came into existence in 1963. It is a baby in the motoring world, relatively speaking. But despite this, the globally understood and adopted supercar principle of engine in the back and power to the rear wheels, which was first […]

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Five £10k Italian Oddities

Which words or concepts spring to mind when you think of Italian cars? Stylish, peppy, flaky, vivacious, temperamental, intrepid, money-pit…? It’s a mixed bag, largely informed by one’s own experiences with various makes and models, but it’s undeniable that if there’s one thing the Italian motor industry has always been famed for, it’s a uniquely […]

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The Pilkington Parts Collection

Being a classic car enthusiast is not just about buying an old car and enjoying it, it’s also about keeping that old car going, getting it back on the road or restoring to its former glory. That’s why, for many of us, the thought of passing up on that bargain part at a show or […]

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Have You Ever Heard of – The De Tomaso Pantera?

De Tomaso is one of those companies that tried so very hard to be brilliant. And looking back, it really should have been. It was founded in Modena, Italy, where companies like Ferrari and Lamborghini call home. The cars were works of art that boasted impressive performance and looks. De Tomaso even had major backing […]

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Motorsport at the Palace 2019

The history of Crystal Palace is studded with intriguing activities and endeavours, the common theme being that they tend to meet ignominious ends. A vast cast-iron and plate-glass building, originally constructed in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was transplanted to Penge Common in 1854; its colloquial ‘Crystal Palace’ nickname now refers to […]

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Wallingford Vehicle Rally 2019

The sleepy picture postcard Oxfordshire town of Wallingford is everything you’d expect of small town England. It’s a pretty little place in which the residents seem to beam with pride, and rightly so. Oxfordshire is not a bad place to live. It’s not, however, the sort of place you’d expect to find one of the […]