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Lockdown Reading – Five Automotive Books

Being stuck indoors is a bit rubbish, but we have to do it for now. So, how do we occupy our time? We could do that DIY we’ve been threatening to do for the last three years, we could tend to the garden, or perhaps tidy the garage? Or, we could fire up the kettle, […]

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Five Cars for the BHP, Not the MPG

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll probably be aware of the massive crash in the oil market. Values of a barrel of crude fell into the minus, reaching an unprecedented -$35 at one point. Brent crude, the global benchmark for oil prices, currently has it at around $17 a barrel, which is still incredibly […]

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Five Classic Fords for Fiesta Money

Last year, Brits bought a staggering 77,833 Ford Fiestas. That number made it the best-selling car in 2019. And rightly so. The Ford Fiesta is, as modern metal goes, a wonderful little car. It’s spacious, it’s practical, it’s comfortable, it’s frugal and above all else, it’s an absolute riot to drive, especially in ST trim. […]

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1955 Ford Thunderbird – International Rescue

Photography by Bruce Holder The Ford Thunderbird was an incredibly important car for Ford. It was built in response to the arrival of Chevrolet’s new Corvette in 1953. Ford had plans for a sporty two-seater, but the new Corvette motivated designers to get on with things a bit faster. Ford’s original plan was a car […]

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Car & Classic Revamp – We’ve Been to the Body Shop!

As you’ll know by now, Car & Classic was acquired by automotive fintech, Cazana, back in August 2018. And as you’ll have seen, the acquisition hasn’t impacted on the look and feel of the site. The team here is passionate about specialist and classic cars, and we were all more than aware of the faithful […]

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Eight is Great – Five V8 Icons

The world of engines is vast and varied. You have four-cylinder engines, three-cylinder engines, six-cylinder engines, turbocharged engines, supercharged engines, air-cooled engines or water-cooled engines. There are engines that can change capacity, there are engines that can recycle their own exhaust gases, the list is endless. To make a name for yourself in the engine […]

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Ford Galaxie Survivor – Out Of This World

Classic cars, by their very nature, have lived a long and busy life. That’s why the art of restoration is as popular now as it has ever been. Old cars collect miles and years, and with both, they collect dents, dings, corrosion, mechanical issues and more. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s par for the […]

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Classic Cars – A Family Affair

To all those fortunate enough to call classic cars their passion, I wish to pose a question. What next? There are vast uncertainties surrounding classic cars right now, with many fearing a continuation of the current slump in values, and potential restrictions on future usage scenarios, so what next?  For me, the question of what’s […]

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Wheeler Dealers is Back – Classics Restored

Wheeler Dealers, TV’s favourite motoring show with a questionable business model (seriously, does Ant work for biscuits?) is returning to UK screens on Monday, March 2nd. With the new series, there’s a whole host of vehicular goodness to get excited about, as the boys buy, restore and celebrate some of motoring’s greats.  For us, Wheeler […]

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1963 Ford Zodiac – Project Profile

There’s something undeniably cool about a car that wears lashings of chrome, has a pair of tall fins and that’s filled with bench seats. Of course, these automotive traits are most commonly found in American cars of the 1950s, when the rocket age was influencing the design of cars. But don’t think that you need […]