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Mission to Mexico – FEV 1H Driven

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Daily Mirror World Cup Rally. The concept seemed so simple on paper: a rally from London, the site of the 1966 World Cup, to Mexico City, the venue for the 1970 tournament. The event was incredibly high-profile, and every manufacturer worth their salt was clamouring to climb […]

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Praise the Lowered – Modified Classics

Right then, here we go, I’m jumping into the angry waters of classic car modification with both feet. Many hate the idea and think that classic cars should still slosh around with a whiff of four-star. Others look at a classic and ponder over what they can do to it. Some will insist on cross-ply […]

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2035 Isn’t Here Yet – Five Petrol Icons for Tesla Money

The UK Government has confirmed it wants to ban the sale of all new internal combustion engine cars by 2035. The original ban was 2040, but that ban made provisions for hybrid vehicles. This new 2035 ban doesn’t, so it’s the end of internal combustion as a means of propulsion. At least here in the […]

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1967 Ford Cortina 1600 – Project Profile

Back in the 1960s, Vauxhall and British Leyland were doing their best to woo us in the showrooms. However, there was only one brand for many, and that brand was Ford. Their cars were exciting, they were fast (by the standard of the day) they were good looking and they were affordable. Ford also offered […]

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The Full Monte – Monte Carlo Historique

The Monte Carlo rally often conjures up images of rally Minis with snow tyres tearing up the icy hairpins of the Col de Turini mountain pass and it’s for this very reason why the rally still resonates with historic motorsport fans. The Monte Carlo rally is still a jewel in the crown for what is […]

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Guilty Pleasures – The Ford Scorpio

1994 was one of the most important years of the 20th century, culturally-speaking, for two key reasons: firstly, a feel-good sitcom pilot by the name of Insomnia Café was green-lit by NBC under the new title Friends, and secondly Green Day released their first record on a major label, Dookie. Both of these vital cultural […]

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Historic Rally Car Register – Competition Classics

Rallying has always captured the imagination of the public, the direct link between your dad’s car and a similar version being driven within inches of its life through a forest stage or through the Alps triggers the adrenaline and memory of any petrol head of a certain age. The Historic Rally Car Register was formed […]

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Brackley Classic Car Show

Perhaps it’s the endless repeats on TV or maybe it simply was the frustration of being at home but there was an itch that needed to be scratched. Car & Classic decided to check online listings for classic car events in the limbo-period in-between Christmas and New Year. Luckily, there was. Taking advantage of the […]

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1976 Ford Capri L – Classified of the Week

The Ford Capri is, make no mistake, a legendary machine. It was, as Ford put it, the car you always promised yourself. It was a hairy-chested, cigarette smoking, gold-chained symbol of ‘60s machismo. It was our Mustang, and it was our muscle car. It still stands as one of the greats, a car thrashed around […]

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Ford Model T – The Ultimate Distraction?

At first glance, we have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the Ford Model T. It was, after all, the car that brought the assembly line to the automotive world. It was also the car that opened up mobility to the masses. But really, when you look deeper into the history […]