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Driving the Wedge In – Corrado VR6

The Golf GTI has always had a bit of a problem. It’s nothing to do with its performance, or quality, or usability, or style – those things are unimpeachable elements of its character. It may not be the original hot hatch, but it’s the one that unarguably made the formula what it is. No, the […]

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1979 Toyota Celica 1600ST – Project Profile

The Japanese sports car invasion of the 1970s was an excellent thing. Prior to this, all we had was a collection of cars that were as much tweed as they were metal. Then the land of the rising sun rocked up and brought with it a whole host of exciting machines. They were handsome, they […]

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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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Daily Driver – Five Classics You Can Use Every Day

There’s that common misconception that classic cars are only to be used for village fetes, Sunday car shows, or at whatever’s going on at the NEC this week. Basically, some people like to think that classic cars are only for occasional use.They’re toys, they’re something for the weekend. In reality though, that couldn’t be further […]

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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 […]

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Five Car Cleaning Must-Haves

We all, unless we drive a Land Rover, enjoy a clean car. There is nothing better than shiny metal and chrome, than an interior free of dust and dirt, and than an engine bay that doesn’t look like it’s been living under the sea. It’s just pleasing to have a clean classic. However, the act […]

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Bullitt Sells for $3,400,000!

January 10, 2020 Well, today is the day and we have been sat, glued to our monitor watching the live feed of the Mecum Collector Car Auction, happening in Kissimmee, Florida. Many stunning cars went over the block, but it was lot F150 we were waiting for, which was of course, the Bullitt 1968 Ford […]

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Stony Stratford New Year’s Day Meet

Stony Stratford is a picturesque town near Milton Keynes which holds a classic car show in June of every year, known as the ‘Classic Stony’. The organisers close off the main high street, car parks and market square to display hundreds of classic cars and bikes. As a bonus, this generous exercise is repeated every […]

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1991 Mazda MX-5 – Project Profile

There are few things in the motoring world as pure as going for a blast in a light, agile, well-balanced sports car. The Japanese knew this, which is why the MX-5 of the late ‘80s was so heavily influenced by cars like the classic Lotus Elan. Both cars are no frills, basic engineering, but basic […]

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Lexus LS400 – Engineered Like No Other

When Lexus burst onto the automotive scene in 1989, it brought with it two cars. There was the ES, which was a re-badged and slightly more luxurious Toyota Camry. And then there was the LS, or more specifically, the LS400. It was a car so advanced, so intelligent in design and in engineering that it […]