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Goodwood festival theme announced

THE theme for the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 to July 1) is ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’, celebrating drivers and riders and designers and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst for speed shocked the establishment, bringing them instant superstar status.   Throughout motor sport history, an elite group of newcomers have … Continue reading

Veteran warrior set for action

A 1946 Humber Hawk is one of the more unusual lots entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic cars on Sunday 6th November at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. “The auction is in conjunction with the Footman James Classic Car Show which attracts thousands of dealers, collectors and enthusiasts,” said Richard Bromell, … Continue reading

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Flying dogs need to be grounded

A MEDIUM-sized dog, unrestrained on the back seat of a car involved in a 30mph crash, would be propelled forward with the force equal to a baby elephant. It would almost certainly be curtains for dog, driver and anyone else in the way. Goodness knows how many people drive around with loose dogs inside their … Continue reading

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Goodwood festival dates confirmed

THE Earl of March has confirmed the dates for next year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Moving Motor Show and Revival. The 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place from Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1.  The day before it gets underway, Goodwood’s third Moving Motor Show will be held on Thursday June 28, … Continue reading

The Zimp – an Imp with extra zip

MOST people of a certain vintage will remember the Hillman Imp. From its launch in 1963 until its demise 13 years later, the little rear-engined runabout was a common enough sight on British roads. It was produced by what was then known as the Rootes Group and its principal role was to challenge the supremacy … Continue reading

Classic Stirling Moss photo for sale

A GROUP of rare black and white photographs have been discovered in a shoebox in a Dorset house and have been entered into the Charterhouse classic car and automobilia auction in November. “The photographs were taken by the late Gordon Francis who lived in Shaftesbury and was a well-known motor sport photographer in the 1950s … Continue reading

My Triumph TR2

(Picture is not the actual car)  MUCH as I loved my British Racing Green Triumph TR2, surely as macho a sports car as they come, I knew it would only be a fairly short-term transport as it was hopelessly impractical for family motoring. Pathetic though it is to confess, I took it in a straight … Continue reading

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