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Sports classics go under the hammer

A SUPERB collection of iconic sporting classic cars will be offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ first winter sale, which will be held on Thursday 8th December at the Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, near Templecombe in Somerset. The first star lot of the sale is a stunning 1960 Mercedes 190SL, which has been the … Continue reading

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Long-distance travel – it’s what planes are for

WE have just got home after a 1,700-mile, four-day drive from the heel of Italy. It was amazingly, spectacularly, extraordinarily . . . boring! It wasn’t the first time Mrs Mouth and I have completed this particular odyssey and it certainly wasn’t the worst. But it was the last time because we have decided that … Continue reading

My Singer Vogue

(Picture is not the actual car) I KNOW! One of the world’s most boring cars and a complete contrast from everything that had gone before and most of what would come after. But while ownership of a Singer Vogue still makes me blush a little all these years later, I do remember clearly that at … Continue reading

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Round Britain marathon

ENTRIES for RB12 LAND, the roadgoing element of a unique 10-day marathon for cars, boats and aircraft, are now open. RB12 is a new and unique event. Starting and finishing at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events, on Wednesday June 21, it will be the first time … Continue reading

Electric highway leads to the future

AN Electric Highway around Britain could bring an end to a condition known as ‘range anxiety’ and unclog the impasse that has been delaying a mass switchover to electric cars. Deadlock has stymied the industry for some time – people are reluctant to buy electric cars because of the shortage of charging points while companies … Continue reading

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Classic Vehicle Restoration Show a success

THE nation’s love of car restoration is going from strength to strength, according to the organisers of the foremost restoration show in the UK. More than 5,500 people visited the 11th Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, held at the Bath & West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet on November 5 and 6. They were treated … Continue reading

My Ford Cortina GT

  THIS 1600cc Ford Cortina GT was acquired in March 1971 in a straight swap for the Triumph TR2. The 1965 Cortina Mk I had belonged to a friend of a friend from the Camberley area of Surrey and its registration number was HGT796C. It was white with a blue flash and a very comfortable, … Continue reading