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Car clocking is on the increase

EVEN in these security-conscious times when people with enormous great brains have come up with ingenious ways to outsmart dodgy geezers as thick as a pair of planks, sometimes the baddies still find ways of beating the odds. Car clockers – unscrupulous sellers who turn back the clock on their car’s mileage readings – are … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai have long been producing practical, good-value cars – but their steady ascent in the automotive hierarchy and quality league has really gained pace of late. And this sleek new coupé has so many good things about it that it could well provide the Korean carmakers with a whole new army of fans. Apart from … Continue reading

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High Roller finds its place in history

WHEN Allen Swift graduated from college in 1928, his wealthy father bought him rather a nice gift to mark the occasion – a spanking new Rolls-Royce roadster. It was, needless to say, in America since that sort of cash – and that sort of parent – was pretty thin on the ground this side of … Continue reading

Sports car stars come to auction

A FINE Jaguar XK140 Roadster of 1956 vintage has been consigned to Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ winter sale. This good, usable example of Jaguar’s iconic XK range was re-imported from America to England in 1989 by Eric Verdon-Roe, the then publisher of the Classic and Sports Car magazine. During the 1990s, a vast amount … Continue reading