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Show call to classic car drivers

THE Footman James 33rd Bristol Classic Car Show will take place over the weekend of April 21-22 and will coincide with a nationwide classic drive. Sunday April 22 is ‘Drive it Day’, a time for the nation’s classic cars to take to the roads in celebration of the efforts of the 64 cars in the … Continue reading

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Dorset a blackspot for young motorists

DORSET has emerged as a shock blackspot for young drivers involved in road crashes. We’ve long known that drivers in their teens and 20s are the most likely group to be involved in a collision but now a study has found that those living in rural areas are the most at risk – with Dorset … Continue reading

My Ford Capri Mk 2

THIS was my second Capri and I really loved it. It was a Mark 2 1.6 S model, of 1977 vintage and bore the registration number OHM961R. I bought it in September 1980 from the Ford dealership in Salisbury for about £2,200, as I recall, so it represented a move up into a more rarefied … Continue reading

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Classic Ferrari sells for £20m

HUNTING for a hedge against inflation? Worried that the recession will devour your savings? Searching for a safe place to invest your pension? Motor Mouth turns financial adviser this week and here’s my hot tip: find yourself a nice Ferrari 250 GTO, shower it in TLC for a few years and it will pay you … Continue reading

Jag tops the bill at auction

A VERY desirable Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Saloon will be offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ forthcoming spring sale, on Thursday 22nd March. The elegant sporting saloon, of 1960 vintage, was the subject of a major restoration in the 1990s and remains in very good condition. It is equipped with a manual overdrive gearbox … Continue reading

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The test just got tougher

CALLING all car owners: did you know tough new measures have just been added to the annual MoT test? They seem to have rather crept in under most people’s radar, probably because it’s all rather boring, but nevertheless it is important, will probably prove expensive and the clock is ticking to get things dealt with. … Continue reading