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Motorists reeling from soaring bills

YOU don’t have to be of pensionable age to remember when you could buy a half-decent used car for less than it now costs to fill up with fuel. Small wonder motorists are feeling under siege at the moment, with bad news bombarding them from the corridors of power on all too frequent a basis. … Continue reading

DVCA classic car auction, March 2012

SOME of the vehicles that went under the hammer at the Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions spring sale, held at Yenston, near Templecombe, on March 22, 2012.

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Goodwood highlights revealed

THE Earl of March, founder of the annual Festival of Speed (June 28 – July 1) and Goodwood Revival (September 14-16), has announced some of the highlights for this year’s events. At the Festival of Speed, there will be at least seven current Formula One teams in action, including the first Goodwood appearance for double … Continue reading

Stand by for an Italian invasion

THE roads of southern England will be chock-a-block with Italian cars over successive weekends in May thanks to two big gatherings. First off is the biggest gathering of Italian cars in the UK for the annual Italian Car Day at Brooklands, in Surrey, taking place on Saturday 5th May. Then, closer to home, at the … Continue reading

Engineering at its brilliant best!

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Historic tipper truck restored to former glory

A 1949 Dennis PAX tipper lorry is one of the more unusual lots going under the auctioneer’s hammer in their auction of classic and vintage vehicles on Sunday 22nd April. “The lorry has fantastic history, with the first owner being Somerset County Council,” said Matthew Whitney, head of classic vehicles at the Sherborne-based auctioneers Charterhouse. … Continue reading

Museum to close for work

THE Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford, near Yeovil, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 29-30, due to mains electrical works as part of the museum’s £4m redevelopment programme.  Doors will be open as normal on Saturday March 31 at 9.30am.  Phase one will open on the June 1 and the full redevelopment … Continue reading

Supercars take us back to the future

IN the three decades that have passed since the Falklands War was fought, the Mary Rose was raised and Lech Walesa was let out of a Polish jail, our cars have seen countless improvements. You might think driving a 1982 car on 21st century roads would be an unappealing exercise. In a lot of cases, … Continue reading