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Pictures of the week 056

Soft-top owners rarely open up

IT will take a huge leap of the imagination, of course, but just, for a moment, picture a warm, sunny day and you’re about to go for a spin in your convertible. Would you lower the roof? Well, two-thirds of us wouldn’t, according to the findings of a new survey, which rather confirms a widely … Continue reading

Goodwood Revival

THE Goodwood Revival 2012 was an incredible weekend with an enormous amount of motor racing, historic aircraft, vintage fashion, music and dancing. Track highlights included a remarkable RAC TT Celebration race, an action-packed St Mary’s Trophy, the magnificent Silver Arrows and a weekend-long tribute to the legendary Dan Gurney. The Shelby Cup proved to be … Continue reading

Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance

SIXTY of the rarest cars in the world were on show in the three-day Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance earlier this month, an event to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Held within the walls of WindsorCastle, this was a spectacular show of historic vehicles, many never before seen in this country, from pioneering horseless carriages … Continue reading

Salon Privé car show, London

THIS year’s Salon Privé car show ran from September 5-7 at Syon House in London. (Pictures from MSN Cars)

Carfest 2012

THOUSANDS of car fans from across the UK gathered at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire for the inaugural Carfest. The weekend-long event was organised by radio and TV personality Chris Evans with proceeds going to the BBC Children in Need. There was a huge array of new and classic cars on display, including some of … Continue reading

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

(Pictures courtesy of MSN Cars)  CARS and owners from 33 American states and 15 countries rolled into California recently for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pictures of the week 055

The 4×4 is a century old

IF you thought the advent of the 4×4, with its rugged build and formidable off-road capability, was a recent innovation, think again. Long before the Land Rover and the countless other luxuriously appointed four-wheel-drives were even a glint in their designer’s eyes, those devilishly clever Germans were driving about in them. In fact, this year … Continue reading

My Vauxhall Cavalier

(Picture is not the actual car) PROMOTION at work in February 1990 was accompanied by my next company car inherited from my predecessor. The white Vauxhall Cavalier was bought new a few months earlier. Its registration was G622OHO and it was a 1.6-litre, 5-door model. Like the Escort, it may not sound exciting now but … Continue reading