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Vintage sports cars to bring Brooklands alive

AFTER a dramatic beginning to the New Year with its January 1 classic gathering seeing a record turnout of almost 5,000, Brooklands Museum’s busy events programme gets underway with some real competition action this Sunday, February 3. The 32-acre site in Weybridge will come alive with high-octane antics when the Vintage Sports-Car Club takes centre … Continue reading

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Not so lovely-jubbly for Del’s old Capri

IF that scruffy yellow Reliant three-wheeler was the most iconic vehicle in the history of TV comedy, Delboy’s other motorised co-star in Only Fools and Horses ran it a close second. It was an extraordinary garish lime-green Ford Capri, famously dubbed the Pratmobile by Del’s brother Rodney, that cruised the streets of Peckham for a … Continue reading

‘Gearless’ prototype heads up major classic Mini show

FANS of probably the UK’s most iconic car, the Mini, will converge on Shepton Mallet next month, eager to get a close-up look at an experimental gearless Mini that was owned and driven by the car’s designer Sir Alec Issigonis. The 9X will be displayed at the Footman James South & West Mini Show and … Continue reading

Goodwood confirms Breakfast Club themes

AS it enters its eighth season, the Goodwood Breakfast Club for 2013 promises another tantalising mix of great vehicles and a hearty organic breakfast. Goodwood’s events on the first Sunday of the month remain the original and authentic Breakfast Club, with free admission to all visitors. The club is established as a ‘must attend’ event … Continue reading

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Time travel in a classic Rover

I STARTED the New Year with a journey back in time – a passenger in a beautiful classic car as it made its way around the roads and lanes of Dorset and Somerset on the annual Sturminster Newton New Year’s Day run. My ‘chauffeur’ was Brian Chant, owner of the Stalbridge-based DVCA classic car auction … Continue reading

A flying start for Classic Breakfasts at Brooklands Museum

After a Full English Breakfast – ascend the Test Hill CLASSIC car owners will get a get a real boost if they turn up to Brooklands Museum for breakfast on Sunday February 10 – the opportunity to ascend one of the most famous hills in motorsport history, the Brooklands Test Hill. The February date is … Continue reading

Bond’s the name at Beaulieu

BEAULIEU becomes a secret agent training ground again for Bond-themed February half -term. During half-term week, from February 16-24, come to Beaulieu, home of the world’s largest ever James Bond vehicle exhibition, Bond in Motion, and test out your spy skills to see if you have what it takes to be the next 007. In … Continue reading

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