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Brooklands beckons for Morris and Austin owners and fans

THE annual Morris and Austin Day features beautiful cars, ascents up the Test Hill and a cavalcade at Brooklands Museum on March 10. Now in its 20th year, this popular event pays homage to some of the best loved cars and commercial vehicles from the golden age of motoring. The historic site at Brooklands will … Continue reading

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Mystery race car is a DIY throwback

THERE was no shortage of motoring eye candy on display when the entrants gathered at Sturminster Newton for this year’s classic car run. But amid the weird and wonderful, the old and rare vehicles on show, probably none drew more admirers and onlookers, many scratching their heads in bewilderment, than a shiny aluminium single-seater racing … Continue reading

Motor Mouth brought to book!

HOT news from Motor Mouth – my first collection of articles has been published in book form. The first 100 or so of my weekly columns, written between 2005 and 2007 and published in the Blackmore Vale Magazine, have been gathered into a smart paperback book. ‘Motor Mouth – Volume 1’, and is now available … Continue reading

Fiat frenzy at Race Retro Sale

THREE Fiats from the 1960s are adding some Italian flair to the Silverstone Auctions hosted Race Retro & Classic Car Sale on Saturday (February 23) at Stoneleigh Park. The stylish trio include two Abarths and an original 500 model in stunning red paintwork with just 39,000 miles from new some 45 years ago. Nick Whale, … Continue reading

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Historic Alvis goes to auction

AN historic Alvis 3½-litre SA Sports Special will be offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ spring sale on Thursday March 21, to be held at the Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, near Templecombe in south Somerset. Affectionately known as ‘Boadicea’, the 1936 Sports Special was built in the mid-1970s, based on an unrestored saloon rolling … Continue reading

Best of British on pole at Race Retro Sale

MARQUES synonymous with the finest cars ever made in the UK will be ‘waving the flag’ at the Silverstone Auctions hosted Race Retro and Classic Car Sale on February 23 at Stoneleigh Park. Reading like a roll call of the best of British automotive manufacturing, cars from Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, MG and Triumph … Continue reading

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Audi drives away with another title

DRUM roll, please, for the overall winner of the 2013 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. And the chosen one is . . . the Audi A3 Sportback. This German gem was announced at the magazine’s highly prestigious annual awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in London. What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: “The Audi … Continue reading