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Pictures of the week 081

Motor Mouth Volume 4 now available

THE fourth collection of around 100 of my weekly Motor Mouth columns has now been published, spanning a period from 2010 to 2012. You can preview it and buy a copy at this link: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4134997-motor-mouth A perfect present for anyone with a sense of humour and a passing interest in cars.

All makes welcome at the national Austin 7 rally

THE 51st National Rally of pre-war Austin 7 cars, organised by the 750 Motor Club, takes place in the wonderful setting of the parkland on the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire, on Sunday July 7. The Austin 7 was the first truly mass-produced British car and it changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary … Continue reading

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Electric car rally in south-west

ELECTRIC cars across Cornwall hit the roads and ventured across the South-West in one of the country’s first-ever electric car rallies.  More than 40 ‘green’ vehicles assembled at Truro’s Lemon Quay and made their way across the county, passing by Trelissick Gardens and boarding the iconic King Harry Ferry, before finishing the 26-mile circuit at … Continue reading

Ferraris join the Goodwood Revival magic

FURTHER to the news that Goodwood will be staging a unique all-Ford GT40 race at the Goodwood Revival (September 13-15) to mark 50 years since development of this mid-engined Anglo-American racer began, another legendary mid-mounted endurance racer will now also be competing at the event. Like the Ford, the revered Ferrari 250 LM celebrates its … Continue reading

My Audi A3

(Picture is not the actual car) I HAD wanted another Audi ever since I sold my 100 back in 1987 when company cars came into my life. I thought the A3 was a good-looking car and I was thrilled when I was finally able to persuade my employers to buy me one in 2000. It … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 079

Motor Mouth Volume 3 arrives

GUESS what comes after the second volume of collected Motor Mouth columns – yes, the third volume! Another 100 or so articles dating from 2009 and 2010. You can preview it and buy a copy at this link: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4125137-motor-mouth A perfect present for anyone with a sense of humour and a passing interest in cars.

‘Auto Italia’ Italian Car Day at Brooklands, Saturday May 4

OVER the last 27 years, the Italian Car Day at the Brooklands Museum has grown to become not only the UK’s top event for owners and admirers of all things Italian, but the largest gathering of Italian cars in the country. Several things help to set this event apart. First, there’s the fact that it … Continue reading