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Pictures of the week 085

Girl power to the fore on Flying Scotsman Rally

THE fifth Flying Scotsman Rally, which sees enthusiasts drive from London to Edinburgh in a pre-war car, proved a vintage year with a nail-biting finish that saw two women snatching second place overall, thought to be the highest position for any all-female crew on an international Historic Rally. The winning crew of Gareth Burnett and … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 084

Beaulieu Custom & Hot Rod Festival, Sunday June 16

THE Beaulieu’s Custom and Hot Rod Festival is being staged on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16. It features the Custom Car Show, in association with Victory Wheelers, as well as the Custom Motorcycle Show, also taking place over the weekend. On the Sunday, anyone owning a Hot Rod, Custom or Classic American car or motorcycle … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 083

My Alfa Romeo 145

(Picture not the actual car) THIS was my first non-company car for nearly 16 years. Knowing I intended leaving the company in April 2002, I began reviving an interest in cars in the knowledge that I would have to spend my own money buying one. All good sense told me to go for something with … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 082

Haynes Motor Museum upgrade underway

THE Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, near Yeovil, Somerset, opened phase one of its £4.2 million upgrade in time for the Easter crowds. Seventeen volunteers with an average age of 72 moved exhibition material, 187 cars and motorcycles with a combined weight of over 1,000 tons, in a little over 14 hours. The oldest … Continue reading

Classic cars can be a great investment

YOU know the feeling – you’ve got a few thousand pounds just sitting there in the top drawer of your kitchen dresser or kicking around in an old shoe-box and you can’t decide how to make the most of it. Well the investment arm of Motor Mouth’s giant corporation is here to help and advise: … Continue reading