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Lotus 7 Club celebrates its 30th birthday

THE Lotus 7 Club, for Caterham and Lotus Seven enthusiasts, is celebrating its 30th birthday at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire, this Saturday, June 1. This celebration marks a return to the club’s roots, since it was founded at the National Motor Museum 30 years ago. Since these beginnings, the club has grown … Continue reading

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Beaulieu to welcome the little Austins

THE annual National Austin 7 Rally, organised by the 750 Motor Club, takes place on Sunday July 7 on the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire. Enthusiastic owners and their pre-war Austin 7s will be heading in their hundreds for the picturesque venue which provides an ideal day out for all the family as the rally entry … Continue reading

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Two Healeys to go under the hammer

A 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II works rally replica is the first of two interesting examples of the marque which will be offered at Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale on Thursday June 20. Equipped with a Denis Welsh six-cylinder engine and triple Weber carburettors, the fiery 3000 Mk II has competed in a … Continue reading

Beaulieu’s Simply French c’est fantastique!

VISITORS to Beaulieu were once again transported to France as crowds of French vehicles formed a colourful display in the attraction’s picturesque parkland for the second Simply French rally. All the major French marques were represented, with Renault, Citroën and Peugeot all present, as well as some of the lesser-known manufacturers such as Facel, Simca … Continue reading

100 years on and Vauxhall’s 30-98 is still king of the hill

ONE hundred years to the day after Joseph Higginson achieved fastest time of the day at Waddington Fell Hillclimb in the first Vauxhall 30-98, 33 surviving models – around 20 per cent of the cars left in the world – charged up the same hill to celebrate the 1913 event that marked the debut of … Continue reading

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More pictures from Auto Italia Day at Brooklands: oddballs

More pictures from Auto Italia Day at Brooklands: Lancia