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The Forester route to true happiness

MY friend Colin has never exactly ‘pushed the envelope’, to coin a piece of modern jargon. He’s never been a regular visitor to life’s cutting edge. Safety first has long been Colin’s motto, caution his watchword. Colin’s never late for appointments, buses, trains, aeroplanes, lunch. He has no time for fancy dans or flash harrys. … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 111

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Classic Jaguars to go for auction

AN early Jaguar E-Type found in a barn near Le Mans and an XK120 found in an Essex lock-up are to go under the hammer at Coys Spirit of Motoring Auction. One of the most important E-Type Jaguars to be discovered in recent years, Chassis number 40 was left in the barn in 1974 and … Continue reading

Aussie adventurers devastated as world record bid fails

A NEW world record attempt by Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade and his co-driver Michael Flanders ended in heartbreak as the 1930 Ford Model A broke down beyond repair, putting a halt on their challenge to drive from New York to Los Angeles against the clock. The challenge came to an end just outside Amarillo, Texas, … Continue reading

Real-life matchbox van and royal Jaguar to go under the hammer

A REAL-LIFE ‘matchbox’ van, built in 1937 as an advertising vehicle for England’s Glory matches, is to go under the hammer at Barons’ sale at Sandown Park on October 29.  It forms part of a diverse auction entry which includes restoration projects, some rare and beautifully presented classics and future classics, including an ex-Royal Household … Continue reading

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Grand Prix cars to star at Brooklands

GRAND Prix cars spanning almost 70 years will star at this year’s Autumn Motorsport Day at Brooklands Museum on Sunday October 13, with the line-up including a first appearance at the historic Weybridge track of a 1951 Ferrari 212. The Grand Prix cars will be among some 60 competition cars of all ages which will … Continue reading

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Classic vehicles in the perfect setting

THE timeless, aristocratic beauty of a great English manor house and the enduring fascination of motor vehicles from bygone days created a perfect combination for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn sale. The house and grounds of Athelhampton House, just outside Puddletown, provided the backdrop as scores of buyers, sellers and spectators filled a marquee … Continue reading