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VSCC driving tests at Brooklands

THE season for motoring events kicks off in style at Brooklands Museum with the annual Vintage Sports-Car Club Driving Tests this Sunday (February 2). The tests are a terrific introduction to pre-war motor sport, demanding good car control at low speeds while the ‘all access’ nature of the museum site makes the event an exhilarating … Continue reading

Return of the Avenger

A 1974 Hillman Avenger, which has covered only 2,523 since new, is one of the more modern lots entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday February 16. “We are asked to look at some fantastic cars and motorcycles, but they do not always have to be a Ferrari or a … Continue reading

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Ford Anglia ‘diner’ stars in rock ’n’ roll classic car show

A 1959 Ford Anglia that has been converted into an American diner will take centre stage at a rock ‘n’ roll-themed classic car show in February. ‘Bettsy’s Diner’ was converted on the MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’, and is one of the many classic cars on show at the annual Footman James Great Western Autojumble, … Continue reading

Classics galore at Anglia Car Auctions’ sale

THE Anglia Car Auctions Classic sale on Saturday (January 25) is a varied as ever with an impressive selection of project cars on offer. Cars like a 1978 Alfasud, raced by former British Touring Car champion Steve Soper, which is offered with some race history and has an estimate of £1,000-£2,000 so could make for … Continue reading

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‘Scandal’ Jaguar comes to auction

A GORGEOUS 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupé, with connections to the most famous British political scandal of all time, is offered for auction in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Race Retro on February 22-23. The car was owned by Dr Stephen Ward, the osteopath at the centre of the Profumo Affair in 1963. Ward was the … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 122

Pictures of the week 121

The wiper’s next for the scrapyard

TRANSPORT a motorist from 20 years ago into the driver’s seat of a brand new car today and he’d be probably be mystified Bit by bit, technology has brought so many changes to the day-to-day operation of the 21st century car that it has become almost unrecognisable. Think about it: on the high-end marques, you’ll … Continue reading