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Brooklands tribute to Austin and Morris

BROOKLANDS Museum stages a celebration of iconic British manufacturers Austin and Morris on Sunday March 9. Now in its 21st year, this popular event is an opportunity for visitors to see some of the most iconic and best-loved vehicles ever to grace the roads of Britain. The historic site at Brooklands will be put to … Continue reading

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Commercial theme to national Austin 7 rally

THE 52nd  National rally of pre-war Austin 7 cars, organised by the 750 Motor Club, takes place at the home of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in Hampshire, on Sunday July 6. The ‘baby’ Austin was the first truly mass-produced British car and between 1922 and 1939 some 290,000 were built. Today, enthusiasm for owning … Continue reading

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Charge rage leads to electric car code

WITH new technologies come new problems: the trend towards electric cars is outpacing the installation of plug-in points and the result is being called ‘charge rage’. Owners of electric vehicles – or EVs – may be spared the business of queuing at the petrol pumps but a general shortage of charging points is apparently sparking … Continue reading

Rare Studebaker dodged German invaders

AN eclectic mix of cars has already been consigned to the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ spring sale, to be held on Thursday March 20. Early entries include a rare and extremely original 1934 Studebaker Dictator Six De Luxe with a pre-sale estimate of £7,000-£8,000. Originating from Studebaker’s factory in Hamilton, Canada, the car was … Continue reading

Bournemouth revs up for Wheels Festival

BOURNEMOUTH welcomes the inaugural Wheels Festival to town from Saturday May 24 to Monday May 26. Billed as the UK’s biggest free family Wheels-themed festival, it’s set to combine motion, power and elegance into three days of high-energy action. From beautiful historic classic cars and world-class BMX stunts to Monster Truck shows and supercars, there … Continue reading

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