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A classic braves the elements

ONE of the few vehicles braving the snow in Blandford this morning – and almost the only one that wasn’t a 4×4 – was this handsome 1968 Morris Oxford. They obviously bred them tough 50 years ago!   Advertisements

A Mini adventure at Brooklands

THE Mini was once voted the Best British Car Ever and more than 1,000 examples of this evergreen icon will take the spotlight at the historic Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, at the annual Mini Day on March 25. Alongside the Austin and Morris Minis, visitors can expect to see all manner of variants and … Continue reading

Best of British to descend on Brooklands

BRITISH motoring history will be celebrated on Sunday March 4 when Brooklands Museum host their new event, British Marques Day. Building on the success of their popular annual Austin Morris Day, this event answers the call to create an event that encompasses the scores of vehicles that were made, driven and loved up and down … Continue reading

Suzulight – Suzuki’s very first car

BACK in 1954, Suzuki Motor Co Ltd was formed and Michio Suzuki designed and developed his first automobile with his young engineering team, many of whom were in their 20s. Using Suzuki’s ‘Yaramaika’ spirit, (translated as ‘Let’s do it’) Michio quickly began researching vehicles produced overseas, gaining a wealth of knowledge to build the first … Continue reading

Churchill’s Daimler takes a leading role

  IT is not often that a car can claim to have shaped history but the importance of a distinguished Daimler appearing on The Grand Avenue at the London Classic Car Show (February 15-18) should not be underestimated. It is not only the sole surviving pre-war DB18 Drophead Coupe but, more significantly, the car used … Continue reading

Astons to launch Beaulieu’s Simply season

BEAULIEU’S new events season gets off to a racing start as Simply Aston Martin celebrates one of Britain’s most revered motoring marques with an impressive display on Sunday April 8. Returning for its third year, the popular rally promises to gather together more than 300 Aston Martins in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. … Continue reading

A Jaguar fit for a princess

  A NOTABLE Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet with royal connections will be one of a record number of stunning retro cars from the halcyon days of motoring appearing at the London Classic Car Show at ExCeL London (February 15-18). While many of the 700-plus wonderful cars on display will have their own incredible histories, few will … Continue reading

Kia Sportage fastest selling used car in 2017

THE 2015 Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car of 2017, according to data from Auto Trader. On average, it took just 24 days for the 2015 Sportage to sell. This is the second consecutive year the Sportage has topped the list, with the 2014 model taking the top spot in 2016. Kia marked … Continue reading

Over 1,100 classics at Brooklands

BROOKLANDS Museum celebrated the end of a record-breaking 2017 with an amazing turnout of 1,119 classics, sports and supercars and over 5,600 people at its New Year’s Day Classic Gathering. The event, believed to be the biggest January 1 classic meeting in the UK, lived up to its billing with a rich and varied display … Continue reading

Seat Leon triumphs at Used Car awards

SEAT’S popular Leon hatchback emerged triumphant at the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards, fending off stiff competition from 14 other winners to be named the best used car on UK forecourts today. Introduced in 2013, the latest iteration of Seat’s family hatchback attracted plaudits for its unbeatable combination of driving dynamics, quality, … Continue reading