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Brabham is back with the BT62

BUILDING on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62. The Brabham BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT’ naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and honours the legacy of the marque’s greatest … Continue reading

Escort anniversary boosts Beaulieu extravaganza

A TOTAL of 1,787 Fords took over the grounds of the National Motor Museum for Beaulieu’s biggest Simply Ford yet as 3,080 participants enjoyed baking sunshine. The display smashed last year’s rally total of 1,500 cars. At the heart of the display was an anniversary line-up of Ford Escorts in honour of the model’s 50th … Continue reading

Rare Alta wins Flying Scotsman rally

A RARE 1939 Alta, crewed by Gareth Burnett and Matthew Vokes, won the tenth anniversary run of the Flying Scotsman Rally. Driver Gareth has won the event twice before, in 2013 and 2016, at the wheel of a Talbot 105 Alpine, making him the first driver to score a hat-trick. He said: “It was probably … Continue reading

Audi joins Beaulieu Simply line-up

SIMPLY Audi is set to become part of the annual line-up of Beaulieu’s Simply rallies after almost 500 Audis and 800 participants turned out for the debut event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum to make an impressive display. Events manager Judith Maddox said: “We were thrilled by the success of our first … Continue reading

Aston Martins launch Beaulieu Simply season

  BEAULIEU’S new events season got off to a racing, if rainy, start as Simply Aston Martin celebrated the marque’s proud history in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. Some 311 examples of these motoring icons went on show, with a line-up ranging from an early 1934 Aston Martin Mark II to stunning, brand … Continue reading

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!  

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