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Whitney Straight – Affluent Autosport

Whitney Straight – Affluent Autosport

Cut from the same cloth as many a ‘Boys Own’ hero, the honours that follow his name recognise many achievements and point to a life lived to the full; my interest is simply because I knew the man. My teenage years around West London included the compulsory part-time job and mine was the unskilled assistant […]

Fiat 125S – ‘Just Right’ said Fred

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Fiat 125S – ‘Just Right’ said Fred

Fred Parker’s car history is varied certainly and began with a French manufacturer, as my host explained. ‘The first car I ever owned was a Renault 10 back in 1972, unfortunately I didn’t have it too long as I destroyed it swerving to avoid a badger’. Another ‘10’ shares his garage today but the off […]

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Jaguar from the Shop Floor

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Jaguar from the Shop Floor

Jaguar from the Shop Floor By Brian James Martin Normally, a book of 192 pages would have my attention during random hours over a two-week period; in the case of Brian Martin’s tales of Foleshill Road and Browns Lane 1949-1978, every evening for five days it kept this reviewer totally absorbed. Without giving too much […]

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David Purley – Home Town Hero

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David Purley – Home Town Hero

Just a few yards from my garden gate the tides of the English Channel lap against the shoreline, it was here just a short distance out to sea that the bright light of David Purley’s life was extinguished in 2nd July 1985; at just 40 years old. Early Days David was the Son of Charles […]

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Classic ReCollection – Standard Pennant

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Classic ReCollection – Standard Pennant

Sharing Classic Memories… in this series we ask classiccarmag.net readers… Have you ever driven, owned or even been a passenger in the;

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Wunderbar – Pure 911 & the Purist

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Wunderbar – Pure 911 & the Purist

The Carrera name returned to the Porsche stable in 1973 having been last displayed on the 356 model of 1966, initially featuring a 2.7 litre engine which was surpassed by the 2994cc unit that also powered the 930 Turbo. Many enthusiasts believe that the Carrera 3.0 model hasn’t received the attention it deserves from the […]

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Valletta Concours d’Elegance 2018

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Valletta Concours d’Elegance 2018

Sunday 20th May saw 83 classic and vintage vehicles take their places inside St George’s Square with the imposing Grand Masters Palace looming large over the pristine paintwork and owners sporting period dress. The perfect venue for the 2nd annual Concours that features the best of Maltese car collections, restorations and cherished ownership. Such is […]

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Classic ReCollection

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Classic ReCollection

Sharing Classic Memories… in this series we ask classiccarmag.net readers… Have you ever driven, owned or even been a passenger in the; Datsun Laurel 2.4 A 1980’s Japanese classic? Is there such a thing I hear you ask? When this model left the showrooms, readers of a certain age group may recollect the anti-corrosion warranty […]

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Preserving our Rootes

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Preserving our Rootes

The power of enthusiasts has rarely exceeded the determination of the Rootes Group Clubs and the Heritage Department. Just four days ago they opened their Archive Centre in Banbury. The regional clubs, members and donations brought together more than £180k to ensure the history of all Rootes Group automobiles would be protected for generations to […]

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Transport Shortages; Ford’s Popular Answer

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Transport Shortages; Ford’s Popular Answer

Ford’s Dagenham plant took just three weeks to get back into production following ‘Victory in Europe Day’ towards the end of May 1945 and by the 21st June the first car rolled off the production line; a pre-war design Anglia 8hp. The Anglia E04A was a revision of models that can be traced back to […]

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