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David Purley – Home Town Hero

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 […]

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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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; GAZ Volga From the Russian translation Bonra, the Volga idea was first promoted post WW2 with the initial production examples leaving the Gorky Plant a decade later. Early models mimicked the look of […]

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Wild Pioneers – 1902 Gordon Bennett Trophy

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Wild Pioneers – 1902 Gordon Bennett Trophy

The dawn of motoring in Europe centred on Paris and early competition for this fledgling industry involved arduous endurance races called Les Grandes Epreuves (The Big Events). Named after the wealthy owner of the New York Herald, the Gordon Bennett automobile races ran from 1900-1905.

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Vanished Vehicles

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Vanished Vehicles

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

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