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McLaren – The Film

McLaren – The Film

The small independent Connaught Theatre in Worthing announced a one night only viewing of the documentary McLaren. For 90 minutes a small audience sat transfixed as the incredible 18-year racing career of New Zealander McLaren unfolded via in-period footage; the same day this film would be first broadcast in Indianapolis just prior to the weekends 500 race.

Praying at the Altar of Speed – Donald Malcolm Campbell CBE

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Donald Campbell was born into the fastest of motoring environments; one week after his birth at Canbury House in Surrey in March 1921 the Easter meeting at Brooklands saw Kenelm Lee Guinness achieve 140mph in the 350hp Sunbeam.

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Honest Quality; The A S Hurricane

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Honest Quality; The A S Hurricane

The Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane carried a plane name whilst was certainly no plain Jane. The Coventry manufacturer continued in 1945 as they had pre-war by building large, stylish and superbly engineered vehicles on a modest scale for the more discerning driver.

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Restoration 8

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Restoration 8

Originally, the floor sections were bathed in black carpet which after 4 decades enjoyed its own eco-system, rotting away happily and the smell wasn’t too friendly either.

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 10

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 10

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

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One Man’s Seventh Heaven

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One Man’s Seventh Heaven

Over a quarter of a million motorists would have had to face 1920’s public transport if Austin’s little world-beater hadn’t arrived.

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 9

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 9

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

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Flag Flying for Austin-Rover

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Flag Flying for Austin-Rover

On the highway of Britain’s failed motor industry, after the sign post for ‘What the hell were they thinking’ sits BL’s Montego, on life’s hard-shoulder.

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Resto 7

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Resto 7

It has been fairly busy in the garage over the past month. The bodywork on the Stevens Sienna has taken priority as I endeavour to get the panels in paint before the worst of winter arrives; hence the arrival of ‘Spraying Bob’ to discuss colour choice plus my below average bodywork

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 8

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 8

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

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