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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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Show Goers Selsey

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Show Goers Selsey

Here at Classiccarmag.net we are looking to feature several of the major events this coming season but we are also keen to view your local groups and the cars that are on show. My first event of 2018 couldn’t be much further south; the Manhood Peninsular stretches right down to Selsey and the local Golf […]

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Classic ReCollection

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Classic ReCollection

Sharing Classic Memories… a new series where we ask; Have you ever driven, owned or even been a passenger in the… The Lancia Aprilia… Many enthusiasts believe the Aprilia to have been one of Vincenzo Lancia’s greatest creations, it would be first shown to the public just a few months after his death in 1937. […]

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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…. Pre WW1 The Yeovil Motor Car Co – UK 1895-1898 Twins Ernest and Percy Petter are two of several engineers of the period to have a claim they produced the UK’s first ‘home-grown’ motor car fitted […]

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Lancia – No Grand Finale?

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Lancia – No Grand Finale?

The prospect of an Italian renaissance for this historic marque is most unlikely as history confirms getting it ‘right’ for decades doesn’t guarantee a future.

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Morricedes Six – Mongrel No, Majestic Yes

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Morricedes Six – Mongrel No, Majestic Yes

One forgotten post-war Morris with obvious Issigonis features; re-engineered as a daily driver not for the show scene but because of its owners ‘Six’ sense.

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