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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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Extreme Restoration – The Stunning Mach 1

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Extreme Restoration – The Stunning Mach 1

Early images of this Mach 1 Mustang rebuild lead me to conclude that it may have enjoyed far less corrosion if it spent a decade under the North Sea; what followed is just amazing…

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Ivan Hirst 1916-2000 – Beetle’s Saviour

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Ivan Hirst 1916-2000 – Beetle’s Saviour

Whilst Hitler claimed credit for the VW Beetle, the idea certainly came via Ferdinand Porsche in the early 1930s; he may have been enlightened by the Czech Tatra 97 of the time, historians will long argue over its origins. There is no doubt who gave the Beetle a second chance. In a bombed out post-war […]

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