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www.ClassicCarMag.Net Press Release

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www.ClassicCarMag.Net Press Release

ClassicCarMag.Net is an online classic car magazine offering classic car news from the UK and abroad and coverage of motorsport events in the UK, with images from our trackside in-house MSA-accredited photographer.

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Graham Hill – 1962 BRM Formula One Team

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Graham Hill – 1962 BRM Formula One Team

It had seemed as if Jim Clark and Team Lotus had the titles in their grasp as he led with Graham’s BRM a distant second. But with 25 laps to run the Lotus’s Climax V8 engine began trailing smoke. Five laps later Clark peeled off into the pits. Graham Hill inherited the lead and the World titles were his.

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Karmann Ghia history

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Karmann Ghia history

Ghia-styled two-plus-two coupé with two functional air intake openings in the front panel for improved cockpit ventilation. Traditional Beetle drivetrain with rear-mounted 30 bhp 1192 cc air-cooled flat-four engine bolted to four-speed swing-axle transaxle with syncromesh on top three ratios.

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VW Scirocco history

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VW Scirocco history

Named after the North African desert wind, designed by Giugiaro and assembled by Osnabrück-based Karmann, the Scirocco represented a new departure for Volkswagen. It was a high-perfomance, front-wheel-drive, four-seater sports coupé, with a front-mounted, transverse-mounted, water-cooled engine. It was available at launch with 1500 cc 70 or 80 bhp engines.

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VW Golf History

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VW Golf History

Launched in 1974 the Golf set benchmarks for style, value, practicality and efficiency. Five generations and 34 years later the same virtues apply to the new Golf Mk VI.

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VW Beetle History

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VW Beetle History

1934 On June 22, the Automobile   Manufacturers’ Association of the German Reich commissioned Ferdinand Porsche   to design a “People’s Car”. 1935 The first prototype was   powered by an air-cooled 700 cc flat-four engine developing 22 hp. Two   further cars of this type were built. 1936 The three prototypes were   designated […]

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1949 Anglia joins the Nutty Club

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1949 Anglia joins the Nutty Club

Next month the Ford plant at Dagenham will celebrate 80 years of production. Commissioned at the height of a recession, Dagenham was celebrated by the press as a “magnificent gesture of faith in Britain’s commercial future … a lighthouse of hope in a storm-tossed sea of industry”. Since the first vehicle, a Model AA truck, rolled off the Dagenham production line on 1 October 1931, nearly 11 million vehicles and over 37 million engines have been built on the reclaimed marshland in East London.

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Jim Clark in 1956

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Jim Clark in 1956

Clark, fresh from his victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. The race proved something of a record breaker for the popular Scotsman.

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Derby/Polo Classic History

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Derby/Polo Classic History

The Derby was launched in the UK in 1978, a two-door ‘notchback’ which slotted between the Polo and Golf to offer space for five passengers and luggage.

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VW Jetta History

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VW Jetta History

The Jetta was launched in the UK in 1980, a compact saloon designed to slot between the Passat and Golf, offering customers a sporty car combining space, driving comfort and performance.

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