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A TRIBUTE TO ABINGDON

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 23rd October, 2020

On the 24th October 1980, one of the world’s most famous car factories closed its doors. Here we pay tribute to just some of the cars that were made in Abingdon.

Can you drive a motorhome on prescription medication?

  • 22nd October, 2020

All drivers know it’s illegal to drive if they’re impaired by alcohol or illegal drugs. But did you know the rules also apply to prescription drugs?

MEET THE OWNER – DUNCAN HURST AND HIS ROVER P4 110

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 21st October, 2020

A few days ago we featured the Ledbury Maestro owned by Glyn Andrews - but it is far from the only classic Rover in the family. Only last month, his son Duncan became the proud owner of a last-of-the-line 1964 P4 110.

Classic car road tax explained

  • 19th October, 2020

There are many benefits to be had from running a classic car besides being both fun and a useful investment. Classics can be surprisingly economical, as some essential items like Read this guide to classic car road tax and get informed.

LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, GOES ONLINE FOR CELEBRATION OF MUCH MISSED SEASON FINALE

  • Harry Brown |
  • 16th October, 2020

The organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will celebrate the much-missed season finale with a free-to-attend online event held on Saturday 14 November.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE TOYOTA CROWN SUPER SALOON?

  • Harry Brown |
  • 15th October, 2020

Six years ago, while attending a Classic & Sports Car shoot, I had the great pleasure of encountering a car that had fascinated my ten-year-old self. The S110-series Toyota Crown Super more than fulfilled my expectations, being a vehicle of charm, presences and, yes, style.

MEET THE OWNER – RICHARD HANLON AND HIS RENAULT 17TS

  • Harry Brown |
  • 15th October, 2020

Back in 2009 Renault enthusiast, Richard Hanlon ‘was geared up to go over to Ireland to buy a pale metallic green 15 which I had been hankering after for a long period. I had a flight booked in the outbound direction, and a ferry booked home again; when the news came that it had been unexpectedly sold locally’.

Should you buy a left-hand drive classic car?

  • 15th October, 2020

Whether you’re desperate for the American muscle of a Ford Mustang from the late Sixties or the pretty Italian charms of a Fiat Barchetta from the mid Nineties, there’s a lot to consider when poring over left-hand drive classics.

Seven Chrysler UK/Talbot Special Editions

  • Harry Brown |
  • 13th October, 2020

Which of these seven fine cars would have lured you into your local dealership? 1972 Hillman Avenger Top Hat The Avenger was only two years into its production run when Chrysler UK unveiled the Top Hat.

MEET THE OWNER – GLYN ANDREWS AND HIS LEDBURY MAESTRO

  • Harry Brown |
  • 9th October, 2020

‘My brother owned an early MG Maestro back in the day with a talking digital readout, that was quite something at the time and quite liked them ever since but never owned one’.

Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club 2020 Race Championship at Silverstone

  • 9th October, 2020

This Sunday sees the finale of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club 2020 Race Championship at Silverstone (International)! Better still, you can catch the action live as it’s been streamed on 247. Timings are subject to change but the MGOC Race Championship competitors are due to take to the track at 9am, 11.30am and 3.25pm

40 YEARS OF THE AUSTIN METRO

  • Harry Brown |
  • 8th October, 2020

Wednesday 8th October 1980 saw the debut of the Austin Metro. Here are 40 gripping facts about one of British Leyland’s most important cars.

The Jaguar Mk. VII at 70

  • Harry Brown |
  • 7th October, 2020

Seventy years ago today (16th October), Jaguar introduced a large saloon that epitomised the famous slogan ‘Grace, Space, Pace’. Here are 20 facts about the Mk. VII family.

MEET THE OWNER – SEAN GREENWOOD AND HIS AUSTIN MONTEGO 1.3 “BASE”

  • Harry Brown |
  • 7th October, 2020

In February of this year, Sean decided to take a walk on the mild side and purchase a 1985-model Austin Montego 1.3 “Base”.