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The 1960 Earls Court Motor Show was the venue for the re-appearance of one of Britain’s most famous car marques. This famous concern, well known for its vintage sports cars, makes a welcome return to motor manufacturing with a roadster of distinctive styling to say the least.
Return of the Saint was the last of the ITC ‘International Man of Mystery’ series and the only one that I can recall seeing on its first airing, probably because of the opening credits. Who could not be enthralled by the instrumental theme tune by Brian Dee and Irving Martin as an animated Saint logo evaded irate stuntmen and leapt from Bedford TK lorries into MGB Roadsters?
It's probably fair to say that the name 'British Leyland' conjures up mixed associations these days – pride in the postwar boom years of British motor manufacturing, to be sure, and in some iconic individual cars such as the Range Rover and Jaguar XJ-S.
‘Young people today eh? With their ghastly music, their taste in clothes, their air of disrespect to their elders and their habit of buying a 1967 MGB GT and subjecting it to an incredible restoration…’.
There’s been a slew of electrified classic cars to hit the market recently, with manufacturers including Aston Martin and Volkswagen all trying to perfect the formula for blending classic looks of the past with a motor that’s fit for the zero-carbon future. The latest attempt to nail the formula comes from British company RBW with an electrified take on the MGB.
The Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix was a busy weekend as I raced solo in the Classic F3 Championship and with Ben in the Historic Formula Ford Championship and Guards Trophy. We’ll be recapping the jam packed meet in the next few blogs!
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.