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Wheeler Dealers bags the brilliant Fiat Coupe

You can’t have too much power, as Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Marc 'Elvis' Priestley prove with a Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo. If you enjoyed last week’s episode of Wheeler Dealers that featured a brawny British sports car, then this was a change of direction. There was still lots -...

Modern Classics – MINI One

Minis wearing the iconic Cooper name often get all the attention, but just like the original Mini Minor and Austin Se7en, BMW’s MINI One has a lot to offer. When the original Mini launched back in 1959 it was never intended to become the motorsport legend it did – designed...

Modern Classics – MG ZS

With an almost zero budget, and precious little time, MG Rover took the staid and steady Rover 45 and gave it a complete makeover resulting in the MG ZS. When BMW broke up Rover Group in early 2000 the newly-formed MG Rover Group needed to expand their range and quickly. With...

25 years of the Renault Sport Spider

As it celebrates 25 years since its launch, Mike Brewer Motoring looks back at the life and times of the Renault Sport Spider. A number of cars are celebrating their 25th birthday this year, but few expected Renault to make one like the Renault Sport Spider. Renault has a pretty impressive...

25 years of the Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster evolved from saviour concept car to iconic modern classic. Mike Brewer Motoring takes a look at 25 years of its history. Back in the early-1990s Porsche was in financial trouble, with car production dropping and losses mounting up. Something special was needed to turn things around, and...

Hot Hatches of the 1970s – 50 years of affordable fast fun

As Volkswagen launches its eighth-generation sporting GTI ‘hot hatch’ derivative of the new Golf, Mike Brewer Motoring looks at the 1970s 'Hot Hatches' that rivalled the GTI.  Some 45 years earlier, the very first VW Golf GTI was presented in pre-production ‘concept’ form at the 1975 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show...

Mike Brewer’s Porsche 911SC power upgrade – the results!

The power upgrade of Mike Brewer's Porsche 911SC by Rasant Products is now complete so there's only one way to see if it all works - drive it! It’s hard to know where to begin with this final part of my Porsche 911 SC story. The car has become such...

Powering up Mike Brewer’s Porsche 911SC

With my Porsche 911SC now in the hands of Rasant Products, gaffer Andrew Darud’s team of Ryan, Trevor and Kevin set to work with the first part of this build - the strip down. Ryan carefully removed the old air cleaner box and the tons of bits bolted to...

Modern Classics – BMW M3 (E36)

Combining the letter M and the number 3 strikes deep at the petrolhead core – even if you’re not a BMW enthusiast, you can’t help but respect what the cars, in their various forms, and their achievements. Today’s BMW M3 is a long way from the stripped-out, homologation special E30...

Mike’s mission to power the perfect Porsche 911

I’ve always been a Porsche nut, from a young lad selling cars I’ve just been obsessed. Problem is Porsche’s don’t come cheap! So I’ve had to wait until my middle age to be able to afford my own personal Porsche. Once I arrived in California to make Wheeler Dealers...
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