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Aston Martin Bulldog

We all have a car that resonates with us and for motoring TV presenter and journalist Alex Riley, it was the Aston Martin Bulldog. The Aston Martin Bulldog is the car that filled The Car Years' host Alex Riley with excitement and anticipation. Alex explains why this car is still...

Suzuki Cappuccino at Thirty

If you want a tiddler of a classic there are a few cars that would fit the bill. The original Mini and Fiat 500 are certainly small, and if it needed to be a bit sporty then how about a Frogeye Sprite?  But if those cars seem a bit...

Volkswagen Golf GTI at 45

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is celebrating its 45th birthday, so it’s the perfect time to recall every generation of the iconic hot hatch Mk 1 – 1976 to 1984 The car that started the modern-day hot hatchback genre, the Volkswagen Golf GTI arrived in 1976 and changed the performance car world...

Modern Classics – Peugeot 106 GTi

If you're in the market for a fun hot hatch don't overlook the Peugeot 106 GTi. Here's some buying advice so you don't get your fingers burnt. The 1980s had seen Peugeot revitalised, from the 205 GTi, to the 309 and 405. But as the 80s gave way to the...

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...
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