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ME AND MY CAR

Me and my car: Tom Mains-Brake and his 1992 Nissan Figaro

After seeing his mum go through cancer, Nissan Figaro owner Tom Mains-Brake tells MBM contributor Charlotte Vowden why life is too short to drive something you don’t love. When the Nissan Figaro was revealed at the 1989 Tokyo motor show it was an instant hit. With the retro styling of...

Me and my car: Emily Cook’s Morris Minor and Ford Prefect

Emily Cook tells Charlotte Vowden how these two vehicles, which were a gift from her late grandfather, have inspired her art, transformed her love life and given her purpose.  The Morris Minor went on sale in 1948 and is one of the most quintessentially British vehicles on the road, which...

Me and My Car: Jake Clappison’s 1979 Triumph Spitfire

When a young car fan was ready to buy his first classic he settled on this popular Triumph Spitfire, and now Jake Clappison can’t wait to share his passion with other enthusiasts. Following in his dad’s footsteps, Jake Clappison was keen to have a classic of his own and we...

Me and My Car: Ben Byrd’s BMW 330 Clubsport

After tracking down a car he’d always wanted, one owner really went to town on the upgrades, and the result is a rare BMW 330 Clubsport that Ben Byrd's rightly proud of. Ben Byrd has owned his stunning BMW 330 Clubsport for three years, and has spent the best part...

Me and My Car: Mark McClelland’s Vauxhall Astras

A love of hot hatch Vauxhall Astras has led to an enviable collection of cars for one owner, and we couldn’t wait to find out more from Mark McClelland. Mark McClelland has owned Mk1 Vauxhall Astras for around 25 years now, including a Bedford Astravan, and says he has a...

Me and My Car – Tom Morley’s British Classic Cars

If you fancy turning British classic cars into show winners, then meet Tom Morley who has done exactly that with his fleet, and the results speak for themselves. Tom Morley clearly enjoys his British classic cars, and takes plenty of pride in returning them to superb condition. This is just...

Me and My Car – Mark Stewart’s Ford Escort RS Turbo

Plenty of classic car owners value originality, but as we discover aiming for perfection has resulted in a very special Ford Escort RS Turbo for detailing enthusiast Mark Stewart.   Mark Stewart has owned many classics over the years, from Mk 1 Ford Escorts to Austin 7s, often restoring them to...

Me and My Car – Paul Clappison’s MGB GT

There’s plenty of love for the MGB, and we’ve heard from one owner who is justifiably proud of his fine example - Paul Clappison's 1972 MGB GT. The MGB GT is a hugely popular classic, and deservedly so. Enjoyable to drive and straightforward to maintain, it also benefits from excellent...

Me and My Car – Michael O’Neal’s Blasphemy Porsche Build

Most motoring enthusiasts fall into one of two camps - purist or modifier so its unusual to find a Porsche lover, who is keen on both and is taking his 911 to a new level. South Californian car enthusiast Michael O'Neal shares his story… I consider myself a Porsche purist. After...

Me and My Car – Mick Smith’s Triumph Stag

Half a century since the stylish Triumph Stag was launched, we’re celebrating with a closer look at a stunning example that’s emerged after 25 years in storage. Owner Mick Smith shares his story... What had begun as a styling exercise by Italian designer, Giovanni Michelotti, would go on to become...
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