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Classic Driving Tours purchased by Bespoke Rallies

Already one of the world’s leading organisers of international classic car rallies, Bespoke Rallies has now considerably expanded its portfolio by the acquisition of its established Australian counterpart, Classic Driving Tours. Bespoke Rallies is renowned for its mould-breaking international classic car rallies, but the recent Imperial Rally was ambitious even by...

Mercedes Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut coupe – record breaking, but is it art?

Motoring TV presenter and journalist Alex Riley gives us his thoughts on what constitutes Art, and whether a car can be considered as creatively worthy of the title as a painting or sculpture... Imagine if the Queen decided to sell one of her crowns.  Or the Louvre got rid of...

Me and My Car: Niamh Smith and her Ford Fairlane

Inspired by pioneering women of speed, Niamh Smith has hopped-up her sixties Ford Fairlane so that she can fly down the drag strip, but getting it ready for lift off was far from plain sailing. Here, she tells Charlotte Vowden why it was worth it. Plucked from the production line...

Me and My Car: Manson Cheung and his DeLorean

Great Scott! Not only does Manson Cheung own a gull-winged car just like Doc Brown’s iconic time machine, he’s responsible for designing the Hot Wheels version too. Here, he tells Charlotte Vowden how he made two DeLorean dreams come true. In the early hours of October 26 1985 a delighted...

Segrave Trophy presented to Pikes Peak winner Robin Shute

The Royal Automobile Club has presented the prestigious Segrave Trophy to hillclimb racer Robin Shute for being the first and only British driver to have claimed overall victory at Pikes Peak. The Nominations Committee had chosen Shute to be the latest recipient of the Segrave Trophy – which is awarded...

Me and My Car: Terry Newton and his Ford Focus

Turn up, and burn up: Terry Newton tells Charlotte Vowden why he chose a mass market, everyday underdog to go drag racing. Henry Ford built his first experimental car in a workshop behind his home in Detroit in 1896 and over one hundred years later, Brit-born motoring maverick Terry has...

Healey By Caton – Not a Restomod?

With so many Restomods entering the market motoring TV presenter and journalist Alex Riley, explains why Caton have got it right with the Healey… Every Tom Dick or Harry seems to be chopping cars about and doing 'Restomods' these days.  The best ones really amplify the spirit of the original...

BMW 7 Series at 45

We all enjoy a bit of luxury, don’t we? Car buyers certainly do. The BMW 7 Series not only celebrates its 45th anniversary this year but, in a neat piece of symmetry, enters its seventh generation. It’s been quite a journey for the BMW 7 Series. Starting with the innovative...

New LEGO® Camaro Z28 set announced

This week, the LEGO Group announced its latest vintage car set, the iconic LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28. The new set is a detailed recreation of one of the slickest muscle cars of all time, beloved by automotive enthusiasts from when it launched in the late 60s through to today. The new...

Me and my car: Ed Westby and his Rover Metro

After the extortionate cost of insurance put the brakes on Ed Westby living his Rover Metro dream for two years, he ditched student digs to get his base model Metro on the road. Here, he tells Charlotte Vowden why his little white motor is a beacon of all that...
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