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Biggest and best! Experts and enthusiasts celebrate at NEC Classic season finale

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show lived up to its ‘biggest and best’ tagline this weekend as 71,290 enthusiasts joined at Birmingham’s NEC to celebrate another great year for the classic car community. Lee Masters said: “From the minute the doors opened, there was a fantastic atmosphere in the halls....

A classic off-roader gets the Wheeler Dealers treatment

This wasn’t the first Discovery to appear on the show, but unlike the last one there was an awful lot of work needed to make it great again. It had been a long time since a Land Rover Discovery was in the Wheeler Dealers workshop - Series 6, in fact...

Mike Buys his newest ever car, a Subaru BRZ, for Wheeler Dealers

Mike and Elvis both love Subaru’s rallying history, and models like the Impreza WRX STI, so could they take a BRZ coupe and build their own bespoke STI? There was only one way to find out, and Mike had found the perfect car. The 2014 BRZ had been used for...

115 veteran vehicles set to sparkle in regal Westminster

Next week’s St James’s International Concours (Saturday 4 November) has attracted record entries with more than 115 pioneering vehicles on public display in Westminster as the perfect preview to the following day’s world-famous RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. The world’s premier Concours d’Elegance for pre-1905 machines will...

Pride Of Ownership finalists revealed ahead of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

The twenty finalists that will be vying to win the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition at this year’s Classic Motor Show are going to make picking a winner harder than ever with their superb array of classics. Brian Kent’s original 1956 Vauxhall Cresta, which is making its Classic Motor...

Wheeler Dealers reach for the sky with a classic Saab

Enthusiasts miss the Saab marque, so there was no better way to celebrate these great cars than by bagging a sought-after drop-top. Mike’s a fan of a Saab and enjoyed entertaining Elvis with old adverts showing the 900 Turbo and Saab planes. It was all very Top Gun, so getting one...

It’s a sporty French supermini for Wheeler Dealers

The Peugeot 205 Rallye is a brilliant little car, but with UK models lacking power it was the perfect excuse to make this one a bit more special. A drive of the awesome Peugeot 205 T16 was enough to inspire Mike to find a 205 of his own, but rather...

‘Classic’ movie stars and cars on show at Birmingham’s NEC

The stars and cars of a new British movie about a classic car show will be getting a taste of the real thing at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC. ‘Classic’ tells the story of classic car ownership and the life affirming relationships and enjoyment this...

Celebrating 20 years of Wheeler Dealers with a brilliant Ford Fiesta

It might not have ended well, but this was still an amazing way to celebrate two decades of Wheeler Dealers magic. Welcome, then, to the cracking Ford Fiesta 1300S. This was going to be a special celebration of Wheeler Dealer’s 20th birthday, but it ended on something of a sour...

World Trials legend Dougie Lampkin returns as part of the Classic Motorbike Showcase at NEC

After wowing the crowds last year, motorbike Trial legend Dougie Lampkin will return by popular demand to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 10-12 November. Dougie Lampkin, who amassed twelve individual motorbike Trial world titles over the years, will be looking to ‘up the ante’ on...
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