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  • BRIGHTWELLS MARCH 2020 SALE REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS MARCH 2020 SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 30th March 2020

    The Brightwells March 2020 sale marked its first classic auction of the year and took place with a busy catalogue of entries at its Leominster head office on March 4.

  • LONDON EDGES TOWARDS CAR-FREE FUTURE

    LONDON EDGES TOWARDS CAR-FREE FUTURE

    Jeff Ruggles on 30th March 2020

    Private cars “do not have a long-term future” in the centre of London, according to Transport Commissioner Mike Brown. Is this the start of a car-free future? 

  • BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    Joe Miller on 27th March 2020

    The baby BMW that predates the 3-Series, the BMW 2002 is a cool classic saloon that you can use daily. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • CONCEPT CARS THAT MADE IT TO PRODUCTION

    CONCEPT CARS THAT MADE IT TO PRODUCTION

    Matt Bell on 27th March 2020

    The cars we can buy for the road are usually far detached from their concept beginnings. But what about the concept cars that managed to roll off the stands and onto the roads?

  • VW TRANSPORTER REACHES 70

    VW TRANSPORTER REACHES 70

    Matt Bell on 26th March 2020

    Call it a VW Bus, Bulli, Kombi, or microbus, no other commercial vehicle has survived in production as long as the VW Transporter.

  • FIAT X1/9 RALLY CAR REVIEW

    FIAT X1/9 RALLY CAR REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 25th March 2020

    Retro rally cars are amongst motoring’s coolest genres and no doubt ANYONE would want a go in one. When Fiat nut Joe Miller was offered the opportunity to drive a Fiat X1/9 rally car on the road, you can probably guess what happened…

  • SPECIAL BREW: VW POLO G40 GENESIS

    SPECIAL BREW: VW POLO G40 GENESIS

    Matt Bell on 25th March 2020

    In this mini-series, we explore some of the limited editions you forgot existed. This week it’s the VW Polo G40 Genesis. 

  • HJ PUGH SALE OFFERS RARE VARIETY

    HJ PUGH SALE OFFERS RARE VARIETY

    Jeff Ruggles on 25th March 2020

    The Worcestershire sale held by HJ Pugh on March 7 may have lacked the parade of polished and cherished classics we’re used to seeing cross the block in our regular auction reports, but despite (or perhaps because of) this, the event was truly fascinating.

  • RECORD-BREAKING TR2 PROTOTYPE FUTURE SECURED

    RECORD-BREAKING TR2 PROTOTYPE FUTURE SECURED

    Jeff Ruggles on 24th March 2020

    An iconic Triumph TR2 prototype that broke a land speed record in 1953 has seen its future secured thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund grant (NHMF).

  • FBHVC DRIVE IT DAY 2020 CANCELLED

    FBHVC DRIVE IT DAY 2020 CANCELLED

    Jeff Ruggles on 24th March 2020

    The revised government guidance surrounding the rapidly accelerating Covid-19 coronavirus situation has led to a further change to the Federations of British Historic Vehicle Club’s annual Drive It Day, which was due to take place on April 26.

  • CLASSICS AUCTIONED IN PRESTON

    CLASSICS AUCTIONED IN PRESTON

    Matt Bell on 23rd March 2020

    Almost 200 classics were put under the hammer in Lancashire on February 29, many offered with no reserve.

  • ROVER 800 REVIEW

    ROVER 800 REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 20th March 2020

    Once the flagship model, the Rover 800 has endured years of abuse and neglect. But Sam Skelton reckons it’s the perfect modern classic to relive Rover’s golden age…

  • NEW SCRAPPAGE THREAT FOR MIDLANDS

    NEW SCRAPPAGE THREAT FOR MIDLANDS

    Matt Bell on 20th March 2020

    Motorists in a city steeped in automotive history face a new scrappage threat, with financial incentives set to encourage drivers to give up their cars and use public transport instead.