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  • 2020 EVENT CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE

    2020 EVENT CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE

    Matt Bell on 5th June 2020

    The situation surrounding Covid-19 continues to affect the show calendar with yet more 2020 event cancellations and postponements; and in some cases, is affecting events that have already been rescheduled once already.

  • WE BOUGHT A FORD PUMA

    WE BOUGHT A FORD PUMA

    Matt Bell on 4th June 2020

    As we continue to freshen up our fleet, Jeff Ruggles, armed with £1000, went out and got himself a tidy Ford Puma. But are there problems lying beneath the surface? Or is this a genuinely tidy Puma?

  • POSTWAR ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY MODELS

    POSTWAR ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY MODELS

    Paul Wager on 3rd June 2020

    Two decades after the two brands became separate marques once more, we unravel the often confusing postwar Rolls-Royce and Bentley models.

  • FIAT’S EIGHT-VALVE FIRE UNIT PRODUCTION ENDS

    FIAT’S EIGHT-VALVE FIRE UNIT PRODUCTION ENDS

    Matt Bell on 2nd June 2020

    Fiat has announced the end of one of the longest-lived production car engines. The eight-valve version of its Fully Integrated Robotised Engine, commonly known as the FIRE unit, is ending production after 35 years and over 23 million units sold, having resisted many attempts to replace it.

  • FORD ESCORT MK3 PROJECT PART ONE

    FORD ESCORT MK3 PROJECT PART ONE

    Aaron McKay on 1st June 2020

    With prices of Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts spiralling out of reach for many enthusiasts, Classics magazine looked towards the next generation of FWD Escorts and got a Mk3 project. Aaron McKay was the lucky staffer who was responsible for fixing and improving our very own slice of 1980s Ford heaven.

  • HONDA S2000 – THE DRIVER’S CHOICE

    HONDA S2000 – THE DRIVER’S CHOICE

    Matt Bell on 28th May 2020

    Perhaps the best roadster for drivers this side of a Caterham, the Honda S2000 is a sure fire modern classic and when we’re allowed out again, Phil Weeden can’t wait to get his on the road!

  • SWINDON’S CRATE EV MOTOR NOW AVAILABLE

    SWINDON’S CRATE EV MOTOR NOW AVAILABLE

    Matt Bell on 27th May 2020

    The order books for Swindon Powertrain’s crate EV motor for electric vehicle conversions is now open with deliveries starting in August 2020.

  • STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S 1994 MINI SPRITE

    STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S 1994 MINI SPRITE

    Jeff Ruggles on 27th May 2020

    Back in October 2019, our Jeff went on a road trip in a 1994 Mini Sprite that hadn’t seen the light of day for three years. Here’s how he prepared his car for a road trip across Europe.

  • MARKET TRENDS – HOMOLOGATION CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – HOMOLOGATION CARS

    Matt Bell on 26th May 2020

    From the rally stage to the dealership, these homologation cars gave customers a taste of the real thing. We take a look at the prices of three specials. 

  • SWVA AUCTIONS TO RESTART

    SWVA AUCTIONS TO RESTART

    Matt Bell on 25th May 2020

    SWVA auctions in Poole has reopened after bring closed since March. Its April classic auction had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation, but will now be combined with the sale previously scheduled for July, which has been brought forward to June 26.

  • LANCASTER INSURANCE VIRTUAL SHOW

    LANCASTER INSURANCE VIRTUAL SHOW

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2020

    With all of the car shows we love being cancelled due to Covid-19, Lancaster Insurance is hosting a virtual show this bank holiday weekend as it celebrates the 1970s!

  • WE BOUGHT A £1500 RANGE ROVER P38A

    WE BOUGHT A £1500 RANGE ROVER P38A

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2020

    With double the amount Joe had to buy his classic, Aaron McKay went and bought a £1500 Range Rover P38A. Brave, stupid, smart? Time will tell...

  • CLASSICS FOR CARERS EVENT SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET

    CLASSICS FOR CARERS EVENT SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2020

    A pioneering stay-at-home classic car event has proven to be a massive success. Classics for Carers, which encouraged owners to display their classic cars at their own homes, smashed through its £1500 target to raise almost £12,000 and counting for NHS Charities Together.