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  • PORSCHE 911 CARRERA G-SERIES REVIEW

    PORSCHE 911 CARRERA G-SERIES REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 3rd April 2020

    For some of us, the mid-’80s air-cooled 911 epitomises the sports car in any form, so when Online Editor Matt was given the opportunity to drive an ’86 911 Carrera G-series around Porsche’s Silverstone Experience Centre track, there was only going to be one outcome.

  • SPECIAL BREW: ROVER 216 SPRINT

    SPECIAL BREW: ROVER 216 SPRINT

    Matt Bell on 3rd April 2020

    In this mini-series, we explore some of the limited editions you forgot existed. This week it’s the Rover 216 Sprint.

  • FORD PUMA BUYING GUIDE

    FORD PUMA BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 2nd April 2020

    Agile, rev-happy and stylish, the Ford Puma is a very cool cat. Track a good one down and you’ll soon discover it’s got plenty of bite. Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

  • SMART MOTORWAY PLAN REVEALED

    SMART MOTORWAY PLAN REVEALED

    Matt Bell on 2nd April 2020

    The government has announced its smart motorway plan, an 18-point process, aimed at improving safety and driver confidence on smart motorways.

  • FORD ESCORT XR3I REVIEW

    FORD ESCORT XR3I REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 1st April 2020

    Volkswagen’s Golf GTI might be the most revered of the 1980s hot hatches, but Paul Wager reckons the Ford Escort XR3i was more than a match for its German rival.

  • COVID-19: MANUFACTURERS BUILD VENTILATORS

    COVID-19: MANUFACTURERS BUILD VENTILATORS

    Matt Bell on 1st April 2020

    COVID-19 has taken a grip hold on the world over the last few months, but manufacturers are helping the fight back against the virus by transforming their production lines from vehicle manufacturing to building ventilators.

  • EARLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    EARLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    Matt Bell on 31st March 2020

    Electric vehicles have been around ever since the rechargeable battery was invented and in ten years’ time this type of propulsion is currently set to replace the internal combustion engine.

  • PAVEMENT PARKING TO BE BANNED?

    PAVEMENT PARKING TO BE BANNED?

    Matt Bell on 31st March 2020

    Classic car owners without access to off-street parking facilities could be affected by a new 12-week government consultation on whether to ban pavement parking across the UK. It is already illegal in London, apart from some specific areas marked by blue signs or white box markings on the road.

  • 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…