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  • RECORDS AND A RILEY AT MONTERY AUCTIONS

    RECORDS AND A RILEY AT MONTERY AUCTIONS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Like the classic car scene as a whole, auctions cover all the bases, from small regional houses holding sales in a convenient barn to the high-powered international businesses whose sales see tens of millions of pounds changing hands and are…

  • ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    A BMW 507 previously owned by Elvis Presley will see the road again thanks to an official restoration by its maker. Having slumbered in a warehouse for four decades, it’s set to be overhauled over a two-year period. Elvis’s 507…

  • HISTORIC SPORT VICTORIES

    HISTORIC SPORT VICTORIES

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Essex-based restoration specialists JD Classics celebrated five consecutive victories at historic race events across the country, including the Monaco Historique, the Goodwood 72nd Members’ Meeting, the Donington Historic and the Snetterton Autosport Three Hour Race Meeting. It fielded a diverse…

  • CW OPINION –  YOUR CAR CLUB AT RISK?

    CW OPINION – YOUR CAR CLUB AT RISK?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The classic car movement of today owes a great deal to the hundreds of different clubs catering for just about every make and model imaginable. Whether your classic vehicle of choice is a family saloon from a mainstream manufacturer or…

  • ARE RISING VALUES LEADING TO FAKE CLASSIC CARS?

    ARE RISING VALUES LEADING TO FAKE CLASSIC CARS?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    When the private bank that counts the Queen amongst its customers makes an announcement about how various investments have performed over the last few years, the financial world listens with interest. And when that same bank cites classic cars as…

  • COULD YOUR CLASSIC BE WRITTEN OFF AFTER ONE MINOR BUMP?

    COULD YOUR CLASSIC BE WRITTEN OFF AFTER ONE MINOR BUMP?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Insurance is supposed to offer peace of mind that in the result of an accident your policy will pay out to cover any repair and compensation costs that you might be liable for, and which could be far more than…

  • COP GEAR

    COP GEAR

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The vehicles’ new surroundings will henceforth be the Driving School at Hendon – an entirely fitting location, given its illustrious history of teaching officers about the harsh realities of police driving in the capital. On Wednesday, February 26, the fleet…

  • MORRIS CENTENARY INTERNATIONAL EVENT

    MORRIS CENTENARY INTERNATIONAL EVENT

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    This was largely organised by the Morris Minor Owners’ Club – far and away the biggest one-make Morris club – and incorporated the MMOC’s own annual rally. Numerous other Morris-related clubs took pat too, including the Morris Register, the 6/80…

  • CONTRASTING COSTS OF THE MILLE MIGLIA

    CONTRASTING COSTS OF THE MILLE MIGLIA

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    This means that taking part in the Mille Miglia is far from cheap. As an example, take the 1930 OM 665 SS MM that will be offered at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction on Saturday, September 13. OM (‘Officine Meccaniche’…

  • LONDON ULEZ DIESEL PLANS

    LONDON ULEZ DIESEL PLANS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Mayor for London Boris Johnson wants to implement the plans as part of a new Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) scheme, aimed at cutting pollution in the capital. If successful, the legislation would come into force by 2020. London has frequently…

  • AUSTIN CLUB APPEALS FOR CLOTHES

    AUSTIN CLUB APPEALS FOR CLOTHES

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    However, as is the nature of car clubs, it has taken on a more physical form, with members taking the chance to hold regular meet-ups with others in their local area. Now, for the first time, the Lichfied, Staffordshire-based OA7C…

  • NEW HOME FOR NEWBURY

    NEW HOME FOR NEWBURY

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The Show continues to grow in popularity, with over 1000 cars and 400 visitors attended last year’s event and more are expected this year, the 22nd time the WBCVC has held its show. Last year the Show raised a record…

  • 'TAX FREE CLASSICS'

    'TAX FREE CLASSICS'

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The original introduction of the Historic Vehicle taxation class applied to all vehicles over 25 years old. This was then changed in the late ’Nineties by Gordon Brown, when he was chancellor of the exchequer; a fixed cut-off date of…

  • ONE-OFF ASTON ATOM UNDER THE GAVEL

    ONE-OFF ASTON ATOM UNDER THE GAVEL

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Having passed through several high-profile owners, including WO Bentley’s godson and the Le Mans Museum, custodian Dr Tom Rollason has decided to let the car go. Dr Rollason bought the car in 1985, spending ten years getting it back on…