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  • CW OPINION – IS YOUR PROJECT CAR PROTECTED?

    CW OPINION – IS YOUR PROJECT CAR PROTECTED?

    wp-admin on 2nd February 2017

    Scientists continue to argue about the effects of global warming but the general consensus is that the world’s weather pattern continues to be extremely unpredictable, whatever the root cause may be. From abnormally high temperatures prompting out of control wild…

  • MG VACATES ‘KREMLIN’

    MG VACATES ‘KREMLIN’

    Glenn Rowswell on 1st February 2017

    The redevelopment of Longbridge – former home of Austin and current site of MG Motor UK – continues.

  • 1984 MG Metro Turbo Goes Under The Hammer

    1984 MG Metro Turbo Goes Under The Hammer

    Glenn Rowswell on 31st January 2017

    A remarkably original with just 7,317 miles on the clock has been consigned by Silverstone Auctions to its Race Retro Classic Car Sale...

  • Jim Clark’s Lotus 33 R11 Makes First Appearance

    Jim Clark’s Lotus 33 R11 Makes First Appearance

    Glenn Rowswell on 30th January 2017

    In the annals of motor racing, few machines are as iconic as the Lotus-Climax Type 33, chassis number R11, the car driven by Jim Clark to first place in the 1965 Belgian, British, German and Syracuse Grands Prix and the Lotus in which he won his second World Championship.

  • CW OPINION – HOW WILL THE END OF THE TAX DISC EFFECT YOU?

    CW OPINION – HOW WILL THE END OF THE TAX DISC EFFECT YOU?

    wp-admin on 27th January 2017

    The change that threatens to catch most motorists out is that vehicle tax can now no longer be transferred to the new owner. A DVLA spokeperson told TM: “The buyer will always need to obtain new vehicle tax immediately upon…

  • CLASSIC CAR THEFT  HOW BIG IS THE CRISIS AT LOTUS?

    CLASSIC CAR THEFT HOW BIG IS THE CRISIS AT LOTUS?

    wp-admin on 18th January 2017

    Lotus is no stranger to controversy and crises, as anybody who’s followed the company’s ups and downs over the decades will testify. But the latest news that more than a quarter of Lotus’ global workforce could soon be facing redundancy…

  • ROAD TEST – 1953 MG TD

    ROAD TEST – 1953 MG TD

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Last year has seen me spend a fair bit of time in and around pre-war cars and I must admit that although they didn’t used to be my thing, I’m becoming increasingly attracted by the idea of something properly old. The…

  • CLASSIC VEHICLES & SEAT BELT LAW

    CLASSIC VEHICLES & SEAT BELT LAW

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Many of today’s younger drivers might find it surprising that the compulsory wearing of seat belts is a relatively recent requirement here in the UK. It’s true that there had been various earlier efforts to bring in a seat belt…

  • ROAD TEST – MORRIS MINOR TOURER

    ROAD TEST – MORRIS MINOR TOURER

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Of the 46,000 Minors made in the UK in 1961 only 4766 were convertibles. But a folding roof had been available on the Issigonis Minor since its earliest days and the Tourer version of the original Minor of 1928 had,…

  • RETRO ADS – RELIANT SCIMITAR

    RETRO ADS – RELIANT SCIMITAR

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Reliant was a truly varied and brave British specialist car manufacturer. This Midlands company traditionally offered two very disparate model lines: Its economy cars (whether three- or four-wheeled) and its upmarket Scimitar model.

  • CW OPINION – HOW SAFE IS YOUR WORKSHOP?

    CW OPINION – HOW SAFE IS YOUR WORKSHOP?

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Earlier this month a man from Redditch in Worcestershire was taken to hospital with burns to his face after a fire broke out in his garage while he was working on a classic car. As classic car enthusiasts we’ve all…

  • CW OPINION – CLASSIC CARS TOO DANGEROUS?

    CW OPINION – CLASSIC CARS TOO DANGEROUS?

    wp-admin on 5th January 2017

    It rather begs the question, are classic vehicles too dangerous? As the driver of a Citroën 2CV, a car regarded by many as being as safe as chewing live plug wires, it’s a question I often ask myself so I…