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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • CW OPINION – DECLINE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    CW OPINION – DECLINE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    wp-admin on 17th December 2016

    The scene is one familiar to the majority of classic car enthusiasts- a battered trestle table bending under the weight of the contents of someone’s garage. Mysterious mechanical parts in grease paper and odd collections of hubcaps sit next to…

  • CW OPINION – GOING HALVES ON A VW GOLF

    CW OPINION – GOING HALVES ON A VW GOLF

    wp-admin on 17th December 2016

    It’s quite possible I’ve posed this question before, nevertheless, it will be posed again (basically, because it provides a source of light entertainment). Do you know the difference between insurance and assurance? Don’t cheat and resort to a dictionary or…

  • Modern Classics insurance crisis

    Modern Classics insurance crisis

    Glenn Rowswell on 14th December 2016

    A growing number of ‘modern classics’ – cars on the cusp of historic vehicle status – are being refused cover by classic insurers.

  • Classic cars to be priced out of London?

    Classic cars to be priced out of London?

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th December 2016

    Owners of historic vehicles are set to suffer under new London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges unless exemptions are secured soon.

  • Classic MoT Extension?

    Classic MoT Extension?

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th December 2016

    Historic vehicles over 40 years old could soon be exempt from annual MoT testing, dependent on the outcome of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation...

  • Land Rover Reborn Experience

    Land Rover Reborn Experience

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th December 2016

    Land Rover Classic has decided to open its doors, allowing visitors to go behind the scenes and see the restoration of an early Land Rover live...

  • Are Lotus for sale?

    Are Lotus for sale?

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th December 2016

    Rumours persist that Lotus will soon be up for sale as its parent company Proton struggles to pay the bills.