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  • CARS AT V&A MUSEUM

    CARS AT V&A MUSEUM

    Matt Bell on 11th December 2019

    A new exhibition has been set up at the V&A Museum in London, celebrating the role of the car as a catalyst for change over the past 130 years. Open until April 19 next year, ‘Cars: Accelerating the Modern World’ was planned for two years and now features exhibits from around the world, some not seen in the UK before.

  • JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB LAUNCHES YOUTH GROUP

    JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB LAUNCHES YOUTH GROUP

    Matt Bell on 10th December 2019

    The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club has launched an exciting new initiative to help secure its future. Amidst its tribute display of cars from Jaguar’s past at the recent Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show, Tom Robinson and Scarlett Orr kicked off the JEC Young Members' Group for the club.

  • INTERNET TROLLS TARGET CLASSIC CAR FANS

    INTERNET TROLLS TARGET CLASSIC CAR FANS

    Matt Bell on 9th December 2019

    Classic car fans across the UK have reacted angrily to a series of divisive comments on social media that risk bringing the hobby into disrepute and disillusioning loyal contributors to the scene.

  • CRYSTAL PALACE SPRINT SET FOR 2020 RETURN

    CRYSTAL PALACE SPRINT SET FOR 2020 RETURN

    Matt Bell on 6th December 2019

    Sevenoaks and District Motor Club will once again stage its popular Crystal Palace Sprint over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 24-25, 2020.

  • MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 3rd December 2019

    The MG ZT was more than a Rover 75 in sports shoes. Much, much more. It was a performance saloon par excellence and today makes for a superb classic sporting bargain.

  • LAST SAAB SELLS FOR £37,500

    LAST SAAB SELLS FOR £37,500

    Matt Bell on 3rd December 2019

    The last Saab to leave the Tröllhattan factory has sold at auction in Sweden for SEK 465,000, or around £37,500.

  • ACE CAFE CAR MEETS

    ACE CAFE CAR MEETS

    Matt Bell on 2nd December 2019

    The Ace Cafe has announced its list of monthly car meets, bringing a wide mix of machinery to the historic London venue based just off the North Circular (A406).

  • ROOTES ARCHIVE CENTRE CLOSE TO TARGET

    ROOTES ARCHIVE CENTRE CLOSE TO TARGET

    Matt Bell on 2nd December 2019

    Just over four years have passed since Stirling Moss set the wheels in motion for the Rootes Archive Centre Trust to raise £185,000 towards a new building in which it could preserve the history of the Rootes Group, and now it’s almost paid for.

  • DUTCH SPEED LIMIT TO BE CUT?

    DUTCH SPEED LIMIT TO BE CUT?

    Matt Bell on 29th November 2019

    The daytime speed limit on Dutch motorways looks set to be cut to 100kph (62mph) in a bid to tackle a nitrogen oxide pollution crisis. The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has taken what he has described as a “rotten measure” but a necessary one.

  • FLUX FINDS FUTURE CLASSICS

    FLUX FINDS FUTURE CLASSICS

    Matt Bell on 27th November 2019

    Over 400 classic car enthusiasts have been surveyed by insurance broker Adrian Flux, with the aim of finding out which cars they think will become the next generation of collectables.

  • MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-DRIVE MGS

    MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-DRIVE MGS

    Matt Bell on 26th November 2019

    In this Market Trends we take a look at three front-drive MGS, the MG Metro Turbo, Maestro and Montego Turbo...

  • ALVIS LOAN PROJECT

    ALVIS LOAN PROJECT

    Matt Bell on 26th November 2019

    On the Alvis stand in Hall 1 of the NEC this year, amongst the usual gleaming chromework and engineering marvels was a special 1949 Alvis TA14.

  • SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS AT THE NEC 2019

    SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS AT THE NEC 2019

    Matt Bell on 25th November 2019

    Part of the classic car excitement of the NEC Classic Motor Show is the ongoing sale of cars by Silverstone Auctions.

  • MGF DISPLAY CAUSES CONTROVERSY

    MGF DISPLAY CAUSES CONTROVERSY

    Matt Bell on 22nd November 2019

    A classic vehicle insurer met with a mixed response at the Classic Motor Show when its display stand depicted a 1998 MGF apparently crushed by a WW2 Hellcat tank.