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  • TWIN TEST: AUSTIN MAXI VS FORD CORTINA

    TWIN TEST: AUSTIN MAXI VS FORD CORTINA

    Matt Bell on 24th April 2020

    The Ford Cortina and the Austin Maxi were radically different creations but both would have been on the same shopping list in the mid-1970s. Which has survived the years as the better classic?

  • ANNIVERSARY MARKED AT BMC AND LEYLAND SHOW

    ANNIVERSARY MARKED AT BMC AND LEYLAND SHOW

    Matt Bell on 4th June 2019

    Key milestones are to be marked at the seventh annual BMC and Leyland Show, which will take place at the British Motor Museum on Sunday July 7.

  • PUFF THE MAGIC WAGON

    PUFF THE MAGIC WAGON

    Matt Bell on 4th April 2019

    Classic car fans will most likely already know all about a very early 1969 Austin Maxi called Puff the Magic Wagon and its remarkable story. But for those who don’t, two of the all-female rally crew that started the gruelling 1970 London to Mexico World Cup in the car are planning to drive it to Mexico City in 2020.

  • PUFF THE MAGIC WAGON HAS SIGHTS SET ON MEXICO IN 2020

    PUFF THE MAGIC WAGON HAS SIGHTS SET ON MEXICO IN 2020

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th August 2018

    Puff The Magic Wagon, the Austin Maxi driven on the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally by an all-female team of Bronwyn Burrell, Tish Ozanne and Tina Kerridge, has been back on the rally trail with the two surviving members of that team since being bought by Bron in 2016...

  • RETRO ADS – AUSTIN MAXI

    RETRO ADS – AUSTIN MAXI

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th June 2017

    Published in September 1972, this 12-page brochure was designed to promote the latest Austin Maxi line-up, a three-car range that comprised the 1500, 1750 and 1750HL.

  • MAGIC MAXI RUNS AGAIN

    MAGIC MAXI RUNS AGAIN

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th March 2017

    An Austin Maxi rally car which took part in the 1970 World Cup Rally is to compete again with two of its original crew. Former ‘Miss Castrol’ Bronwen Burrell, got back behind the wheel during a January demonstration at the…