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  • BMW’S GANDINI HOMAGE

    BMW’S GANDINI HOMAGE

    Matt Bell on 13th June 2019

    The lavish Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este consistently sees car makers trying to outdo each other with their heritage efforts and this year BMW will unveil another of its ‘homage’ one-offs.

  • MORRIS LESLIE MAY SALE REVIEW

    MORRIS LESLIE MAY SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 10th June 2019

    A crisp, sunny morning just east of Perth gradually turned grey and rainy outside, but this came to pass quite unnoticed as scores of people milled around the two main halls of cars at the Morris Leslie auction.

  • RARE CLASSICS SOLD AT HEYTHROP

    RARE CLASSICS SOLD AT HEYTHROP

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2019

    Silverstone Auctions put a wide range of vehicles under the hammer during its maiden visit to Heythrop Park on May 11. There were two sales on the day at the Oxfordshire venue; the Heythrop Classic Car Sale followed by a special auction of British marques.

  • SALOONS VS SPORTS-CAR ICONS

    SALOONS VS SPORTS-CAR ICONS

    Matt Bell on 29th April 2019

    What is it about those iconic models that appeals so much and drives lofty values? We break it down to the mechanicals and sneak in some extra doors, to see if you can have your saloon and race it too.

  • BMW WINS AT APRIL FOOLS

    BMW WINS AT APRIL FOOLS

    Matt Bell on 15th April 2019

    April Fools pranks have long been the preserve of the motor industry, with previous crackers including a MINI specifically for hipsters, a Hyundai i10 ‘Popemobile’ and a four-door Mazda MX-5.

  • RETRO CLASSICS GETS UNDERWAY THIS THURSDAY MARCH 7

    RETRO CLASSICS GETS UNDERWAY THIS THURSDAY MARCH 7

    Matt Bell on 4th March 2019

    For almost 20 years, Retro Classics has provided a fantastic hub for classic cars fans, not only from southern Germany, but all over the world. And this week, it's all happening again, with the 19th outing for the event taking place across eight jam-packed halls of the Messe Stuttgart from Thursday March 7 to Sunday March 10.

  • MARKET TRENDS – BAHN-STORMERS

    MARKET TRENDS – BAHN-STORMERS

    Matt Bell on 20th February 2019

    In this Market Trends we take a look at four Autobahn stormers; the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, BMW 8-Series, Audi RS6 and Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG...

  • LEGENDS OF THE 1980S 

    LEGENDS OF THE 1980S 

    Matt Bell on 31st January 2019

    We pop a Duran Duran cassette into the Alpine deck and consider five legends of the decade which brought us the modern era of motoring.

  • WISDOM’S BMW HEADS TO AUCTION

    WISDOM’S BMW HEADS TO AUCTION

    Matt Bell on 30th January 2019

    An E39 BMW 5-Series first owned by legendary comedian Sir Norman Wisdom OBE is to go under the hammer at Historics’ Ascot sale on March 2 – with no reserve.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… BMW E12 M535i

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… BMW E12 M535i

    Matt Bell on 7th December 2018

    You may not be a fan of BMW's modern range or indeed the drivers of its flashier products, but back in the ’70s and early ’80s the company enjoyed a very different image. Back then, it was a small player on the UK market, much like a German Alfa Romeo or Saab, its customers buying the cars for their engineering and quality.