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  • NORFOLK AND NORWICH ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB RALLY

    NORFOLK AND NORWICH ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB RALLY

    Matt Bell on 10th June 2019

    Over 100 classic Rovers appeared on the lawns of the Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens on Sunday, 26 May of the Bank Holiday weekend, as part of the annual club rally held by the Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners’ Club.

  • FRENCH SPEEDING FINES EXPLAINED

    FRENCH SPEEDING FINES EXPLAINED

    Matt Bell on 6th June 2019

    In May, we reported on how French authorities had issued a sudden glut of historical speeding fines to UK-based drivers, even for offences up to year old. Now, following a freedom of information request to the DVLA, we can understand why this has happened.

  • JAGUAR BUILDS BESPOKE XK120

    JAGUAR BUILDS BESPOKE XK120

    Matt Bell on 29th May 2019

    Jaguar Classic has completed a bespoke XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by renowned British model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast, David Gandy.

  • RISE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    RISE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    Matt Bell on 23rd May 2019

    The car parts industry has had a significant shake-up over the past decade or more, with particular effect made by online services. New and used parts have found online platforms rather than requiring shop fronts to serve customers, but at the same time there has been growth of a long-established medium – the autojumble.

  • 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.

  • MG CAR CLUB TO HOST OPEN WEEKEND

    MG CAR CLUB TO HOST OPEN WEEKEND

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2019

    The MG Car Club’s flagship MGLive! event had to be cancelled after its June 15-16 date was affected by Silverstone’s decision to carry out track maintenance. However, the club has ensured fans of the famous octagon that they needn’t be sat idle that weekend by opening up the doors of its Kimber House headquarters.

  • YOUNG DRIVERS UNABLE TO PERFORM BASIC CHECKS

    YOUNG DRIVERS UNABLE TO PERFORM BASIC CHECKS

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2019

    New research suggests that older is wider when to car maintenance, with half of young people unaware of how to perform the most basic checks on their car.

  • LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2019

    Longbridge employees face uncertainty following the news that MG Motor UK’s Chinese parent company, SAIC, is looking to downside its operations at the Birmingham site.

  • MOVIE MIURA CERTIFIED

    MOVIE MIURA CERTIFIED

    Matt Bell on 20th May 2019

    Collectors have tried to identify without question the orange Lamborghini Miura used in the opening credits of The Italian Job for the best part of five decades, and finally they have their answer.

  • SCIMITARS TO BE CELEBRATED AT SILVERSTONE

    SCIMITARS TO BE CELEBRATED AT SILVERSTONE

    Matt Bell on 15th May 2019

    Adding to the list of milestones to be celebrated at this summer’s Silverstone Classic on July 26-28 will be a special 30th birthday tribute to born-again Middlebridge Scimitar, which will also showcase HRH The Princess Royal’s long-standing love for the model and its Reliant-made predecessor.

  • CHERNOBYL OR BUST

    CHERNOBYL OR BUST

    Matt Bell on 14th May 2019

    A trio of intrepid Zastava owners from Slovenia have successfully embarked on a road trip with a difference – to the scene of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

  • CLASSIC-OWNING MP AMENDS PARKING LAW

    CLASSIC-OWNING MP AMENDS PARKING LAW

    Matt Bell on 13th May 2019

    Classic car-owning East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight, who chairs the Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group, has changed the law to stop motorists being ripped off when parking. His private member’s bill, the Parking (Code of Practice) Act, gained the support of all parties and has been passed by both Houses of Parliament.