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  • MX-5 RALLY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY MILESTONE

    MX-5 RALLY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY MILESTONE

    Matt Bell on 30th September 2019

    The 30th birthday celebrations for Mazda’s iconic roadster reached their peak on September 14-15, with the MX-5 Owners Club hosting a star-studded Anniversary Rally that would also mark 25 years of the club itself.

  • THIRTY WORK – 30 YEAR OLD CARS ON THE A30

    THIRTY WORK – 30 YEAR OLD CARS ON THE A30

    Matt Bell on 28th August 2019

    It seemed like a plan: celebrate the 30th birthday of some iconic cars first sold in 1989 by teaming up with our friends at Lancaster Insurance and taking a road trip to Cornwall... on the A30, naturally.

  • CARS THAT HAVE GONE UNDER THE RADAR

    CARS THAT HAVE GONE UNDER THE RADAR

    Matt Bell on 21st August 2019

    Why do some cars fall into the shadows despite being good cars? We investigate some of those cars that have gone under the radar. 

  • SIMPLY JAPANESE AT BEAULIEU

    SIMPLY JAPANESE AT BEAULIEU

    Matt Bell on 6th August 2019

    Milestone anniversaries were celebrated at Beaulieu’s eighth annual Simply Japanese rally, which took place on July 28. The event marked 30 years of the evergreen Mazda MX-5 and 50 years of the Nissan GT-R, with first-class examples joining a bumper display of 1410 Japanese cars – nearly a 50 per cent increase over last year. 

  • MARKET TRENDS – 90S SPORTS CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – 90S SPORTS CARS

    Matt Bell on 19th July 2019

    The 1990s saw the resurgence of the sports car, in the wake of the Mazda MX-5. We’ve picked out three of our favourite late-90s performance roadsters, to assess the market as it stands.

  • CLASSIC CAR POLL WINNER REVEALED

    CLASSIC CAR POLL WINNER REVEALED

    Matt Bell on 26th June 2019

    We’ve been asking you over the past few weeks what your favourite classic car is; we can now reveal that the winner was of course the...

  • RETRO CARS MAGAZINE REINVENTED

    RETRO CARS MAGAZINE REINVENTED

    Matt Bell on 13th May 2019

    A new type of classic car magazine is set to hit newsstands this Friday (May 17), produced by the owners of Classics World, Kelsey Media. Retro Cars is a reinvention of an established title, but rather than focus on modified cars, it will concentrate on a rapidly growing but under-represented area of the scene often frequented by younger enthusiasts – affordable new-age classic cars from the 1980s through to the mid-2000s.

  • MAZDA MX-5 MK2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MAZDA MX-5 MK2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 25th March 2019

    It’s the bread and butter recipe for fun. Similar to the Mk1 but with some subtle changes, the Mk2 represents a brilliant buy for those wanting in on MX-5 thrills on a tighter budget.

  • LANCASTER INSURANCE LAUNCHES 2019 WIN-A-CAR COMPETITION

    LANCASTER INSURANCE LAUNCHES 2019 WIN-A-CAR COMPETITION

    Matt Bell on 8th March 2019

    After handing Robbie Knight the keys to a Golf GTI late last year, Lancaster Insurance has announced it will be giving away a 1991 Mk1 Mazda Eunos Roadster to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MX-5 in 2019.

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: MAZDA MX-5 MK2 V TOYOTA MR2 MK3

    CLASSIC RIVALS: MAZDA MX-5 MK2 V TOYOTA MR2 MK3

    Matt Bell on 1st March 2019

    Upsetting the applecart. When it comes to open-top thrills, the MX-5 is usually the top dog, but does the Mk3 MR2 offer an alternative that’s just as good and more affordable?

  • MAZDA PERFORMS IN-HOUSE MX-5 NA REBUILD

    MAZDA PERFORMS IN-HOUSE MX-5 NA REBUILD

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th October 2018

    After announcing its in-house restoration programme for first generation MX-5s last year, Mazda has completed its first rebuild on a customer's car in Japan – a green 1992 example.