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  • CAR CLUBS EMBRACING A NEW GENERATION

    CAR CLUBS EMBRACING A NEW GENERATION

    Matt Bell on 15th March 2019

    Not only do traditional classic car clubs do a great job of preserving our motoring heritage, they provide employment for a significant number of people and a social space for thousands upon thousands of members.

  • HISTORICS MARCH SALE REVIEW

    HISTORICS MARCH SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 13th March 2019

    Following last year’s battle against the ‘Beast from the East’, conditions were much friendlier for Historics’ 2019 season opener on March 2. Those who made the trip to Ascot Racecourse could witness a fantastic array of classics to suit all tastes and pockets, with 38 no-reserve lots in amongst the 171 consignments.

  • PALE IMITATION OR WORTHY SUCCESSOR?

    PALE IMITATION OR WORTHY SUCCESSOR?

    Matt Bell on 28th February 2019

    Landmark vehicles always create a problem for manufacturers; just how do you follow that initial success? Here we take a look at some significant classics and ask whether what followed was actually good enough

  • INTERNATIONAL MG AND TRIUMPH SPARES DAY

    INTERNATIONAL MG AND TRIUMPH SPARES DAY

    Matt Bell on 25th February 2019

    This year’s International MG and Triumph spares day on February 10 proved to be pretty cold, so respect is due to all those hardy souls who turned out to staff their club stands.

  • MOVE OR IMPROVE? MG TD DRIVEN

    MOVE OR IMPROVE? MG TD DRIVEN

    Matt Bell on 13th February 2019

    The fun factor of driving a classic car that’s slower than modern vehicles, takes more effort to brake and steer and requires careful planning before negotiating a corner can become hard work once the rose-tinted glasses have been removed. If you find yourself in such a dilemma, and aren’t too concerned about originality, then modifications whether they are period or not are often the answer.

  • EMERGING CLASSICS: MG ZS

    EMERGING CLASSICS: MG ZS

    Matt Bell on 7th February 2019

    The mid-range MG from the Phoenix era tends to be overshadowed by the more sophisticated Rover 75 cars but the ZS was a well regarded effort especially in V6 form.

  • MG BY NUMBERS: PART ONE

    MG BY NUMBERS: PART ONE

    Matt Bell on 5th February 2019

    The MG octagon has to be one of the most familiar motoring badges ever produced. Here we take the eight-sided emblem and select eight of the most significant post-War MGs ever produced

  • BUYING GUIDE – MG ZA/ZB MAGNETTE

    BUYING GUIDE – MG ZA/ZB MAGNETTE

    Matt Bell on 4th February 2019

    Launched in 1953, the MG Z-type Magnette enjoyed the distinction of being MG’s first unitary-construction car. It had been co-developed alongside the Wolseley 4/44 as a sporting alternative to the relatively staid Wolseley. It was also the first MG to use a BMC engine in preference to a Nuffield one; gaining the B-series from Austin over the XPAG from the contemporary saloons.

  • MGLIVE! SET FOR 2019 SILVERSTONE RETURN

    MGLIVE! SET FOR 2019 SILVERSTONE RETURN

    Matt Bell on 1st February 2019

    The world’s largest gathering of MGs is set for Silverstone on June 15-16, as the MG Car Club’s flagship MGLive! show returns to the Northamptonshire circuit. This year’s event will celebrate the famous marque’s 95th birthday, and tickets will be on sale from this Friday (February 1).

  • WINTER PROJECTS FOR £2000

    WINTER PROJECTS FOR £2000

    Matt Bell on 31st January 2019

    New year, new project? Despite the fact that money's short at this time of year, it shouldn't put you off buying one of these budget, open-topped gems.