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  • TWIN TEST: MG MIDGET V MGF

    TWIN TEST: MG MIDGET V MGF

    Matt Bell on 20th May 2020

    These may be two very different MGs but they both represent the marque’s success in creating accessible sports cars from mainstream saloon car running gear. Which gets the vote today?

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: PORSCHE 911 VS TVR CHIMAERA

    CLASSIC RIVALS: PORSCHE 911 VS TVR CHIMAERA

    Matt Bell on 19th December 2019

    The TVR Chimaera, a straight up bruiser, or the finely finessed Porsche 911? We try and choose between the two resurgent sports cars from the 1990s. 

  • DATSUN 240Z VS MGB GT – CLASSIC RIVALS

    DATSUN 240Z VS MGB GT – CLASSIC RIVALS

    Matt Bell on 23rd July 2019

    The first of Datsun’s Z-cars was a purchase for the brave back in the early ’70s, but owners soon found it moved the game along from the MGB era. Which makes the better classic today though?

  • CLASSIC RIVALS – SPORTS CARS THAT WEREN’T

    CLASSIC RIVALS – SPORTS CARS THAT WEREN’T

    Matt Bell on 29th March 2019

    Underwhelming isn't a phrase that lies comfortably with the sports car concept. So of these two performance underachievers, upon which has the passing of time been the kindest?

  • 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?