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  • ROVER 800 REVIEW

    ROVER 800 REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 20th March 2020

    Once the flagship model, the Rover 800 has endured years of abuse and neglect. But Sam Skelton reckons it’s the perfect modern classic to relive Rover’s golden age…

  • KEVIN JONES INTERVIEW

    KEVIN JONES INTERVIEW

    Matt Bell on 1st November 2019

    Kevin Jones, Head of Product Communications at MG Rover, worked at the marque from the age of 17, spending much of his time there in marketing and PR right up until the doors closed in 2005. Over a decade on, Classics World spoke to Kevin at the recreation of the R8 200 launch about all thing past, present and future of MG Rover.

  • ROVER R8 LAUNCH RECREATED

    ROVER R8 LAUNCH RECREATED

    Matt Bell on 22nd October 2019

    Rewinding back to the past with what’s believed to be a world first, the Rover 200 & 400 Owners’ Club staged a fully authentic recreation of the original 200 R8 media launch held in 1989. Celebrating three decades of Rover's ground-breaking hatchback, the recreation was authentic to same October 10 date, albeit 30 years on!

  • MARKET TRENDS – ROVER/HONDA COLLABORATION

    MARKET TRENDS – ROVER/HONDA COLLABORATION

    Matt Bell on 25th September 2019

    The 20-year Rover/Honda collaboration produced some respectable models that revived Rover’s reputation. Do any attract investment potential?    

  • 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.

  • 1960S CLASSICS FOR UNDER £10K

    1960S CLASSICS FOR UNDER £10K

    Matt Bell on 19th August 2019

    We take a look at some of the sub £10k 1960s classics which shaped the decade famously dubbed “Groovy”. 

  • BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

    BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

    Matt Bell on 4th July 2019

    Bicester Heritage welcomed a sell-out crowd of over 6000 avid car enthusiasts as it hosted its inaugural Super Scramble on June 23.

  • MATHEWSONS JUNE SALE REVIEW

    MATHEWSONS JUNE SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 20th June 2019

    The latest of Mathewsons’ monthly classic car auctions took place at its Pickering base on June 1, and once again boasted a catalogue full of desirable classics. The consignments ranged from sub-£1000 bargains right through to luxury prewar machinery, but most notable was the wide choice of low-mileage ‘everyman’ classics.

  • 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.

  • MYTHBUSTERS – THE CARS THEY TELL YOU TO AVOID

    MYTHBUSTERS – THE CARS THEY TELL YOU TO AVOID

    Matt Bell on 8th May 2019

    Ignore the experts and you can often bag yourself a bargain. We pick three cars everyone will tell you to steer clear of but which can be a great buy if you get it right.

  • SIXTIES SALOONS – LUXURY CLASS

    SIXTIES SALOONS – LUXURY CLASS

    Matt Bell on 7th May 2019

    The 1950s and 1960s saw the concept of the luxury saloon change almost beyond recognition. We take a look at the shift in persp

  • MATHEWSONS MARCH SALE REVIEW

    MATHEWSONS MARCH SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 5th April 2019

    The Mathewsons sale of March 23, 2019 saw a wide array of vehicles under the hammer, from a pair of Bedford TKs to a Rover P6 Estoura by Crayford and a pair of Ford Escort MKIVs. Attendance was especially strong, owing in no part to the presence of a film crew recording for a new UKTV History classic car series called Bangers and Cash.