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  • SOFT-TOP 4×4 LIFESTYLE

    SOFT-TOP 4×4 LIFESTYLE

    Matt Bell on 28th March 2019

    The idea of a convertible SUV might seem odd, unless you’re a fan of the soft-top Range Rover Evoque. The thing is, Jeep got there first...

  • THE UNIVERSAL CAR – FORD’S MODEL T

    THE UNIVERSAL CAR – FORD’S MODEL T

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th February 2019

    The Ford Motor Company, have to their credit arguably the most significant car in the whole history of motoring. Nigel Stennet-Cox looks back at Ford’s Model T.

  • CLASSICS WORLD OPINION: THE CLASS OF ’59

    CLASSICS WORLD OPINION: THE CLASS OF ’59

    Matt Bell on 8th January 2019

    Exactly six decades ago, the British motor industry was about to enter one of its most important years – and not just in terms of new-model launches. Paul Guinness explains…

  • THE CLASS OF 1988

    THE CLASS OF 1988

    Matt Bell on 21st November 2018

    Thirty years ago, the UK’s best-selling cars list had few surprises, with hatchbacks and reps’ favourites ruling the roads. Paul Guinness takes a look at how things have changed...

  • WHEN PROJECTS GO FULL CIRCLE

    WHEN PROJECTS GO FULL CIRCLE

    Matt Bell on 14th November 2018

    Peter Simpson recalls how a Rover P4 project ended in an unexpectedly good way 20 years ago…

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Matt Bell on 7th November 2018

    Our choice of first car is often influenced by the makes and models we grow up with – although in Paul Guinness's case, his future career plans also played a part.

  • COMPUTERS VS CLASSIC CARS

    COMPUTERS VS CLASSIC CARS

    Matt Bell on 7th November 2018

    Those intelligent computer algorithms may not be quite so clever when it comes to classic cars. Obviously (and thankfully) Nigel Fryatt's love of classics doesn’t seem to follow the rules

  • CONCEPT CARS THAT SPAWNED OTHERS

    CONCEPT CARS THAT SPAWNED OTHERS

    Matt Bell on 31st October 2018

    Having recently discussed concept cars that made it into production, Jack Grover ponders over the cars that didn't quite make production, but did influence others models.

  • THE RISE OF KOREAN CAR MAKERS

    THE RISE OF KOREAN CAR MAKERS

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th October 2018

    Back in the ’70s the Korean car makers were nothing more than a curiosity in the UK but now they’re a major market force. And it was all done with British talent...

  • CLASSIC CAR DRIVERS URGED TO BELT-UP

    CLASSIC CAR DRIVERS URGED TO BELT-UP

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th October 2018

    More than one in four occupants who were killed in crashes in Britain last year were not wearing a seat belt according to data from the Department for Transport – the largest proportion since records started being kept in 2013.

  • THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

    THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th October 2018

    In times of war and peace the car industry has occasionally taken to the skies. Jack Grover takes a look at the historical connections between car makers and aircraft...

  • BIG CAT DIARIES

    BIG CAT DIARIES

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th October 2018

    The much-loved Mark 2 Jaguar was once considered a cheapie – cheap to buy and just as cheap to wreck. Ted Connolly recalls an incident that was amusing and sad in equal measure...

  • VERY UNLIKELY RACE CARS

    VERY UNLIKELY RACE CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th October 2018

    Some cars just look fast from the off and if they make it to the race track, they probably prove to be fast. But not for all. Here Nigel Fryatt takes a look at some of the most unlikely competition cars ever built