Break for the Border Road Trip

Break for the Border Road Trip

We sample Great Escape’s Break for the Border Road Trip to see if driving a varied range of classic cars makes the perfect antidote to dealing with the winter blues. Let’s face it, the UK winter of 2016-17 wasn’t the best and seemed to drag on forever with an endless combination of grey skies and […]

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Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS II

Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS Driven

We take Vintage Classics Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS II on a two hundred mile round trip back to where all 7,000 DB7’s were produced at Wykham Mill, Bloxham in Oxfordshire (UK) and discover what a class act their latest acquisition is. Prior to models such as the Aston Martin DB7 Volante even being conceived, the early 1990s […]

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First Year Circuit Racing

First Year Circuit Racing

For us of course that meant driving a classic, our 1977 TVR 3000M, in the HSCC 70s Roadsports but the lessons we learned can be more widely applied and so whatever your interest read on to find out all about our First Year Circuit Racing (Cover Shot – Charlie Wooding) ARDS Test Before you can […]

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Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip

Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip

It’s 180 miles back to Astwood, we’ve got a full tank of gas, five classic cars to drive, it’s overcast and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it we did as @MrMarkFairhurst and I went on a Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip never to forget. #greatroadtrip It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got the best classic car in […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Driven

Never has any car spanned the spectrum of the car buying public as much as the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. From business mogul or even royalty when new through to the owner of the local car ‘recycling’ facility second hand. The question is, what does a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow mean to the world today […]

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2015 Classic Motor Show

Big is the only way to describe the Lancaster Insurance 2015 Classic Motor Show at the NEC where after six hours we only managed one lap. That’s a whole of lot of clubs, car sales, trade stands and Automobolia for your £20 entry fee. Another late decision to attend meant a relatively early start in an attempt […]

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AK427

AK427 AC Cobra Replica Driven

Kit cars haven’t always enjoyed the best rep, particularly with the number of VW Beetle based models that appeared on the scene back in the 70s, but times have moved on, quality improved and so with a V8 engine up front and a decent chassis underneath is there now a case for cars like the AK427 […]

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Fiat 500F

Fiat 500 Driven

After World War II it was time to get Europe moving once again and Italy came up with a brilliantly simple design that was affordable for the masses in the form of their cute and cuddly Fiat 500. With nearly four million units sold over an impressive eighteen year reign (1957 – 1975) the world […]

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2015 Autumn Classic

2015 Autumn Classic

With queues stretching for miles in all directions around Goodwood these days is it time to look much closer to home and get a taste of nostalgia without all the fuss and expense of much larger events. Maybe and as Castle Combe Circuit is only nine miles up the road whilst wearing my Bristol Motor […]

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2015 Neil Garner Open Day

2015 Neil Garner Open Day

Each year the TVR Car Club’s Wiltshire region, under the leadership of David Border, organises a local event with a truly national draw and this year the 2015 Neil Garner Open Day was no exception as it hosted TVR Automotive Chairman Les Edgar for the day. Just south of Kemble in Gloucestershire, and after much […]

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2015 Castle Combe Rally Day

2015 Castle Combe Rally Day

It’s been a few years since I last visited this event and the 2015 Castle Combe Rally Day did not disappoint with attractions stretching from Bobbies Chicane right through to Quarry Corner, even Ari Vatanen was there for goodness sake. Ari apparently had said he wasn’t particularly interested in driving at the 2015 Castle Combe […]

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2015 Tetbury Classic Car Show

Our love of local events continues this time in the Cotswolds at the 2015 Tetbury Classic Car Show where for a nominal fee you could stroll leisurely up and down rows of beautiful cars separated by hay bales all laid out on a grassy playing field. Of course the weather always helps and on Sunday […]

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