2015 Dick Mayo Sprint

Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock helps out at the 2015 Dick Mayo Sprint to discover many competitors using their classic cars as a track weapon of choice to successfully compete against modern day machinery. Words and Pictures: Chris Dymock. Blimey, and my favourite weekend of the year just got a whole lot more interesting. I imagine most of us […]

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Great Sports Classics Day 2015

Great Sports Classics Day 2015

Before this year Bristol Motor Club had enjoyed sunshine all the way at its annual event but thankfully that didn’t put off a large number of exhibitors taking to Castle Combe’s recently re-surfaced circuit for the Great Sports Classics Day 2015. (All pictures Jim Gaisford) OK sunshine would have been nice, in fact even some […]

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Summer Drives Competition

To enter the Summer Drives Competition all you have to do is visit the dedicated Summer Drives Competition webpage, pick a favourite from the list and come 24th August 2015 when the winner is announced it could be yours to drive for the weekend courtesy of Cherished Vehicle Insurance. A number of online experts, including […]

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Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

Ford Capri 280 Brooklands Driven

By 1986 the Capri had already outlived its expected lifetime by three years thanks to the Cologne powered 2.8i and so when Ford discovered a spare 1038 shells they decided to produce one final model, the Ford Capri 280 Brooklands. Originally there were going to be 500 Turbo-Technics modified cars called the Capri 500 but […]

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2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic

2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic

We collect Great Escape Classic Car Hire’s Capri 280 ‘Brooklands’ from their Redditch base and drive south back home to first rekindle our love affair with this classic 80s Ford before discovering new roads and views all within thirty miles of where we live on the 2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic. A quick look at a […]

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Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Hmm, a rather lovely summer`s day despite the rather iffy forecast and all the better for the short jaunt to the Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015 combined with their annual antiques fair. We must have got the timing right this year as there were no queues on the roads to the event, and which had […]

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HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015

HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015

The forecast said that a thunderstorm would pass overnight to leave an overcast but dry Norfolk for the HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015 event. That only turned out to be half true when after the lightning strikes and subsequent power failures on Friday evening, experienced in a local pub; it proceeded to persist down virtually all […]

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70s Roadsports Thruxton 2015

Wow. What a great bunch the HSCC are and terrific to finally enjoy our first outing racing with them. Welcome to 70s Roadsports Thruxton 2015. Testing on Friday was at its name suggests a challenge. The track was wet and slippery which for the fastest circuit in the UK with the fastest corner, Church; was a […]

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Alfa Romeo Spider Driven

The Alfa Romeo Spider stood the test of time for nearly thirty years, before finally bowing out just as the Mazda MX5 was establishing itself as the long lost love child of the Lotus Elan. The fact the Alfa Romeo Spider was in production for that length of time with only cosmetic changes on each new release […]

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2014 Race Retro Classic Car Price Guide

Classic Car Price Guide (2015)

Welcome to our 2015 UK Classic Car Price Guide where you’ll find accurate pricing for the most popular models from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s based ONLY on auction results. We think this approach makes our price guide unique in providing the true market value for all models listed within their respective condition categories. […]

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Saab 900 T16S Driven

In the 1970s Saab showed the world that you could have a car that was both practical and as quick as a Porsche 911 making savvy Dad’s everywhere look cool. During the 80s that trend continued with this 175bhp Saab 900 T16S, a car that demonstrated to anyone who drove one exactly how good a […]

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XJS Convertible V12 Driven

The the XJS Coupe and XJS Convertible filled a 21 year gap from 1975 to 1996 between the outgoing Series 3 E-Type V12 and incoming V8 powered XK8 and XKR models. Often maligned over the years the tide now appears to be turning with a growing appreciation of designer and aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer’s other Jaguar […]

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