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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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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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Berkeley Classic Car Show

In maintaining our love of events large and small and in the run up to the big one for us this year, the Le Mans Classic, Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock and his antique loving partner Lynnette finally manage to tick all event boxes together at the brilliant 2014 Berkeley Classic Car Show, Chris picks up the […]

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Summer Classics and Custom Vehicle Show

Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock stumbled across the Summer Classics and Custom Vehicle Show in the small village of Easter Compton just north of Bristol (UK) to discover a relatively large two day event he didn’t even knew existed and right on the doorstep – Sweet. Trundling through the rather lovely village of Easter Compton on the […]

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Frenchay Vintage Vehicle Show

There is just something so fundamentally British about the village fete – a congregation of a local community for a number of reasons; perhaps to raise funds for a worthy cause, a flower show, a gymkhana or, as in this instance, a rather wonderful gathering of classic cars and motorbikes, welcome to the Frenchay Vintage […]

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Ronin – Film Review

Ronin United Artists DVD Running Time 116 minutes If you like car chases and action-thriller movies, then Director John Frankenheimer`s ‘Ronin’ must surely rank as one of the best films of the genre. Ronin takes it`s title from the name given to ancient Japanese Samurai whose Lord and Master had been killed and, now without […]

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Pirelli Classic Marathon (’89-’92)

In 2013 the Pirelli Classic Marathon celebrated its 25th anniversary and fittingly with the original sponsor providing the backing. To find out more we bought 4 DVD’s from 1989 to 1992 all reproduced by Duke in 2008 and all from a time when the event started on London Bridge with famous names such as Moss, […]

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Classic Cars – May 2013

Motorsport rules and regulations aren`t always well received but, occasionally, the various products developed to accommodate them filter down in a surprisingly good way to the general public, and the requirement to build a minimum number of road legal versions of a manufacturers competition cars has given us some absolutely awesome road-rockets over the years. […]

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Classic & Sports Car – May 2013

Despite March being the coldest on record in the UK since mankind was living in caves, Spring is definitely just around the corner and Classic & Sports Car takes a detailed look at eight, very different and slightly leftfield sports cars that you could purchase now for some fun this summer and on a budget […]

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Practical Classics – Spring 2013

Blimey, talk about a bumper issue. Practical Classics really has pulled out all the stops this month, with an issue so full of interesting articles and automotive information that it should come with a health warning for those of us that do most of our magazine reading in the smallest room in the house. Now we […]

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Worlds Fastest Indian

Worlds Fastest Indian Icon Home Entertainment DVD Running Time 127 minutes Okay, not strictly a film about cars – the ‘Indian’ in the title referring to the American motorcycle manufacturer – but this wonderful film is chock-a-block with classic cars and motorbikes from start to finish. The central story of this film is one mans […]

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Ferry Porsche Cars are my Life

Ferry Porsche Cars are my life Prof Dr. Ing. h. c. Ferry Porsche with Gűnther Molter Patrick Stephens Ltd ISBN 1-85260-259-7 During the history of the motorcar there have been an awful lot of manufacturers bearing the names of their founders, but has there ever been a name so synonymous with car development and high […]

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