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Jaguar E-Type V12 Driven

As summer finally arrived here in the UK what better way to celebrate than a trip out driving a Series 3 Jaguar E-Type V12. This is our third drive in what Enzo Ferrari once described as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ the previous two being a bright red Series 2 Coupe and same series 4.2 […]

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Morgan 3 Wheeler (M3W) Driven

Morgan has always kept tradition high on its agenda, but in re-launching the Morgan 3 Wheeler the Malvern based niche sports car manufacturer has gone straight back to its 1910 roots. No one can dispute how Morgan cars have kept traditional techniques, involving Ash, elliptical rear springs and sliding pillar front suspension alive for over […]

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VW Campers for Hire in London

London Classic Car Club member Kirk Harrison, who already has a Rover P6, Renault Avantime and Triumph Bonneville committed to the club has now gone one step further by offering three VW Campers for hire; Olive, Molly and Bertie. The Camper Vans are available to hire from London Classic Car Club’s new N1 base after […]

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Retro Cars

Ford Mustang GT Driven

In 1964 Ford hit the jackpot, they had learnt in the past all about producing cars in volume, the Model A for instance, and latterly about attractive design, think T-Bird. But in the April of ‘64 they combined these two things to devastating effect in the hugely successful Mustang, something that was well worth celebrating […]

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Renault Megane R26 Driven

Everyone has owned a car that made them think differently, possibly in breaking away from a favourite brand, a random test drive, love at first sight on a garage forecourt, or even that old adage of I went out to buy a toothbrush and came back with this, in my case a Renault Megane R26. […]

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Daimler SP250 Dart Driven

It is estimated there are no more than 700 left in the UK and so quite remarkable that we got to drive Lorimer Burn’s superbly restored Daimler SP250 Dart. In the late 1950’s Daimler was in financial trouble and desperate to emulate Triumph’s and Jaguar’s success in capitalising on the American market. What evolved was […]

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Mustang 289 V8 Convertible Driven

Let me paint you a picture. It is a red hot day and someone fires up and offers you a drive in a stunning dark blue with contrasting cream hide 1966 Mustang 289 V8 Convertible. Now excuse me for not being totally in tune with all the local folk laws here in the UK but […]

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Morris Mini Cooper S Driven

Arguably there are roads that suit every classic car in the whole world, ones that really allow their drivers to appreciate every last handling characteristic. In our’s and this particular modified Morris Mini Cooper S’s case the road is the A686 in the North Pennines (UK). A piece of twisting black top enjoyed by 2, 3 and 4 wheels that bucks and weaves its way up to the infamous […]

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Jaguar MK2 3.8 Manual Driven

The Jaguar MK2 3.8 dominated our television screens in the 1970’s as the getaway car of choice. It is easy to understand why, powerful with reasonable handling and enough space inside for four burly adults wearing masks and carrying guns of the sawn-off variety. Although you have to suspect Sir William Lyons had a different […]

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E-Type 4.2 Convertible Driven

The Series 1 E-Type opened the chapter on one of the most famous car stories of all time. Step forwards to Series 2 and things were already on the move with changes to the rear lights, bumper, front lights and grill. Changes that didn’t please everyone, particularly the longer chassis on the later series 3 roll out […]

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Porsche 911T 2.2 Driven

The Porsche 911T is a great car if not a little short on outright pace. But what if you increased the power and added some classy Steve McQueen styling cues from the 911 he drove in the film Le Mans? We took a trip to Great Escape Classic Car Hire to review one such modified 911T […]

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

Have you ever heard the expression ‘If you could bottle it, you could sell it’? Well it is possible that the Goodwood Festival of Speed has done just that. Lord March and his organising team have taken the magical and often difficult to identify ingredients of cars, bikes, riders and drivers. Laid them out on […]

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