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  • March 28, 2023

    The Quizmaster’s Tale

    Many of you may not realise that for the past two years, the Newsletter Quiz questions have been set in New Zealand, thanks to the wonders of the Internet. How did this come about? Who better to tell you than...

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  • February 1, 2023

    France in the '70s: Part 2

    By Michael Kliebenstein Read part one of France in the '70s A year later, I returned to Dijon, again buying myself a very cheap Citroën Traction Avant 11 Légère to travel around in. I think it was 150 francs. Cruising...

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  • January 11, 2023

    A Bugatti for Christmas

    By Wayne Batty At the tender and still impressionable age of 13, Philip Porter received, as a birthday gift from his parents, a veritable tome on Bugatti written by the great expert Hugh Conway. Poring over those pages again and...

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  • January 10, 2023

    France in the '70s: Part 1

    By Micheal Kliebenstein Of all the amazing places I’ve experienced over the years, my most fond memories are of France in the seventies. Yes, I belong to a generation that grew up with the images of France’s La Nouvelle Vague...

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  • December 16, 2022

    In The Manner Of Voltaire

    In 1757, the French writer and playwright ‘Voltaire’, wrote, of poor wronged Admiral John Byng who was executed on board his own ship for supposedly disobeying orders, ‘...in this country, it is found good, from time to time, to kill one admiral pour encourager les autres (to encourage the others)’.
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  • December 16, 2022

    JLR C-type Replica Court Case - The First Witness

    STOP PRESS (23/03/23): We are exceptionally pleased to say that the Magnussons have won their appeal against the lower Swedish court's decision in favour of JLR with regard to their C-type replica which JLR were insisting they must destroy. Not only have the...

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  • December 16, 2022

    An unexpected Cooper SuperFind

    By Michael KliebensteinWhenever I see a very significant race car still sporting its original steering wheel, racing seat and instruments, it always affects me. I feel it especially when I know that a great name once sat on that seat in...

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  • SS Jaguar 100
    November 22, 2022

    The Twists and Turns of Research

    Part of the fun of writing and publishing is the research, and the occasional surprise.

    Chas Parker is currently working on our next Exceptional Cars book, this one featuring the famous SS Jaguar 100, Old No. 8.

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  • October 20, 2022

    Changes in the classic car landscape

    I cannot help but notice that things have changed very quickly over the last few years. Historically, classic car values rose almost every 6 months, while dealers were willing to purchase inventory and hold it for a year or more...

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  • Ferrari Historic Challenge
    October 20, 2022

    Great Escapes

    Whether it’s owning them, encountering them, or just reading about them, powerful historic cars have an ability to transport you to a bygone age. They can also be a welcome form of escapism in these dark and difficult times. When I say powerful, I don’t only mean horsepower, I also mean power of character.
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  • A celebration of thirty years of the McLaren F1
    October 5, 2022

    Uncovered at Thirty

    Each September witnesses a flurry of top-quality events in the UK’s classic car scene, from Salon Privé to the Goodwood Revival via the Concours of Elegance. This year there was another – albeit private – first-class addition to the list, Uncovered at Thirty. The venue was Kiklo Spaces, a new garage and museum facility at Petersfield, Hampshire.
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