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  • February 8, 2024

    Karun Chandhok interviewed by Richard Heseltine

    Above: (left) Richard Heseltine interviews Karun Chandhok. Photo by Chloe Knight By Georgia Williams Racing driver and Sky Sports F1 analyst Karun Chandhok appeared at the Motoring Literary and Art Festival to talk about his career and how to improve...

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  • July 4, 2023

    To Le Mans and back in my Austin 7

    Words and images by Martin Port Well, I not only made it there in the Austin 7, but I also made it back again! Epic trip, but with the added emotion of having done it in a car I built...

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  • July 4, 2023

    A Heritage Honoured

    As a car-mad 13-year-old back in 1986, being handed a copy of the Mercedes-Benz bookazine In Aller Welt was a huge deal. Not only did it provide incredible insight into the popular marque, it also happened to be issue number...

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  • The Hoffman Prototype
    June 5, 2023

    The Hoffman Prototype

    Regardless of how well you know the world of motoring, the sheer diversity of passion of its devotees means the opportunity to be surprised by a car you never knew existed is seldom far off. Whether it be a concept car abandoned prior to its unveiling, a perfectly developed prototype hidden away for decades, or an all-new race car that never saw competition, you can be sure that at every moment over the last 125 years, somebody somewhere has been building a car in secret. You can be equally sure that someone will eventually discover these automotive treasures and put them on public display for all to enjoy.
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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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  • March 16, 2023

    Murray signs off first T.50

    By Wayne Batty Judging by recent happenings, it’s safe to say the gestation period for a contemporary hypercar is nothing less than four years. Croatia’s Rimac, maker of the blisteringly quick battery-powered Concept One, first showed that car’s follow-up, the...

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  • March 15, 2023

    A Model Photographer

    By Wayne Batty How diorama builder Nico Ongena uses the illusion of scale to capture visual magic. Three years ago, Nico Ongena began a new hobby: taking photographs of relatively cheap 1/64 scale model cars with his smartphone. From the...

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  • March 15, 2023

    The Multi-Union

    Backfire from a famous Brooklands racer By Michael Kliebenstein Above: Chris Staniland behind the wheel of the magnificent Multi-Union. The car is airborne at the notorious bump at Brooklands Outer Circuit.The air was cold and musty as we made our...

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  • February 16, 2023

    The Aintree Phantom

    By Michael Kliebenstein How I came to own what was likely the first safety car in Formula 1 Above: The gargantuan Rolls-Royce Phantom I, chassis 84FH, was converted in 1940 for the RAF into a shooting brake to carry spares...

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