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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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  • 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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  • 1931 4½-litre ‘Blower’ Bentley
    August 23, 2022

    Blower in the Rain

    Michael Kliebenstein recalls his favourite drive in a 1931 4½-litre ‘Blower’ Bentley.

    The cockpits of 1920s and 1930s race cars have a very simple authenticity generally not found in cars of later eras. Designed in a strictly pragmatic way, with function and efficiency of use the only considerations, they were never intended to be objects of visual appeal. Yet today they’re often rightly considered examples of automotive art. None more so than the cockpit of the 1930 Bentley 4½-litre ‘Blower’, the most famous race car of the Bentley Boys-era.

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  • James Bond Rolex
    August 9, 2022

    SuperFinds: ‘James Bond’ Rolex

    Michael Kliebenstein, author of SuperFinds, asks: ‘Can a classic watch be a real SuperFind, like a car? Yes, if it is an iconic piece with an amazing history.’While studying cinematography in the early 1980s, I came across a fascinating old...

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  • Audi article
    August 9, 2022

    Ten Reasons Why – Audi

    Two World Wars, several mergers, two acquisitions and eleven decades of fierce competition; Audi appears to have thrived through it all. Wayne Batty offers ten reason why.
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  • miniature book on classic cars
    May 11, 2022

    SuperFinds Diorama

    By Michael Kliebenstein From the earliest stages of my SuperFinds book project I had it in mind to create a model display that related specifically to the book. There was no doubt about which car to feature; it could only...

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  • March 21, 2022

    Insiders’ views on Graham Hill

    JOHN YOUNG on the Monte Carlo Rally with Graham Hill I did a Monte with Coombs and Salvadori and they didn’t take it very seriously, but Graham did take it seriously. We were supposed to do this rally with John...

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  • March 21, 2022

    Hill's most thrilling Silverstone win

    When it comes to Graham Hill and BRM’s title-winning year, it’s the excellent victories at Zandvoort, Nürburgring, Monza and East London that get all the plaudits, and rightly so, given that these all counted towards the 1962 Championship. But there’s...

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  • February 3, 2022

    Disc Jockeying at Le Mans

    There can be no doubt that Jaguar’s use of disc brakes at Le Mans in 1953 provided the cars from Coventry with a tangible performance advantage. The winning 3.4-litre C-type finished a full five laps ahead of the 5.5-litre Cunningham...

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  • February 3, 2022

    Michael's Superfinds - Classic Cabin Fever

    While driving my 1962 Jaguar E-type Roadster on a dreary winter morning, I realised that my passion for classic sports cars and their interiors started very early on in life.  Above: An early morning drive in a 1962 E-type is...

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