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  • November 16, 2021

    Michael's SuperFinds

    Returning from an exhaustive driving tour from Genoa to Munich, I took time to digest my more recent SuperFinds in the southern parts of Europe. My book SuperFinds, published by Porter Press last year, helped a lot in terms of...

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  • October 26, 2021

    Camel Trophy event, by Nick Dimbleby

    “It was an amazing day. I have been totally blown away by the interest and strength of feeling that still remains for Camel Trophy all these years after the event finished in 2000. To have four of the six event...

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  • October 26, 2021

    Remembering the great Seppi

    It’s been 50 years since Swiss-born Jo Siffert, aka Seppi, died during a race at Brands Hatch. Though cut tragically short, his racing legacy is still rather prolific: two GP victories and eleven major international sportscar race wins including the...

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  • October 25, 2021

    Lamborghini time machine

    In 1971, at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini showed us a car so shocking that, even 50 years later, we’re still not over it. That car was the Countach LP 500 prototype.  Despite being ‘relegated’ to the Bertone stand, so...

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  • October 25, 2021

    Grave New World, by Wayne Batty

    Aldous Huxley got it wrong; the future is big data, anti-heroes and bedrooms on the motorway. Not very appealing, right? The good news is that the antidotes are books and classic cars. Stay with me on this one, we’ll get...

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  • October 5, 2021

    Stirling - Thoughts from 1955

      Fangio, Neubauer, and the glamour of motor racing Stirling on: Fangio ‘One of the first to congratulate me after becoming the first Brit to ever win the British GP was Fangio. ‘I had respect and a sort of love...

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  • October 5, 2021

    The Porter Press International Revival report

    If you weren’t able to witness this year’s Goodwood Revival return in person, you’ve most likely read a few reviews on the event, so you’ll know it comprised the usual mix of proper racing, period attire and many paddocks’ worth...

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  • September 15, 2021

    BRM revs up for 70th anniversary Revival party

    Seventy years have passed since BRM’s Formula 1 debut at the 1951 British GP. To mark this milestone anniversary, the storied British brand is bringing more than 35 of its racing cars to the Revival meeting at Goodwood this weekend....

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  • September 14, 2021

    The Lopresto Way

    It’s true that anyone can begin a car collection. Having two Cortinas on your driveway probably counts, but you’ll definitely have to pay people to take any notice. A warehouse full of old Mercedes-Benzes is a better proposition, but they’re...

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  • August 31, 2021

    Classic cars, future fuels

    by Malcolm McKay Biofuels are the topic of the moment with the rollout of E10 petrol in the UK and its implications for the Historic vehicle industry. The short answer on E10 is that most classics will run on it...

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  • August 31, 2021

    Radford: Take four

    by Wayne Batty When Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealer Harold Radford branched out into coachbuilding in 1948 with a wood-framed estate car conversion of the Bentley Mk VI, he probably had no idea that it would lead to his name becoming...

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