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  • Wind tunnel
    June 29, 2022

    Wind Tunnel Wonder

    By Wayne Batty This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Pininfarina’s wind tunnel in Grugliasco, near Turin, Italy. Judging by how many other coachbuilders have come and gone over the years, half a century is already a considerable...

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  • Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
    May 26, 2022

    Concorso D'Eleganza

    By Wayne Batty Seeing pictures of Aston Martin’s superbly restored Bulldog taking the Coppa d’Oro at this past weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este prompted a bout of nostalgia as I recalled a trip to Lake Como made a decade ago....

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  • April 5, 2022

    Packaging F1’s magic

    Watching a Formula 1 race these days is an immersive experience. With the full weekend’s sessions exhaustively covered by more than 50 cameras, a squad of expert commentators and guest panellists and team radio for all to hear, it truly...

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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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  • January 20, 2022

    #InspiredByPorsche

    Regular readers will no doubt be aware of Jaguar Land Rover’s less than cordial treatment of artists who choose to depict its vehicles in their work. ‘Cease and desist’ letters from the company’s legal department have been dished out like...

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  • January 20, 2022

    The Art of Wagger

    Born in 1958, Klaus Wagger grew up in the Austrian Tyrol, surrounded by mountains, cows and an active motorsport scene which included F1 drivers Gerhard Berger and Karl Wendlinger. Famous though these two were, according to his parents it was...

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  • January 6, 2022

    Classic cars in slices

    Anyone afflicted with a passion for cars has more than likely spent a disproportionately high percentage of their lives staring at the lines, curves and surfaces of some beautiful machines. Spend enough time and you begin to know the shapes...

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  • January 6, 2022

    A Mobile Tradition

    An invitation to visit BMW Group Classic to drive a 507 arrived in my inbox back in 2010 – that’s not something you turn down. The following was my report on that experience.   BMW Group Classic, formerly known as Mobile...

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  • December 16, 2021

    Driving the DeLorean

    by Wayne Batty It is said that John Zachary DeLorean wanted people’s eyes to light up when they walked through a DMC showroom.  It’s been 40 years since car buyers first had that opportunity, and 36 since the DeLorean’s starring...

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  • November 26, 2021

    One for the Archives, by Wayne Batty

    On a trip to Stuttgart back in 2012, I was afforded an opportunity to visit Porsche’s archive as well as its then ‘semi-secret’ new storage facility. Frank Jung holds the position now, but Dieter Landenberger headed up Porsche’s Historical Archives...

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  • November 26, 2021

    Opel: Bicycles, Rockets and Racers

    By Wayne Batty The March 2017 purchase of Opel and its twin-sister brand Vauxhall by PSA Group, followed by the 2021 merging of PSA with Fiat Chrysler Automotive has all but guaranteed the continued survival of the Opel and Vauxhall...

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