Tag: Motoring

My Mighty Midas

The damned classifieds: Rare cars have always fascinated me, from sought after supercars with astonishing price tags right down to the everyday cars that rusted out before anybody noticed they had become endangered. If a car is rare, it’s always going to hold my interest. This is perhaps why, at car shows, I will always

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The Dreamers Car of the day: FBS Census

Another day and another car to be consigned to the cemetery of automotive dreams. In today’s tale of woe, we look at a motor that was completely uncompromised in its dynamic ability; but perhaps that’s where it went wrong. All personality but no beauty Robin Hall and Andrew Barber were both talented ex Rover engineers

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The Dreamers. car of the day: Evante

This week is all about dreaming the impossible dream, a group of people who went against all evidence and good judgement in the name of building their own car. While always a fascinating enterprise filled with initial excitement, the odd plot twist, production and money woes plus sometimes even a little conspiracy but always ending

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French Fancies COTD: Alpine A110 (the new one)

Now, this week, the name that kept creeping its bug eye face up was of course Alpine, and it’s no surprise really as it the ubiquitous French sports car. It’s the car French teenagers aspire to own and French engineers want to build. It’s the Gallic Lotus and Porsche all rolled into one wonderful brand.

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French Fancies COTD: Renaultsport Spider

A lot of the cars I have spoken about this week have in some way been compared to, or related to, France’s holy Alpine, so it’s a little awkward now as today’s car was Alpine’s final nail in the coffin. Until the resurrection of course! Renault, in the 90’s, were killing it in Formula One

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French Fancies COTD: Hommell Berlinette

Another tale from Gran Turismo’s past, the guys from Polyphony digital seem to have a knack of popularising car companies that please gamers over bank managers. My first interaction with Hommell was on Gran Turismo 4 on the PlayStation 2, the one that a lot of people believe is the nerdiest of all the Gran

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Me and My Mercedes part one: The convert

I have now owned my W124 Mercedes-Benz 300ce for almost 2 months and together we’ve travelled 2500 miles all over the place for an eventful Christmas and New Year, so I think now is a good opportunity to fill you in on my new baby. So why the biggish Benz? Well like most of my

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Economical classics – the art of having your cake and eating it too

Back in 1972 one gallon of petrol would set you back an average of thirty five pence, so its no wonder cars like the aston martin vantage were launched to much applause that year. But nowadays in the uk the cost of one gallon of fuel is five pound fifty and this is why theres

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The best of autoscout – What Europe has to offer #1

Looking through the classic car classifieds of late one thing has become very much apparent, in the grand scheme of things we do not have much real choice on these isles. We have mini’s and beetles up to the eyeballs but when looking for more obscure and maybe less appreciated classics, sort of in the

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