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Event Preview : Rover 200 (R8) Birthday Celebration at Gaydon

Event Preview : Rover 200 (R8) Birthday Celebration at Gaydon

Mike Humble To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the Rover R8, the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club, in conjunction with the Heritage Centre’s Events Team, have organised an event that will allow current owners to display their vehicles and enable Austin Rover, Rover Group and Honda employees to share their memories […]

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News : Fully Equipe-d… (and your chance to own a piece of Allegro history)

News : Fully Equipe-d… (and your chance to own a piece of Allegro history)

Craig Cheetham Allegro Equipes are like buses, then – and I’m not referring to the gearbox whine (even if my old Allegro 1750 did used to sound a lot like the Leyland National that took me to school every morning as a nipper). Three at once, though? According to Allegro Club Chairman Paul Vincent (left […]

Our Cars : Friends re-united at the Peterborough BMC Rally

Our Cars : Friends re-united at the Peterborough BMC Rally

Mike Humble Another year… another show, and this time it was the BMC and BL Rally at Nene Park in Peterborough. This particular event is one is one I have never attended until now, and I`m glad that I did because the sun shone almost as brightly as the cars on display. This year, AROnline […]

Events : BMC/BL Rally, Peterborough – and some warm-weather Woollarding…

Events : BMC/BL Rally, Peterborough – and some warm-weather Woollarding…

Craig Cheetham Over 40 years separated the oldest and newest cars displayed by AROnline readers at last weekend’s BMC/BL Rally in Peterborough, with a varied array of old and new(ish) classics ranging from Rob Copson’s Triumph Dolomite to Sean Round’s 2014 MG. A good day was had by all, and from my perspective it was […]

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s Open Day showcases historic models

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s Open Day showcases historic models

Jack Yan Vauxhall will show its private collection of historic cars at its Heritage Centre’s Open Day on Sunday, 24th August, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The cars date from 1903 and include various concepts. Models include the D-type Staff Car, which celebrates its centenary; and the droop-snoot Firenza, designed by Wayne Cherry, which celebrates 40 […]

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Event Preview : The 2014 BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day

Event Preview : The 2014 BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day

Mike Humble   Once again, its even time. August the 3rd is the 21st BMC/BL rally and hopefully the weather will be a little bit better than last year. The event is held at Ferry Meadows Nene Park in Peterborough and features a mouth-watering gathering of vehicles from our historic British Motor Corporation and subsequent brands. […]

Events : Over 50 Landcrabs star at the BMC and Leyland Show

Events : Over 50 Landcrabs star at the BMC and Leyland Show

The Austin 1800, generally known as the Landcrab, celebrated its 50th birthday in style. The call for them to attend was heard and over 50 assembled in front of the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon. Held for the second time in 2014, the BMC and Leyland Show proved to be an excellent day out – and not only for Landcrab […]

Events : MG’s past, present and future showcased at MG90

Events : MG’s past, present and future showcased at MG90

Clive Goldthorp A truly international crowd of over 15,000 MG enthusiasts descended on Silverstone – the home of the British Grand Prix – last weekend to celebrate not only the much-loved marque’s 90th Anniversary but also for a preview of current owner SAIC Motor’s near-to-mid term plans for the brand. The famous Northamptonshire race circuit has […]

Events : Preview – Festival of the Unexceptional

Events : Preview – Festival of the Unexceptional

Keith Adams Hagerty, the classic car insurers, will host the inaugural Festival of the Unexceptional, a tribute to cars from ‘an utterly undistinguished era’ – the 1970s to mid-1980s – on 26 July at Whittlebury Park Golf Club in Towcester. The aim is to create a true festival vibe for the less-celebrated, but equally well-loved, […]

Events : Land Rover celebrates Disco 25 years at Eastnor

Events : Land Rover celebrates Disco 25 years at Eastnor

This weekend’s Eastnor Land Rover Show will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery with a very special model – the very first off the production line in 1989 when it returns to Eastnor Castle’s Deer Park. The three-door Discovery, registered F981 ENV is just one of the vehicles on the Land Rover Experience Eastnor stand […]

Events : Rauno Aaltonen and Mini-Cooper to star at the Festival

Events : Rauno Aaltonen and Mini-Cooper to star at the Festival

Rauno Aaltonen and the Mini Cooper S will be starring on the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Forest Rally Stage on 26-29 June. The flying Finn, who won the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, will get behind the wheel of the ex-works car, in which he finished seventh on the 1964 Monte, on each day of the Festival. […]

News : Cowley celebrates Montego 30th with a VIP

News : Cowley celebrates Montego 30th with a VIP

Words: Dave Richards Photography: Dave Richards and Tanya Field On 27 April members of the Maestro & Montego Owners Club met at MINI Plant Oxford for their Drive It Day gathering, but the occasion being celebrated was the 30th birthday of the Montego, launched on 25 April 1984, and built at this site, formerly known as Austin Rover’s Cowley […]

Events : Report – Pride of Longbridge 2014

Events : Report – Pride of Longbridge 2014

Keith Adams After last year’s damp and rather cold Pride of Longbridge, 2014 marked a complete turn-around in fortunes for the premier BMC, Leyland, Triumph, Rover and MG show in the UK, with more than 2300 cars displayed on Cofton Park.  Indeed, with more space to display cars, effective pre-event publicity and a strengthening community […]

Events : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2014 (Updated)

Events : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2014 (Updated)

Mike Humble Well folks, it’s that time again to wake up your Wolseley, polish that P6 and manicure your Metro for the Austin Federation 2014 Pride of Longbridge event at Cofton Park Birmingham, which takes place at 10.00am on 12 April at Cofton Park, overlooking the Lowhill Lane side of the factory. All cars or light […]

Events : Techno-Classica 2014 report (updated)

Events : Techno-Classica 2014 report (updated)

Keith Adams and Alexander Boucke The Techno-Classica Essen once again cemented its postion as the biggest and best European indoor car show by continuing to grow in 2014. As well as offering a unique selection of club, dealer, auction and manufacturer stands, there was all the autojumble and currywurst you could ever possibly want. Topping the bill […]

Events : Preview – Techno Classica Essen 2014

Events : Preview – Techno Classica Essen 2014

Words : Alexander Boucke Photography: S.I.H.A., AROnline archive Trying to avoid superlatives is difficult when talking about one of the world’s largest classic car shows but, with more than 220 club displays, 27 car manufacturers and about 2500 cars on offer, we think this is justified. The 26th Techno Classica opens its gates on 26 March. AROnline will […]

Events : Retro Classics Stuttgart Show report

Events : Retro Classics Stuttgart Show report

Words and photography: Keith Adams The British cars might have been thin on the ground at the Retro Classics Stuttgart Show, but it’s still a fantastic event. This year, the show looks like it has attracted a record number of visitors, with more than 70,000 car enthusiasts making the trip to the show. With nine halls packed full […]

Events : British Cars & Lifestyle 2014 Show report

Events : British Cars & Lifestyle 2014 Show report

Words and photography: Alexander Boucke Cars and Lifestyle in one show? For a show running well into its third decade it seems to be a winning combination. However, it is not the overload of Union Flags in every possible shape which make the show attractive – the large variety of UK metal on show makes […]

Events : Post-Geneva round-up – what’s hot, or not?

Events : Post-Geneva round-up – what’s hot, or not?

Andrew Elphick Had I told you a year ago that the star of the premier European motor show would be a rear-engined Renault, you might have been, to put it mildly, dubious. However, that’s exactly what happened. Post-Dacia, Renault seems to have found its mojo and the Twingo III was a perfect example of that – […]

Events : Report – InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht

Events : Report – InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht

With the year less than a month old and most New Year resolutions still on track, AROnline visited one of the first classic car shows of the year. Does it set the trend for 2014? Words and photography: Alexander Boucke Maastricht is always worth a visit – a beautiful old town, full of culture, history, […]