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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, […]

Events : Brighton Speed Trials threat – your support needed

Events : Brighton Speed Trials threat – your support needed

The UK’s largest motor sport event, the Brighton Speed Trials is under threat from the local authorities. Brighton and Hove council is currently reviewing the future of this unique event, which takes place on the town’s promenade every year – but the event’s organiser is fighting back by drumming up public support. The Speed Trials […]

By December 24, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Events : Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show report

Events : Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show report

Words: Keith Adams Photography: Richard Kilpatrick, with additional images by James Tibbs, Jason Maycock, Callum Collie, Paul Whitehead, Martyn Kelham and Keith Adams The Classic Motor Show has been running now for 30 years, and just as the classic car scene is booming in popularity, it seems that the UK’s largest indoor show is going […]

By November 17, 2013 19 Comments Read More →
Events : Mini wins Classic Car of The Year at the NEC

Events : Mini wins Classic Car of The Year at the NEC

Jason Field has won this year’s Classic car of The Year at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor show at the NEC in Birmingham. The 1960 Austin Se7en was built in Longbridge and is one of several classic Minis owned by himself and his wife Tanya. The Mini saw off competition from a Jowett Javelin, a […]

By November 17, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Events : Land Rover’s Mumbai Silk Trail Run completed

Events : Land Rover’s Mumbai Silk Trail Run completed

Three Range Rover Diesel Hybrid prototypes have traversed 13 countries over 53 days from Solihull to Mumbai. It is the world’s first ever hybrid expedition along the Silk Trail. Hostile conditions on the route included asphalt roads with vast potholes, dusty desert trails in 43°C heat and numerous miles of mud and gravel tracks and […]

By October 14, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Events : LeMons racing in Austin Americas. Sane or not?

Events : LeMons racing in Austin Americas. Sane or not?

Peter Barratt and the Team United America Wrenchers had just two days to turn four barn find wrecks into at least one race car for the LeMons race in Houston. Words: Keith Adams, Photography: Murilee Martin The American wrenchers ‘Why Austin Americas? Because they were available, I love British cars and there is a madman […]

By October 13, 2013 15 Comments Read More →