Events : Report – Pride of Longbridge 2014

Pride of Longbridge 2014 (16)

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)


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)


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

Paddy Hopkirk

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

Retro Classics Stuttgart (7)

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


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?


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

Mini Monte Carlo replica, on offer for EUR 53,000.

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

Brighton Speed Trials

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 […]

Events : Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show report

NEC Classic Motor Show (2)

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 […]

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