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Interviews : Montego stunt driver Russ Swift talks to AROnline.

Interviews : Montego stunt driver Russ Swift talks to AROnline.

To mark the 30th birthday of the Montego, Russ Swift kindly offered to help cut the cake at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show. Mike Humble spoke to the man who did the stunt driving in one of TV’s most memorable car adverts ever… The one thing about being the wrong side of 40 is just […]

By November 20, 2014 14 Comments Read More →
Events : Lancaster NEC Classic Motor Show Round-up

Events : Lancaster NEC Classic Motor Show Round-up

Craig Cheetham and Mike Humble   And… it’s over for another year. One of the finest events on the classic calendar, even if it is a little on the pricey side to get in, has packed away its bags for another 12 months – and what a year it was this year for fan’s of […]

News : Rover P6 to be ‘launched’ at NEC Show

News : Rover P6 to be ‘launched’ at NEC Show

Craig Cheetham Rover P6 Club and Practical Classics to ‘re-launch’ P6 at the NEC This Friday at the NEC Classic Motor Show, the Rover P6 Club will be ‘re-launching’ the Rover P6 to the press and public in a glittering ceremony to celebrate the car’s innovative design. Practical Classics’  Danny Hopkins and Sam Glover – both long-term P6 […]

By November 13, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
Events : NEC Classic Motor Show preview

Events : NEC Classic Motor Show preview

Craig Cheetham and Mike Humble This weekend sees the traditional show season close at the NEC with the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, and AROnline will be there… Our very own Craig Cheetham, Clive Goldthorp and Mike Humble will all be at the show at various points during the weekend and we’ll bring you a […]

By November 13, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Events : Life begins at (XJ)40…

Events : Life begins at (XJ)40…

Sam Mace You know a car has made it as a classic when it has its own rally. Well, as a diehard XJ40 fan, I’m delighted to say that it does. The XJ40 Owners Club, which hosts the biggest and best website for all things XJ40, held its annual meeting at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum on Saturday, 20th September. […]

By September 23, 2014 14 Comments Read More →
Events : Rover 200/400 R8 25th Birthday gathering

Events : Rover 200/400 R8 25th Birthday gathering

Mike Humble So that’s another long distance proving trip undertaken with 100% reliability in the 214 GSi – and even ‘er indoors did her whack behind the wheel too. I am, of course, referring to the Rover 200/400 birthday gathering that took place at the British Motor Heritage Centre in the sleepy setting of Gaydon, Warwickshire. […]

By September 22, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
News : Rover Village to feature at NEC Classic Motor Show

News : Rover Village to feature at NEC Classic Motor Show

The organisers of this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show have confirmed that a special ‘Rover Village’ will be created at this year’s event to mark 130 years of the much loved marque. Taking place at the NEC, just down the road from Rover’s spiritual home at Solihull, the three day event runs from November 14-16. […]

By September 10, 2014 14 Comments Read More →
Events : Moulton’s motors make it home…

Events : Moulton’s motors make it home…

The annual Moulton Bicycle Club weekend gathering took place at the Hall in Bradford-on-Avon between 29th-31st August 2014, writes Guy Vincent. The Hall is the home of the late Dr. Alex Moulton and where the Moulton Bicycle Company continues to produce his bespoke range of cycles. This year the trustees of The Hall Estate and […]

By September 3, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

By August 4, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
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 […]