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Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 preview

Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 preview

Before opening to the general public today, AROnline was able to visit the preview day of this year´s Techno Classica in Essen. Words and photography: Alexander Boucke We will not talk about how record breaking the show will be, as it will only break the records set in Essen the year before. But there will […]

News : Euro Rover Round Britain Driving Challenge

News : Euro Rover Round Britain Driving Challenge

Four members from the Euro Rover Owners Club will be highlighting their pride in Longbridge built cars by taking part in their very own 24-hour Round Britain Driving Challenge to raise funds for charity. Wyn Fellowes, Daniel DeMellow, Sarah James and Mark James are all avid enthusiasts of Rover and MG cars built during the Rover Group and […]

By 14 April 2015 2 Comments Read More →
MGR@10 Month : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2015

MGR@10 Month : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2015

This year’s 2015 Pride of Longbridge community event takes place this coming Saturday, April 18, and AROnline will be there to cover it.   This year’s event promises to be especially poignant, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the closure of MG Rover and the original ‘Save MG Rover Rally’ that kicked it all […]

Events : InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2015

Events : InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2015

Just like last year, AROnline starts the new classic car show season early with a visit to Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. The celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Jaguar name was the theme for one of the two central exhibitions and made the visit even more interesting for those with some British fuel in […]

Best of British : Happy 30th to the Rover 200 series

Best of British : Happy 30th to the Rover 200 series

Most of us know the Montego, along with the Leyland Roadrunner, celebrated a 30th birthday this year. Also, back in 1984, the Rover 200 was introduced – an important product that today, almost seems forgotten in classic car circles. Mike Humble stumbled upon the sole surviving early 216 Vitesse… and this one’s rather special too! […]

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 Insurance 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 […]

By 20 November 2014 15 Comments Read More →
Events : Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show Round-up

Events : Lancaster Insurance 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 BMC/BL/ARG/MG […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 22 September 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]