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News : Early low-mileage 800 Fastback at Anglia Car Auctions

News : Early low-mileage 800 Fastback at Anglia Car Auctions

Craig Cheetham What must be one of the oldest surviving Rover 800 Fastbacks is set to go under the hammer at Anglia Car Auctions’ summer sale later this month. Among the many more upmarket classics due to be sold at the ACA sale in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, the Oyster Beige 820e base model could easily […]

News : 2,000,000th ‘Utility’ Land Rover

News : 2,000,000th ‘Utility’ Land Rover

The two-millionth ‘utility’ Land Rover will make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, after Land Rover reached the manufacturing milestone in the model’s final year of production. The one-off 90 commemorates 2,000,000 Land Rover Defender and Series models, produced at Lode Lane, Solihull, since 1948.     Unique touches include a map of Red Wharf […]

Events : BMC and Leyland Show, Gaydon, plus Cowley and Longbridge Convoys

Events : BMC and Leyland Show, Gaydon, plus Cowley and Longbridge Convoys

Not just one but two convoys will converge on this year’s BMC and Leyland Show at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warks, thanks to the organisers of the traditional (and much-loved) Cowley Convoy.   The convoys are open to owners of any BMC/BL/ARG or associated vehicle and will depart from either Cowley or Longbridge […]

News : Raise a glass to… 45 years of the Range Rover

News : Raise a glass to… 45 years of the Range Rover

The iconic Range Rover celebrates its 45th birthday this week, though who would have thought, in 1970, that a somewhat utilitarian attempt to move the Land Rover more upmarket would have resulted in one of the world’s most famous luxury brands of today? Over six million Range Rovers have rolled off the Solihull production line since that […]

BLARG Video of the week : X Power MG SV Promotional Video

BLARG Video of the week : X Power MG SV Promotional Video

Mike Humble:   Bit of a strange one this as I personally never saw this video at dealer level though my sources confirm its a genuine MGR production. If you want any more proof that MG Rover were scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas, then this short and narration free video might just […]

News : Anglia Car Auctions sale preview

News : Anglia Car Auctions sale preview

Fans of low mileage 70s, 80s and 90s classics seem to be spoilt for choice by Anglia Car Auctions of late, as the Kings Lynn sales house appears to have become the venue of choice for vendors of such cars.     Among the many treats at this weekend’s sale are a Triumph TR7 with […]

News : 4,000-mile Allegro hits the market

News : 4,000-mile Allegro hits the market

A 1974 Austin Allegro Super with just 4,111 miles on the clock has appeared for sale at an MG dealership in Northern Ireland.     Offered for sale by SS Logan Motors of Newtonabbey, Co Antrim, the 1974 Series 1 Super is finished in period Blaze orange, with black vinyl interior and the Allegro’s celebrated […]

News : Land Rover launches Heritage Driving Experience

News : Land Rover launches Heritage Driving Experience

Land Rover has launched a new experience centre, allowing fans to get behind the wheel of some of the company’s most iconic classic vehicles.       The new Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience is at Land Rover’s customer test facility in Fen End, West Midlands. Fans and customers can experience Land Rover’s rich heritage […]

News : Metro ‘Scout’ one-off for sale at auction

News : Metro ‘Scout’ one-off for sale at auction

A one-off concept built at the start of the 1990s and based around a brand new Rover Metro is due to go under the hammer on Wednesday, June 10. And with no set reserve, this fascinating proposal for a forward-looking crossover might just be a bargain.   The Rover Metro Scout was designed and built […]

News : Delivery mileage Dolomite stars at Tatton Park

News : Delivery mileage Dolomite stars at Tatton Park

Craig Cheetham   A Triumph Dolomite SE with only 80 miles from new on the clock was the star attraction at the Classic Car Spectacular at Tatton Park last weekend.     Show organiser Stuart Holmes, of Cheshire Auto Promotions, said: “The Dolomite is sensational. Fresh out of the box. Seeing it at the show […]

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre to open its doors to the public

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre to open its doors to the public

Vauxhall will be showcasing its collection of historic cars to the public for one day only on Sunday 14th June, from 10am until 4pm. Based at the Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton LU1 3HG, visitors will be able to view the company’s collection for free, including over 60 veteran, vintage and post-war Vauxhalls from […]

News : All new Metrocab to start UK production in 2016

News : All new Metrocab to start UK production in 2016

  Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and Ecotive Ltd, the makers of the all-new Metrocab – the only zero-emissions capable black cab currently operating in London, are pleased to announce that the Metrocab for the UK will enter volume production in Coventry next year, as part of a new partnership with manufacturing specialist, Multimatic that includes an […]

News : LDV Returns! Well, to Ireland at least…

News : LDV Returns! Well, to Ireland at least…

Craig Cheetham   It may not be a name steeped in glamour, but as one of the stalwarts of the former BMC/BL empire, LDV was one of the hardiest survivors. And it’s back. In a sense. In the past few weeks, LDV has relaunched in Ireland, with talk of a return to the UK not […]

Events : MG Car Club celebrates 25 years at Abingdon

Events : MG Car Club celebrates 25 years at Abingdon

  2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the MG Car Club’s return to Abingdon, the spiritual home of MG, and the Club is holding an open day on Saturday 23rd of May to celebrate. The MG Car Club is the oldest MG club in the world, formed by the MG Car Company, 85 years ago […]

News : Best April sales figures to date for MG Motor.

News : Best April sales figures to date for MG Motor.

MG Motor UK MG continues its sales success with latest figures revealing April 2015 as the best for April registrations since MG Motor UK was formed. Following the release of the new car registrations from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), MG is pleased to see a 39 per cent increase on April […]

eBay find(s) of the week : Chance to rescue a death row Metro (or 200)…

eBay find(s) of the week : Chance to rescue a death row Metro (or 200)…

Craig Cheetham A classic-friendly breaker in Norfolk has got four ailing Metros in varying states of disrepair, that are being offered for sale complete before being broken for spares.     The four Metros are an L-Plate 1.4 GSi with 55,000 miles on the clock, an M-reg ‘Nightfire’ special edition with a six-figure mileage but […]

Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 review

Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 review

Nearly two weeks passed since the doors to Europe’s most important classic car show closed, time to look back now after the shock about the prices asked for some cars settled somewhat. The weather was splendid, the number of show goers was very high at about 190,000 and there have been some truely amazing cars […]

News: MG TV ad campaign gets into gear.

News: MG TV ad campaign gets into gear.

MG Motor UK: The latest MG advert, launching the new MG6, will be popping up on TV screens across the country throughout May as part of the latest marketing campaign. The new commercial features the newest addition to the growing marquee; the MG6, and incorporates the popular MG3. The advert will appear on channels from […]

News : Euro Rover Owners Club complete Round Britain Challenge

News : Euro Rover Owners Club complete Round Britain Challenge

Four members of the Euro Rover Owners Club have completed their marathon Round Britain Driving Challenge in just over 23 hours, despite part of their planned route being closed and another diversion having to be taken.     Wyn Fellowes, Daniel DeMellow, Sarah James and Mark James set off from Q Gate outside the Longbridge […]

MGR@10 Month : Pride of Longbridge 10th anniversary review

MGR@10 Month : Pride of Longbridge 10th anniversary review

Craig Cheetham     Pride of Longbridge isn’t a car rally, or certainly not in the conventional sense. It does what car rallies do, but it also does much, much more than that. Whereas Fords, Vauxhalls, VWs, BMWs and Citroens (to name but a few) all have one-make shows that attract enthusiasts from far and […]

News : MG Fans set new world record

News : MG Fans set new world record

Words: Keith Moody, HonestJohn Classics MG enthusiasts have set a new world record for the largest parade of cars made by the brand.     In total, 144 MGs gathered at Rockingham circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire, on Sunday, 11 April. Organised by Lancaster Insurance, the parade took place on the Rockingham oval with an official Guinness […]

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