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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 […]

Events: Life begins at (XJ)40…

Events: Life begins at (XJ)40…

By Sam Mace Editor’s note: The weekend of September 20/21st was a good one for fans of some of the best British cars of the late Eighties. It was also one where I was made to ferry family members around and not indulge in my car passions – but that’s probably a good thing or […]

By September 23, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
First Drive: Jaguar F-Type Coupe – 3.0 S

First Drive: Jaguar F-Type Coupe – 3.0 S

Mike Humble: Oh, to be in the English Countryside in Summertime… the clack of leather meeting willow on the village green, birds singing and the distant cries of Plain Bob from the Parish Church. Of all my favourite spots in blighty, of which there are plenty, East Anglia has to be my spiritual home. This […]

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News: Tempted to call it the Maxi?

News: Tempted to call it the Maxi?

Here it is then – the proof that the MINI is no longer mini… After a series of more unusual body styles cueing people up for the era of change, BMW has revealed the first images of the new MINI 5-dr ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The wheelbase of the […]

By September 23, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
News: MG3 Design Concept revealed (along with more stickers…)

News: MG3 Design Concept revealed (along with more stickers…)

Apparently, there are over a million different design options available to personalise an MG3, although if all of them actually get built then the Anglo-Chinese car industry will become an overnight success story. Here’s the latest, unveiled as part of London Design Week at the global ‘Superbrands’ event. Created by MG Designer Louise Thorburn, the […]

By September 18, 2014 14 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 →
News : Here’s the XE, but is it sexy?

News : Here’s the XE, but is it sexy?

In a word – yes! (even if it does look more than a little like the XF…) Jaguar pulled out all the theatrical stops in order to introduce its newcomer to the world in a bizarre stage-musical style ceremony that included live performances from pop singers Emile Sandé, Eliza Doolittle and the Kaiser Chiefs, culminating […]

News : Beautiful Bognor’s on a Rolls…

News : Beautiful Bognor’s on a Rolls…

It may be more famous for family fun at Butlin’s, bracing winds and more sunshine per year than any other seaside town in Britain, but Bognor Regis is also set to become the latest town to benefit from the British Automotive Industry’s renaissance. With its head office just up the road on the Goodwood Estate […]

By September 8, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
News : Jaguar releases ‘Perfect Ten’ film in advance of XE launch

News : Jaguar releases ‘Perfect Ten’ film in advance of XE launch

The world debut of the new Jaguar XE at Earls Court, London, will be supported by a specially commissioned film and display of what a trio of notable motoring enthusiasts and experts consider to be the ‘Perfect Ten’ of Jaguar’s rich and diverse brand heritage. Accompanying the important new XE model will be a film […]

News : CMC to produce limited run of Mark 2 by Callum models

News : CMC to produce limited run of Mark 2 by Callum models

Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has today announced that, following what it describes as “the amazing response from car enthusiasts around the world” after the launch of the Jaguar Mark 2 by Callum, the company will be producing a limited edition run of the cars. “The car was only unveiled to the public just over a week ago but has […]

News : MINI Superleggera Vision Concept makes UK debut at Salon Privé

News : MINI Superleggera Vision Concept makes UK debut at Salon Privé

MINI’s rather unusual Superleggera Vision concept, which was first unveiled at the world famous Concours d’Elegance at Villa d’Este last May, will make its UK debut during Salon Privé, which is being held at Syon House in London this week. Handcrafted, with stretched aluminium panels, there’s no doubt at all that the fit and finish is exquisite, but we’re […]

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

The new baby Discovery has finally broken cover – with Land Rover unveiling the newcomer within the dramatic surroundings of Spaceport America in New Mexico along with (and, no, we’re not joking) a competition to win a trip into space with Virgin Galactic… The car will be seen in Europe for the first time at next month’s […]

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 →
News : Briton Andy Palmer appointed as CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda

News : Briton Andy Palmer appointed as CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin Lagonda (Aston Martin) has today announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Palmer (pictured, left) as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation. Dr. Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin from Nissan Motor Corporation where he served as Chief Planning Officer. Palmer will assume operational responsibility for all […]

News : Leyland Trucks have a gas celebrating a milestone

News : Leyland Trucks have a gas celebrating a milestone

Leyland Trucks has produced the 125,000th DAF LF at its state-of-the-art factory in Leyland, Lancashire. The vehicle was officially handed over by Ron Augustyn, Managing Director of Leyland Trucks and Ray Ashworth, Managing Director of DAF Trucks Ltd to Calor Gas representatives David Brown, Fleet Asset Manager and Iain Carr, Operations Manager, at a ceremony held […]

News : Classic Motor Cars unveils Ian Callum’s Jaguar Mark 2 at opening of new premises

News : Classic Motor Cars unveils Ian Callum’s Jaguar Mark 2 at opening of new premises

A unique Jaguar Mark 2 re-designed by Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, and re-engineered by leading restorers Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has been unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The building was officially opened by motorcycle and Formula One Grand Prix World Champion John Surtees […]

News : MG Motor UK says MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary models are “selling like hot cakes”

News : MG Motor UK says MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary models are “selling like hot cakes”

MG Motor UK has today said that the MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary Limited Edition models “are selling like hot cakes, with most of the 90 vehicles already sold out.” The company has confirmed that, if all 90 vehicles are sold within 90 days, one lucky customer will go on to win an MG3. The MG 90th Anniversary Limited Editions […]

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport’s interior

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport’s interior

Land Rover has today revealed a first look inside the soon-to-be launched Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating as standard […]

News : Jaguar’s new XE to be better-connected by far…

News : Jaguar’s new XE to be better-connected by far…

Jaguar has today issued the third in a series of four technology previews to be released during the launch of the all-new Jaguar XE and claims that the much-awaited new model “will deliver a smooth, supple ride, exceptionally sharp steering, quiet, luxurious cabin and seamless connectivity’ whilst being ‘equipped with a wide range of state-of-the art technologies designed […]

News : Amazing SD3 unearthed…

News : Amazing SD3 unearthed…

Craig Cheetham Mind the cyclist, dear… because if you see this driving towards you, chances are you might take your eyes off the road for few moments… Cheshire Auto Promotions’ two annual Tatton Park classic car shows are always good for unearthing the odd gem – the Car Mart section might not be huge, but […]

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 […]