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Best of British : Land Rover’s Autobiography programme – Part 2

Best of British : Land Rover’s Autobiography programme – Part 2

In his final article looking at Land Rover’s Autobiography personalisation programme, David Morgan finds the Autobiography name being extended to the Range Rover Sport and Evoque, as well as the most exclusive version of the Land Rover Defender to be built. Perfecting the brilliant or gilding the lily? Since its launch at the 1993 London […]

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Best of British : Land Rover’s Autobiography programme – Part 1

Best of British : Land Rover’s Autobiography programme – Part 1

Launched back in 1993, Land Rover’s Autobiography personalisation programme has offered Range Rover buyers an even greater opportunity to push the boundaries of exclusivity through bespoke colour and trim choices. In the first of two exhaustive articles charting the programme’s history, David Morgan looks at the Autobiography programme’s role on three generations of the Range Rover.

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Essay : I’m backing Britain (regardless of who owns what)

Essay : I’m backing Britain (regardless of who owns what)

2015 promises to be a great year for Great Britain with record numbers of cars being built right here. Mike Humble shares a thought or two about getting behind the brands that create, design and build cars in the UK and spending less time knocking the parent companies or taking part in petty xenophobia… Well, […]

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! […]

Best of British : Sir Herbert ‘Nigel’ Gresley CBE DSc

Best of British : Sir Herbert ‘Nigel’ Gresley CBE DSc

Mike Humble The terminology of ‘legend’ is often thrown around ‘willy nilly’, as ‘twer, with little thought towards the true meaning of he word. Family and friends, who know me really well, would describe me as being an old man – something I too agree with and rarely complain about. Maybe in a past life, […]

By 20 September 2012 9 Comments Read More →
Best of British : Gardner 6LX diesel engine

Best of British : Gardner 6LX diesel engine

Mike Humble Ask many a seasoned truck or bus engineer the simple question ‘who made the best large diesel engine?’ and more than likely the answer without delay would be Gardner. Most of you out there in reader-land will claim not to have had any experience with such engines, some may not even know who […]

By 17 September 2012 55 Comments Read More →
Rail projects : Class 91 – a potential never fulfilled

Rail projects : Class 91 – a potential never fulfilled

Mike Humble The East Coast Main Line (ECML) has been for many years, England ’s rail gateway to the North starting from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh some 392.7 miles in length. Some of the worlds most famous trains and locomotives have plied their trade with evocative names such as the Deltic, flying Scotsman, Mallard […]

By 16 September 2012 42 Comments Read More →
Best of British : BR Class 43 – High Speed Train

Best of British : BR Class 43 – High Speed Train

Twenty twelve is of course our Jubilee and Olympic year, and here at AROnline we celebrate our own transport legends in the first of this new short series that pay homage to some true gold-winning icons. Words: Mike Humble It’s quite staggering when you take stock and think that it has been 16 years since the […]

By 13 September 2012 57 Comments Read More →