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Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes : Austin Maestro 1.3

Unsung Heroes : Austin Maestro 1.3

Anyone who knows Keith Adams might be a little surprised at this choice of Unsung Hero, especially considering the chequered history he has with A-Series Maestros. However, despite the dramas, there’s no doubting that Spen King’s post-Allegro Volkswagen Golf remix was far more worthy than the sum of its parts. The unfulfilled symphony If we […]

Unsung Heroes : Citroën BX

Unsung Heroes : Citroën BX

Keith Adams takes a sideways look at one of those bangers, which once littered the streets of the UK. This one was loved and admired as a repmobile for a while, then fell into the hands of minicabbers, and bangerdom surely followed. But we’ve always loved the Citroën BX – perhaps unhealthily so at AROnline […]

Unsung heroes : Volkswagen Phaeton

Unsung heroes : Volkswagen Phaeton

Mike Humble ponders the passing of a victim of its own pointlessness… After years of ruling the roost globally in so far as aspirational, mass-produced cars are concerned; the Germans are having a rough time of it. On one hand, we have ‘Emissiongate,’ where the quoted figures for exhaust outputs have seemingly lied like a cheap watch and, on the other, Volkswagen has finally admitted defeat and yanked the plug from the skirting board on one of the loveliest cars I’ve ever driven – and, dare I say it, the most spectacularly pointless – the Volkswagen Phaeton.

Unsung Heroes : Mark Taylor

Unsung Heroes : Mark Taylor

It’s not all about the cars on AROnline, you know. An awful lot goes on behind the scenes keeping our cacophony of clunkers shipshape for your reading delectation. Words and photography: Mike Humble Mark Taylor – without him running our project cars wouldn’t be quite so easy. It’s also a family affair with his two sons Alex and […]

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Unsung Heroes : Rover Streetwise

Unsung Heroes : Rover Streetwise

Craig Cheetham Much of the automotive press ridiculed it when it first came out, but history has shown us that the Rover Streetwise was a concept that was, in many ways, a long way ahead of its time… Until recently, I hadn’t really given the Rover Streetwise much thought. I remember it being launched back in […]

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Chevette

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Chevette

Keith Adams takes a sideways look at one of the sheds that littered the highways and by-ways of the UK. Forgotten today, the Vauxhall Chevette was once the apple of England’s eye. However, back in the summer of 1987 – for better or worse – Keith Adams also succumbed to the Griffin’s charms. The General comes […]

Unsung Heroes : Nissan Bluebird

Unsung Heroes : Nissan Bluebird

We once again ponder while taking a sideways look at cars which once littered the streets of the UK. This one was solid, dependable, reliable and the favoured choice of many a cab driver – made in Blighty too! Ladies and gentlemen… Its the Nissan Bluebird. The not-so Trojan Horse If ever a poll was taken as […]

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Astra Mk1

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Astra Mk1

Keith Adams continues AROnline‘s series devoted to celebrating the great and the good that used to be familiar UK street furniture. Who remembers the Astra Mk1, a blisteringly capable, fun-to-drive small car that redefined Vauxhall’s standing in the small car field? We do, and we love ’em! A quantum leap The Astra was a landmark […]

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6LD

Unsung Heroes : Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6LD

Once again, Mike Humble takes a drive down the roads of yesterday and celebrate the cars that littered the highways and byways of Britain that now are virtually all gone in this popular series of classic clunkers. Going the distance… eventually You know, I’m sitting here right now thumbing through one of my many collected […]

Unsung Heroes : Honda TN/Acty Van

Unsung Heroes : Honda TN/Acty Van

Mike Humble The vehicle I have chosen for your delectation this time is for sure one of those ‘when did you last see one of those’ motors in every sense. Most of us I’m sure will give a little smile merely at the mention of the Honda Acty van and many of us may have […]

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