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Neue Klasse returns
BMW is reviving a famous name from its past, with models from 2025 set to use a new platform called New Class (Neue Klasse in German). The Neue Klasse name was originally used for a line of saloons and coupes produced by the German automaker between
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Johnny Dumfries: 1958–2021
Johnny Dumfries – otherwise known by his official title John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute – has passed away at the age of 62 following a short illness. Dumfries was most well-known for his stint in Formula 1 as Ayrton Senna’s teammate at Lot
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Porsche 911
You don’t need to be a market expert to know that the ‘proper’ air-cooled Porsche 911 has been hot property in recent times and it’s the post-’74 impact-bumper cars which have shown the biggest gains. As a result, demand has meant that there are many
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Spring Special: Classics On Tour
With everything from Brexit to a worldwide pandemic seemingly putting the brakes on our travel plans, we thought it was the right time to revisit some of the great places to tour right here on our shores, and quite possibly on some of our doorsteps.
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GROUP EDITOR PAUL WAGER FEATURES EDITOR JEFF RUGGLES DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR MATT BELL PRODUCTION EDITOR AARON MCKAY EDITORIAL ASSISTANT JOE MILLER SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS Iain Wakefield, Jack Grover, Peter Simpson CONTRIBUTORS Ian Cushway, Paul Guinness,
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August Date For BMC Show
The British Mini Club has taken the decision to postpone its British Mini Day at Himley Hall from its usual May slot until Sunday August 1, in the hope that the adult population will have been vaccinated and restrictions are lifted or at a minimum. S
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History Repeating
Hard-working, loyal workers don't always get what they deserve, and the closure of the Abingdon MG plant was a true case in point. Cruelly announced the day after the marque's 50th anniversary celebrations, it reneged on various assurances and had a
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News, Reviews And Latest Prices From The Auction Houses
Mathewsons’ most recent sale on March 19-20 proved to be another incredibly busy affair for the North Yorkshire auction house, with an astonishing 445 lots comprising classic cars, motorcycles and memorabilia going under the hammer. And despite the U
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Rolls-royce Silver Shadow
Distance: 100-120 miles Time: Day-trip minimum, long weekend ideal This scenic cruise along the Norfolk coast takes us past flint-built houses, round-towered churches, small harbours, bird and seal-watching, long coastal walks, and a well-known royal
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News, Reviews And Latest Prices From The Auction Houses
The latest auction from Bonhams MPH didn’t disappoint those expecting the usual range of promising projects, top quality icons, or something more eccentric. A number of cars were offered from a collector and racing driver, adding a few more motorspor
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‘Type Four’ Project
Giving Saab a useful flagship to sit above the long-running 900 models was the new 9000, eventually available in a choice of five-door hatch and four-door saloon body styles, numerous trim levels and with impressive performance thanks to Saab’s exper
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Alfa Romeo GTV
Contact: Classic & Sportscar Centre, Malton, N Yorks YO17 8JB Tel: 01944 758000 www.classicandsportscar.ltd.uk No doubt many readers have been inspired by the recent Top Gear episode to go out looking for a 105-Series Alfa GTV… and swiftly discovered
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Morris Traveller
Distance: 95 miles via Bath Time: 1-2 days This West of England route takes us across the West Country, starting in the city of Bristol and taking the A4 slightly east through Keynsham and visiting the city of Bath, a World Heritage Site since 1987 a
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Triumph Tr6
Distance: 180-200 mile round trip Time: Three days minimum, five to six ideal This one has a running theme of industrial and transport heritage, starting in the town of Ironbridge, a monument to the Industrial Revolution, following various stops of h
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Classic Mini
Distance: 120 miles Time: one day minimum, two days ideal This drive begins in Somerset and explores Devon’s national parks, great scenery and coastal routes. We suggest starting in the West Somerset village of Dunster, joining the A39 ‘Atlantic High
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Next Issue Out Wednesday, April 7
Why not every car with a BL badge deserves the ridicule We try to choose between Jaguar’s XJ-C and the Mercedes C107 Get on the summer holiday trail with your own private accommodation on wheels Plus… we report on spring’s classic auctions, plus an u
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Ford Escort RS2000 4x4
Contact: Fairmont Sports and Classics Ltd, Brentwood, CM13 1TJ Tel: 01277 576548 www.fairmontsportsandclassics.com Hidden in the shadows of a dark era for hot hatches and, let’s face it, dynamic Fords, the Escort RS2000 was a vital breath of life yet
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Brooklands On The Small Screen
Abrand new UKTV series featuring Brooklands Museum in Surrey has hit our screens. Shown on the Yesterday channel and available on demand via UKTV Play, Secrets of the Transport Museum is a 10-part series set at the world-renowned venue. As the home o
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Mgb
Distance: 140-180 miles Time: One day minimum, two to five days ideal This circular tour of Britain’s second-biggest county starts and ends at the market town of Spalding, and in the intermediate miles finds a great diversity of time-warp villages se
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Car-derived Vans
Who could have predicted when the Viva-based Bedford HA was launched in 1963 that it would remain in production for an amazing twenty years? The short-lived HA saloon disappeared in 1966 to make way for the Viva HB, but the van carried on right throu
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Leaving Lockdown
Writing this on the day the UK marks the exact anniversary ‘lockdown’ first became an everyday phrase, it’s quite possible that many older cars may have been sitting idle for a full year. Yes, I’m sure the majority of CCB readers are sufficiently clu
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190E Sets Record
Reiterating the buzz surrounding good condition ’80s and ’90s cars, a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E has achieved a world record auction result for a standard model. Showing just 11,899 miles, it was offered by Car & Classic on a seven-day online auction an
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FOTU To Return This Summer
The popular Festival of the Unexceptional event will make a welcome return this summer, organiser Hagerty has announced. Celebrating cars that were once a common sight but are now a rarity on UK roads, the unique ‘Concours de l’Ordinaire’ will take p
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Welcome
In many respects working on car magazines is similar to any desk-based job in that it can often involve long periods staring at spreadsheets and computer monitors, but every so often you’re jolted into the realisation that it’s not your everyday offi
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MG Builds Euro Presence
MG Motor plans to increase its presence in mainland Europe by doubling the number of its dealerships in the region to more than 200 on the back of new electric model launches. In an online presentation, MG Europe CEO Matt Lei said the brand will be s
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Where To Go, What To See
With museums permitted to open from May 17, our favourite car-themed destinations should all be back in action by the time you’re thinking of enjoying any of the trips in this issue. Most of our favourite venues have also taken the time over the lock
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No-reserve Auction For Mitsubishi Heritage Cars
In our March 17 issues, we revealed that Mitsubishi would be auctioning off its UK heritage fleet. All 14 vehicles and a large selection of private number plates have subsequently been listed online, with interested parties having from tomorrow (Apri
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New Bristols Set For Release In 2022
The reborn Bristol Cars company looks to have revealed prices for its ‘remastered’ 2022 models, with fully electric versions of the 411 and Fighter set to be available alongside Chrysler V8-powered variants. Following its liquidation last year, Essex
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Back Box
When my niece called me last summer to ask what to do with her 2009 Ford Ka Studio 1.2 that had been in her family since new but was probably about to fail the next, imminent MoT test, I volunteered to look over it and see whether I could fix anythin
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