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DO YOU REMEMBER – THE FORD ESCORT GHIA MK. II?

Written by
Andy Roberts

Growing up in a Hampshire village where the local newspaper would bear a headline such as ‘Chaos As Radical New Strawberry Punnet Design Is Unveiled’, a Ford Escort Ghia Mk. II appeared the epitome of high living.

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Seventy Years of the AA Land-Rover

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Andy Roberts

For the past 71 years, Land-Rover has been associated with serving the public – police, fire, ambulance, coast-guard, mountain rescue – and, of course, the AA and the RAC.

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Top Trumps at the NEC

Written by
Andy Roberts

One of the many attractions of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is the opportunity to play Top Trumps – a game that will resonate with many of my vintage.

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Gary King and his Datsun Sunny 120YS

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Andy Roberts

In the words of Gary King, his two Datsun Sunny 120Ys offer ‘reliability and driveability really, as they are such an easy car to drive, the clutch is so light it’s like a throttle, and the gearbox is so light you can use your little finger to change gears.

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Do You Remember The BMC J2

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Andy Roberts

In the 1970s and 1980s, it seemed to be an unofficial rule that any school trip had to be undertaken using a J2-based minibus.

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40 Years of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

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Andy Roberts

Which current Mercedes-Benz model range has enjoyed a forty-year production history? It is, of course, the G-Class, yet it is still hard to believe that the first examples were launched in 1979.

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MEET THE OWNER – MARTYN HUBBARD AND HIS RELIANT REBEL

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Andy Roberts

‘People are never sure what it is. They always say, “what a beautiful little car”, and some are surprised when I say it is a Reliant as most people only ever remember Reliant Robins and Reliant cars having three wheels’.

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A Celebration of Local Car Shows

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Andy Roberts

As a change from the weather which, at the time of writing, is best described as ‘very cold’, here is a celebration of that backbone of the classic car movement – the local or regional shows and gatherings.

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SIX SPLENDID ACCESSORIES

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Andy Roberts

Travel back with us to a time of Spangles, Texan Bars and when these accessories would make your Austin Maxi 1500 look like a Lincoln Continental. Almost.

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