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DVD of the Week - School for Scoundrels

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Andy Roberts

There are three standard reactions to School for Scoundrels, the first being ‘this is a masterpiece of comedy cinema, one starring Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim and Janette Scott’. The second tends to be ‘what is a “Bellini” and the third is often along the lines of ‘what on earth is a “Swiftmobile”?’

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Walter Hayes Trophy Review

The Walter Hayes Trophy is arguably the highlight of the Formula Ford season! Historic, classic and modern cars all come together for a knockout format finale at Silverstone in early November.

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50 Years of the Austin 3-Litre

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Andy Roberts

If any car deserved the title of ‘misunderstood’ it is the Austin 3-Litre, one of the last products of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). Insure your classic car today with Lancaster Insurance

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Seven Splendid Special Edition Minis

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Andy Roberts

This is far from an exhaustive short list of the vast number of special Minis – merely seven examples that caught my eye during the 1970s and 1980s…

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Pride of Ownership - Cortina MK. III

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Andy Roberts

The Ford Cortina Mk. III is possibly the most uber-1970s car in British motoring history, a vehicle to be mentioned in the same breath as Amazin Rasin Bars, The Goodies, Watney’s Red Barrel, Noddy Holder crooning Coz I Love You and the Raleigh Chopper.

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Do You Remember The Talbot Tagora?

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Andy Roberts

Do You Remember The Talbot Tagora? There are some cars that almost literally became part of our everyday life but the Talbot Tagora was not one of them.

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Do You Remember – The Renault 16?

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Andy Roberts

43 years ago, I encountered a car that I genuinely thought belonged in the world of Star Trek or Doctor Who; i.e. the front windows and the door locks were operated at the press of a button.

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Do You Remember The Triumph 1300 & 1500?

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Andy Roberts

It would be fair to say that the 1300 is one of Triumph’s most significant post-war models – it was their first front wheel drive car and it was a prime example of their saloons, which were as important to their brand image as their sports cars.

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Pride of Ownership - FIAT 500F

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Andy Roberts

Pride of Ownership - Fiat 500F. The “F” version was introduced in June 1965 and it is mainly identifiable by its forward-hinged doors and slimmer windshield pillars.

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Top Ten Autumn Coupes

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Andy Roberts

With Autumn upon us, this is the time of year when the thoughts of even the hardiest sports car driver often turn to words such as ‘warmth’ or at least ‘not being really cold’. Hence my not at all definitive but very eclectic choice of Top Ten Autumn Coupes Mk

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