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DO YOU REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL MAZDA 323?

Such is the association between the Mazda brand and rotary engines that it is sometimes easy to overlook that for many British drivers their first experience of the brand was not in a RX7 but a slightly more mundane form of transport.

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CAR OF THE MONTH – JAGUAR XJS

You never forget your initial sight of a Jaguar XJS. For some it was a tantalising glimpse in a showroom, others thrilled to Ian Ogilvy in “ST1” defeating sun-shaded villains in Return of the Saint but for me the location was a yachting marina on the River Hamble in 1977.

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60 YEARS OF THE AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE FAMILY

The 20th May 1958 marked the debut of a very compact two-seater with unmistakable looks and unmissable charisma. It was of course the Austin-Healey Sprite and to celebrate six decades of ‘The Car That Offers So Much” here are six stages in its 21-year career

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MORE MOT NOTES

If, like me, you are not technically minded, quite a few aspects of the forthcoming changes in the MOT on 20th May are, at first sight, rather bewildering. So, firstly, let us consider what happens if your car was constructed over 40 years ago.

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Tessa the Triumph - Rob Johnson

At this year’s Restoration show, we had two classic beauties on our stand; the first was our prize giveaway Golf GTI and the second was courtesy of our friends at Kelsey Media - a Triumph 2500TC.

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TEN TREMENDOUS FUEL ADVERTS

The photograph of the A1 services near Doncaster is more than an illustration of the fine vehicles you might have seen on the Great North Road circa 1963 – a BMC J4 van, a Morris Minor 1000, Ford Prefect 100E, a VW Beetle and, at the pumps, a very rare Ashley Sportiva.

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THE CHANGES TO THE MOT TEST

The forthcoming changes to the MOT rules is an issue that will impact on many of us and, as a recap, here is the announcement on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018

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DO YOU REMEMBER THE FORD CONSUL CLASSIC 315?

There are two ways of regarding the Ford Consul Classic 315. The first is that it is the British equivalent of US suburban family transport - the sort of car that would appear in one of those early 1960s Technicolor Disney comedies where a Fedora-wearing dad really would say ‘Hi honey, I’m home!’

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