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50 YEARS OF THE TRIUMPH TR6

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Andy Roberts

50 years ago, yesterday (14th January), Triumph officially unveiled its latest sports car at the Brussels Motor Show – the TR6.

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70 YEARS OF THE MORRIS J-TYPE

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Andy Roberts

Back in the days when everyone apparently lived in black and white, a Morris J-Type would have been as much an aspect of daily life as queueing at the local Co-Op or grumbling about the wild music of Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group.

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CHRIS GUNBY’S 1964 TRIUMPH HERALD COURIER

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Andy Roberts

‘I wanted to prove a point – that what matters with a concurs restoration is how the job is carried out. That applies to the most basic of cars – and a grey van as basic as it gets!’.

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DO YOU REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL HONDA PRELUDE?

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Andy Roberts

In 1979, you just knew that anyone who drove a new Honda Prelude was a sophisticated type; one who understood the intricacies of fondue cooking and who had one of those new “home computers” in their study.

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MEET THE OWNER – ALEXANDRA PHILLIPS AND HER AUSTIN ALLEGRO

Written by
Andy Roberts

You’d have thought the “Allegro Joke” was utterly and totally played out circa 2002, but even today Alexandra Phillips of Gloucestershire still occasionally encounters a few remarks along the lines of ‘when I say I have classic cars “Oh, what have you got?” Austin Allegro. "Ha ha ha ha that's not a classic"’ plus ‘always you've got the “All Aggro" comments – I just block them out’.

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TOP FIVE CAPRI SCREEN MOMENTS

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Andy Roberts

As the 50th birthday of ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’ approaches, here are just five memorable Capri appearances on film and television.

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THE SAAB 95 AT 60

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Andy Roberts

A car capable of carrying six people – seven if they were close friends – yet under 14 feet in length with an engine of merely 841 cc.

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30 YEARS OF THE MG MAESTRO TURBO

It is a mark of time passing that police officers seem extraordinarily young, that you start complaining that modern music is ‘a racket’ – and that you realise the MG Maestro Turbo is now 30 years old.

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