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News: 40 Years of the Saab 99 Turbo

This year marks a double celebration for Saab, not only is it the 40th anniversary of the Turbo, it is also the 50th birthday of the 99.

News: The Austin K2/Y Ambulance

As with many of my generation, I first encountered the Austin K2/Y via re-screenings of Ice Cold in Alex on television. It is a film that showcases the talents of John Mills and Anthony Quayle at their considerable best and one of the principal characters is the battered but indomitable ambulance, which was one of the key British military vehicles of the Second World War.

News: Six Of The Finest Ice Cream Vans

Decent weather is final upon us (at least it was when I wrote those words!) and, as the cinema adverts used to claim back in the 1960s, now is the time for ice cream. Highly decorated and still a part of the motoring landscape, the ice cream van is a very welcome sight at the end of a long summer’s day so here are six classic examples.

News: Remembering The Green Goddess

This column is by way of a tribute to one of the most interesting public service vehicles of post-war Britain - the Bedford ‘Green Goddess’ fire appliance. Its origins date back to 1949 when the Home Office created the Civil Defence Corps (CDC), whose purpose was to work alongside the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

News: 60 Years of the Ford Thames 400E

In those distant days before the introduction of the Transit in 1965, a remote time when listening to Adam Faith’s records was regarded as evidence of mild decadence, the van of choice for many a builder, grocer or jobbing gardener was the Ford Thames 400E.

News: Do You Remember – The British International Motor Show at the NEC?

For me, the 1980s was the era of the British International Motor Show with five shows that took place between leaving junior school and starting university. There was always that sense of anticipation – plus various brochures to be collected!

News: DVD of The Week - That Riviera Touch

In 1964 Morecambe and Wise signed a contract to make three films for the Rank Organisation.

News: 50 Years of the Triumph TR5

This year sees the 50th anniversary of the TR5, a Triumph which represented a bold technical development for the British motor industry.