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News: MOTORING – 1955 STYLE

As road traffic is now reduced to 1955 levels, here is a glimpse into a lost world.

News: THE OTHER JAMES BOND CARS

In this blog we’re not focusing on the major “Bond Cars” but the sort of vehicles that were within reach of the average cinema patron.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JAMES BARNES AND HIS MG METRO TURBO

As the Metro approaches its 40th birthday, it seems only appropriate to pay tribute to one of the rarest and most desirable versions.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MISTER SOFTEE ICE CREAM VAN?

The arrival of an ice cream van was once as much a part of a summer evening as a schedule of television programmes that you would generally avoid.

News: THE MANY CARS OF PETER SELLERS

Peter Sellers, who died forty years ago today, was quite possibly the greatest actor of post-war British cinema, despite a spate of dreadful pictures towards the end of his life.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MG MAGNETTE ZA AND ZB?

It would be fair to say that the Magnette ZA created quite a stir at the 1953 Motor Show. The name may have been borrowed from a pre-war racer, but it was the first MG with monocoque bodywork and the first to use the British Motor Corporation’s 1.5-litre ‘B-series’ unit.

News: MEET THE OWNER – PAUL COLLARD AND HIS TRIUMPH RENOWN

‘I’ve always liked the ‘30s and ‘40s look of British cars - the sound, the leather, the body lines - but had only owned ‘70s Triumph Dolomites! Approaching retirement from Sussex Police, I started to look for the next Classic’.

News: THE MG Y SALOON – A CELEBRATION

The year is 1947 and visitors to the Earls Court Motor Show are presented with a ‘brilliant new Member of the famous MG breed’.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE AUSTIN A125 SHEERLINE?

In 1947 Austin announced, ‘news of the first importance to the discerning motorist’ with the introduction of the new Sheerline.

News: 7 classic cars made famous by Bond

For nearly 60 years from ‘Dr. No’ to ‘No Time To Die’, cinema audiences around the world have been treated to 25 brilliantly breathtaking Bond movies. In that time, we’ve come to have certain expectations — exotic locations, vicious villains, beautiful women, preposterous plots, and crazy, gadget-laden car chases. We just hope Q has his classic car insurance up to date!

News: Diana Rigg 1938 - 2020

As with many of my generation, I first encountered The Avengers in the 1980s, when Channel Four re-screened Series Five – and after just one episode, I was a devotee for life. There was the theme tune by Laurie Johnson and the villains played by Peters Bowles and Wyngarde, or Kenneth J Warren; eccentrics, mad scientists and bounders who try to maintain the status quo by any means possible. Of course, there were also the motor cars.

News: The Ford Consul and Zephyr-Six Mk.I At 70

Seventy years ago, two of the stars of the 1950 London Motor Show could be found at Stand 154. The Ford Consul and Zephyr-Six not only promised ‘motoring satisfaction at a minimum of cost’ they also appeared startlingly modern in comparison with the Anglia E494, the Prefect and the V8 Pilot.