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News: What's a limited-slip differential?

You may or may not be familiar with the phrase 'limited-slip differential' (or limited-slip diff, or more simply LSD). If you've spent much time around either 4x4s or sports cars, however, the chances are that you may be familiar with the concept.

News: MEET THE OWNER - ROBERT CRAWFORD AND HIS SAAB GT850

Fifty-five years ago, a 14-year old motor enthusiast named Robert Crawford was moderately awestruck by his father’s new car; a dark blue 96 ordered from the Ayr dealership Cambuslea Garage.

News: BMW E30 3 Series Buyers Guide

With its chrome-heavy, late 1970s looks, the first iteration of BMW’s iconic 3 Series saloon, also known as the E21, might be the most sought after by some vintage car fans – but if you want a classic that you can live with every day and even get a good dose of sporting fun out of, the second generation 3 Series (or E30) may be your best bet of all.

News: The best female rally drivers

Motorsport may remain, even to this day, a somewhat male-dominated world – but there have been some legendary female drivers, and nowhere more so than in the tough, demanding and stamina-quenching world of rallying.

News: THE TRIUMPH DOLOMITE: A CELBRATION

The year is 1971, and motorists reading The Illustrated London News learned some rather depressing news; “paralysed by strikes and other factories slowed down for lack of components.

News: Our favourite 80s coupes

The 1980s were a decade for conspicuous consumption – 'greed is good' and all that – and, as such, were a fruitful time for brash, lavishly styled, rapid (and thirsty) sports cars.

News: ENVOY; A VAUXHALL FOR CANADA

The overseas marketing of a British car under a different name is a widespread phenomenon. US motorists were offered the ‘Austin Marina’ and Triumph badged Standards while Chrysler promoted the Hillman Avenger as the ‘Plymouth Cricket’.

News: Our favourite European Car of the Year winners

It was back in 1964 that a group of enterprising motoring magazines from across Europe first got together and decided to vote on the best new car to have emerged across the continent that year.

News: THE FORD TRANSIT MK 1 – A CELEBRATION

The term ‘icon’ is one vastly overused in the media, from soap actors in with the dramatic power of Stingray, to popstars who have extended their range by learning a fourth chord. Similarly, in terms of British motor vehicles, only a select group may be genuinely described as ‘iconic’ - including the Transit Mk 1. Put simply, this was the Ford that redefined the light commercial.

News: What are the different types of classic campervan?

So, you've decided that a campervan could be the way forward for you and your family. Congratulations, first and foremost, on a great choice. Miles and miles, and days and nights of affordable, open-road motoring and camping await you.

News: THE SINCLAIR C5 REMEMBERED

For many years, the Sinclair C5 has been regarded as a joke along with Sigue Sigue Sputnik records and The Roxy on ITV. It deserves a better fate, not least because it represented a new form of motoring, an electrically powered tricycle that anyone aged over 14 could drive on the road sans tax, licence or insurance.

News: THE CAVALIER MK. II: ONE OF VAUXHALL’S MOST IMPORTANT CARS

The year is 1981, and you are visiting the London Motor Fair. Older readers will recall how the NEC Motor Show was staged every two years, leaving scope for the Motor Trade Association to produce its own event at Earls Court.