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News: Formula Ford

For the first time in a while, qualifying saw all the Formula Fordsters on track at the same time meaning it was busy! I managed a decent time on one of the first laps putting in 4th. On my last lap I had a green first sector but unfortunately came across traffic and couldn’t put the lap together so finished P6 on the grid.

News: Restored Retro Porsche is the First Finalist in Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

A beautifully restored 1973 Porsche 914-4 has been selected as the first finalist in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership’s autumn competition.

News: First Ten Finalists in Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Revealed

The first ten finalists in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership’s autumn competition is an eclectic mix with a selection of cars that are guaranteed to turn any petrolhead. From a traditional British classic to an American stunner, an original adventurer to a fire breathing hot rod, expect the unexpected!

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: 10 Vintage Car Adverts

Remember these airing on TV? We’ve been reminiscing and have some picks for you to watch, all thanks to YouTube!

News: The Cars and Events That Shaped The 70s

Groovy-baby! The 70s was famous for psychedelic art, punk music and Jaws. Not forgetting the glorious classic cars! Here we profile some iconic events, moments and fabulous classics that graced the tarmac.

News: 40 Years of the Ford Fiesta

Production of the Fiesta Mk.1 ceased in 1983, and its last major version was the 105 mph ‘pepper-pot’ alloy wheeled XR2, launched two years earlier. Today, it sometimes appears that there are more on the road than the 20,000 Ford originally built, and the rarest examples are the Popular, the base and the L– those Fiestas that for so many years were virtual street furniture across the UK.

News: Overlooked Gem – The Citroen Dyane

The recent August bank holiday put me in mind of a car-related film that was forever being screened during the 1970s and 1980s, one that was so bad that it must have been aired to drive the young viewers back to school. Go for Take was made in 1972 and starred an array of depressed-looking British character actors but it did boast, as a sole redeeming feature, a chase involving a Reg Varney and the overlooked gem: Citroen Dyane. - Written by Andy Roberts.

News: Early Entries Revealed For Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership At Birmingham’s NEC

The first five entries to be confirmed in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership display have been revealed. Held as part of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November, the overall winner will be decided by visitors to the season finale.

News: 50 Years Of The Baron – And The ‘Itc White Jaguar’

In 1965 ITC, the television production company that specialised in men of mystery pursuing fez-wearing villains across ‘Somewhere foreign’ (aka Elstree Studios’ car park), commenced filming of The Baron. This was their first colour adventure show and it co-starred Steve Forrest as one John Mannering, a square-jawed antiques dealer/solver of crimes, with an Oyster Grey Jensen CV8 Mk. II. - Written by Andy Roberts.

News: The Protectors

The recent passing of Robert Vaughan on November 11th was my cue to re-watch a British television series that the actor did not much care for: 'The Protectors'. - Written by Andy Roberts


In the spring of 1980, a new motoring title hit the W H Smiths and Martins of the nation. The front cover featured an Austin A40 “Farina” and a Riley 4/47 while the name of this new publication was Practical Classics. And, in the words of the 2020 editor Danny Hopkins ‘the 40th anniversary edition is the May issue which goes on sale on 15th April’.