Classic and Sports Car blogs

Paul Clayson

Blydenstein Vauxhall heads for Monte-Carlo

Vauxhall organises an annual road trip as a prelude to the Geneva Motor Show, and this year it started in Monaco. On the run were a number of new...

James Page

Monaco by night: a petrolhead’s dream

Not long ago, the former principal of a Formula One team was interviewed for an article about drivers’ contracts. The conversation turned to the fact...

James Elliott


Re-classifying classics? Time to meet with FIVA

On the first day of Retro Classics in Stuttgart, I spent a very pleasant hour or two with Patrick Rollet, president of the Federation Internationale...

Martin Port

The most expensive Land Rover in the world

The world of classic vehicles is often an emotionally-charged one. History of a particular vehicle or an entire marque will strike a chord with...

Greg MacLeman

Investment in top-end classics takes a sinister turn

Never talk about religion or politics, they say. I put it to you that we add ‘investment’  to that short list. In particular, investment in...

Malcolm Thorne

At home with Sir Stirling Moss

One of the privileges of this job is that you do get to meet your heroes - both the four-wheeled type and the living, breathing variety. But with...

Tony Baker


Goodbye, and good riddance

Tony Baker celebrates the demise of the humble tax disc. So, it’s farewell to the tax disc, those annoying little white blobs on windscreens that...

Alastair Clements


Even commercials look chic when on show in the French capital

Swooping Figoni et Falaschi-bodied beauties or obscure techno-marvel Gallic classics are regular features of Rétromobile, the annual Parisian...

Russell Campbell


Campbell drives his first ‘proper classic’ – an Austin Seven

The day began as it does on any occasion that I’m released from the office, feasting on a breakfast of disorganisation before haring down the...

Mick Walsh


Getting under the skin of Goodwood while others just clink champagne flutes

One of the many perks of working on Classic & Sports Car is an invite to the Goodwood Press day every March. Most public events can only dream...

Martin Buckley


Looking for a last-minute stocking filler? Then try this

My recent reading, the Gentleman's Guide to Motoring, is a quirky book by Vic Darkwood that looks like an excellent stocking filler if you can get it...

David Evans


All aboard the gravy train - the occasional perks of a journo's job

Every so often, thanks to our privileged position as the press, we get invited on what’s known as “a good jolly”. In my (dim and distant) past life...

Graeme Hurst


The day Hurst's Mini was admired by a monarch

It’s a bit of a bonus having dual nationality (in my case native South African and naturalised British) because it’s all too easy to enjoy the best...

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