Classic and Sports Car blogs

Greg MacLeman

MoT exemption: an overdue change or dangerous move?

It’s been a wild 24 hours for those of us who own classic cars. With one swoop of a pen, the Department for Transport has exempted most classic cars...

Paul Clayson

Blydenstein Vauxhall outings at Castle Combe and Dijon

Castle Combe 1 October 2016 For my last race of the season in the Vauxhall it was back to Castle Combe for their very popular Autumn Classic Meeting...

James Elliott

The enchanting Rétromobile display that you probably walked right past

The inevitability of any of the big car shows – indoor or out – is that while readers can pick and choose from a million reports, every single one of...

David Evans

The stories behind your car club heroes

The problem with our magazine report on the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is that – even with two pages – there’s never enough room to...

Philip Porter

Driving the British coastline for charity in a Jaguar E-type

Donate to the charity here. Day 18 Well ... WE DID IT! The final day was pretty tough. Julie, Louise, Simon and I kept to our early morning...

James Page

Alex Zanardi: from Formula One to Paralympic glory

Alex Zanardi shakes hands firmly, smiles a lot and still looks every inch the perfect Italian racing driver. At his first visit to the Goodwood...

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...

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...

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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