Blog James Elliott

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Supersize me? No thanks

It's easy to criticise modern car design, everything being oversized and bloated as shark-shapes have become whales. In fact, there's a brilliant ...

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The compulsion to own complementary classics whatever the budget

I meet a huge number of enthusiasts who manage it, but for me it is nigh-on impossible to own – or to even consider owning – just one ...

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The finest feats of engineering at Goodwood aren't necessarily the cars

A few people seem to have become a bit blasé about the enormous, alien sculptures that loom annually over the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I can ...

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Casual comments that set alarm bells ringing

The other evening I pulled up at a nicely traditional row of shops on the way home. You know the sort: set back from the road, their own service ...

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A dead-of-night blast along the Welsh border will never be forgotten

My list of dream drives is endless – and I'll revisit that along with some escapades that never quite came off another time – but it brings to ...

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How the power of the internet reunited a stolen Mini with its owner

Meet Joel Vermiglio. You may not have heard of him, but you might well have seen his car somewhere in the past week. Joel is worthy of bringing to ...

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Why the Far East rules the world for silly car names

I never was very good at geography, so forgive me the inherent ignorance that prompted the following blog. You see, I was stuck behind a car in a ...

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Why Britain's cheapest car is a welcome throwback to the past

A couple of weeks ago, when struggling with a fleet of on-stands and non-road legal classics, I borrowed a Dacia Sandero from Autocar editor Jim ...

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Another year, another Elliott Lotus Elan for sale

I am not a political animal, but… damn you recession! Damn you David Cameron and your cohorts! Damn you the previous lot! Damn you the next lot! ...

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Essex does the south proud by embracing its classic concours

When a helicopter came into land in a field adjacent to the Warren Classic concours fields on Saturday, most people looked to the skies sagely and ...