Blog James Elliott

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Let's get personal: is it time to bring in the number plate police?

Why is it that some marques and models attract (usually horribly contrived) personalised number plates so much more than others? Of course there ...

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Help James Elliott pick his Rear Of The Year!

It was a while ago now, admittedly, but the classic car world just seems so stupendously busy nowadays that I have trouble keeping up with it ...

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A Veteran virgin takes to the streets of Central London

It seems almost inconceivable that, since joining C&SC in 1996, I have never done the Brighton Run. I've been at the start a few times or ...

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Movers and shakers #2: Craig Jackson

You never know quite what to expect when you have a pre-arranged interview – by invitation of a PR company – with the great and the good of the ...

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My top 10 leftfield motors of Monterey week

We all know about Monterey's big winners, obvious beauties and auction record-breakers by now, but many fascinating cars seem to have slipped ...

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Get the best of Pebble Beach on a pauper's budget

Just back on the red-eye (as better-paid-than-me people like to call it) from Monterey, exhausted but elated after another spectacular trip to the ...

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Help me compile the real definitive list of the best cars ever

Barely a week goes by without a book thumping on to the desks in C&SC towers purporting to be the definitive list of the best 100/500/1000 ...

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High prices take all the fun out of 'fun' cars

Just back from a couple of idyllic weeks in Corsica, staying in a gorgeous fishing village about an hour’s electrifying drive across the mountains ...

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A tribute to Ted - architect of Aston's finest 24 hours

While the classic world was mourning the loss of Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori so close to each other, and rightly so, it was a shame that this ...

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The future of James' fleet by Charlotte Elliott aged five and three quarters

As regular readers will know, much of the past year has been spent agonising over what to do with my supersized (for me) classic fleet. Because it ...