Blog Martin Buckley

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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 ...

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Treasures and truths unearthed at the Classic Motor Show

As usual I enjoyed the Footman James Classic Motor Show at the NEC and managed to go on the Friday which is marginally less rammed than the ...

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'Modern' Merc is Buckley's latest ridiculously cheap smoker

I know it’s rather letting the side down but as a ‘smoker’ I have just bought a Mercedes W210 300 Turbo Diesel with tax and ticket for absurdly ...

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Pulp fiction provides the perfect bedtime reading for a classic fan

I’ve just finished reading a great old bit of motoring pulp called Clear the Fast Lane by Douglas Rutherford. It’s the story of a ...

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Making new friends at Cirencester steam fair

This weekend was my partner Mia’s inaugural trip in my orange Ro80. It was important to me for some reason that she approved of this car, but she ...

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More magazines pile up in Buckley's motor emporium

It’s been a really good period for acquiring stacks of old car magazines just lately. Jason (the chippy just across from my vehicle emporium) ...

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Annual Beaulieu pilgrimage pays dividends

As usual, I couldn't keep away from the Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. This year we decided to save money and camp, which at least off set the fuel ...

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Taking the NSU home to Neckarsulm

Just returned exhausted but satisfied after six nights away at the NSU Treffen, a 500-car (at least) event at the Neckarsulm factory where Audis ...

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You can take the man out of Manchester...

I have never done the Monaco historic GP before so an invitation to go to this year’s event was not to be turned down. Time constraints precluded ...

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Enjoying an E-type and introducing Italians to haute cuisine Dorset style

I had a thirsty but fun weekend in a friend's Series 3 E-type roadster, a nice North American spec left-hooker complete with auto 'box and air ...