Blog Martin Port

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Personal highlights from the Classic Motor Show

Birmingham: home to Black Sabbath, BSA motorbikes, Land-Rovers, Cadburys and the NEC Classic Motor Show. After giving it a miss for a couple of ...

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Getting a double dose of inspiration at the Thatcham Classic

The sixth running of the Thatcham Classic, a small car show that I am responsible for organising and running each year, took place in ...

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New tax proposals prompt Port to go window shopping

I awoke this morning to the news that people like me, who have to use a major motorway or two in order to get to work, could soon be paying more ...

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Our Classics’ reliability could be the victim of an editorial injustice, says Port.

Several years ago, during lunch on the Three Castles Welsh Rally, I was rather taken aback at one reader’s observation that my then daily driver, ...

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Cashing in on heritage is making TV ads worth watching again

Over the past few years, I’ve tended to turn away from the telly if there’s been an advertisement for a new car. Quite simply, they’ve generally ...

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Beyond the twinge: why you should watch out for classic-related health issues

I’ve just come back from another visit to the doctor about my bloody dodgy knees. No, not from spending my time on my knees in the office ...

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C&SC's fiddler on the roof finds a nice rack at last

Roof racks are cool aren’t they? Well, I think so. Not on a modern car you understand, but a decent classic rack on the right classic car is a ...

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One year in, Port ponders life with the Scimitar

It’s been a year now since I decided that I needed a multi-coloured glassfibre bodied car in my life. So how is it going, and is the honeymoon ...

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Will Martin Port and moderns ever get on? Probably not.

It was written in the stars. Fate. Like natural selection, the Gods dictated that certain people don’t deserve to drive new cars and (with some ...

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Port shuns the PlayStation generation for something rather older

Another holiday over (nothing too adventurous, just a week in Devon) and, as is inevitable, there was the odd bit of classic-spotting in between ...