Blog Martin Port

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The motivations that stop a resto project from stalling

Anyone who likes classics will be used to this scenario. You may have  stumbled across a half-finished project in a garage, beneath a ...

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How to part with a classic without trauma and regret

I’ve always found moving classics on rather difficult and I know from chat in the office that I’m not the only one. Oddly, though, it is something ...

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Heroic Scimitar fans pitch in to help Port

As classic car owners, we are probably all used to the simple act of kindness from fellow owners that has helped us out over the years: a ...

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Forums: the good, the bad and the potentially ugly

Classic car forums: love ‘em or hate ‘em? They often provide invaluable advice and help from like-minded enthusiasts when you have an issue with ...

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Comics prompt pedal car nostalgia

When I was young, my grandparents would, without fail, buy me a comic annual each year for Christmas. Of course, most of these annuals are long ...

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Port discovers the shock of the new

So the Land-Rover Discovery that appeared in my last blog did a sterling job of towing the Scimitar to Blackpool. In fact, there were moments when ...

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Port's life as a trailer queen

Mr Clements and I have just spent the best part of an hour securing the Scimitar to a trailer in preparation for its journey to the bodyshop. It ...

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Is classic rock the perfect classic soundtrack?

Once again I was asked what my favourite driving song was the other day. Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer – not because I don’t have favourites, ...

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Rural life can give you a classic fix, if you know where to look

The leaves are barely off the trees and I’ve already had the first couple of early morning starts that involved scraping ice from the windscreen ...

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Careful with that needle, Eugene

I suspect that the majority of us own, or have owned a piece of clothing branded with the badge of a favourite classic. I’m not  suggesting ...