Blog Mick Walsh

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Getting under the skin of Goodwood while others just clink champagne flutes

One of the many perks of working on Classic & Sports Car is an invite to the Goodwood Press day every March. Most public events can only ...

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You never know who you will meet at Rétromobile

One of the many joys of Rétromobile is the fascinating people you meet when admiring the dazzling display of classics or investigating the ...

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Torinos rev up Mick Walsh in Argentina

One incident at the wonderful Autoclásic, the annual car and bike spring festival in Buenos Aires, perfectly illustrated the passion of ...

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Why everyone (including Mick Walsh) adores Prescott

Ten reasons why I love Prescott: 1) Highlight of the impressive Bugatti turnout was the return from France of the ex-Lord Raglan Type 51. Recently ...

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Ten touches of genius – and madness – spotted in Essen

The prospect of exploring the 14 halls that make up Techno Classica Essen is a daunting one, but between the rows of mint Mercedes SLs ...

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Cobra: British beauty with an American beat

What fantasy does the Cobra best conjure up? Blasting down lush lanes en route to Silverstone in a car with wire wheels, English plates, and the ...

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Land Speed Record images inspire patriotism

Just imagine discovering a large box of unpublished photographs of Land Speed Record attempts in an antiques shop. For author Mike Varndell, it ...

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Why do baddies always get the best movie cars?

Villains seem to inspire movie vehicle designers more than heroes and the latest superhero epic Captain America: The First Avenger is a perfect ...

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Loewy's left-field take on design greats

Raymond Loewy is a legend in design history, but the man who helped shape such iconic works as the Greyhound bus,  spectacular streamlined ...