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A taste for the soured cream of the cats

Please help me. I have an incorrigible classified-ad addiction, and for some reason my mind can’t seem to make the link – surely obvious to most ...

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Think the supermarkets start Christmas too early? Al's got the drop on even them!

If you’re into concours competition, the following probably doesn't apply to you. To the rest of you, have you heard any of your classic-owing ...

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Can Al really be lusting after an MGF?

Is it just me, or are MGFs starting to look rather tempting and, dare I say it, 'classic'? The reason for this revelation is that someone down the ...

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And the Oscar goes to... the cars

Excuse the staccato. On a Boeing 777, heading for Monterey, can't sleep. Just watched Fast Five – sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel ...

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It's British AND broken – perfect for Al the lawnmower man

I’ve been obsessed with cars since before I could walk, but in recent years I’ve noticed an alarming trend. Actually, it isn’t really alarming to ...

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Youngsters today: tell 'em what's what!

Isn’t it about time we started to campaign for a revised driving test? No, I don’t mean making it tougher for all of those young whippersnappers – ...

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Small screen stardom for C&SC

Colleague Daniel Norman got me going on this one when he got rather excited while watching BBC4’s award-winning The Night Shift the other day. ...

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Get your tops off!

Apologies to Twitter followers who have already heard me rant on this subject, but after driving into the office, overheating in my tin-top, I am ...

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Sold as (not) seen

Further to my last blog, I’m delighted to say that our beloved(ish) Mercedes-Benz 200 has found a new and happy home with long-term C&SC ...

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Deal or no deal?

It’s a thought that must have occurred to everyone who has spent a fair amount of time immersed in the classic world: ‘I reckon I could make a few ...