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Living the dream for a fraction of the price

I should admit straight away that I have a changeable attitude towards replicas. Some just look wrong, while others look pretty accurate but have ...

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Meeting the man who guided Clark to victory in 1963

I travelled up to Silverstone last week and wondered anew at the transformation of the place since I first went there in 1988. Never the most ...

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Setting out on the road to Rouen - a Page holiday

The Page family holiday will this year take us once again to Normandy, a favourite destination for many reasons. On our last visit, my wife ...

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Using kids as an excuse to get back on track with Scalextric

Having children is an expensive business and makes distant memories of lie-ins, two minutes of peace and quiet, and spontaneous nights out. On the ...

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Enjoying the oddities at Stuttgart

Last weekend marked my first visit to Retro Classics in Stuttgart, a superb show that packed a huge amount into its eight halls. And all displayed ...

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Rediscovering the race track at the end of the road

One of my favourite books of last year was Motorsport Explorer, a comprehensive list of UK competition venues past and present compiled by Julian ...

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Getting your priorities right. Number one – a good garage cum workshop

Not long ago, my wife and I sat down to come up with a list of things that we wanted from our next house. I'm slightly ashamed to admit that we ...

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Soaking up the atmosphere at the 'Ring

The last time I went round the Nürburgring, I was in a Citroën Visa diesel and Dad was driving. It was 20-odd years ago and we were on a family ...

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Goodwood reaffirms itself in Page's affections

I was ready to be a bit cynical about the Goodwood Revival this year. As the event continues to grow, there is always the fear that it will be ...

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Finding an old family favourite

A week or two ago, I wrote a blog about driving a Jaguar XK120 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. While that was an experience I'll always ...