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Martin Port's dream drive? A Landie into the unknown please

There has been a lot of talk on the subject of ‘the dream drive’ at C&SC recently, and the exact combination of ‘what’ and ‘where’ floats our ...

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It's not just tyre-kicking buyers who can be total time-wasters

Have you ever been so furious that words fail you, that for a minute you can do no more than stare straight ahead, hoping that eventually you ...

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Tractors and GT40s – the highlights of 10 years on C&SC

While putting to bed the April issue of Classic & Sports Car, it dawned on me that I have been the magazine's art editor for a whole decade. ...

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Reluctantly acknowledging the classics I will never own

I suspect that most of the readers of C&SC will have various lists: a list of cars they own, a list of cars they used to own, a list of cars ...

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Bookshelves that are heaving under the weight of history

Thinking back 20 years, I recall that the first thing I bought after buying my first classic was a good old Haynes Manual – a process that I ...

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The day I got to pretend I was Jenks on the Brizzle Miglia

Before my persistence paid off and I landed the job of Art Editor for Classic & Sports Car, I worked on another Haymarket Production: Racing ...

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Modify by all means but please keep it sensible

I recently spent time with another classic car owner and enthusiast whose ambition (or so it seemed) was to rip the heart out of a good proportion ...

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If you mend it you can tend it

I had a bit of an emergency before Christmas when one of the Scimitar’s wheel studs snapped. Fortunately it happened in the car park at the office ...

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Unravelling the history of an engineer ancestor

I do enjoy a bit of Who Do You Think You Are?, the TV programme in which celebrities uncover their family history and inevitably discover that ...

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Trouble and strife with the trouble and strife

Wife's diary entry: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping ...