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One year in, Port ponders life with the Scimitar

It’s been a year now since I decided that I needed a multi-coloured glassfibre bodied car in my life. So how is it going, and is the honeymoon ...

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Will Martin Port and moderns ever get on? Probably not.

It was written in the stars. Fate. Like natural selection, the Gods dictated that certain people don’t deserve to drive new cars and (with some ...

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Port shuns the PlayStation generation for something rather older

Another holiday over (nothing too adventurous, just a week in Devon) and, as is inevitable, there was the odd bit of classic-spotting in between ...

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Kill your speed - drive a classic.

First of all, I should say that what I did wasn’t big. It wasn’t clever. It was wrong and I admit full responsibility for my actions. Yep – on ...

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What could be better than La Sarthe in a Scimitar? Going in the AC

Le Mans Classic – my favourite event on the classic calendar without doubt and this year’s was no exception. I’ve been fortunate to only miss one ...

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If you thought Port had got Landies out of his system think again

Every couple of months, a copy of Legend – the magazine of the Land-Rover Series One Club, lands on my desk and I drop what I’m doing and begin ...

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Port ponders a race car, but not for racing

I know for a fact that I’m not the only individual in the C&SC office that is almost always on the lookout for something new to capture their ...

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The day C&SC's earth stood still

Yesterday was a dark day in C&SC history. Why? Curiously, it’s not because of the machinery that was in the car park. Instead it’s because of ...

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If Ford ever wondered how a morsel of ham sandwich found its way into its GT40 seat ringlets

Where shall we go for lunch today? A common enough question, but one which took on new meaning for me back in 2006. In fact, it wasn’t so much ...

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The first – and last – time Port was snared by a modern

Our esteemed Group Editor recently published a blog about his wife's modern car – a Hyundai that was acquired (importantly) without any cash ...