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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 ...

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Some classic relief on a Mickey Mouse holiday

France: home of the 2CV, Renault 5, smoking as a compulsory pastime (or so it seems), the wonderful Le Mans Classic... and Disneyland Paris. Yep – ...

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When advertising was fun, if a little bit non-PC

As classic car enthusiasts, we may not be too interested in the numerous car advertisements that appear in the newspapers, magazines or on the ...

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Delving the dearth of decent Scimitar models

I appear to have scored an own goal, shot myself in the foot as they say. As someone who normally pounces straight on eBay, scours car boot sales ...

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The motivations that stop a resto project from stalling

Anyone who likes classics will be used to this scenario. You may have  stumbled across a half-finished project in a garage, beneath a ...