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Campbell drives his first ‘proper classic’ – an Austin Seven

The day began as it does on any occasion that I’m released from the office, feasting on a breakfast of disorganisation before haring down the ...

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It’s a drive Jim, but not as we know it

It’s testament to quite how ‘tuned in’ I am to my surroundings that it has taken all of six months for one of my most memorable drives to ...

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Campbell samples the everyman Lotus – Toyota’s MR2 Roadster

Having spent the week enviously watching other members of the team troop out to drive their choice of model for our £10k sports car feature, it ...

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Peugeot: always on the cusp of greatness

Few manufacturers cross the line between mediocrity and excellence with quite the regularity of Peugeot. The French company has teased me for ...

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Campbell's day out in Dagenham reveals a wealth of treasures

Apart from an impressive wind turbine that would catch the attention of anyone with a leaning towards engineering, there’s little to mark out ...

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A rare trip out leaves Campbell hungry for more

I’m not allowed out of the office too often. I’ve yet to drive a Porsche, and can only dream of a Ferrari. Instead I get to hear others talk about ...

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New cars are ugly… discuss

I was flicking through the pages of one of our freshly delivered auction catalogues when it struck me – when did cars start becoming ugly? Or, ...

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I remember when British cars had spirit, now they just sell…

It is great to wake up to news that Land-Rover’s Halewood site is busier than ever before, really it is. But as a born pessimist I’m not convinced ...

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Car buying: the idiot’s guide to browsing the classifieds

I have to put my hands up and say, after four months at C&SC, I’ve yet to buy myself a classic car, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been ...

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Working at C&SC: what it’s all about.

So it’s been three weeks since the poor folks at Classic & Sports Car were inflicted with my presence and so far so good. Well, I’m still ...