Nuts & bolts

  • Swift for Silverstone

    31 Mar 2011

    Precision driver – that's stuntman to the rest of us – Russ Swift will be one of the star attractions of the massive MG Live! festival at Silverstone from 24-26 June. For details click here.

  • Fuel tax cut 'not enough'

    31 Mar 2011

    According to a new 1721-people survey by this lot the Government's 1p cut in fuel duty is considered insufficient by 62% of UK drivers. We are wondering who the 38% of drivers who thought it was enough are.

  • New gleam kit

    31 Mar 2011

    Meguiar's has introduced a Brilliant Solutions New Car Kit, a DiY selection of products designed to ensure your classic stays sparkling. Prices appear to vary wildly, but we found it for under £30 by trawling the internet, see the website for details of this and other products.  

  • Ring timing

    31 Mar 2011

    You'd have to pretty slow round Germany's greatest circuit to need a 24-hour watch, but the Nordschleife 24 Hour XL is just that. Prices from €109, details from here.

  • Newey wins trophy

    31 Mar 2011

    F1 designer and historic racer Adrian Newey has won the Segrave Trophy for 2010. He scooped the honour for the unique achievement of designing championship-winning cars for three different F1 teams - Williams, McLaren and Red Bull.

  • D12 classes revealed

    30 Mar 2011


  • GTO frenzy at Pebble

    30 Mar 2011

    The organisers of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on the Monterey peninsula on 21 August are rumoured to have secured entries from 20 Ferrari 250 GTOs. They have a target of 25 which would bring the total value of the Maranello masterpieces on sale to in excess of $500,000,000. Details on the USA's most glamourous concours here.

  • The "dean" has died

    28 Mar 2011

    David E Davis, the man dubbed the "dean of automotive journalism" by Time magazine has died in Ann Arbor, USA aged 80. Always involved with cars, Davis became a legend at Car & Driver magazine before breaking away to form Automobile

  • Tool time

    28 Mar 2011

    Laser Tools is offering a new, free, 400-page catalogue packed with garage goodies for classic enthusiasts. Just call 01926 818196 or visit the website to get your copy.

  • New synthetic oil

    25 Mar 2011

    Carlube has launched a new fully synthetic advanced technology oil to its Triple R range. Carlube Triple R 10w60 fully synthetic is suitable for use in high performance petrol and diesel engines including BMW and Alfa Romeo. It is also suitable for performance racing vehicles.