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The very best classic cars from across the country, as nominated by classic car clubs in the UK, are set for a final face-off in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from November 11-13.

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Staycations or stay-at-home holidays in the UK are set for a boost with, for the first time, personal contract purchase (PCP) becoming widely available in the motorhome and touring caravan market.

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Like one of the car owners previously featured, I also spent my National Service at Bulford Barracks, Salisbury Plain, and learnt to drive at Houndstone Camp, Yeovil, Somerset.


My first car was a Reliant Regal MkI made of aluminium nailed onto a wooden frame with a plywood floor, all screwed to a simple hollow chassis.


If you’re looking to buy a used Volkswagen, now’s the time to do it.

More than a million parents are left with the same messy motoring dilemma every Monday morning – getting their company car fit for business after a weekend with the kids.

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Volkswagen’s Passat Estate Alltrack lifted the overall trophy, as well as class and category wins, in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017 competition.


Britain’s best used cars for 2016 have been revealed by Auto Express, with Kia coming out on top in two key categories.


Visitors to this autumn’s Classic & Sports Car Show will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in on-road parades in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.


A tennis playing, cricket-loving, larger-than-life woman living in Saffron Walden turned 90 this week.


The 2017 London Classic Car Show will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars.


I bought this 1932 Austin Seven “cabriolet”, complete with a barrow load of spares, in 1961 for the princely sum of £15 when a pound was worth, well, a pound.


TomTom has created the world’s first scooter smartphone-connected sat nav called TomTom VIO.


Following a successful practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, reaching 274.2mph to become the world’s fastest Triumph, Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the attempt to set a new outright motorcycle Land Speed World Record will take place in mid-September, weather permitting.

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ClassicLine Insurance has compiled a list of eight top tips every classic car fan can take to ensure endangered cars are preserved for future generations.

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The E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK, has set up an online auction giving the public the chance to bid for a half-day ride in an iconic Jaguar sports car.

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September is one of the busiest times of the year for buying a new car, so ahead of next month’s 66 registration Motor Codes, the leading provider of Codes of Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution for the automotive industry, has the following advice for consumers.

Audi is promising to deliver a bold yet familiarly premium take on the compact SUV class with the launch of the new Q2.

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Vehicle history check provider, HPI, is urging car buyers to be aware of their rights and remember to check if the vehicle they want to buy is subject to a manufacturer recall.


A survey of more than 500 MyCarCheck.com customers has revealed some intriguing differences in male and female perspectives on motoring.


New research from Vauxhall has revealed how kids in the East of England are set to clean up during the holiday, earning an average of £40.66 during the summer break – a slice of a staggering £257,201,859, which will be paid in pocket money to children across the UK.

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The Auto Express Driver Power survey 2016, considered the most comprehensive analysis of car ownership satisfaction in the UK, has found that Renault and Dacia franchised dealers provide the best all-round customer service of any of the major brands.

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Cyclists are being encouraged to get on their bikes in a bid to help local motor dealer Porsche Cambridge raise money for the Whizz Kidz charity.

My first car was a 1927 Austin Seven. I bought it while in the air force at RAF Wartling in Sussex.

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Now that the Great British summer has finally arrived, here are some warm weather safety tips from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.

Arguably the finest remaining 1963 Ford Cortina, that’s travelled an average of one mile-a-day in its 53 years, will be up for auction this month.


Murketts Vauxhall is encouraging families to take to the road and make the most of the school break with its Summer of Fun Top Five guide to attractions across the East of England.

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Glyn Hopkin, one of the largest automotive dealer groups in the South East, is celebrating a significant employee milestone, with the group who have worked for the business for over two decades now having accumulated an incredible combined 600 years of service.


I thought you may be interested in this picture of my father in what I think was his second car in the very early 1950s.

I bought my first car in July 1960 from a motor engineer friend who ran a village garage in Ingbirchworth, West Yorkshire. It was a black 1948 Vauxhall 18.

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