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  • L48 Corvette

    Born in a barn? It’s fair to say that now I’m in my middle life, there are many things that I forget. People’s names have always eluded my memory banks and have led to me having a lot of ‘friend’, ‘mate’, ‘sir’ or ‘dear’ being added to my smiling ‘hello’s’ at people when I meet […]

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  • Aston Martin DB9

    Car design has come quite a way since the beginning when they pretty much shoved an engine on to a cart. Those almost cartoonish winged-back chairs and brass head-lighted machines that you can still see running today on the Veteran rally between London and Brighton bear little resemblance to the mass produced technology centres we […]

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  • Ford Escort RS Turbo

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Astrologers are racists. Horoscopes are, as far as I can make out, a very unreliable source of putting people into a segregated group. Based upon the original four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water seems, in this modern world, a tad basic. I mean there are one hundred […]

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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia

    Confession time. That old line that you can’t be classed a car fanatic unless you’ve owned an Alfa must’ve originated from an Alfa salesman, as I think it’s a load of tosh. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t like to own an Alfa, but the ones that I covet tend to carry a monumental […]

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  • Fiat 500 Abarth

    Having reached the heady height of five-foot-seven as my back straight, fully grown, adult size, it is fair to pronounce that I am not tall. I always hoped, when growing up, that one day I could reach six-feet. I’m not entirely sure why now. It may have been that if I did, I could count […]

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  • BMW M635CSi

    As I get older, it is constantly amazing how all the little things stir a memory from my past. Certain smells, for example, hold the key to many parts of my brains drawers. A certain suntan lotion can bring back a long forgotten summer on a sandy beach in Wales when there was actually summer […]

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  • Ferrari 458 Spider

    At the present time of writing, there is a political argument raging around the UK as to whether or not we should remain a part of the European Union. The shittily entitled Brexit argument. Since when was it acceptable to smash two words together to make such a large decision about something that could affect […]

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  • Freddie Hunt – McLaren M23

    “How tall are you?” Murray Walker, commentating and broadcast veteran asks. The subject of his inquisition is a lithe and tall, blonde haired man who’s flowing locks seem mildly reminiscent. “Erm, I’m six foot four..” is the response. “Well, you probably won’t remember this but the last time I saw you you were this high” […]

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  • Aston Martin DB3S Recreation

    Initials. Funny things. Being a child in the 1980’s, three initials were an arcade gamers’ challenge at the end of playing the game. If you had managed to get a top score, you would undoubtedly want to use your own initials. There was kudos if you could be top of the high scores across multiple […]