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Joe Ellis – "I was at 180 on the speedo. After that I just went for it"

Meet the plucky Brit who took a Lotus Carlton far too fast for its own good on a wild road race across the Mojave Desert

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Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

APPLYING THE FINISHING TOUCH

This family-run firm of electroplaters can return time-worn chromed parts to their former glory

2 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

SPITFIRE GETS PEAK PRACTICE

Every opportunity to get the roof down out in the Peak District is leapt upon by enthusiast-in-love Farooqui; winter nights are spent cleaning

2 mins read
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October 2022

BLAND OF THE LOST

Never before has a £400 Vauxhall Astra Mk3 won a concours outright, but the Festival of the Unexceptional is no ordinary car show

6 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

ΚΕΙΤΗ BURNS

The self-taught comic-book illustrator and award-winning aviation artist

2 mins read
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October 2022

CORTS OF APPEAL

Marking 60 years of the family favourite Ford that was 'more car between the wheels' with our top Cortina pick from each generation

8 mins read
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October 2022

BACK FOR GOOD

Thanks to a sensational reproduction of the shooting-brake show car, Pininfarina's full set of two-door Peugeot 504s is reunited at last

8 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

THE WORLD'S LONGEST TAXI RIDE

Remembering the epic 1988 London to Sydney Great Taxi Ride, a £31,000 fare for one humble black cab

10 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

THE MAKING OF Mr Le Mans

Nine wins in the greatest motor race of them all is a tally of success that's unlikely ever to be surpassed. Tom Kristensen reflects on his record-breaking career

8 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

BRISTOL RENNAISSANCE

Emerging from history books and old photographs, Bristol's lost 450 Le Mans has been painstakingly recreated and returned to the Montlhéry banking

9 mins read
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October 2022

DIAL M FOR MORE

Imbued with the magic of BMW Motorsport GmbH, the E24 M635CSi and E28 M5 stand tall as high points for the legendary performance brand

8 mins read
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October 2022

STYLED FOR THE HILLS

With sharp lines that pair elegance with sporting purpose, this former factory demonstrator AC 16/80 was born for competition

9 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
October 2022

MILLION DOLLAR BABIES

Although not contemporaries, the Aston 300SL and Martin DB5, Mercedes-Benz Ferrari 275GTB represent the finalists in the search for the ultimate super-GT

10 mins read
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October 2022

Simon TAYLOR

'His face was scorched and his eyebrows singed but, fire out and car refuelled, Derek drove on to finish eighth'

3 mins read
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September 2022

Mick WALSH

'Alain got a little too competitive. He overtook the police lead car and had his numbers removed by the organisers in Rome'

3 mins read
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September 2022

BRANDS HOSTS HSCC LEGENDS

The Historic Sports Car Club's Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix was contested on the Kent track's Grand Prix circuit on 9-10 July, featuring a packed schedule kicking off with the Thundersports contest. Warren Briggs qualified second in his McLaren M8E but retired with throttle-linkage failure, leaving John Burton to take a comfortable win in his Chevron B26.

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Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

BMW TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT GOODWOOD

The 2022 Festival of Speed was dominated by the fanfare of BMW Motorsport's 50th anniversary

3 mins read
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September 2022

GAME OF THRONES

In the 1970s, Rolls-Royce's claim to the world's best car' title put it directly in the crosshairs of ascendant luxury rivals from Jaguar and Cadillac

9 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

ALAIN DE CADENET

Fast, fun and often controversial, but never boring, C&SC's own Alain de Cadenet was one of motorsport's great characters

10 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

FROM SEA ΤΟ SHINING SEA

What better way to shake off the post-pandemic blues than a proper road trip? For one Canadian student, that meant more than 10,000 miles to visit three oceans in a 52-year-old Volvo

8 mins read
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September 2022

INCONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION

Both the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 and Jensen FF offered serious pace and advanced technology in understated packages, but they came at a price

9 mins read
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September 2022

THE COSMOPOLITAN RS

Inspired by the first major rally win for an RS, this South African-built Ford combined parts from Germany and Britain to create the ultimate Taunus

7 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

BLUE SKY ΤΗINKING

Blending sporting pedigree with boulevard cruising appeal, Mazda's FC RX-7 and Porsche's 944 S2 offer plentiful posing power with a high-performance twist

8 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

YES, PRIME MINISTER

The Rover P5B was a stalwart of ministerial transport through a tumultuous period in politics; this example was at the heart of it

9 mins read
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September 2022

THUNDER CAT

What do you do if your standard Jaguar E-type just isn't fast enough? Slot in a huge American V8 engine, of course. Meet the fearsome Egal

10 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
September 2022

CALIFORNIA DREAM MACHINES

Tracing the lineage of Stuttgart's sun-seekers, from race-bred Porsche 356 through to the celebratory 911 and 964 run-out editions

9 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
August 2022

SEVENTY YEARS IN THE MAKING

Built on Porsche 356 running gear, this Sportkabriolett is the car Dannenhauer & Stauss had always dreamed of creating

6 mins read
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August 2022

ENZO'S ROAD GOING WINNER

Cruising the Cotswolds in a group of glorious 250GTEs brings to the fore the appeal of Ferrari's first series-production 2+2

8 mins read
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August 2022

TOP TEN - DETROIT DEJECTION

The winners of the race to the bottom, as stringent regulations and questionable taste combined to create an imperfect storm

8 mins read
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August 2022

STAYING TRUE TO TYPE

Honda's Type R models differ on paper and in character, but share a common purpose. The hot Integra, Accord and Civic reveal their secrets

10 mins read
Classic & Sports Car
August 2022

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