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Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction

Driven: BMW M1

Driven: BMW M1

To this day it isn’t clear why BMW tried to move into the supercar business with the M1. Corporate keeping up with the Joneses – or should that be Porsches? A halo product? A toe in the water exercise...? [...]

October 18, 2016 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
Black & White Garage’s Abarth 695 SS Replica

Black & White Garage’s Abarth 695 SS Replica

Why spend ages tracking down an original Abarth 595 SS, when you will end up feeling slightly guilty about using it? The risk, the deterioration, the cost [...]

July 19, 2016 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
Driven: BMW 507

Driven: BMW 507

It all adds up to a 1950s machine which is able to dispatch winding roads and modern traffic with glee and a glorious blood-curling V8 howl [...]

July 1, 2016 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction, Reviews
Visit: BMW Group Classic HQ

Visit: BMW Group Classic HQ

We’re lead to where the really good stuff is stored. After being asked to leave bags by the door, in case they assault one of the exhibits, we’re let loose in what appears to be a secret meeting of BMW’s [...]

June 9, 2016 Company Profiles, Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
Replacing Alfetta Rear Wheel Bearing

Replacing Alfetta Rear Wheel Bearing

Replacing an Alfa Romeo Alfetta rear wheel bearing is one of those jobs with a grizzly reputation. So when one of mine came up as an MoT advisory, I had a word with Alfa specialist Les Dufty at Automeo. Les has [...]

August 14, 2015 Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge, Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction, Tech: Projects, 'how to' guides and useful stuff
The First Jensen Interceptor

The First Jensen Interceptor

EXP 115 was renumbered EXP 115/2495 and HEA 1D - the first Jensen Interceptor - was registered on the 15th September 1966 for press use prior to October’s 1966 Motor Show. [...]

December 31, 2014 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
In Search of a Modern Classic

In Search of a Modern Classic

Nothing quite shows your age like the memories you have of cars that are joining the classic canon. What’s the turnaround for classic cars? How long does it take for that shift in perception to take place; that change in [...]

January 24, 2014 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction
Driving on the Right

Driving on the Right

Going on holiday is fun, its what I look forward to all year round. When I was younger I used to go abroad for Sun, Sand and you know what.  These days I’m more of a family guy (even have [...]

January 15, 2014 Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction