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The Greatest Aston That Never Was

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By Ben Selby In the late seventies, Aston Martin were not what one would call “financially stable.” The decade which gave us space hoppers, bell-bottom pants, T Rex and massive sideburns, saw the fortunes of Aston, take a slight nosedive. However, while better times lay ahead, this didn’t stop them from sticking two Churchillian fingers up at the competition. The …

Elvis Presley literally shot his De Tomaso Pantera

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By Ben Selby Elvis Presley, or “The King” if you are fan, needs no introduction. The King of Rock and Roll is known throughout the world for being a legend in his own lifetime, and single handily changed the music business forever. Elvis was the first music artist to have his own private plane, his own plush mansion, the first …

Alfa’s Golden Moment

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In the post war years, Alfa Romeo were the undisputed rulers of the Grand Prix stage. Armed with their ‘Alfetta’ 158/159, and drivers like Farina and Fangio, they embarked on winning streak seldom seen in racing history. However, like all winning streaks, it couldn’t last The year is 1938, and Alfa Romeo’s fortune in the world of Grand Prix racing …

The Story Behind the Original Gone in 60 Seconds

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Any millennial car fan is bound to have seen at some point, the 2000 Jerry Bruckheimer produced turbocharged action film, Gone in Sixty Seconds. We have all been wowed by Nic Cage’s attempt to act, those larger than life blonde dreadlocks of Angelina Jolie, and we have all at some point, lusted after that gorgeous custom Shelby Mustang GT500 known …

Classic Cars and Historical Figures: What Would They Have Driven?

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Almost everyone I know would identify me as not only a Motoring Journalist, but also a bit of a history buff. From William the Conqueror to the Napoleonic Wars, right up to the highs and lows of the 20th Century, I find every historical period intensely fascinating, and when i’m not writing about cars, one could usually find me watching …

Classic Car Flicks: Bullitt

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It’s pretty rare these days to come across someone professing to be a petrol head, who hasn’t seen Bullitt. If you know cars, you know this film. If you know Steve McQueen, you also know this film, fact. For those who don’t, let me put some gravy on the meat. King of Cool, Steve McQueen was at the height of …

Classic Car Flicks: C’etait Un Rendezvous

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When you dive deep into 20thCentury Automotive Cinema, there is no shortage of classic films which cater to a whole range of petrolheads. For lovers of classic American iron, there is Vanishing Point, American Graffiti, Gone in 60 Seconds and Two-Lane Blacktop. However, for the Europhile you have Ronin, Grand Prix, Le Mans, and of course, The Italian Job. Plus, …

Tackling Understeer and Oversteer

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With the holiday season well and truly upon us, naturally you are probably itching to remove the dust cover of your pride and joy and hit the road for a picturesque summer road trip. However, whether you own a Viva or 911 RS, none of us are completely safe when the unforeseen rears its ugly head. Imagine this. You approach …