Classic Car Heroes: Ferruccio Lamborghini

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By Ben Selby Who would have thought that one of the fiercest Italian automotive rivalries began merely out of spite. Were it not for wanting to get even with Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini may never have decided to create a line of cars which, over the generations, have become some of the most coveted exotic cars in the world. With …

Cool Britannia: Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Review

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The DB7 was to Aston Martin what the RAF was to England during 1940. One defeated the Luftwaffe and helped save Britain from the Nazi jackboot, and the other helped to save one of the coolest car brands in existence from financial ruin. Prior to the DB7’s launch at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin were in the financial …

Bentley Showcases 103 Years of Heritage in New Collection

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While it is a wonderful thing for individuals to celebrate the heritage of a particular automotive brand, it is even better when discovering the brand in question is just as passionate about its past as we are. This is encapsulated by Bentley, whose 103-year history is now on display as part of a new dedicated heritage centre. Described as the …

The Top Five Cars used by Queen Elizabeth II

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By Ben Selby There probably will never be someone like Queen Elizabeth II. Whether you call yourself a royalist or not, one must admire the incredible sense of duty, commitment and dedication to devoting her entire life to the service of her people. With her passing, many, including myself, felt like they had lost a member of the family. When …

Air-Cooled Underdog: 1966 Porsche 912 Review

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By Ben Selby Its really hard to imagine Porsche without the 911. When it was launched in 1964, Porsche was keen to cement the 911 as the company’s halo model. However, the 911 did not get off to a flying start straight away. Many accused Porsche of moving upmarket too soon, neglecting buyers who wanted a new variation of the …

On the Eve of War: The Story of the 1914 French Grand Prix

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By Ben Selby Since its creation in 1886, it wasn’t long before the idea of racing motor cars caught on. The first European races were held on public roads and would see the pioneering drivers of the day racing at speed between two main European capitals. These continued until the early 20th century, where the notorious Paris to Madrid race …

Study Claims Classic Cars Do Less Environmental Damage

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A recent study undertaken by UK classic car and vehicle insurers Footman James claims that classic cars do less damage to the environment than new cars, including EVs. The findings state that since an average classic car tends to have limited use each year over modern cars, which are largely used as daily drivers and generate large amounts of CO2 …

The Full Story of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

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By Ben Selby If you know classic cars, chances are you know the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe. You are also probably aware this one-of-two ever built unicorn changed hands for a mind- boggling $142 million US ($220.4 million NZ). The buyer, an anonymous but we can safely assume a very wealthy, car collector who was able to secure …