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Mini Super Two’s – Northampton

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Opportunities seldom present themselves for a bit of unplanned racing activity but when they do you say yes and worry about the logistics later. So it proved when Paul Sweeney offered me a ride in his Championship winning Mini Super Two, which was available due to a schedule clash. You just don’t turn down a […]

Retro Cars

Brand New’ 48-Year-Old E-Type Jaguar

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‘Brand New’ 48-Year-Old E-Type Jaguar With 1,700 Miles On The Clock For Sale With H&H Classics For £100,000 To £150,000 Is this the lowest mileage E-Type in the world? A 1969 E-Type Jaguar 4.2 2+2 in red with beige trim is estimated to sell for  £100,000 to £150,000 at the H&H Classics sale at the […]

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Young people are being priced out of learning to drive

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Its tragic but it’s finally happening. The number of 17-year olds taking the driving test has fallen by 100,000 over the past decade. This represents a 20% drop in the overall number of under-25s learning to drive…..20%!!! Young people are simply giving up on the idea of learning to drive, according to research carried out by […]

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Snapshot – Renault Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC

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We recently got our hands on the Renault Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC for a brief blast.   Seeing it parked there, waiting for it’s driver, you realise it’s not small like the Clio’s of yesteryear. The sumptuous leather bucket seats hold you in place like a clingy ex girlfriend you’re trying to break up […]

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Skull and Pistons Garage. Rebels with a cause

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Skull and Pistons Garage (S & PG). Full of rock ‘n roll attitude and style, the new kids on the block in the UK custom scene and are so slick and full of enthusiasm, spirit and passion. I met these guys at their launch event at the Ace Cafe a while ago with their then […]

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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso – perfect just as you are

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In 1999 i was working for a Citroen dealer and I remember eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first Xsara Picasso. Honestly it was an acquired taste with marmite styling but was well priced and was a good drive. 18 years later and Citroen’s current offerings in the compact MPV segment is the Citroën C4 […]

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Our tame racing driver @TinTopuk’s latest adventure

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Welcome to the latest in the occasional series of articles where I (@TinTopsUK or Nicholas as my mother knows me) go racing.   Fans of my previous article will know that my first Mini Super Twos race day was a reasonable success, with a 5th and two 6th places. This modest success made me confident […]

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Lexus GSF – A wolf in wolfs clothing

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In a world that is becoming increasingly sanitised and restrictive, the Lexus GSF is one of a handful of rebellious cars sticking two fingers up at the do-gooders. This is a good looking car. It’s not some tarted up pretender, this is a real, seasoned contender. Parked, quietly poised, it looks lean, fit and ready […]

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Skull & Pistons Garage #fordfrenzy

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Seeing as it’s ford week here at BlackTopMedia, i thought i’d talk about some friends of our who love their old school Fords and have some wicked stuff in their portfolio. The guys i’m talking about are Skull and Pistons Garage (S & PG). Full of rock ‘n roll attitude and style, S & PG […]