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The 435. Maestro Turbo

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The 435.   In the ‘80’s, the British car industry was well on the way to a catastrophic meltdown. Irreversible damage had been done and the demise of the British car manufacturing industry was only a stone’s throw away.   BL (British Leyland) tried to breathe some life into the failing business by taking some […]

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Gary Morgans Awesome MK1 Escort

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Gary Morgans MK1 Escort I met Gary Morgan and his MK1 Escort at a meet recently and when he mentioned he had a rolling road session booked near me i called by to grab a couple of pics. It was a flying visit for me as time was against me that day which i was […]

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Black Smoke Racing…..Rolling Coal

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The crew at Black smoke racing must look at the world differently to most people. I came across these guys a couple of years ago. The team are based in Finland and compete in various drift races across Europe.   You would expect them to run a wide bodied Supra, Skyline GTS or maybe an […]

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A Fiesta From The Mean Streets

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A Fiesta from the mean streets   Ben Barnett is South London born and bred, he has serious retro car pedigree.   Ben grew up around old school fords thanks to his Dad, with Escorts, Cortinas and Capris influencing his early years, graduating to V8 hot rods and show cars. It would be fair to […]

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Banded Steel Wheels

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Banded Steel Wheels   I bought an old van recently and have been thinking about what wheels I want for it. The van is tired and almost worthless so there’s no point spending loads of money on alloy wheels worth more than the van. Before I was born my Dad used to race stock cars. […]

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American Car Show (AACI)

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I heard about AACI (American Auto Club International) car show in June that was happening at a local venue here in Northampton, Billing Aquadrome. With the economy struggling and the constantly rising price of fuel, American V8’s are a rare sight over here so I thought  I’d swing by and take a look, although the […]

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Frazer Spowart

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‘Cars I See’ by Frazer Spowart   A little while ago Jimmy Drama from www.fueltopia.co.uk showed me something that had a profound effect on me. It wasn’t what you are thinking, I don’t know him that well. What Jimmy did was post a video from a cool young film maker called Frazer Spowart in Savannah […]