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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 […]

New Cars

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 […]

New Cars

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 […]

Retro Cars

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 […]

New Cars

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 […]

Electric Vehicles

TOYOTA MIRAI, THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA.

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As a fan of old school cars and bikes I have always preached that the only real green motoring, if there is such a thing, is us keeping our old cars running as long as possible. This way we make less cars and when you factor in whole life costs, this is a greener solution. This […]

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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 […]

New Cars

Audi Q2 1.6 TDi SE

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The new Audi Q2 is a very stylish crossover that also happens to be, spacious, practical and bold with its display of confident flowing Audi design features which help give it its Coupé-like appearance. I also like how the Q2 has a powerful presence on the road with its modern SUV looks and high ground-clearance […]