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News: Always Acceptable - The Dacia Denem

Many of us, over the years, compile a shortlist of cars that we read about in brochures but never encountered in the metal. For example, I cannot recall ever seeing the single-headlamp Vauxhall Cresta PC “Standard”, a Citroën LNA, a Lancia Prisma or a Mitsubishi Tredia on the road.

News: 40 Years of Minder

What is the most famous Ford Capri in the history of British cinema and television?

News: Top Trumps at the NEC

One of the many attractions of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is the opportunity to play Top Trumps – a game that will resonate with many of my vintage.

News: THE VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 CAMPER

Sixty-eight years ago, the German coachbuilder Westfalia noted how many Type 2 owners would use their VW as overnight accommodation for weekend trips, and so they introduced their “camping box”. As the name suggests, it was a detachable compartment containing a folding bed, a two-burner cooker, a towel-rail, a “vanity mirror”, a washing up bowl and two drawers.

News: SEVEN SPLENDID BOX SETS

Some of these shows will be reviewed in greater depth next year – but all of them merit a place in anyone’s DVD collection:

News: TOP 12 BRITISH CINEMATIC CAR CHASES

I’ve excluded The Italian Job as this will be the subject of a special feature next year - and so here is my not-at-all biased list:

News: WHAT WAS THE GREATEST EVER BRITISH MOTOR SHOW?

What was the greatest ever Motor Show to be held in the UK? Well, apart from the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, of course, I am willing to wager that almost everyone will have their own strongly-held views.

News: OLD ADVERTS – THE FORD CORTINA MK. I

If some 55 years ago, you were in the market for family transport that could seat five, carry a large quantity of samples cases and have looks that were trans-Atlantic without being exaggerated, this short film would have provided a few ideas.

News: OLD ADVERTISEMENTS – THE FORD CORSAIR

I have long had a soft-spot for the Corsair, the Ford that once bridged the gap between the Cortina and the Zephyr. It has an agreeably mid-Atlantic air, with an appearance faintly reminiscent of a 1961 Thunderbird but dimensions more suited to British roads.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – FAB 1?

Of all the great and wonderful cars to bear the Spirit of Ecstasy, one coach built Rolls-Royce achieved immortality. Road conditions in the year 2060 were often challenging, especially as The Hood was prone to make commuting a tiresome business with his fiendish plans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrtzV8R6AGE.

News: NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – BOLD INVENTIONS

This week, we delve into the archives of British Pathe and Movietone for some priceless footage of innovations to assist the motorist. Not all this Top Ten was entirely successful, but you cannot deny their ingenuity…

News: 50 YEARS OF THE MORGAN PLUS 8

Just suppose that it is 1968 and you are in the fortunate position of having £1,500 to spend on an open-topped car. Then, flicking through the current issue of Motor, you read of a vehicle that ‘has no real rivals but occupies its own little niche in the market’ and moreover one with a V8 engine that costs £1,475 with seat belts an extra £12 12s 9d.