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Alfa Canguro: The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made?

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" Beauty is a difficult thing to define. It's a cliché to say that it resides in the perception of the observer. Anyone with an aesthetic atom in their being knows that the non-relative, objective, obviously apparent kind of beauty truly "

Riotous Rides

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"Anyone who happened to be in the city of London on the much hyped 'financial fools day' this week, may have noticed, in the gathering throng of demonstrators, onlooking construction workers and suits in strategic mufti, that the Metropolitan Police "

The E-Type: campest or coolest?

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" Of all the cars of the sixties that have been transformed into icons thanks to the long lens of Nostalgia, the E-Type Jag is surely one of the coolest. Sure, the Mini gave flight to the dreams of the swinging "

Dreams of the Perfect Microbus

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" When VW introduced their Microbus concept at the geneva show of 2001, there were ripples of excitement through the bus-loving universe. The VW transporter series, which evolved from utilitarian wagon for the post war impoverished, through to icon of hippie and "

Prodrive Subaru: a gauntlet thrown

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" When Subaru launched their first mass produced Kei-car the 360 in 1958, little would the company's sararimen have believed that half a century one they would preside over one of the true talismans of enthusiastic driving all over the world. The 365 cc-engined, "

Cassavetes, Alfas and Cool

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" Sometimes there is a strange serendipity to things. I recently came across strange and rough-round-the edges movie ‘Violent Four’, which was known variously as ‘Bandits in Rome’ and ‘Rome Like Chicago’. I am a sucker for gangster movies and I "

Japanissimo!

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" Japan’s final victory in its long campaign to dominate the global car industry only came last year. General Motors had been the world’s biggest carmaker for 75 years, and last year celebrated its centenary. Toyota’s birthday gift to "

Turning Japanese

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"Cars from the Land of the Rising Sun of every era inspire devotion in a diaspora of automotive enthusiasts. Influx sought out a fistful of them. “I look after between 38 and 50 Japanese cars in various stages of repair. I can’"

Skyline: The Evolution of a Japanese Legend

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"Our Favourite Skylines We love the Skyline. You love the Skyline. Let’s face it, everybody loves a Skyline. But the model had evolved hugely from its first conception at the end of the fifties to the current supreme example "

Wacky Racers

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" Hanna-Barbera was responsible for a lot of childish imaginings. When Dick Dastardly raced across our screens in Wacky Races, chasing the likes of The Slag Brothers in the Bouldermobile , The Gruesome Twosome in the creepy coupe and our favourite, Penelope "

Caparo covers up

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" Well, we all know that we should be neglecting the attitude that cars are fundamentally about freedom and fun and campaigning for scrappage legislation so that we can trade in our old smelly Alfas for Japanese hybrids. But come on. "

Sixth Sense: the new Golf GTi arrives

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" Hot off the wires comes the new that the latest manifestation of the legend that is the Volkswagen Golf GTi has been released and is available to order from dealers today for an on-sale date of 22 May 2009. The GTi is "

Porsche 917: 40 years old today

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" With all the regulatory leaps, shuffles, sidesteps and retreats taken on by Formula One and Motorsport in general, it is interesting to reflect on the incredible achievements and performance of the totemic Porsche 917, which is approaching its fortieth birthday this "