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Viva la Vauxhall Viva

Cars Culture

"The Vauxhall Viva is one of the earliest cars I can remember. I recall sitting snot-nosed in my neighbour’s HC Viva on the way to nursery. I was also slightly jealous because the saloon looked cooler than my dad’"

Karmann Chameleons: The Ghia-Styled Volkswagen

Cars

"The original Volkswagen Beetle’s silhouette is as distinctive as it is ubiquitous. Curvy yes, sporty, no. But then that wasn’t part of the Beetle’s brief.  Designed in 1938 to get the German masses moving, it took until 1945 for "

VW T7 Camper – what’s coming next?

"Talk about a ‘campervan’ and you’re almost certainly thrusting a picture of a VW into the listener’s mind. It's the benchmark. The yardstick. The trendsetter. And that makes each generation of VW Camper very important. The iconic splitties "

Charlie Martin – Racer

People

""I got over the wall first time". Not something you expect to hear from a racing driver whilst talking about their achievements to date, but then Charlie Martin is a racer like no other. The wall in question, you'll be "

Vincent – Night Rider

Bikes

"Look at it. Before we start chatting tech specs and bike biography, just look at it. Stare at the splaying cylinders, curling mudguards and serpentine exhaust system, each part a pointed, polished contrast to the black. Black fuel tank, blank "

Bikes, Beards & Beyond

People

"Richie Finney doesn’t take himself too seriously. As he twiddles his perfectly waxed ‘tache, a beaming grin spreads across his face. “I’ve always been a bit odd,” he smiles before regaling tales of riding Royal Enfields in the "

Atalanta roadster: a glorious blast from the past

Cars

"At one end of a small Oxfordshire town lies Bicester Village shopping mall: mecca for Chinese tourists and the brand-obsessed.At the other, the infinitely more interesting Bicester Heritage: de facto home of the UK classic motor industry. If you "

Marcos – From Kit Car to Le Mans

Cars

"For many small volume car manufacturers the kit car route allows them to offer the buyer something different but without the need to have a large factory and workforce to finance. Jem Marsh, the founder of Marcos, realised this throughout "