Austin Sevens and Me
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by Ian
3y ago
I saw an old Austin Seven on the road the other day and it made me smile. When I see someone who is brave/foolhardy/enthusiastic enough to venture onto our crowded roads in an old, pre-war car I find myself wondering if driving an old car is still as much fun as it used to be.… The post Austin Sevens and Me appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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Me, my dad and Stirling Moss
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by Dana Minter
4y ago
Two small stories about Sir Stirling (RIP) you won’t have read anywhere else This morning I awoke to read an astonishing number of heartfelt tributes to the great driver, not least those on Facebook where I found even more insights and tributes from his admirers from all over the globe. Many of the stories I had heard or read before and, though familiar, they reminded me why I had always been an avid fan because even in re-telling they never fail to astonish. … The post Me, my dad and Stirling Moss appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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I bought a sensible car – what was I thinking?
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by Ian
4y ago
Will a third car be the answer to my car problems? Last week, I took 3 very slow trains to Minto to pick up a 2010 Citroen DS3 Sport purchased in Victoria and transported by truck to Sydney. Bought sight unseen for $7000, I picked it up in the pouring rain and drove home hoping it might be the solution to the car problem that has become apparent since moving to the Upper Blue Mountains from Sydney two years ago.… The post I bought a sensible car – what was I thinking? appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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Still thinking of buying that Tesla?
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by Ian
4y ago
Why not a BYD, Nio, Qoros, Changan, Geely or Leapmotor from China? There’s no question many of us are likely to buy our first electric car, if not now, possibly within the next ten years or so. And, as a pioneering EV vehicle producer, Tesla is probably the most prominent electric car brand in the world currently, just about every other car maker across the globe is playing catch up.… The post Still thinking of buying that Tesla? appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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Ford vs Ferrari – is it worth seeing?
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by Ian
4y ago
Fun, but flawed The recent release of the motion picture about the now legendary battle for sports car racing supremacy in the mid-sixties is very welcome because it’s a multi-layered tale about an epic time in motorsport. I should say straight away that I enjoyed the film and so did my long-suffering wife, despite my elbow nudges and eye-rolls at the scenes I found laughingly inaccurate.… The post Ford vs Ferrari – is it worth seeing? appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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All the beautiful Abarths I’ve never owned
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by Ian
4y ago
Abarths – so near, yet so far In common with most car nuts, I’m always dreaming about the cars I’ve never owned or driven. Amongst my long list of automotive heartbreakers, I’d have to say Abarth ranks high on my personal list of cars I’ve missed out on. My recent report on MotorClassica 2019, where I fell in love with an unfinished Abarth Simca 1300 coupe, reminded me that I’ve had a life-long motoring affair with the marque without actually owning one.… The post All the beautiful Abarths I’ve never owned appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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My favourite cars from Motorclassica 2019
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by Ian
4y ago
I’ll have this one, thank you This Abarth Simca 1300 wasn’t quite finished, as you can see. Even so, I can picture it fully restored quite clearly in my mind’s eye. One of the few cars I could see replacing my ’93 Carrera 2, even if it isn’t anything like as useable. … The post My favourite cars from Motorclassica 2019 appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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Big mouth cars
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by Ian
4y ago
  Once upon a time…  At the beginning of the 20th century, cars were required to have very large radiators to help prevent them from overheating. Then manufacturers began to cover these radiators with what became known as radiator grilles, usually displaying a badge unique to the marque. This was what we now call branding – a way to distinguish one car from another.… The post Big mouth cars appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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Life without a Mustang
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by Ian
4y ago
My head’s in a muddle – we’re looking for a new car and haven’t got a clue what to buy I/we have a real dilemma that’s been lurking for quite a while now. The Mustang GT has been the daily driver for the last three years now and, while I love it, my wife says she doesn’t want to drive it. … The post Life without a Mustang appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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My Top Ten Cars by Mrs Car O’Clock
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by Ian
4y ago
In her own words – my wife’s favourite cars I’m not a ‘natural’ car lover. Nor do I naturally have ‘good taste’ in cars (I am mortified to say that I once owned a pink VW Convertible – don’t judge me. I was young.) I also wouldn’t consider myself an expert on cars.… The post My Top Ten Cars by Mrs Car O’Clock appeared first on Car O'Clock ..read more
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