Modern not classic - 2003 Rover 25 Streetwise
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Modern not classic - 2003 Rover 25 Streetwise

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It may have predated the groovy Citroën Cactus, but the 2003 Rover 25 Streetwise was the wrong car at the wrong time. Words Tony Middlehurst.

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Jaguar’s best Mille Miglia finish, 23 April 1950
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Jaguar’s best Mille Miglia finish, 23 April 1950

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Unlike the 24 Heures du Mans, Jaguar’s successful hunting ground during the Fifties, Italy’s Mille Miglia was a harder race for the company to crack. Its best finish is a fifth place in 1950, on what was also its first assault of this car-breaking event.

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Porsche 911 hero: David Richards
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Porsche 911 hero: David Richards

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Porsche’s rallying exploits are well documented, but in the 1980s one man had a very big hand in its success. Written by Chris Randall. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.

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1968 Oldsmobile Mini-Toronado
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1968 Oldsmobile Mini-Toronado

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Oldsmobile Mini-Toro - This Toronado may look as though it escaped from the crusher in the nick of time, but in actual fact it was made to look this way for a very practical purpose at its home in the Lansing plant parking lot…

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 Toronado
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1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

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Bold and the beautiful. Luxury coupe put front-wheel drive back on the map in America.

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1957 Alfa Romeo 2000 Coupe Speciale 'Sestriere' by Pininfarina
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1957 Alfa Romeo 2000 Coupe Speciale 'Sestriere' by Pininfarina

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Pinin Farina’s sleek 1957 Coupe was the first coachbuilt car to be based on the then-new Alfa Romeo 2000. Story by Chris Rees.

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In this month: 31 May 1965 Lotus wins Indy 500
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In this month: 31 May 1965 Lotus wins Indy 500

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In 1959, the mid-engined Cooper T51 that won the Formula 1 championship signalled a revolution in design, a design seized upon by Colin Chapman. The transition from front-engined to mid-engined was an obvious one for Lotus, now that the concept had proven to be a winner.

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1929 Monaco Grand Prix
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The first Monaco GP - in this month: 14 April 1929

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In April 1929, commercial wealth, vision and influential friends brought about the creation of the Monaco Grand Prix. It’s considered to be the jewel in the crown of Grand Prix racing and one of the ‘triple crown’ of motor sport events (the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours being the others). Of all races, the Monaco Grand Prix is ‘the’ race to have won in your motor racing career.

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