North American race, Florida, 1950
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Jaguar XK120’s first North American race, Florida, 1950

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Although it was clear from its 1948 British Motor Show debut that the XK 120 would be a quick car, Jaguar still needed to prove it. It first did so when Ron Sutton reached an astonishing 132.6mph on a closed section of Belgian motorway in May 1949, and then again at the car’s first race at Silverstone later the same year, which it won.

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‘THESE DAYS YOU CAN PICK UP A 407 COUPE FOR ABOUT £1.50’
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2004 Peugeot 407 Coupe

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How do you follow up the gorgeous 406 Coupe? With the distinctly un-gorgeous 407 Coupe. It didn’t go well. Words Tony Middlehurst.

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1982 Feora
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1982 Feora

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Looking more like a plane than a car, the ill-fated but fascinating Feora is given a second airing in this month’s From Here to Obscurity…

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Porsche 911 hero: Peter Falk
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Porsche 911 hero: Peter Falk

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An enduring engineer whose work helped develop both road and race cars, Peter Falk’s stamp on the 911’s legacy is everlasting. Written by Mark MST-Jack Williams. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.

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1997 Plymouth Prowler
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1997 Plymouth Prowler

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A brave effort that took the ‘hot’ out of hot rod

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 In this month: February 1956 - AEC Routemaster bus enters service
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In this month: February 1956 - AEC Routemaster bus enters service

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The red London bus, Beefeaters, red phone boxes, Coldstream Guards and Tower Bridge – all conjure up a tourist’s snapshot of London. More than that, though, such is the strength of their cultural symbolism that the Giles Gilbert Scott-designed telephone box and the Routemaster double-decker bus almost define Britishness.

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More on the Porsche 961
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More on the Porsche 961

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Last month I promised I’d share a thought or two about driving the Porsche 961 – the one-off racing version of the 959 that got binned at Le Mans in 1987 and which I drove at Weissach after its painstaking rebuild by Porsche. So here goes.

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50 years ago today - February 1970’s issue of CAR
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50 years ago today - February 1970’s issue of CAR

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How F1s costs could be reduced while keeping it competitive troubled CAR in 1970, but a new outfit had a bold solution…

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