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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 by

The Antiques Road-Show – Goodwood Revival

It was a just another club meeting to the spectators on a cold March morning at Goodwood in 1960. But for one 26-year old multiple motorcycle world champion, it was his first ever car race. John Surtees lined up on pole position in an unpainted Formula Junior Cooper, eventually finishing second to the works Lotus ...

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 by

Steering wheels: a car’s business card

A wise man once advised me that car tyres should never be scrimped on, because no matter how good any safety features or trick brakes may be, those four pieces of rubber are the only parts in contact with the blacktop. This is very true and has been proved many times over in real testing. ...

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by

Pop art with Popbang Colour

When I was a child there were two things I used to do when I returned home from school. 1. Grab my Nitro radio controlled ‘Monster Bug’ car and burn through thousands of AA batteries and 2. Watch Art Attack. Ian Cook aka Popbang Colour has managed to turn these two childish past times into ...

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Monday, August 16th, 2010 by

Exclusive interview with the owner of ‘that’ Audi garage

Now you may have seen this awesome garage floating around on the internet. But who owns it? What is the story behind it? Motormorph is the only publication to track down and interview the owner of this petrolhead’s paradise. Enjoy. The way that the internet can connect people from one side of the planet to ...

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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by

Autotesting with Paul Swift

There are times in life when you are simply so amazed at someone’s ability you are lost for words. I had one of those experiences when I recently spent the day with Paul Swift. The Swift name may ring a few bells in your head, if you don’t know the name you will know the ...

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by

Salon Privé 2010

What do the words canapé, crème caramel, pince-nez and vol-au-vent have to do with a with a very English car show? In case you hadn’t realised, those were a few examples of nouns we use in the English language that use their Frenchness to convey a sense of sophistication. Salon Privé is no different, it’s ...

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by

Pageant of Power 2010: The North’s big secret

We have already discussed that the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the best car show in the world. What some people don’t know is that it has competition – and it is Northern. The Pageant of Power is held in the grounds of a Lord’s big estate like Goodwood, but Lord Cholmondeley has one better over ...

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Variety is the spice of life
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 by

Variety is the spice of life

Some say that the variety is the spice of life. If that is the case, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is a full spice rack. Every year Lord March invites anyone who has an interest in cars to his Goodwood estate for a massive motoring garden party. Over 175,000 visitors attended the Festival of ...

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The 2010 Le Mans diary
Thursday, June 17th, 2010 by

The 2010 Le Mans diary

Let me just get something straight first. If you are reading this expecting some analysis of the victory of Audi and the inefficiency of Peugeot in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans you are not going to get it. I want to give people who have never been to Le Mans, or have been to ...

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How to stumble into being part of the Le Mans Supercar Parade
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by

How to stumble into being part of the Le Mans Supercar Parade

Mark Cox’s story shows that being in the right place at the right time can lead to some amazing experiences. This is how Mark managed to stumble into Le Mans’ Supercar Parade and share the stage with some of the world’s most exclusive metal. Enjoy. I have just returned from my annual pilgrimage to the ...

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