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Silverstone Classic 2016 in Pictures Silverstone Classic 2016 in Pictures

Silverstone Classic showed the world how classic motoring festivals can be run, from classic car auctions to on track action from GT, Group C and more...
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Classics Hold Their Own at Festival of Speed Classics Hold Their Own at Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed highlights the latest in car technology. However, classic cars always play an important part at this major automotive festival...
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Rust is King at Restoration and Classic Car Show Rust is King at Restoration and Classic Car Show

Rust was king as clubs, restorers and auction houses drew thousands to the NEC for the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show...
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Race Retro Wows Crowds with Sideways Rally Action Race Retro Wows Crowds with Sideways Rally Action

Classic rally cars, including the famous fire-spitting Group B monsters, were proving their sideways prowess at Race Retro...
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Volvo: A Historic Family of Estates Volvo: A Historic Family of Estates

Few car companies can claim the same pedigree as Volvo when it comes to estates. We look back at the family tree of classics that make Volvo so iconic...
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Defender: The End of an Era for Land Rover Defender: The End of an Era for Land Rover

After 68 years, this month marked a sad moment as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility...
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Thousands Drawn to Brookland’s New Year's Day Gathering Thousands Drawn to Brookland’s New Year's Day Gathering

With hundreds of classic vehicles on display, the Brookland’s New Year's Day Gathering makes a perfect start to the classic car diary...
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Classic Motor Show Draws in Thousands to NEC Classic Motor Show Draws in Thousands to NEC

Another year and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show again draws thousands into the NEC, Birmingham – although this year, it got even bigger!..
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Winners Announced for Classic Photo Competition Winners Announced for Classic Photo Competition

A huge range of photos were entered: from supercars through to everyday classics; and from concours condition, through to well-worn cars...
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Goodwood Revival 2015: A Review in Pictures Goodwood Revival 2015: A Review in Pictures

Once again Goodwood Revival demonstrated why it is world famous for classic motor racing, style and rare classics...
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Beaulieu International Autojumble in Pictures Beaulieu International Autojumble in Pictures

Once again classic car enthusiasts from around the world were drawn to the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu International Autojumble 2015...
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Silverstone Classic Draws Huge Crowds for 25th Celebration Silverstone Classic Draws Huge Crowds for 25th Celebration

On its 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic was already on track for record crowds by Saturday, drawn by a host of classic cars...
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45 Years of the Iconic Range Rover 45 Years of the Iconic Range Rover

The iconic go-anywhere classic Range Rover, which set new standards of luxury for off-roaders, celebrates its 45th birthday...
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The Roar of Motorsport Returns to Historic Chateau Impney The Roar of Motorsport Returns to Historic Chateau Impney

Since remaining mainly quiet for nearly half a century, classic cars will once again recreate popular events of the past with a brand new revival...
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Donington Park Echoes to the Sound of Classic Racers Donington Park Echoes to the Sound of Classic Racers

Once again the Donington Historic Festival saw hundreds of classic cars gather in the carpark, centre field and battling it out on track...
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Stondon Motor Museum Closure in Pictures Stondon Motor Museum Closure in Pictures

Today Little Classics visited Stondon Motor Museum in Bedfordshire to see its last day before the doors closed for good and the collection gets scattered...
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Report from the Restoration and Classic Car Show Report from the Restoration and Classic Car Show

From completed projects, to rare barn finds, the Restoration and Classic Car Showhad something for everyone...
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Goodwood 73 Members’ Meeting in Pictures Goodwood 73 Members’ Meeting in Pictures

With bright blue skies and the sound of roaring historic racing engines, Goodwood’s 73rd Members’ Meeting created a lasting impression...
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Classic Motorsport for all at Race Retro 2015 Classic Motorsport for all at Race Retro 2015

Yet again, an international crowd of classic motorsport fans descended on the midlands for Race Retro – an all-round celebration of classic motorsport…
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New Classic Race Series: Jaguar Heritage Challenge New Classic Race Series: Jaguar Heritage Challenge

What do you do if you have a load of expensive classic Jaguars that would normally be carefully looked after? You race them of course…
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Are You Ready for Drive it Day 2015? Are You Ready for Drive it Day 2015?

FBHVC estimates quarter of a million historic vehicles will take to the roads on Drive It Day with classic car clubs holding meetings right across the UK...
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Classics Steal the Show at Autosport International Classics Steal the Show at Autosport International

Yet again, Autosport International attracted thousands of to the NEC in Birmingham seeking parts, advice, services and entertainment…
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Classic Motor Show Attracts Thousands to NEC Classic Motor Show Attracts Thousands to NEC

With the Lancaster Insurance Classics Motor Show now drawn to a close, we bring you a few of our favourite images – including a few stars of the screen…
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Autumn Classics Wows Crowds at Castle Combe Autumn Classic Wows Crowds at Castle Combe

With a day of displays, classic car racing and the ability to get up and close to all the action, we bring you a small sample of what you missed ...
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The Economics of Restoration Vs. The Market The Economics of Restoration Vs. The Market

Rob Sass from Hagerty Insurance investigates how rising classic valuations are making restoration commercially ...
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A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Final Part A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Final Part

In the fourth and final instalment of this restoration of a classic Fiat 850 we see the result of weeks of hard work to bring an old and forgotten car back to life...
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A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Five A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Five

It’s been over a month since the last update from Mike Hill and his work transforming a 1935 Ford Model Y into a custom hot rod pick-up...
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A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Part Three A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Part Three

We catch up with Nick and Bob for part three of the restoration of a classic Fiat 850. Things start coming together with the engine back where it should be...
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Film Vs TV: Little Classics Top Screen Cars Film Vs TV: Little Classics Top Screen Cars

When it comes to our favourite classic cars, what we see on TV and in films sets the scene. So we couldn’t resist putting together our top tens...
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Launch Details: Jaguar Heritage Lightweight E-type Launch Details: Jaguar Heritage Lightweight E-type

When Jaguar announced earlier this year it was making six new “classic” E-Types, we got excited. Now we’re really excited...
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A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Part Two A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration: Part Two

We’ve already heard how two first-time classic car restorers have taken on a little 1969 Fiat 850. Now comes the rest of the work to build a solid foundation...
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Silverstone Classics: The Roundup Silverstone Classic: The Roundup

This year’s Silverstone Classic saw thousands visit the world famous track for one of the biggest classic car racing festivals…
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Inaugural Triumfest 2014 at Donington Park: Gallery Inaugural Triumfest 2014 at Donington Park: Gallery

As the Little Classics Spitfire is back on the road, it was only right it took the 250 mile round trip to visit its extended family at Triumfest 2014…
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A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Four A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Four

We catch up with Mike Hill of Survivor Customs as he takes an 1935 Ford Model Y and turns it into a bespoke tyre-burning classic hot rod…
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A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration in Focus A Classic Fiat 850 Restoration in Focus

Little Classics will, over the next few weeks, be following the complete restoration of a much overlooked classic – a charismatic 1969 Fiat 850...
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VW Transporter Celebrates 60 Years in Production VW Transporter Celebrates 60 Years in Production

This year marks a major milestone in the history of VW Commercial Vehicles: sixty years ago, the first ever right-hand drive Transporter arrived in the UK…
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Goodwood: A Fitting Tribute to Classic Automotive Loveliness Goodwood: A Fitting Tribute to Classic Automotive Loveliness

Classic cars were certainly out in force at Goodwood. So here are our favourite classic car images from the glorious celebration of automotive speed…
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Cigarettes and Alcohol…. and Classics Cigarettes and Alcohol…. and Classics

Two industries in particular were, for a number of years, key to building classic legends on the track – tobacco and alcohol. Here's our favourites…
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LeMans Focus: Porsche – 1951 to Today LeMans Focus: Porsche – 1951 to Today

With the start of LeMans, we take a look back at one of the most constant brands to feature amongst so many other famous teams – Porsche…
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Mini Voted Best of British Cars Mini Voted Best of British Cars

Readers of Autocar have voted the original Mini as the best British car ever built - with many of the top runners echoing the appreciation of classic cars…
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Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 40th Birthday Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 40th Birthday

Not many car models can boast having both collectible classics and the latest technology under one badge. The Golf, however, can…
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A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Three A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Three

If you’ve been following our transformation of the classic Ford Model Y you’ll pleased to hear that it’s taken a another step forward...
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Drive It Day 2014 Drive It Day 2014: Getting Involved

Held on 27th April a number of classic car clubs and regular classic car venues are taking part with numerous organised events and runs. Here's what's happening...
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A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Two A Classic Ford Transformed: Part Two

Following our introduction to this classic Ford Model Y restoration project we bring you the second instalment of cutting, welding and fabricating...
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Classic Car Restoration Projects Classic Restoration: Pick Your Next Classic Car Project at Auction

We've been seeking out restoration gems in the upcoming auctions to see if we can tempt you to clear out that garage and save a piece of automotive history...
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Classic Ford Model Y Custom Hot Rod A Classic Ford Transformed

Little Classics are delighted to be reporting on the remarkable transformation of a classic 1935 Ford Model Y into a fully custom built Hot Rod...
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Classic London taxis The Face of London Cabs over the Years

This week Nissan revealed the new face for its redesigned London Taxi - so naturally we look back at London's classic cabs...
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Classic Car Events Five Top Events to Get 2014 Started

Before work and other annoyances get their grubby mitts on your diary, we have picked out five must-attend classic shows for the next three months...
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Reading toy Run 2013 Reading Toy Run Brings Together 2,000 Bikers

In the region of 2,000 modern and classic bikers gathered just outside Reading yesterday for the 28th Reading Toy Run....
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Classic Motor Show 2013 Classic Motor Show Attracts 65,000

The expected 60,000 visitors was surpassed over the three day event as near on 65,000 classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts descended on the NEC....
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Top Ten Christmas Gifts 10 Petrolhead Christmas Ideas

Christmas is looming, which brings panic confusion and rubbish gifts. Fear not. We have put together our top ten gift ideas for your favourite classic petrolhead...
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SEMA 2013 Classic Car Mods Rock SEMA 2013

SEMA Show 2013 in Vegas sees classic customs and hot rods steal the limelight. Purists need not apply!...
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Starsky and Hutch DIY Starsky and Hutch

Lancaster Insurance will have the Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino at the Motor Show, so we've been trawling the net for fabulous Starsky and Hutch creations...
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Castle Combe Autumn Classic Castle Combe Delivers Outstanding Autumn Classic

Castle Combe hosted a packed day of racing, exhibits and an outstanding opportunity to get up close with both classic cars and drivers...
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Mallory Park What Does The Future Hold For Historic Mallory Park?

Mallory Park announces the company has been put into administration as a result of the business no longer being viable under current restraints...
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Morris Traveller at 60 Morris Travellers Celebrate Their 60th

For 2013 The Heritage Motor Centre welcomed the Morris Minor Owners Club to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Morris Traveller...
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Lister back in production Little Classics interviews Lister Cars as they go back into production

Tom Endean interviews Lawrence Whittaker, the man behind the revival of Lister Cars, revealing some major plans for the future...
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Goodwood Revival 2013 Class and Classics at Goodwood Revival

Crowds didn’t let the positively autumnal weather dampen their spirits as Goodwood Revival attracted thousands to a mecca of classic and vintage cars...
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Bonhams at Goodwood Revival Bonhams delivers at Goodwood Revival

Once again Goodwood Revival played host to the world famous Bonhams, who delivered a tantalising array of classic cars up for auction...
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Lotus Esprit RM Auctions Results in from Classic Car RM Auction

Bond’s underwater Lotus sells for £550,000, whilst ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type fails to reach reserve despite £4million bid....
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Little Classics Little Classics Launches!

Although there is still much to do, the backbone of the website is already able to help support those in the classic car, motorcycle and commercial industry...
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Jaguar E-type Event Review: Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club National Southern Day

Jaguars turn up in their hundreds to Littlecote House for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club National Southern Day...
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TSSC Weekend Event Review: TSSC International Family Weekend

Triumph Sport Six Club welcomes hundreds of Triumphs to Stafford, celebrating 50 years of the Triumph 2000 & Bond Equipe...
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Goodwood Revival A step back in time: Goodwood Revival is back

As Goodwood Revival is nearing we look at what to expect at this year’s sold out event and take a look back at some of the action from last year.
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Newbury Classic Car Show Event Review: Newbury Classic Vehicle Show

A host of clubs and individual owners joined together under the organisation of the West Berkshire Vehicle Club to put on a fantastic classic vehicle event...
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