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ISSUE 246Classic car enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes. I was reminded of this on the A45 to Towcester, when in the space of a single roundabout my Daihatsu Charade was surrounded by cars from completely different ends of the spectrum. Travelling to the Festival of The Unexceptional, I was flanked by a BMW Z8 (complete with ‘World Is Not Enough’ number plate) on one side, and an early Lotus Seven on the other. With this peculiar cross-section stationary, a HIAB lorry peeled off from an adjacent junction with a banger-liveried Daimler DS420 hearse on the back. The BMW and Lotus were no doubt heading for the Silverstone Classic, the Daimler probably for Northampton Raceway.

Jon Burgess, staff writer

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BRISTOL IS BACK
We received the first real news of what the future holds for the reborn Bristol Cars at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on Friday, September 5. Bristol was purchased from bankruptcy in 2011 by Kamkorp, a holding company whose major asset is the Frazer-Nash Group.

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WHOLE HALL OF ROVERS AT NEC
Last week we revealed that there would be a display of Rover cars at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show to celebrate the marque’s 130th birthday and the 110 years since the launch of the first Rover motor car.

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