Zagato wheels in rally success

Zagato wheels in rally success

A 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato proved itself a real 60s hit at the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally on August Bank Holiday Sunday. It won the Terry Dare Cup for classic 60s cars, the Westbury Garage Cup for the best overall car, and the Tim MacBean Cup for the most...
Mini is still making its mark

Mini is still making its mark

New members were signed up by Downton Motor Club at the 2019 International Mini Meeting (IMM) in Bristol from August 8 to 12. This year, the event celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the iconic Mini, for enthusiasts attend from all over the world.   Even though the...
Solstice run raises £100 for air ambulance

Solstice run raises £100 for air ambulance

About 15 riders took part in Salisbury Motorcycle and Light Car Club’s Horses & Henges Solstice Run on June 23 to raise £100 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. “We are a little disappointed with the numbers because this a lovely route but those who took part...
Road ride aids air ambulance

Road ride aids air ambulance

Each year, Salisbury Motorcycle & Light Car Club hosts various events to raise funds for a chosen charity. Last year, members’ and friends’ ride outs cashed in about £1,500 for Salisbury Women’s Refuge. This time, the events will raise funds for Wiltshire Air...

Classic car show marks Mini’s 60th anniversary

The Mini’s 60th anniversary was celebrated in fine style in Downton with a dedicated classic car show on May 4, organised by Downton Motor Club. About 100 Minis, classic and modern, were displayed in the field on Wick Lane, joined by American muscle cars and...
Motor Spares on track at Japfest 2019

Motor Spares on track at Japfest 2019

Automotive parts distributor Melksham Motor Spares is at Silverstone Circuit on May 5 exhibiting at Japfest 2019, Europe’s biggest Japanese car show. Non-stop high-speed performance Japanese track action includes spectacular drifting displays, a huge retail village...
It’s a family car affair

It’s a family car affair

The Verbinnen family, from Amesbury, appear to be AYGO fanatics and have bought four Toyota AYGOs, one for each member of the family. Jane Harding was the first AYGO owner, but set up a chain reaction as each member of the family chose the vehicle as their next car....
Beat the tariffs

Beat the tariffs

By Maurice Hardy Brexit – where’s it going and, more importantly, will it affect buying your next new car? Nobody knows, as I write this, but some manufacturers are reportedly asking customers to sign an agreement to pay tariffs when they place an order. As most of...
Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

Mini jubilee joins Cuckoo Fair’s celebrations

By Viktor Berg This year’s Downton Engineering Works Classic Car Show celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Mini, first introduced in 1959 and is sure to water the mouths of car enthusiasts. The show, at The Brian Whitehead Sports Ground, Downton, coincides with the...
Westover bought by Hendy Group

Westover bought by Hendy Group

Dorset and Wiltshire-based Westover Group is now part of the Hendy Group, which has become one of the largest dealership networks in the country. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, takes Hendy into the £1bn turnover range, with 2,000 employees and businesses spread...
Auction bidders disprove mathematical theories

Auction bidders disprove mathematical theories

By Maurice Hardy Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions got its 2019 season off to a flying start at Henstridge Airfield, marking a return to the venue where many of its previous sales were held. Star of the cars was a 1907 Darracq 10/12 hp Two Seater which sold for...

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