The Jaguar E-type

The Jaguar E-type

The Jaguar E-type has always pulled big crowds wherever it goes, but even with a racing driver at the controls, it won’t necessarily pull the birds … Late in 1961 my father took delivery of the first Jaguar E-type to be delivered by PJ Evans, the Birmingham distributor. It was a flat-floor 3.8 convertible with…

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Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Over the years, John has owned many cars that are considered classics now – but he never ceases to be amazed how valuable some have become … One of my favourite cars was the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. I had driven a 911S for Kremer in 1972 and won the European GT Championship and…

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Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

Mourning damage to a Ferrari 250 GTO while reminiscing about a memorable Marane1lo pilgrimage involving a divine intervention. By the time you read this, I will have winged my way across the Atlantic to spend the winter in Florida. I’ve had a great summer in the UK, the highlights being the Goodwood Festival of Speed…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

While one of John’s friends refused to let him drive his dog-eared Daytona, another gave him free rein in his while plying him with rv1onza’s finest food. For me, one of the best looking cars in its day was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’. In 1971 I’d been driving a BDA Escort for Broadspeed and…

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Capri RS2600

Capri RS2600

John recalls the time when you could dump a Capri RS2600 outside an airport with its engine running and nobody would steal or ‘neutralise’ it In 1971 Martin Hone was busy trying to promote a Birmingham Grand Prix. It took him and others 15 years to convince the authorities that it was a workable project…

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BMW 3.0 CSL

BMW 3.0 CSL

Back in 1972, en route to picking up an early production BMW 3.0 CSL, John received an offer that he had to refuse – much to his chagrin  The BMW 3.0 CSL has always been one of my favourite road cars and I was astonished to see a pristine model for sale at £2ook recently.…

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