Still Cool at Fifty

December 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Those with long memories will recall that the Escort badge first appeared on a Ford Prefect ‘estate car’ in the late 1950s. The adventurously-styled Anglia replaced the Prefect in 1959 and it, in turn, was replaced in 1968 by the new Escort, a new standard in the small car market. Launched at the Brussels Motor [...]

Buon Cinquantesimo Compleanno Dino!

October 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Few cars have aged as gracefully as the exquisite Ferrari Dino, and it’s hard to believe that this iconic car celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate that milestone we try out an immaculate and much-loved example. The Dino’s history has been well covered elsewhere, but a brief recap may be useful. It was [...]

MGC 50th Anniversary 1967–2017

August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

In 1957 the integration of the Austin-Healey and MG families was the catalyst for several interesting possibilities, including the prospect of a six-cylinder MG. Indeed, a dual project was soon underway – ADO51 would be an Austin-Healey, while ADO52 was scheduled to be the six-cylinder, quickly designated as the ‘C’. Intended as direct replacements for [...]

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Datsun Nice Family

June 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Calving, mating, haymaking, drying off the cows for winter – their lives are regulated by the seasons. At times there’s no opportunity for distractions, but the pressure comes off every so often, especially for a few winter months when the cows have their between-seasons holiday. While there’s always farm work to do, there’s also time [...]