Garage Journal

Meyers Manx & The Thomas Crown Affair

  By the time Steve McQueen had accepted the leading role in "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968), he had not only used his acting skills...

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The Ace & The Alvis

Having reflected on the life of WWII Spitfire flying ace Douglas "Dogsbody" Bader in a previous article, we thought we'd take a closer look at...

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007 Aston Martin Owners

From rock stars to royalty, the Aston Martin DB5 has gathered numerous notable owners throughout its 60 year history, seven of which we have listed...

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Your Very Own Great Escape

On July 20th, 1963, an all-time classic movie was released. For gentlemen of a certain age, The Great Escape remains a favourite film, and is...

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Metal Underwear: Peter Sellers' Car Collection

British movie legend Peter Sellers had a passion for cars that bordered on obsession. It is said that by the age of 39, he'd owned...

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The Persuaders: Aston v Ferrari

The Persuaders was a wildly popular British television series, filmed between May 1971 and June 1972, starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. Moore played the...

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Girl Power

Aubrey Automobiles has announced the completion of ‘Aubrey 001’, a bespoke restoration of a 1973 Land Rover Series III 109 station wagon. Designed for life...

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Beautifying the Beautiful with Brexton Bespoke Luggage

The launch of the E-Type Jaguar in Geneva (1961) Following its introduction in March 1961, Enzo Ferrari is quoted as saying, "Jaguar's E-Type is the...

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BMW 507: The Car That Almost Killed The Company

Founded in 1912 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, the company that now produces over 2 million cars per annum, almost failed to survive the...

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First Love: Porsche 356 Series

1958 Porsche 356A Speedster You may not recall the name of the person who stole your heart as a child, but you can probably remember...

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An Aston Fit For A King

The DB2 was the first Aston Martin to wear new owner David Brown’s initials, and in later DB2/4 specification it was offered with plus-2 seating...

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BSA is Back: A Star is Reborn

One of the highlights of the 007 movie "Thunderball" was the sight of leather-clad Bond girl Fiona Volpe (played by Luciana Paluzzi) astride a BSA...

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Toyota 2000GT: The Rarest Bond Car

With rarity being a function of exclusivity, it is argued by some (including Daniel Craig) that the most desirable Bond car is not an Aston...

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Lotus Blossoms

Lotus Type 62-2 at Mason & Sons HQ (Photo: Alex Vincenti) A most exotic and unusual guest recently arrived at the London headquarters of Mason...

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Aston Martin DB5 Junior

From Goldfinger to No Time To Die, Bond has never been far from his Aston Martin DB5. This car has arguably been part of his...

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Brexton Returns

British automotive luggage brand Brexton has relaunched with a five-piece suitcase set, tailored to fit David Gandy's 1964 Porsche 356C. Brexton was founded in 1920,...

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The Beatles "Radford" Minis

On the 26th October, 1965, Queen Elizabeth II presented each of the four Beatles with an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the...

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Radford Returns

If, in the mid-1960s, James Bond had decided to settle down with a wife, two children and a dog, he may have felt obliged to...

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Bond Will Be Back - in a DBS

As we patiently await the release of the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die (currently scheduled for release on 30th September 2021), we...

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Aston Martin DBR1 Recreation

Photo credit: Paul Melbert Price: From £115,000.00 | Location: Norfolk Click here to contact vendor. When a certain secret agent picked up the keys to...

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The Jaguar XK Series

Inspired by the drop-dead gorgeous Jaguar XK140 roadster which stars in the Curry & Paxton centenary campaign video "The Getaway", we felt compelled to share...

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The Prettiest Car

For classic car junkies, The Italian Job is undeniably a film that fuels the addiction. From the opening scene featuring the brilliant "Aranico" Lamborghini Miura...

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Saint or sinner: the Volvo P1800

I was advised against buying a Volvo P1800 (popularised by Roger Moore in The Saint) having been told, “They rust - from the inside out”....

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Magnificent Seven: The original DB Astons

In 1946, a newspaper advertisement offered a “High Class Motor Business” for sale. On enquiring, David Brown discovered that the company was Aston Martin. Brown...

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British racing green

Steve McQueen’s favourite jacket, the Baracuta G9, is now available in the colour of his favourite car… the Jaguar XKSS, in British Racing Green. McQueen...

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The past guides the road ahead

We are passionate about the heritage and histories of our brands and products, but are not the only British company to value such legacy. Within...

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