Author Archives: chrismacgowan

Beaulieu Autojumble with expert advice.

With less than two weeks to go until the greatly anticipated return of Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble, there’s still time to get involved with the buying and selling action and meet classic car experts at the packed event on 14th and 15th May. Looking to … Continue reading

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Richard Sadler; SMMT Industry Forum appointment.

Friday 1 April, 2022 The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Sadler as the new Managing Director of SMMT Industry Forum. Sadler takes over from Mike Baunton, who returns to the role … Continue reading

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Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu for spring | Newspress UK

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Salon Privé London

Girardo & Co enters Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica with amazing race history Classic Motor Hub to showcase Mille Miglia class-winning OSCA MT4 The Octane Collection enters an iconic BMW CSL Rare TVR Trident prototype presented by DT Vintage Salon … Continue reading

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The Story of Motoring in 50 Objects to celebrate golden anniversary of the National Motor Museum | Newspress UK

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How DWP hired 13,500 new work coaches – without meeting a single one.

There had to be a degree of reimagining how this might work,” says Nick Heckscher of Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL). This seems something of understatement. The ‘this’ in question is the delivery of a programme announced by government in … Continue reading

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Just occasionally I get to be a tourist.

Just occasionally there is a gap in my day and I get to be a tourist. Even on a bitterly cold January day which started out today at minus three degrees C there is still something immensely special about London. … Continue reading

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De Dion Bouton Model Q 6hp

Built in 1903 by De Dion, Bouton et Cie, Paris, it is one of the original five cars that launched the Montagu Motor Museum in 1952. This was the nucleus of what would later become the National Motor Museum and … Continue reading

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The Northington Grange

Located near Winchester this English Heritage property is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture. A lovely walk around the outside in rolling north Hampshire countryside. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Bridging the Gap

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the resale of Category C (S) and D (N) vehicles is not controlled because there is no mechanism to determine whether these recycled vehicles are repaired to a degree such that they are secure … Continue reading

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