The Golf GTI’s secret Northern Irish ancestry

"The town of Ballymena sits more or less in the dead centre of Northern Ireland. Halfway between Belfast and Derry, it’s a typical country market town, built around an old town square that’s been modernised with a shopping "

Sensation: Community and Passion in Devon

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"Auboné Braddon is one of the country’s leading experts on Ford Anglias. He owns 12 of them. But he doesn’t possess a driving licence. That is because Auboné is visually impaired. But this disadvantage has not hindered his love "

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Local Coventry Hero: Guy Broad

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"Guy Broad is one of the world’s authorities on everything XK. We spent some time with Guy at his Browns Lane showroom and explored how the Jaguar spirit is alive and well at the place of its creation. Local "

Jaguar: Coventry Keeping Pace

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"It may be the most important Jaguar drop not made in Coventry. But a century of engineering chops has saturated this all-electric superstar, designed by Ian Callum. Freezing dawn in the West Midlands. Jaguar’s plant is iced up in "

Coventry Roots and Culture: Coventry Motofest

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"Motofest Coventry is a deep-rooted celebration of the area’s automotive culture. Festival director James Noble sketches out the light and shade of a century old story. Motofest director James Noble is passionate about the Coventry story. Picture: JM Drake "

Beyond Drifting: Notes From The East

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"Why is Japanese car culture so appealing? Is it because the Japanese take things, copy them, create them for themselves with a higher quality and more creative twist? Is it that they make art out of the tiny details that "

Beyond Drifting: Baggsy Go Sideways

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"Steve 'Baggsy' Biagioni is one of the few Brit hooligans to make a mark in the international world of drifting. The quintessential Essex A-Road denizen tells us in his own words how he made it a world inspired by the "