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Fifty years ago, Car magazine launched the most blunt, trenchant, honest and funny listings guide there has been. Its author, Mel Nichols, recalls its creation

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In 1980 the Aston Martin Bulldog looked like the first 200mph road car, but never got the chance to show it. Now it’s back to prove a point, writes Mel Nichols

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Most supercar companies have had a legendary test driver or two. Maserati’s was a law entirely unto himself, as Mel Nichols readily remembers

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In the spring of 1973, Sicily was the place to be. The word was out: after this the Targa Florio was losing its World Championship status. The last great road race...

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I see it is 50 years since BMW launched the 3.0 CSL, an event now commemorated by the creation of the M4 CSL and, for me, stirring memories of a task...

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South of Sydney in New South Wales, a road twists through the gullies of a tall gum forest. Many of its bends curl around cliff faces, climbing all the while...

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When Ford launched the four-door Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth – the last of the fast Sierras – in 1988 it flew journalists like me to Taormina in Sicily to test it...

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There’s a myth that LJK Setright coined the term supercar in 1967 in a story he wrote for Car magazine about driving a Lamborghini Miura 1000 miles from Modena to London...

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