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Andy Russell

It was love at first sight when Diana Hunt’s boyfriend surprised her with a red Ford Capri... and she still misses her first car!

With the Association of Optometrists calling for a law change on eyesight tests for drivers, motoring editor Andy Russell recalls how he found out he needed glasses.

Dusty Miller’s Vauxhall 14 steamed along but it helped put him on the road to some ‘big old beasts’ of motors.

Grant Whillance’s first car was shared with a shipmate and kept in a garage near the docks so it was available when home on leave.

Tim Adams’s first car, a Vauxhall Viva HA, had six years of rough treatment being rallied. Now, 41 years after its last rally, he is restoring it.

Ian Hooper took to the track for spints and high-speed reliability trials in his Morgan three-wheeler with mixed fortunes.

With the breeding season set to bring more deer on to roads, motoring editor Andy Russell knows how costly hitting one can be.

Graham Maidlow had an eventful 18 months with his Austin A40 Devon – wet legs, a seized engine, a close encounter with a pristine lawn and generally winging it.

Teams are being urged to put their knowledge to the test and help good causes by taking part in John Grose motor group’s charity quizzes at three of its dealerships.

With safety fears over extending the first MOT test from three to four years, new data shows the best and worst pass rates and common faults.

Hundreds of Ford racing and road cars will be on track and on display at Snetterton on Sunday for the circuit’s newest event, Ford Power Live.

Terry Patrick’s Isetta bubble car came to an oily end and he still has the manual to remind how the bubble really did burst!

Jack Luxon’s first car was a 10-year-old Mercedes-Benz, with some unusual electrical issues, which he bought while serving in Germany.

Trevor Morgan build one good Austin Seven out of two that he bought in 1957 for £26 and later sold it for a profit. Happy motoring!

Barbara Hardiman’s Mini van was a big part of her life, carrying loads of rubbish to the dump and full of happy memories over 45 years of ownership.

The first ever Parkers New Car Awards grouped vehicles according to buyers’ lifestyle choices with Toyota’s ground-breaking C-HR crossover coming out on top.

Have you found it impossible to get anywhere near your car’s claimed economy? New, stricter testing, introduced from this month, aims to make the results more realistic and relevant in what is dubbed the biggest overhaul of emissions rules in a generation.

It was crash – and nearly bang, wallop – when Norman Willoughby went to confront youths who had deluged him with buckets of water and sent him off the road.

Volkswagen has motored to a milestone production anniversary by building its 150-millionth vehicle since the brand was founded.

The new school year starts next week so road safety charity GEM Motoring Assist is urging eveyone to take extra care whether walking, cycling or driving.

Clive Dyball’s luck ran out when his polished, but unserviced, Ford Prefect ran into problems in the Australian Outback.

Colin Clarke was a Messerschmitt three-wheeler fan and still drives a modern equivalent. Here he tells of some of the delights and drawbacks of the ’Schmitt.

When it comes to children learning to drive, some mums would rather give birth again than be driven around by their offspring, according to new research.

The forthcoming DS 7 Crossback sport utility vehicle was centre of attention at a DS Experience preview event staged by John Grose.

More people are turning to caravans, motorhomes and camping and enjoying a staycation in Britain with sales and site bookings rising.

Ford today announced it is offering an extra £2,000 scrappage incentive, on top of customer savings on specific models, in a move to get older vehicles off the road and cut pollution.

Dulcie was a bit of a drinker and smoker when Michael Horne met her. But he soon sorted the 1951 Morris Minor’s thirst for oil.

Fast Fords, past and present, will be highlighting the Blue Oval’s performance heritage at John Grose at Ransomes Europark on Sunday.

Jonathan Mayfield had his fair share of minor niggles with his Fiat Punto but travelled in style.

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