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Andy Russell

Fred Tooke is still driving his first car, a Morris Minor 1000 Traveller, 40 years later having bought it to transport the family labrador.

The take-up of automatic cars has almost doubled in the UK in eight years as motorists look to make driving in congestion easier and the gearboxes keep improving.

RAC Traffic Watch calculates that 36.5 million leisure journeys could happen in the next two and a half weeks and this weekekend will be the busiest on the roads.

Young people are passing on the idea of even learning to drive by being priced off getting on the road, according to new research.

The iconic, lightweight, two-seater Seven sports car, which started life as a Lotus and later became a Caterham, is celebrating 60 years of production.

An experimental converted Mini, once owned by a controversial government minister, has caught motoring editor Andy Russell’s eye.

An Austin A30 not only put radio enthusiast Allan Papworth on the road to freedom but on the air as well.

After much welding and many new body parts, Brian Hampson’s ‘souped-up’ Ford Anglia was a head-turner for the right reason.

Changes to the practical driving test are being introduced in December but new research says one in three drivers would like to see more to tackle bad and dangerous driving habits.

The exciting DS range of cars is the focus of a special DS Experience Event at John Grose in Ipswich including special editions and offers.

Judith Dale’s first car was an Austin Ruby and, 54 years and a few house moves later, the now renovated 1936 car is still very much part of the family.

What makes a good tow car? The Tow Car Awards 2017 put 44 cars through their paces with a series of rigorous driving performance and pracicality tests to find out if the only hitch is the one the caravan hooks up to.

When Alan Hall bought his first car on stormy night it coloured his judgment and also left him feeling blue!

It leaked water going through puddles, had no heater and doubled up as holiday accommodation – Robert Owen has fond memories of his Austin Big Seven.

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival will be welcoming a race-prepared Porsche 924 which is on a mission to promote awareness of and prevent unnecessary deaths from prostate cancer.

Commuters could avoid four working days a year in traffic jams if they switched to two wheels, according to the organiser of Ride to Work Week.

Keith Hirst recalls his father’s first car which survived rust only to be attacked by termites which munched their way through the timber floor.

Choosing a Triump Herald over a Morris Minor 1000 puts Stewart Hurrell on the road to several Triumph sports cars.

Green motoring

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New research suggests 3.7 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be on by the road by 2025 with 100 new models driving uptake.

Andy Nix’s customised Morris Mini van may not have been the most reliable but it got him to Moscow... well, the one in Scotland.

Talk about family time

Thursday, June 1, 2017

With parents and children finding it easier to discuss issues while on the road, the family car can be like a travelling confessional.

Malcolm Hill swapped his scooter for an eye-catching MGA sports car and enjoyed open-air motoring until he sold it to get married.

Gallery: Pedal power

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Keen riders took to the Suffolk countryside to sample the pro cycling experience with Team Sky on a Tour de Ford ride hosted by John Grose.

Summer 1964 was really special for Stuart Wallis and his Ford EB60 Special until his pride and joy was written off by a van

Carol Baiey’s first car, a Ford Prefect, was full of character and fun but all good things come to an end... in this case the MOT test.

Gallery: Mobile phone ‘shield’

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With drivers increasing tempted to use hand-held smartphones, Nissan has turned to an 1830s invention to combat this modern problem with its Signal Shield concept.

My first car was a 1961 Ford Classic with the 1,340cc engine which I purchased in 1968 after returning from Germany.

Gallery: Jeep’s Tough Mudder

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jeep has released a special edition Renegade Tough Mudder. To celebrate, Jack Evans was invited to undertake the type of course that inspired its name – from behind the wheel.

To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic Trans-Antarctic expedition, Hyundai and his great grandson made history with the first crossing of the coldest and driest continent on Earth by car.

Gallery: My First Car: Austin Pathfinder

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter Alder’s first set of wheels were pedal power, not horsepower, as a child but set him on his way to nearly two million miles of motoring.

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