What makes a classic car ‘original’?


In the classic car bubble, originality is a buzzword that causes endless contention. Charlotte Vowden asks the experts what makes 'an original'.
Me and My Motor: comedian Lucy Porter

Me and My Motor: comedian Lucy Porter


Lucy Porter may be one of the country’s leading funny women, but she happily admits to not being the world’s greatest driver.
Me and My Motor: singer Gabrielle

Me and My Motor: Gabrielle, musician


Gabrielle is a petrolhead with a difference. Although the double Brit-winner loves fancy cars, she hates the motorway.
Women with drive: The ladies who love being behind the wheel of a classic car

Women with drive: The ladies who love classic cars


Just 8.5% of classic car owners are female, according to insurer Footman James, but there are so many reasons to get stuck in.
Me and My Motor: Dee Caffari, round-the-world sailor

Me and My Motor: Dee Caffari


Denise "Dee" Caffari is hardened to the cramped conditions of an ocean-going yacht, having circumnavigated the globe six times. Her boats can...

Me and My Motor: Midge Ure


Like a lot of Sixties children, Ure was in awe of all things American, and the big, albeit British Zephyr fuelled his dreams of owning a Buick...

Me and My Motor: David Steel


You don't need a flashy new motor to turn heads, says David Steel, former leader of the Liberal Party, but it helps.
Me and My Motor: Gary Player, golfer

Me and My Motor: Gary Player


Gary Player, who won all of golf’s major tournaments, claims modern superstars of the game are pale imitations of the big names of yesteryear.
Me and My Motor: Carol Kirkwood, BBC weather presenter on her cars and career (interview)

Me and My Motor: Carol Kirkwood


Even when I was little, I was obsessed with cars,” says Carol Kirkwood, the BBC weather presenter. “I used to sit in Mum’s Austin Maxi ...
Me and My Motor: Brian Johnson, AC/DC frontman

Me and My Motor: Brian Johnson, AC/DC frontman


Brian Johnson, longtime frontman of the hard rock juggernaut AC/DC, is almost as at home on a racetrack as he is on stage.
Me and My Motor: Adam Henson, the Countryfile presenter

Me and My Motor: Adam Henson, of Countryfile


Adam Henson, the farmer and Countryfile presenter, was driving Land Rovers around his father’s Gloucestershire farm from the age of eight. He gra
Al Murray Pub Landlord cars Me and My Motor Sunday Times interview by Danny Scott

Me and My Motor: comedian Al Murray


"I often used to wonder what the Pub Landlord would drive,” says Al Murray of his comedy alter ego. “I decided he would have a cut ’n’ shut...
Former Miss Castrol, 72, set to rally again in original 1970 London-to-Mexico Austin Maxi

Former Miss Castrol, 72, set to rally again


In 1970 Bronwyn Burrell put on her short dress, stepped into an Austin Maxi and revved off in the world’s most arduous car rally.