The 2013 Peking to Paris Rally

The word epic is regularly used with nonchalance to describe things that, whilst maybe quite exciting, are still reasonably ordinary. However, the word Epic is a perfect and apt description of the Peking to Paris rally, a challenge for classic and vintage cars quite unlike anything else that exists. The…

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C’était un rendez-vous

I’m sure most of us aren’t exactly up with our French cinema history, but we are all familiar with the film C’était un rendez-vous by filmmaker Claude Lelouch. A ten minute fast blast through the deserted streets of Paris at 5.45am one Sunday morning in August 1976, the film has…

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Rue Saint-Honoré – Prodrive inspired 550 Maranello

There was a crawling traffic jam through one of Paris’ more exclusive shopping districts the other day. Drivers were becoming impatient and horns were beeping, but above the urban noise rose a sound quite unlike anything else. Finally, a properly modified Ferrari emerged! You’ve got to be very careful when…

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A visit to Royal Automobile Paris

Every now and then you stumble upon something utterly brilliant, and the fact that it’s unexpected makes it even more enjoyable. The other day I was walking through Paris trying to find a patisserie before making an ascent of the Eiffel Tower when I noticed an unassuming building with a…

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Place Vendôme – Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

Sitting just off Place Vendôme in Paris this afternoon was this Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary. Built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 25th anniversary in 1988, this is the final evolution of the Countach, the car that caused such a stir when revealed to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. I’m probably…

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