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WELCOME TO TORQUE MONKEYS
17.08.2015

On the all-new Torque Monkey's webiste you’ll find the latest news, cars, videos and events coverage. There’s also car buying advice, nostalgia, guides and everything you need to know about...

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12
2015
WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A... MK1 VW POLO/DERBY
17.12.2015

With the former NSU factory at Neckarsulm being folded into the ever-increasing VW/Audi conglomerate, the skills and engineering flair of that company were assimilated into the parent company. The...

Polo
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - STAG OWNERS' CLUB
16.12.2015

Its events calendar is packed with regions across the whole of the UK holding club nights, social events and attending shows (there is simply far too many to list here).

Under 25 year olds...

Stag
WYVERN RETURNS TO LUTON AFTER 66-YEARS
15.12.2015

Manufactured at the famous Kimpton Road plant, the black Wyvern formed part of Vauxhall’s response to the Government’s ‘Export or Die’ drive, where car makers were ordered to send at least half of...

Wyvern
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - VOLVO ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB
02.12.2015

Having announced his intentions to ‘start a new Volvo club’, Kevin was inundated with communications from owners of older Volvos wanting to join a club solely dedicated to catering for all the...

Volvo
11
2015
HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE BECOMES BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM
16.11.2015

The change of name to the British Motor Museum will more accurately reflect this Accredited Museum’s recently achieved Arts Council England ‘Designated’ status which confirms the national and...

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CLUB SPOTLIGHT - PORSCHE CLUB GB
11.11.2015

PCGB is currently the largest official club for the marque in Europe and has established close associations with both the factory in Stuttgart and the British importers. This allows members to...

Porsche
10
2015
JAGUAR E-TYPE CHOSEN AS BEST BRITISH CAR EVER
30.10.2015

With thousands of votes cast, the E-type garnered the most votes of the shortlisted cars that also included the McLaren F1, Mini, Bentley Speed Six, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost plus other British...

E Type
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - IMP CLUB
29.10.2015

The Imp Club’s motto is “Keeping the Imp alive!” and the Club has a strong following of over 1100 members today. The Club produces a monthly award-winning, colour magazine called Impressions,...

Hillman
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - BMW CAR CLUB
13.10.2015

Fast-forward to today and the BMW Car Club was awarded the UK Excellence award for consistently demonstrating a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values.

Being a member...

BMW
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - BRISTOL OWNERS CLUB
06.10.2015

According to senior committee member Mark Alford, the Bristol Owners’ Club currently has around 840 members worldwide, with over 600 of them based in the UK. Most members are proud owners of a...

Bristol
09
2015
BMW M635CSI
30.09.2015

Unveiled in the spring of 1976 at the Geneva Motor Show, the original 6-Series perfectly encapsulates the intentions that this German motoring manufacturer had moving into the ‘Eighties and beyond...

M6
CLUB SPOTLIGHT - MORRIS MINORS OWNERS’ CLUB
23.09.2015

The MMOC aims to promote the preservation and use of the post-war Morris Minor. The Morris Minor is famous for its innovative design, simplicity, durability and style, which has created fame and...

Minor
08
2015
CHRIS EVANS’ CARS OFFERED AT BONHAMS GOODWOOD REVIVAL SALE
12.08.2015

Leading the series are several of Evans’ highly prized Ferraris, including the rare right-hand drive 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000, the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 ‘...

Ferrari
07
2015
A BUMPER CROP FOR BARONS AUCTIONS
20.07.2015

The star lot, an exceptionally rare and original 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, has been joined by an equally rare 1964 Bentley S3 Continental at the head of the extensive and...

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STUNNING EFG FERRARI OWNERS’ CONCOURS DISPLAY
20.07.2015

Held in the splendid setting of Stapleford Park in Leicestershire, which the Club had exclusively, the annual Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain National Event is a member’s only event which...

Ferrari
MESSERSCHMITT TAKEOVER SET FOR BEAULIEU
16.07.2015

Ken Piper, who hails from Portsmouth and is now in his late eighties, has been a very successful works driver, winning many races, rallies and trials with Messerschmitts (and other cars) during...

Messerschmitt
BONHAMS OFFER KEITH RICHARDS' FAMOUS BENTLEY
10.07.2015

In 1965, Richards purchased the car new from London dealer H.R. Owen, and later had it modified with a secret compartment in which he and the band could conceal their much loved, and highly...

Continental
THE BENTLEY BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
09.07.2015

At one end of the phenomenal panorama the introduction of F1 cars from the turbocharged Senna and Schumacher era brings the story almost up to date. The return of the evocative Pre-War Sports Cars...

Bentley
BRM APPEAL HITS TARGET
09.07.2015

The Trust’s ambition to set in motion the raising of funds for long needed work to the 1950 racing car received a boost when it was nominated as the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. The...

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ULTIMATE LAND ROVER DEFENDER FOR AUCTION
09.07.2015

When the 90 and 110 Land Rover models were launched in 1983 they revolutionised the model in terms of both road handling and off-road ability and paved the way for what would become known as the...

Defender
AUSTIN 7 TAKEOVER AT ANNUAL RALLY
09.07.2015

Alongside dozens of the more familiar home-produced Austins were rarities from BMW Dixi, Rosengart and Holden – all owing their heritage to the genius of Sir Herbert Austin and his designers who...

7
06
2015
FERRARI TESTAROSSAS AT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS
12.05.2015

Housing a 4.9 litre V12 engine pushing 390BHP, the Testarossa was capable of an impressive 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and top speed of 196mph. With Testarossa prices now rapidly rising, having...

Testarossa
SIR STIRLING MOSS AND HIS UNBEATEN MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR
14.05.2015

A little over 60 years ago, on 1st May 1955, Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR – number 722. They drove flat out for 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48...

300
BARN FIND ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 TO BE RESTORED
26.06.2015

The DB2/4 was recently purchased from the Bonham’s Newport Pagnell Aston Martin works sale on behalf of a client. The car was sold for £104,540, going over its estimate of £30-50k.

“The...

DB2