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Tank-style caterpillar tracks were regarded as the future, once

Throwback Thursday - Caterpillar tracks are the future, 25 March 1922

Before the road network matured, there seemed to be real potential in go-anywhere vehicles equipped with self-laying tracks

26 March 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Bentley's Concept Java, 16 March 1994

Four-seat Java concept stole headlines for Bentley, and gave then-owners Rolls-Royce a welcome boost

19 March 2015
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Bugatti EB110 was launched in a blaze of publicity

Throwback Thursday – When Bugatti bit the dust

Prior to its takeover by the mighty Volkswagen Group, once-illustrious French manufacturer Bugatti wasn't in such rude health

12 March 2015
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Autocar, 4 March 1899

Throwback Thursday – steam, electric or combustion? 4 March 1899

The early pioneers of motoring weren't exactly sure which method of propulsion to get behind

5 March 2015
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Percy Lambert fires up his Talbot for the record run at Brooklands
Percy Lambert fires up his Talbot for the record run at Brooklands

Throwback Thursday – 100 miles in one hour

Although 100mph doesn't sound particularly impressive by modern standards, back in 1913 it was a sought-after benchmark

26 February 2015
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The sleek tail of the Jaguar XK series provided luggage space
The sleek tail of the Jaguar XK series provided luggage space

Throwback Thursday - Tidier tails, 21 January 1949

As motor car ownership came within reach of a greater number of families, vehicle design changed to accommodate their luggage

19 February 2015
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The Subaru pick-up looked flash, but impressed Autocar's testers with its ability

Throwback Thursday - 4x4s tested on the farm, 13 February 1982

Autocar gathers together a gaggle of Land Rover rivals for a group test with a difference in a frozen farmyard

12 February 2015
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BPW Twist MA coached Autocar readers in the ways of controlled skidding

The ethics of skidding, 2 February 1934 - Throwback Thursday

'Controlled skidding' might be hazardous at this time of year, but Autocar has been schooling drivers in the ways of car control for over 80 years

5 February 2015
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New Sorento beats many pricier rivals for refinement

Cropley on cars - driving the best Kia yet, Aston Cygnet's new life

New Sorento takes the Kia a step farther into 'premiumness'; don't laugh about the Aston Martin Cygnet, because it has a long and useful life ahead

28 January 2015
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Watch below to see how fast we can get a Bugatti Veyron to go on the Autobahn

Autocar Lunchbox: Veyron on the Autobahn, Lambo Veneno, buy a Ford GT

The week’s best pictures, videos and news, plus a few surprises, from the motoring world. Starring a Veyron flat-out on the Autobahn, and your chance to buy a Ford GT

16 January 2015
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