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Rally school - learning how to race with the professionals

How easy is rally driving? We find out out with the help of sideways master Jimmy McRae and a classic Ford Escort RS2000

3 July 2015
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Throwback Thursday - A tour of Cowley, 6 July 1934

Fresh from its £250,000 refresh, Autocar pays a visit to the revitalised Morris factory in Cowley

1 July 2015
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Xavier Boucherat collects his prize. Photo: Timothy Pulham

Xavier Boucherat wins Autocar-backed journalism prize

Inaugural John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize winner

15 June 2015
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Matt Prior's tester's notes: Left-foot braking in a Lamborghini

Matt Prior is not a regular left-foot braker, but he has been practising the art, in a 740bhp Lamborghini Aventador SV of all things

12 June 2015
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The TVR Grantura was given the full road test treatment

Throwback Thursday - TVR Grantura road test, 17 November 1961

The TVR Grantura was the first of the Blackpool-based company’s cars to undergo the full scrutiny of the Autocar road test

11 June 2015
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Cropley on Cars - ex-Lotus boss Dany Bahar's new project is genius

TVR's rebirth grabs the headlines; Andy Palmer's hectic schedule; building a Bloodhound rocket racer

10 June 2015
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500 miles in a Ferrari Dino 246 GT - 13 May 1971

You don't turn down the offer of a Ferrari Dino for the weekend, especially when you've got a long way to drive

6 June 2015
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Cropley on cars - Electric racing in a Renault Zoe, GM's new boss

The virtues of an all-electric racer; Dan Ammann's flying visit; mourning rally legend Erik Carlsson

4 June 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Driving through post-war Europe, 22 June 1945

Less than one month after the end of World War Two, Autocar embarks on a daring road trip across Europe

4 June 2015
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The 1935 driving test included some familiar challenges for aspiring motorists

Celebrating 80 years of the driving test

Concerned by the high fatality rate on Britain's roads, the government introduced the driving test in 1935 to raise the standard of motoring

1 June 2015
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