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February 26, 2021
Driving Down Memory Lane

Uncle Derek and Auntie Jean. During my childhood, mum had one surviving brother, Derek. He was older than her by nearly twelve years and had served as a captain in WWII, escaping from Dunkirk amongst other events, although he said […]

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February 26, 2021
Simon Hucknall Joins Manor Park Classics

We are delighted to announce that the former Head of PR at Vauxhall Motors UK , Simon Hucknall, is joining our team at MPC. Simon, who has started Classic PRose Consultancy will be operating in two capacities; namely as a […]

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February 19, 2021
The List - The Chevette Catalyst

I wouldn’t be who I am now without that Vauxhall Chevette. In December 1975 my life changed completely.  The cause? A brand-new Vauxhall Chevette. You see, my mum who was born with achondroplasia, once upon a time more commonly known […]

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February 12, 2021
The List - The VSK200 FC Super Sub

Vehicles I have owned: 6 - 1955 Land Rover Series I, SWB 86”. My original, 80” Land Rover Series One had been troublesome for some time, and such is the way of these things, a classified advertisement had caught my […]

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February 10, 2021
The North West’s Only Permanent Fixed Venue Classic Vehicle Auction

Based at their purpose designed 30,000 square foot premises in Cheshire, Manor Park Classics will hold their inaugural auction on Tuesday 27th April, and this will be a classic vehicle sale with a difference. Addressing the widely held frustrations with […]

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February 5, 2021
The List - My Double Decker Buzz

Vehicles I have owned: 5 – 1968 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX / Northern Counties, registration number XDH518G. As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved buses. According to my foster sister and brother, my first two words were ‘bus’ and […]

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January 29, 2021
The List - The Landy I Loved

4: 1950 Land Rover, Series I, 80”, Registration number- LTJ 714 And so it came to pass that I became a Land Rover owner, for the very first time. It was also my first non-Ford car, breaking a family tradition […]

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January 22, 2021
The List - 'My' Fiesta Firsts

Vehicles I have owned.3: 1979, Ford Fiesta 1.1L , registration number YOK80T. This particular vehicle’s appearance here  as ‘owned’ by me, is perhaps something of a falsehood, as I never paid a penny for it. The car was in fact […]

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January 15, 2021
The List - The One That Came Next

Vehicles I have owned: 2 – 1960 Ford Anglia 105E, registration number 803 BOL. Following on from my Honda C50 and its engine donation to a go-kart, my mind firmly favoured four wheels over two, and though I was still […]

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January 8, 2021
The List - The One That Started It Off

Vehicles I Have Owned 1: 1966 Honda C50, registration number GON 86D. Many thirteen years olds want nothing more than to be able to control a motor vehicle, especially one powered by an internal combustion engine, with gears, mechanical noises […]

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January 1, 2021
New Year’s Nostalgia On a Plate

Nowadays new year occurs twice a year. Not so very long ago, okay 1998, it happened only once, in September. Before that, until 1997, it occurred once a year, in August, but it hasn’t occurred on 1st January since 1967. […]

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December 25, 2020
The Prize Turkey

I should have noticed the warning signs, as I perused the eBay listings, via cathode ray on the dial-up internet computer in my pub office, back the early 2000s. Austin Gipsy, 1964, some history, ex-Chipperfield’s Circus...... I was smitten; being […]

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December 18, 2020
Get Your Shopping Out Of The Way

Wow, here we are again, with only a few days to go until gentlemen up and down the nation wake to the reality that only one shopping day remains before Christmas, that this is it and that the current gift […]

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December 11, 2020
Are Your Rubbers In Date?

Us classic nuts spend hours pouring over paintwork, surveying steel and caressing chrome, which is all well and good, but it overlooks the material that, in many cases, is sandwiched between adjoining components. That material goes by the name of […]

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December 4, 2020
We Love Them All

Recently a post made by me, on one of my social media platforms generated quite a few negative responses. The post stated the fact that my daily driver is a SsangYong Musso, a great vehicle, which suits my requirements exactly. […]

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November 27, 2020
Vauxhall Heritage Collection On The Move

Vauxhall’s renowned 60-vehicle collection relocates to interim home while plans develop for all-new public-facing premises Exhibitions in Luton & Cheshire to display a third of all vehicles after move Vauxhall Archive moves to new permanent home at company’s Toddington site […]

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November 27, 2020
To Restore Or Not To Restore?

Often, when I’m out and about in my 1929 Austin 12, folks ask me if it’s my next project. Now this is understandable, seeing as there’s rust on the wings, the roof has faded in the sun and the interior […]

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November 20, 2020
Lift Those Lockdown Blues

Lockdown can be a troubling time for many, but those of us with classic motor vehicles can bring a little sparkle to folks out and about on essential business.The method is simple; by making our own essential journeys using our […]

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November 13, 2020
Living The Dream

Over the past couple of decades, it has become something of a norm to finance the purchase of cars and bikes using a loan. I’m talking about ordinary, everyday cars and bikes, driven by folks with ordinary, everyday jobs and […]

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November 6, 2020
That Ethanol Question

Throughout Europe, debates rage regarding increasing ethanol content in petrol and how it affects our classic vehicles. What is certain is that we enthusiastic users of ancient cars and bikes must now be more vigilant regarding the effects of ethanol […]

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October 30, 2020
The Slippery Stuff

One requirement that all cars and bikes have in common is that for lubrication. Whether it be engine, motor, transmission, hubs, or some tiny dangly bit that touches the nadger arm whenever the doodah lever is pulled.Regarding motor vehicles generally, […]

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October 23, 2020
Not So Grim Up North

It ain’t grim up North n’more. A new ‘North Star’ is lighting the way this week. Manor Park Classics has begun its ascent into the hearts and minds of classic car and bike enthusiasts across the northwest of England and […]

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October 21, 2020
Fuzz Townshend Joins Manor Park Classics!

Here at Manor Park Classics, we’re doing things a little differently & we’re committed to offering the complete service for the classic enthusiast: ‘for car people, by car people’. We are building an extraordinary business and with that in mind […]

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October 19, 2020
North Gets Major New Classic Site

A major new facility for classic owners - offering everything from auctions and car storage to a venue for club meets - is opening in the north west later this week. Runcorn based Manor Park Classics - a group of […]

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October 9, 2020
Major New One Stop Shop Classic Auction And Storage Facility Launches In Cheshire

A major new facility for classic owners, offering everything from auctions, sales and car storage to shows and club meets, has opened in the North West. Cheshire businessman and classic car enthusiast, Stephen Ashworth, Chairman and CEO of Manchester based […]

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