THIS WEEK IN OUR FLEET...

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

DAVID SIMISTER ED­I­TOR

1990 MAZDA Eunos Road­ster The Bum­ble­bee’s sur­prised ev­ery­one this week; not only did it pass its MoT, but it picked up no ad­vi­sories what­so­ever. But the jobs go on…

JAMES SADLIER MAN­AG­ING ED­I­TOR

2000 MAZDA MX-5 NB Rear wheels are off so I can mea­sure the di­am­e­ter of the brake discs. Two sizes were avail­able for this model so it’s im­por­tant to find like-for-like!

MIKE LE CAPLAIN PRO­DUC­TION ED­I­TOR

1977 MG Midget 1500 Press­ganged into an­other rush-hour com­mute – this one in thick fog – but the sunny, top-down drive home in the evening more than made up for it.

DAVID BROWN AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR

1982 VW Golf 1.6C Af­ter a frus­trat­ing year with this project, I’m hope­ful that we will see real progress in 2017 and that it’ll be a runner again be­fore long.

MUR­RAY SCUL­LION NEWS ED­I­TOR

1996 MAZDA MX-5 Cam­belt fixed. Now en­joy­ing the brief bits of sun­shine we’ve had. Slightly blow­ing ex­haust is sound­ing good to me – is that wrong?

RICHARD GUNN SE­NIOR CON­TRIB­U­TOR

1989 SAAB 900 Turbo T16 The trou­bled Swede has fi­nally been un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously dumped at a garage with in­struc­tions to just get it work­ing again – what­ever it takes.

NICK LARKIN ED­I­TOR AT LARGE

1990 AUSTIN Mae­stro Just passed its MoT, so once again will be rep­re­sent­ing the Larkin fleet of clas­sics this year while the 1960 Austin Cam­bridge awaits its new paint.

RICHARD BARNETT MAR­KETS ED­I­TOR

2002 JAGUAR X-type 2.1 Had it for 12 years and it’s never let me down. The sills have been re­placed to get through the MoT but me­chan­i­cally it’s spot on. Just done 800 miles in two days, in fact!

ALSO ON THE FLEET Steve Berry 1970 Re­liant Scim­i­tar. Gillian Car­moodie 1957 Stan­dard 8. Richard Kilpatrick 1992 Jaguar XJS. John Lakey 1984 Opel Monza. Alex Ri­ley 1981 Tri­umph TR7 Conv. James Tay­lor 1950 Rover P4. Fuzz Town­shend Austin 7 Spe­cial.

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