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RM Auctions in Monterey

RM Auctions in Monterey

There's time yet, but RM will struggle to find a better car for its August sale than this magnificent Bentley.
  Auctions America in Burbank

Auctions America in Burbank

The California sale is headlined by one of the most fascinating cars ever to come out of the Golden State…
  The Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace

The Concours of Elegance

Cars fit for a king roll into Hampton Court Palace for the third annual Concours of Elegance.






Jay Leno

Jay Leno on the joy of a car with a story

Root around the seats of your classic and you might just discover a piece of unexpected history, says Jay.
  Derek Bell

Derek Bell takes to the water on HMS Victory

Derek accepts an unusual invitation and meets a pilot whose career sounds risky even to a racing driver.
  Stephen Bayley

Stephen Bayley on the fabulous Toyota Probox

Forget your hypercars, says Stephen, and feast your eyes on this featureless Japanese creation.

  Latest Issue

Octane, September 2014

Lotus Esprit: the very first and the very last – plus the best cars in between.

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Jean Panhard 1913-2014

Jean Panhard 1913-2014

The last of the Panhards to run the family business has died at 101 – and he remained a car enthusiast to the end.

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