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Jake Archer - people

Jake Archer – action sports racer

You're probably familiar with Gymkhana from Ken Block's mental hooning films. But you probably don't realise it's a rapidly growing form of grassroots motorsport, a mix of precise sprinting and lairy drifting. ... read more....
Jason Plato

Jason Plato – touring car legend

Jason Plato is a giant of British motorsport, the single most successful driver in the British Touring Car Championship. Despite early success, Plato's single-seater career faltered and he found himself racing... read more....
Perry McCarthy

Perry McCarthy – ex-Stig

Luck is as a big part of success in motorsport as talent. Perry McCarthy is a case in point. Though he was undoubtedly a talented driver, Perry was rarely in the right place at the right time. Through sheer grit and determination he progressed up the ranks to... read more....
Triumph Bonneville owners

Triumph Bonneville owner Phil

We don't usually do bikes on Only Motors, but Triumph Bonneville owners Phil and bike builder Ted, who we met the at the NEC Classic Motor Show a while back, were such characters that James just had to intervie... read more....
Audi Coupe owner David Harrison

Audi Coupe owner David Harrison

James's dad used to own an Eighties Audi Coupe when he was little. He absolutely loved it, so he was delighted to spot a particularly nice example at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC recently. He had to find o... read more....
A quick chat with Sunbeam Alpine owner Anthony Owen

Sunbeam Alpine owner Anthony Owen

If you look hard enough you can find an enthusiast following for literally every old car. Take the Sunbeam Alpine. It was an innovative thing, being one of the first large, front-wheel-drive hatchbacks but it was desperately dull to drive. And made from steel ... read more....
Christian von Koenigsegg interview

Christian von Koenigsegg

Hardly a month goes by without a new hypercar manufacturer popping up with wild ambitions to upset the established order. Koenigsegg was once one those upstarts. But unlike the vast majority of the others, Koen... read more....
Richard Tipper of Perfection Valet

Richard Tipper of Perfection Valet

I clean my car maybe once a year. It's a chore, it's a bit boring, but most of all I simply don't care enough about my cheap bangers to be that bothered. If I owned, let's say, a Bugatti Veyron, I very much wo... read more....