The Ultimate Road Tripper

The Ultimate Road Tripper

The most collectable Volkswagen Kombis were built between 1950 and 1967, and these are nowadays known as split-window versions. They came in a number of guises, such as buses with varying numbers of windows, panel vans, and pick-ups. Officially, within Volkswagen...
Neil rules the Regent Garage

Neil rules the Regent Garage

Neil Twyman was always destined to work with pre-war Alfa Romeos and classic racing cars. As he showed me around the workshop of the Regent Garage, a company he runs with his brother and son, I wondered how he had got to the position where if you own a pre-war Alfa...
Will’s Wonderful Wheels

Will’s Wonderful Wheels

Napoleon said the British were a nation of shop keepers. I think what he probably meant was the British are a nation of entrepreneurs who start small businesses. Will Tomkins fits this description perfectly. Like his father Will started life as a farmer but was always...
Goodwood Revival 2021

Goodwood Revival 2021

After a full year’s delay due to Covid the Goodwood Revival returned 17th-19th September for what has become not just the best historic race meeting in the world but a firm fixture on the social scene. Goodwood even has its own radio station for the event, with...
Had I stopped we’d all be dead

Had I stopped we’d all be dead

Beirut, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Kashmir, Chad, Libya, if something was happening then Charles would be there. From the late 1970s to the mid ’90s Charles organised emergency aid for war zones. Drinking tea in a rural English sitting room I noticed a...