Every year Autocar Magazine gathers an eclectic collection of vehicles that are available in Britain and puts them through three days of testing on the road and on the track to determine Britain’s Best Driver’s Car. This year’s contest was based at the racetrack at Castle Combe, Chippenham, which, in addition to the track, was in easy reach of several ‘decent’ roads. In their words, ‘And by decent, we of course mean poorly surfaced and badly cambered as only the finest British roads can be.’
Few things increase the revs in our car collector’s hearts more than the prospect of a barn find — you know, your dream car that somebody put in a barn and never came back to collect. A little worn and thoroughly dirty, but mostly there, just waiting for someone to come along and give it a good home.