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‘We managed to find a tiny window  between lockdowns to squeeze in eight brand new episodes of the Car Years.  The new series not only boasts more episodes but also better scenery - we filmed on the stunning roads of Northern Ireland.

Once again, Vicki and I fought tooth and nail to prove why our choices should win, and if we were successful, really rubbed the other one's nose in it.  (Actually, that was just Vicki).'

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1962

'Series two was filmed in December.  It was cold, windy and raining the day we filmed the 1962 episode, but it was top down all the way for me in this lovely Elan S2.  Not because I'm a masochist, but because the roof was missing. 

 

Vicki's MGB did have a roof, but it was still only an MGB.'

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2000

'I didn't have a lamp on my head for this shot, but Vicki did choose that hairstyle all by  herself.  This episode is a battle of the rally giants - Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 Tommi Makkinen Edition vs the Subaru Impreza P1.  Even I had to admit her choice was almost as good as mine. 

 

We're both smiling because this was taken before we found out who'd won.'

1969

'These amazing trousers have been in the loft for years, so I was delighted to finally wear them again.  They're vintage from Sears Roebuck in America and helped me understand why the Americans fell in love with the Datsun 240Z in 1969.  It's a cracker - lusty engine, an excellent chassis, great looks and all for just $3,500 - (the car, not the trousers). 

Vicki chose the Ford Capri, which was also popular in

America, but just a Cortina in a fancy frock.'