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IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT SHAKLETON ROAD, Coventry, was once home to one of the most formidable motorcycle marques of the prewar era. Here, in the 1920s, among row upon row of small terraced houses, Alfred Robert Grindlay and Edward Peerless set abou
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IT’S A CURIOUS THING, BEING A JUDGE AT A Concorso d’Eleganza, like the one at Villa d’Este. The perks are incontestably fab: a flight to Lake Como, a very nice hotel, every meal catered, drivers at your beck and call, extravagant parties, and rubbing