Top 5 Romantic Classic Car Drives

With Valentines Day around the corner, we thought we’d share with you our favourite romantic driving routes from across the country. If you’re looking for something to do with your better half next week, but don’t want to leave your treasured motor at home, read on to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  1. Honister Pass, Lake District This circular drive through Honister Pass is ideal if you’re after peace and quiet, a picturesque landscape and a dose of fresh country air. Start in Keswick and follow the B5289 south, taking in the rich green scenery around you. This route actually rises up to 1160 feet, so you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking views from multiple perspectives. You’ll then end up in Crummock Water – an ideal spot for seeing natural wildlife and taking beautifully photographs. Make a stop at The Fish Inn along the circular for a cod and chip lunch. If you’re planning a little top-down driving, make sure you’re wearing a cosy pair of driving gloves.
  2. Bromyard to Shelsley Walsh 

Bromyard is situated within the hub of motoring history, so where better to begin your journey? Drive through the vast country landscape to Shelsley Walsh, the oldest continuous motoring venue in the country and take in some of the spectacular sights. On your way back, you can swing by the Morgan Factory for a tour, or pop into Holden Vintage & Classic and treat yourself to a motoring item from our on-site shop. While this is a short drive, there is plenty to do and see in the surrounding towns.

3. The Military Road, Isle of Wight

The Military Road, formally known as the A3055, is situated between Chale and Freshwater Bay within the Isle of Wight. Resting beside a stunning cliff edge, this coastal drive is all on National Trust land, giving it that raw, untouched feel. A number of high points mean you’ll be able to see so far across the sea, you might even be able to spot France! While at Freshwater Bay, you can take part in some fun outdoor activities or simply find a cosy pub and enjoy a glass of chilled wine.

4. The Buttertubs Pass Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Buttertubs Pass takes you from Thwaite to Hawes. A favourite of Jeremy Clarkson’s, you’ll enjoy clifftop views and windy roads, as well as interesting views of the large limestone pot holes formed across the face of the rocks. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll want to remember this drive!

5. Barnstaple in Devon to Newquay Take a picturesque, leisurely drive across the Atlantic Highway in the north of Cornwall. Situated between Barnstaple in Devon and Newquay, this long, twisting road spans a full 160 miles, giving you plenty of alone time with your loved one. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Constantine Bay (and perhaps even enjoy a little beach picnic), or take the private toll road to the lighthouse at Trevose Head.

Of course, no journey is complete without the right tools and accessories. Take with you essential kits in case you puncture a tire, as well as a picnic blanket and an extra coat.

February 2018 Classic Car and Motorcycle Events

February 2018 is host to a number of classic motoring events across the country, from local autojumbles to huge internationally recognised classic car extravaganzas. Here’s our top picks for this month!

10th February: Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show on February 10-11 is the largest of its kind in the South West of England, and this year promises more than ever before. With thousands of classic car enthusiasts expected to be in attendance, the event will be held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, and will feature trade stands, restoration demonstrations, a heated marquee, raffles, refreshments and hundreds of cars for sale! Tickets from £8 when booked in advance.

10th February Lakeland Historic Car Club Autojumble

The monthly Lakeland Historic Car Club Autojumble gives classic motoring enthusiasts the opportunity to find interesting car parts, books and accessories amongst likeminded car owners. The autojumble is open from 9am to 1pm and is only £1 per person.

11th February MG and Triumph Spares Day Stoneleigh

Book your tickets now for the MG and Triumph Spare Day at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Over twenty MG & Triumph car clubs will be in attendance to answer your questions and help you find the right part for your motor. There will also be marquees and cars for sale! Whatever you need, you’re bound to find it here. Tickets are £13.

15th February: The London Classic Car Show

Located at Excel London, The London Classic Car Show is an annual event you won’t want to miss. This year will feature a homage to Getaway Cars – an evocative tribute to those vehicles made famous in film or used in headline-grabbing real-life robberies and getaways. There will also be an icon award, where an entire showcase will be dedicated to Nigel Mansell CBE, as well as hundreds of car displays, stalls, trade stands, refreshments and entertainment. Book your tickets now! Tickets from £25.

17th-18th February: DubFreeze

Taking place at Bingley Hall, Staffs. County Showground, Stafford, DubFreeze is a not-to-miss VW classic vehicle show that this year will feature vehicle sales and displays, entertainment and an opportunity to stay at a campsite! Click the link for more details and an opportunity to book your space.

23rd-25th February Race Retro Stoneleigh

A celebrated annual event, Race Retro at Stoneleigh features some of the most iconic cars on the planet. This year’s event will celebrate its 40th anniversary of the ground-effects era in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live. Not to be missed will no doubt be the Lotus 79 which took Mario Andretti to the world championships and was the first car to take on this ground breaking technology back in 1978. You will also have an opportunity to view the Williams FW07 which saw Alan Jones win the championship in 1980, the Ralt 3 Martin Brundle raced against the late great Ayrton Senna in British F3 and the ex-Siegfried Stohr Chevron B48 F2, freshly restored by Steve Worrad Racing. If that’s not good enough, there will also be an autojumble, representatives for an array of car clubs, as well as trade stands and experts.

Not sure what to wear? You’re in luck! We have a fantastic classic motoring selection on our website.


December Classic Motoring Events You Can’t Miss

It might be bitterly cold outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from attending these fantastic classic motoring events across the country. Here’s a list of some of our favourites – and don’t forget to wrap up warm!

5 December 17 – COYS True Greats Auction

If you’d like to treat yourself (or someone else) to a classic vehicle this Christmas, turn up to the COYS True Greats Auction in London. Their listing includes a 1987 Caterham Super 7 HPC-BDR and 1973 Triumph TR6. For more information visit their website.

8-12 December 17 – HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial 

Considered by many as one of the most demanding and challenging classic motoring events in Europe, the HERO Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to pre-1986 vehicles. For a full description of the route, and expected weather conditions, click here.

10 December 17 – Newark Autojumble

Browse an enormous range of classic motoring parts, accessories and memorabilia at the Newark Autojumble. Situated just off the A1/A46/A47 junction, this event offers you a last chance to stock up on gifts for the classic motoring enthusiast in your life before Christmas. Opens at 10am. Admission from £7.

16 December 17 Waterloo Classics

Join fellow classic vehicle owners at  the Lower Marsh Market – on Lower Marsh Street just behind Waterloo Station, between 12pm and 4pm on 16th December and enjoy a casual friendly atmosphere with plenty of refreshments on offer. A wonderful relaxed event that allows you to expand your classic motorist network and show off your favourite car.

26 December 17 – Benington Classics Boxing Day Special

From 12pm onwards, classic motoring enthusiasts and owners are welcome to join the company of likeminded petrol heads at The Lordship Arms, Stevenage. You don’t need to be a member to attend, and it’s completely free.

If you’d like something snug to wear to these exciting motoring events, head over to our website or our ebay page to browse a range of classic motoring and country clothing.


November Classic Motoring Events

November plays host to some spectacular classic vehicle events across Britain and beyond, from fun-packed autojumbles to the longest running class car show in the world!
Here’s our top picks:

4th November 2017 Regent Street Motor Show

London’s iconic Regent Street is set to close on Saturday 4th November in order to make way for an extraordinary variety of classic and veteran cars spanning 125 years. This year, the motor show is partnered with Route 66, and there will be an emphasis on American culture, with one luckily competition winner gaining the opportunity to visit Illinois, USA. This event is completely free and a must-see for the whole family.

5th November 2017 London To Brighton Veteran Car Run

The Veteran Car Run is the longest running motoring event in the world, and is in its 121st year. This year will feature a Bonhams Sale of Veteran Motorcars and automobilia, a French themed reception, an appearance at the Regent Street Motor Show and lunch at Pall Mall. To access the full brochure of information and view entry prices, click here.

10-12th November Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham

Last month we hosted a competition for two lucky winners to enjoy a day at the Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham, and those winners have now been selected! This event is guaranteed to impress any classic car enthusiast. It promises a display of over 2,500 classic vehicles, 650 exhibits and a huge autojumble. If you didn’t win any tickets but still want to go, you can purchase them online here.

11th November 2017 The Lakelands Trial

Located at the World Heritage Site, Cumbria, the Lakelands Trial promises picturesque landscapes and a collection of stunning classic vehicles spanning the eras. Now in its 49th year, this event will feature Drumhouse and Routenbeck Rise as well as Hobcarton and Beck Wythop Forests. Drumhouse at Honister Slate Mine is the only spectator hill which has ample parking.

16th-21st November 2017 Beaujolais Run

The iconic Beaujolais Run begins in the UK and ends in Burgundy, and each year attracts supercars, kit cars, classic cars, 4x4s, specialist cars, daily drives and touring motorcycles. This makes it the perfect occasion for any petrol head or classic motoring enthusiast. Proceeds from this event go to the Air Ambulance. To enter please enquire via the website.

19th November 2017 Newark Autojumble

If you love shopping for your classic motor, you’ll love the Newark Autojumble. Featuring hundreds of indoors and outdoors trade spots, you will be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, no matter how obscure! There will also be a classic car display and refreshments. Tickets from £7.

26th November 2017 Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Bike Autojumble

A wonderful day out, the Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Bike Autojumble promises an exceptionally entertaining shopping experience guaranteed to give you the tools, parts and products you’re looking for. Opening time 10am-3pm. Refreshments available on site. Entry is £7.

26th November 2017 The Great British Land Rover Show

Returning to the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, the Great British Land Rover Show is perfect for all Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. This year will feature an off road course, a Land Rover walkway and live Land Rover workshops! Entry is £7.50 per adult.

Did you know that we currently have special offers across our country clothing range? Head over to the Holden Vintage & Classic website now and choose a sophisticated outfit to wear to your next classic motoring event.

Thanks For Coming To The Holden Morgan Dealer Open Day

We’d like to thank everyone that came along to the Holden Morgan Dealer Open Day on 14th October. It was a superb event that attracted huge crowds of Morgan enthusiasts – some local and others who had travelled from much further afield.

Three fantastic Morgan cars were sold on the day, including two Plus 4s and a Roadster. The lucky new owners will be enjoying a luxury stay at an Italian villa next year, as well as a number of other special extras that were complimentary with their purchase. There were also three raffle winners who between them won a signed Morgan book, bottle of Belvevine whiskey and a Morgan factory tour with afternoon cream teas. If you entered the raffle on the day but haven’t heard from us, don’t be disappointed, we haven’t informed two of the winners yet so it could still be you!

The open day also consisted of an up close look at our ongoing Morgan restoration project, a browse around the remarkable new Holden Morgan showroom and, of course, ample amounts of our Holden branded beer.

Katie Turner, General Manager of Holden Morgan said, “The Holden Morgan Dealer Open Day was a huge success and I’d like to thank the teams at both Holden Morgan and Morgan Motors for their efforts in making it happen. It was a pleasure to speak to so many visitors throughout the day and I’m thrilled that several people have now become the proud owners of Morgan cars. We will be hosting more events like this one in the future, and will keep you posted with our latest news and events, including updates on some fantastic new cars we have coming in shortly.”

October Classic Motoring Events


It may be a little brisk out there, but there’s still just enough sunshine left to enjoy a number of exhilarating classic car events throughout October.

Here’s our picks:

7-Oct-17 Jaguar Track Day Castle Combe

Join hundreds of car clubs and thousands of enthusiasts at Castle Combe for a must-see Autumn track day event. Dress in period clothing and get up close to the track while enjoying refreshments and entertainment throughout the day. New this year is the GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-1966 GT and pre 1963 Sports cars. Some spectacular 500cc Formula 3 cars return once more, as well as a huge grid of 1950s sports cars for the Fiscar Inter-marque race. Not sure what to wear? Our motoring clothing sale is on NOW.

7-Oct-17 Loch Ness Classic Car Tour Scotland

New to the event calendar, the Loch Ness Classic Tour is a non competitive event designed to raise money for some excellent charities. With beautiful views, any classic car owner will be pleased to take part in this 150 mile tour. There will even be some time for monster spotting and refreshment halts along the way. There’s no entry fee, but sponsorship is required. Click here for more info.

8-Oct-17 Autumn Motorsport Festival Brooklands

Spectacular competition cars from Formula 1, F5000 and GTs, to touring cars and Group B rally cars are once again taking to the Mercedes-Benz World circuit for October. Spectators will enjoy an up close view, and can even take part in autotest demonstrations. Tickets from £11.

8-Oct-17 Malvern Festival of Transport

Come to the Three Counties Showground between 10am and 3pm for a celebration of all things motoring. Browse a huge autojumble and incredible vehicle displays, and enjoy a wealth of entertainment suitable for the whole family. This year a mini and commercial vehicle feature. Tickets are only £9 for an adult.

15-Oct-17 Amberley Classic Land Rover Day

Set in South Downs National Park, this glorious motoring event will see a spread of Land Rovers from across the series. Enjoy cream teas and gorgeous surroundings while meeting likeminded Land Rover owners from all over the country. Tickets start at £11.50.

21 to 22-Oct-17 HSCC Silverstone Finals

The Silverstone Finals is a 2 day classic motoring event celebrating historic road sports, 70s road sports, historic touring cars, historic formula Ford and much much more. Join thousands of others at the iconic Silverstone track for an incredible motoring experience sure to thrill any classic and vintage enthusiast.

22-Oct-17 Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and Autojumble

Come along to an extraordinary motorcycle show and autojumble located in the recently refurbished Wye Halls. You’ll be able to view a selection of classic bikes while browsing hundreds of trade stalls and an exciting autojumble. There will be a judging arena for the concours competition and a number of eateries for when you get peckish. Tickets £7.

22-Oct-17 Newark Autojumble

Treat yourself to some new parts for your next restoration project at the Newark Autojumble! Located at the Newark Showground, hundreds of stalls are due to be set up at this bustling event. There will also be a classic car and bike display area so that you can get your full dose of classic motoring before the day is finished. From £7.

Not sure what to wear to these events? We have a clothing sale on NOW! Click here to find the right motoring outfit for you.

Come To Our Holden Morgan Dealer Open Event!

Get up close and personal with some of the most prestigious cars on the planet.

On Saturday, October 14 Morgan dealership, Holden Morgan, will be holding an open day from 9am-3pm at Holden Vintage & Classic, Linton Trading Estate, Worcester Road, Bromyard.
And you are invited.
This is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity for Morgan aficionados, enthusiasts, and would be owners, to view a superb collection of elegantly classy vehicles including a three wheeler, a roadster, and the iconic 4/4, which is the longest running production vehicle in the world.
And if that’s not enough visitors will be also be able to catch up with the current Plus 4 Restoration Project, a car that’s being completely restored in time for Rallyround’s Rally Africa in October 2018.
The Holden Morgan team, as well as representatives from Morgan Motors, will be on site throughout the day to answer questions, give detailed information on the latest cars and services while offering a selection of refreshments and light entertainment.
A raffle will be drawn for the chance to win one of three superb prizes, including a Morgan Motors factory tour with cream teas for two.
And as an added bonus customers who purchase an unregistered new Morgan on the day will be given some fantastic extras, including a 2 year service plan and a £500 discount on any paint option. You will also be entered into an exciting national raffle with prizes that include two tickets to the 2018 Geneva show including flights and accommodation.
This is an opportunity not to be missed and, to express your interest, please contact Kate Turner at

September 2017 Classic Motoring Events

The summer isn’t quite over! There’s still plenty of classic motoring events you can attend with friends and family throughout September. Here’s a selection of our favourites:

1-3 September St James Concours D’Elegance at Hampton Court

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Hampton Court Palace, this incredibly elegant motoring event is perfect for classic car owners and enthusiasts alike. On Friday, owners can enjoy a stunning procession of rare classic cars to celebrate the grand opening. The Saturday and Sunday are then open to spectators and their families, who can enjoy amazing displays, stalls, entertainment and refreshments. An adult day admission ticket is £40 with concessions available.

2-3 September International Autojumble Beaulieu

If you need to stock up your home garage, there’s no better place to shop than the International Autojumble Beaulieu. The saying is “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist”, so head on down to The New Forest National Park and spend the day enjoying the ultimate shopping experience. Entry is just £15.20.

3 September Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar Show

Get up close and personal with over 500 stunning classic and supercars at Blenheim Palace. While you’re there, you’ll have the privilege of witnessing the Pirelli Prestige and Performance Competition which will feature 80 superb cars across 8 categories built from 1976 to modern day. Tickets from £15.30.

8-10 September Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival is a classic car festival you won’t want to miss. Celebrating the spiritual home of motoring, the event encourages spectators to dress in period vintage attire while surrounded by some of the most incredible cars that have ever been manufactured. Main features include historic racing, hundreds of stalls and trade stands, and competitions throughout the weekend.

16-17 September Land Rover Show Peterborough

Calling all Land Rover drivers and enthusiasts. The Land Rover Show Peterborough is a thrilling weekend event packed with races, live demos, musical performances and much more. You can book a camping spot for the entire weekend if you’d really like to make an occasion of it. Tickets are available from £14.

16-17 September Kop Hill Climb Buckinghamshire

Enjoy the view of vintage and classic cars from the last century at the Kop Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire. Special attractions include Genevieve, a twin-cylinder 10/12 hp Darracq built in Paris in 1904, celebrity appearances and a focus on Ferraris 70th birthday! Tickets are available from £10.

17 September Selkirk Rally

The Selkirk Rally promises a great day out for the whole family. Located at Sunderland Hall in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the event promises a display of veteran and military cars, car club displays, quad biking, children’s treasure hunts and an autojumble. Perfect for car enthusiasts young and old.

17 September The Big Welsh Classic Car Show

The Big Welsh Car Show is a charitable event for the whole family to enjoy. Set at Chepstow race course, the event promises an array of spectacular cars, family entertainment, trade stands, refreshments and classic car activities. Tickets are available from £10 with concessions available.

23 September Porsche Club GB National Event

Explore the stunning grounds of Ragley Hall while enjoying this year’s Porsche Club Concours d’Elégance. The Ragley gathering will give you the opportunity to sit back and relax amongst beautiful Porsches and likeminded owners. There will also be a Club marquee with refreshments, as well as exclusive parking for Club members.

24 September Hinckley Classic Motorshow Leicestershire

Get amongst more than 500 classic vehicle owners and 17,000 spectators from all over the country at Hinckley Town Centre for the Hinckley Classic Motorshow. Organised by the Hinckley BID, the show will display stunning cars, motorcycles, vans and scooters. Coventry Transport Museum will also be in attendance, as well as trade stands, entertainment and plenty to eat and drink.

27 September Brightwell Classic & Vintage Auction

Head down to the Brightwell Classic & Vintage Auction and enjoy the hustle and bustle of a fun and fast paced auction. Appraisals are free, and to discuss entering your vehicle please contact Toby Service on 01568 611122 or email

Need some ideas on what to wear to one of these events? Head over to our motoring clothing page!



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Holden Morgan At Run For The Hills

Last weekend thousands of Morgan owners and enthusiasts travelled from around the globe to Run For The Hills, an extraordinary motoring festival organised and hosted by Morgan Motors.
This year, the team from Holden Morgan were in attendance and spent the weekend of the 26th and 27th August basking in the celebratory atmosphere and sunny weather.

As you know, Holden Vintage & Classic launched Holden Morgan back in May after enjoying a long relationship with Morgan Motors spanning four decades. Katie Turner, general manager of Holden Morgan, said “Run For The Hills gave us a fantastic opportunity to get to know some other Morgan dealers that we’ve not met before, as well as many Morgan enthusiasts from around the country. Everyone was so complimentary of Holden Morgan as well as Holden Vintage & Classic and expressed real interest in our recent move towards becoming a Morgan dealership.”
The work-in-progress Morgan Plus 4 restoration chassis displayed at the Holden Morgan stand was a big hit with spectators, many of whom were intrigued to discover the ambitious aim that the car will be ready for the Rally Africa in October 2018. A 4/4 currently available for sale was also parked up for viewing.


Thanks to the glorious weather and array of activities, the festival was buzzing with excitement on both the Saturday and Sunday. Particular highlights included the ‘Pickersleigh 3 Run’, which involved a proud parade of beautiful 3-wheelers, as well as some impressive craftsmanship demonstrations and the Bold Dog motorcycle display. On the Saturday evening an elegant gala dinner was held for guests, which included the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has under his belt a number of world records for his courageous expeditions.

Sunday saw some brilliant family entertainment including street style music, stilt walkers, a craft market and The Worcester Male Voice Choir. That evening, after a productive day talking to customers, the Holden Morgan team rested in a marquee and enjoyed a delightful spread of brie and rosé courtesy of two of our customers, while the festival concluded with a spectacular performance by the English Symphony Orchestra. This, as well as a stupendous fireworks display, marked the perfect end to an exhilarating weekend, and provided an opportunity for festival goers to sit back and relax as the sun set over a landscape of beautiful Morgan cars.

Join Us At Run For The Hills!

Join us alongside thousands of Morgan owners and enthusiasts from around the globe on the 26-27 August 2017 for Morgan Run For The Hills, located at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

Held in association with the Morgan Sports Car Club, Run For The Hills 2017 promises a packed schedule of all-things-Morgan.

As we recently became a Morgan Dealership, the team at Holden Morgan will be attending alongside other Morgan dealers, trade stands and specialists.

Things To Do

There’s so much on offer this year, we’ll be surprised if you can fit it all in! Over the course of the two day event, you’ll be able to take part in any of the following:

Pickersleigh 3

If you’re the proud owner of a 3-Wheeler, you might like to take part in the Pickeesleigh 3 run on the morning of Saturday 26th August. Pickersleigh 3 is an organised run from the Morgan factory on Pickersleigh Road, to Run For The Hills. All 3-Wheeler owners are welcome to turn up at the factory for 8.15am and take part in the 15 mile scenic run which will conclude with a victory lap around the main area of Run For The Hills in front of a sea of spectators.

Race a Morgan

If you’re not currently a Morgan owner, or even if you haven’t got a driving licence, you can take a thrilling passenger ride in one of our factory Morgans around the AutoSOLO course. This is the perfect activity for Morgan enthusiasts young and old, and will give you some fantastic photo opportunities too!

The Morgan ‘It’s An Auto Knockout’ Obstacle Course

Morgan drivers will go head to head in this hilarious and gripping challenge where the aim is to dodge obstacles and navigate a complicated course in the quickest time. If you think you’d like to have a go, you can register your interest by emailing

Demo Runs

Morgans old and new will be taking part in demo runs throughout the weekend, with a commentator narrating the day via a loud speaker. If you’re a Morgan enthusiast, you’ll love the variety of Morgans on display and will have a chance to get up close and personal with them too.

The World’s Fastest Car

The 1000mph Bloodhound SSC is a land speed record car that can cover a mile in 3.6 seconds. Yes you read that correctly! It’s powered by a jet engine and a rocket, and will be on static display at Run For The Hills this year!

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Malvern and the surrounding areas by taking a thrilling hot air balloon ride. Rides are free, but are limited on a first come first serve basis and will be weather dependent.

Watch A Stunt Show

On both the Saturday and Sunday you and the family can enjoy stunt displays by Bold Dog FMX and Richard Goodwin. Bold Dog FMX will be occupying the main arena to show off their motorcycle stunt skills, while Richard will be taking to the skies in his extraordinary muscle biplane!

And the fun doesn’t stop there! Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy delicious artisan food and drink, a range of stalls and services, an up close view of live motoring craftsmanship and delightful music from the English symphony orchestra. This event is not one you and your family will want to miss, so whether you’re a Morgan owner or just a really big fan, we’d love you to stop by and enjoy the weekend.


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