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11 06, 2021

What Happened To The Old Diesels?

By |2021-06-11T16:03:44+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diesel engines have gone through a tumultuous history of ups and downs. In the early 1900s, they were one of the most popular engine types in Europe. But then, with World War II came oil shortages and an economic depression that turned diesel into a dirty word. By the time it seemed like diesel might make a comeback, rising oil prices made petrol-powered cars more appealing than ever to consumers who wanted to save money on fuel costs. This blog post will take you through a brief history of the black fuel. When was the first diesel engine invented? The

5 06, 2021

8 Camper Survival Tips For Summer

By |2021-06-05T17:51:54+00:00June 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With many locations still on the red list, the majority of summer holidays this year are set to be staycations. Camper van sales and rental businesses are booming as people decide to take a road trip this summer and enjoy the scenic views and nature Britain has to offer.   With camper vanning a new way of life for many, we have put together our top 10 survival tips to ensure you are prepared and can get maximum enjoyment from your travels.   Maintenance   Before embarking on any long journey, essential vehicle maintenance should be undertaken. If you are

22 05, 2021

Tax Exemption: How Classic Is Classic?

By |2021-05-22T09:02:51+00:00May 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s not our first rodeo – we’ve been in this situation asking this same question before!    There are lots of great reasons to own a stunning classic car. The craftsmanship, fun drive and stares as you drive down the road are just some of them.   Another perk of owning a classic car in the UK is that it might be tax and MOT exempt. The DVLA states that (as of 1st April 2020) – if your vehicle is over 40 years old (was built before 1st January 1980), you can apply to the DVSA to be tax-exempt.    So Why

16 05, 2021

Expansion of London’s ULEZ Will Hit Classic Car Community Hard

By |2021-05-16T12:03:32+00:00May 16th, 2021|Classic Car News|0 Comments

From the 25th of October 2021, London's ULEZ will expand to cover most of the capital. Any cars, not ULEZ, will have to pay £12.50 per day to drive their cars within the newly defined ULEZ ones after this date. This could see owners of cars registered from 1982 could have to cough up £650 a year to drive their car just once a week. The extension will now cover the area within the A406 North Circular and A205 South Circular roads. This is a massive blow for owners of many vehicles in London, but classic car owners will feel

8 05, 2021

Classic Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

By |2021-05-08T16:59:40+00:00May 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to classic cars, they are likely one of the most prized possessions of their passionate owners. Why else would they choose to keep them alive otherwise? Ensuring they are adequately insured is important; while one hopes never to need to claim, protection is vital. What's classed as a classic car? This one can seem confusing, with different rules in different circles. Vehicles over 25 years old used to be classified as tax-exempt as classics. This was altered and changed to vehicles over the age of 40 in 2014. This is because cars became more reliable. MOT exemption

30 04, 2021

Hyundai Paves The Road With The Electrified Pony

By |2021-04-30T09:18:29+00:00April 30th, 2021|Classic Cars|0 Comments

The Hyundai Pony is a car that has long been associated with Korea's automotive industry. It was the first Korean car to be mass-produced and exported, opening many doors for the country's automobile production in general. Now, Hyundai has modernised the original 1975 Pony with an electric powertrain.   Unlike the Renault 5 reboot and reintroduction of the Ami name by Citroën on an EV, the Hyundai Pony Electric car stays true to its roots. The vehicle, which utilises the originals exterior design, has been created for display in Hyundai's recently opened Motorstudio Busan in South Korea.   The electrified

12 04, 2021

Modernised Classic Cars – A New Lease of Life?

By |2021-04-12T22:12:05+00:00April 12th, 2021|Classic Cars|0 Comments

Modernised classic cars are becoming more popular with millennials. The idea behind this is to keep classic cars on the road while also keeping up with modern safety and environmental regulations and technology. Modernised classic cars take advantage of new technology such as electric power trains and power steering. The question is; is this sacrilege or a good way to keep these old designs alive?   Converting classic cars to electric We have reported recently on companies emerging that convert popular classic like the Mini to EV's. The Quest TV show Vintage Voltage also explores this in more depth, televising

4 04, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your First Campervan

By |2021-04-04T13:29:04+00:00April 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the wake of COVID-19, many people are planning on 'staycationing' more in the near future. Travel abroad, although desirable, is still deemed risky, with new strains cropping up and lockdowns leaving people stranded abroad. It's no surprise then that campervans have surged in popularity over the last year. Campervans offer an alternative way of getting from A to B without having to rely solely on trains and cars. But with so many factors to consider before making such a purchase, it can be difficult to know where you should start your search. That's why we've put together this guide

31 03, 2021

How To Get Your Classic Car Ready For Spring

By |2021-03-31T08:40:28+00:00March 31st, 2021|How-To's|0 Comments

Now that the sun is shining and lockdowns are beginning to ease, classic car owners are looking forward to attending real-world car meets and classic car shows, as well as driving their beloved. In this post, we take a look at how to get your classic car ready for spring after being stored for winter. Check the Fluids This includes oil and brake fluid. It's best to do this before you start driving your car around again so that it doesn't overheat or run out of brakes while you're driving! If there is any rust in these areas, then use

15 03, 2021

Classic Cars Could Fail MOT’s on Bulb Conversions

By |2021-03-15T18:50:10+00:00March 15th, 2021|Classic Car News|0 Comments

An update to the MOT inspection could find classic and modern classic car owners failing their MOT over their headlights. Of course, vehicles over 40 years old are exempt from having to take the MOT, but if they opt to have their car checked, they could find themselves failing too. What are the New MOT Rules? According to the MOT inspection manual, existing Halogen headlamp units should not be converted to HID or LED lights. LED lights cannot be fitted anywhere else on your classic car either unless they meet ECE standard 128 and ECE standard 148 Very few bulbs