23 11, 2020

Classic Cars Could be a Better Investment Than Gold

By |2020-11-23T16:20:43+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Classic Car News, Classic Cars, Investments|0 Comments

*Image by Nakhon100 Many people have opted to look at alternative forms of investment with uncertainties around pensions over the last few years. The annual Frank Knight wealth report lists the 'objects of desire' and demonstrates specific sectors' growth.   Classic cars are included in this report demonstrating their investment potential. The highlight in the 2020 report was a 1994 McLaren F1 LM spec supercar. Which set a record for the model when it was auctioned by RM Sotheby's at the Monterey sales in August 2019 for US$19.8 million.   Analysis by Vanarama and Hagerty Insurance has found that classic

18 11, 2020

Are These 7 Classic Cars Facing Extinction?

By |2020-11-18T12:12:36+00:00November 18th, 2020|Classic Car News|0 Comments

It comes as no surprise that many once familiar sights on British roads are facing extinction. Changes in emissions regulations, scrappage schemes and an ingrained upgrade mentality means that nothing lasts like it used to. It’s sad to think, however, that these parts of history could be lost forever. Insurer GoCompare recently released details of 50 classic cars facing extinction, which include some surprises. Of course, we can always hope they are stored away in garages or barns somewhere waiting to shine again. But for now, these 7 models we feature are down to mere single digits registered on

7 11, 2020

Swindon to Release Electric Mini Conversion Ahead of E10 Fuel Change

By |2020-11-07T17:37:29+00:00November 7th, 2020|Classic Car News|0 Comments

You would have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about the huge E10 fuel change planned for next year, whereby all E5 petrol will be changed to E10 as the new industry standard.   Whilst the government claims that the switch to E10 unleaded fuel with 10% bioethanol mix will reduce vehicle emissions by 750,000 tonnes each year, it will, unfortunately, leave about 600,000 vehicle owners finding their cars incompatible with the new E10. The fact is, this fuel just isn’t compliant with older vehicles, which means classic cars are likely to need expensive upgrades

22 10, 2020

Escape in a Campervan & Reconnect With The World

By |2020-10-22T09:07:34+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Tips|0 Comments

This year’s Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which the world moves. With lockdowns and restrictions, many people were unable to get away this year the staycation has become more popular than ever! Campervans are a fantastic way to escape the normal everyday rat-run allowing you to go away on a road trip at the drop of a hat and escape the familiarity of home. Here are our top 5 tips to make the most of your motorhome. Keep the Essentials On-Board Most campervans have a little kitchen area with cupboards to store the essentials, the beauty of owning

13 10, 2020

Metro Turns 40

By |2020-10-13T10:02:30+00:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

*Featured Image By Vauxford  October 8th saw the Metro turn 40 and whether you love or loathe this iconic little supermini you have to admit that it has a brilliant history with plenty of special editions and a memorable launch advert, even lady Diana owned one! The Metro was launched by British Leyland brand Austin on October 8th, 1980 to a rather wonderful reception. The Mini had been the companies flagship small car for decades and they felt that something needed to be done to provide a more practical family supermini offering to the market. The idea had been toyed

4 10, 2020

What Will Happen to Our Classics?

By |2020-10-04T14:47:45+00:00October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the last two decades, the automotive industry has advanced massively, that coupled with a number of steps taken by the government to meet carbon emissions targets have seen the number of classics on our roads dwindling.   There was the scrappage scheme, the removal of 4-star fuel and of more recently the announcement of new e10 fuel which could mean extensive mechanical modifications for classic cars.   Many cars of the 90s no longer exist, destined to the scrap yard, traded in under a scrappage scheme which saw large discounts for people purchasing a new, more efficient vehicle which

19 09, 2020

Beat Depreciation with a Classic Car

By |2020-09-19T14:39:09+00:00September 19th, 2020|Classic Cars|0 Comments

A famous quote by oil tycoon JP Getty says; “If it appreciates, buy it. If it depreciates, lease it.” You see, for many, the problem with buying a new car is just how much it depreciates by. You can buy a car and drive it out of the showroom bring it back 100 miles later and it’s already lost a chunk of its value. This is probably why PCP and PCH are a popular choice for many these days, allowing them to lease the car and get a new one every few years. A trend that started around thirty years

13 09, 2020

Hot Hatches of the 80s | Our Top 5

By |2020-09-13T15:24:58+00:00September 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

*image by Charles01 Hot hatches; it’s a term that we are all familiar with. As a nation we hold a torch for these here’s small performance cars, they hold nostalgia and a spot in many people’s hearts. Many have lusted after the likes of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, but these feisty little hatchbacks gave people an attainable dream car from as early as the 1970s. When did Hot Hatches First Come About? The term hot hatch was not technically used to describe these high-performance hatchbacks until the mid-80s when it was used by The Times and became the widely

5 09, 2020

How To Store Your Classic Car Over Winter

By |2020-09-05T18:06:05+00:00September 5th, 2020|How-To's|0 Comments

It's fair to say, that for many classic car owners, 2020 has been a disappointing year, the global pandemic put an end to the height of the car show season as social distancing  measures meant the community of enthusiasts never got to hot the road and show their cars, look at others motors or simply mingle with like-minded people. Summer is the season for classics, bringing the optimum weather conditions for these vintage beauties to shine. Summer road trips and the usual gatherings and meet-ups see these beauties getting far more use over the summer months, which means for them

7 07, 2020

An Interesting Auction: The First Lotus Elite to be Sold, Raced, and Restored on TV

By |2020-07-10T00:42:53+00:00July 7th, 2020|Classic Cars, Investments, Selling Classic Cars|0 Comments

This Lotus Elite was the first ever Elite to be sold to a customer, and it debuted at the 1958 Earls Court Motor Show, and it's going to be up for auction at Silverstone via a live online auction from July 31st to August 1st. This is a true piece of classic motoring history, and it will be very exciting to see how much this Elite fetches at online action. There's a lot of history behind this beautiful little sports coupe. It was originally sold to Chris Barber, the jazz legend, who took the car and prepared it as a