While the weather may have us believe otherwise, Summer is almost upon us. The end of May/June bank holiday and half term is popular for staycations as the weather starts to improve. For those with a camper, it's the perfect time to getaway over the Jubilee long weekend. Many campers may have stored unused over winter and need a spring clean before they come out of hibernation. In this guide, we will go over everything you should do to get your camper ready for summer. The first thing you should do is give your camper a thorough clean, inside and
*Image from Mercedes Benz Group AG Mercedes-Benz has always been a brand known for luxury and exclusivity. This month, they reinforced that with an unprecedented auction sale. One of just two 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupés ever made sold for a staggering 135 million Euros, smashing the previous record held by a Ferrari classic car. This is a clear sign that Mercedes is still at the top of its game when it comes to luxury vehicles! The stunning Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut is recognisable by its unusual line and butterfly doors. It was based on a racing car, the
*Image by The Car Warehouse It’s official: the 90s are back. And this time, they’re not just invading our wardrobes and music - they’re taking over our roads, too! While the classic cars of the 50s, 60s and 70s are still popular among collectors and enthusiasts, a new crop of cult classics from the 1990s is starting to gain traction among buyers. In fact, it seems like these cars are changing the classic market with what would previously have been the cream of the crop dropping in value. Classic car insurer Hagerty has noted a drop in the average price
The cost of living is on the rise, and more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their expenses. One trend that has been growing in popularity in recent years is vanlife culture. This involves converting a van into a makeshift home so that you can live on the road without spending a lot of money. Vanlife offers many benefits over traditional housing, including flexibility, mobility, and independence. Could you see yourself living in a campervan? Read on to find out more about this growing trend! Vanlife has been growing in popularity for a few years now, but
What is the future of classic cars? This is a question that many people are asking as laws on emissions tighten, and a ban on the sale of combustion engines looms. It is uncertain whether classic cars with combustion engines will be able to survive in this new world, where fuel may become more difficult to find, and zero-emission zones make it impossible to drive them. However, there is hope. Many young people are passionate about restoring and enjoying classic cars. They may be the ones who keep these beautiful machines alive for future generations, providing they are allowed to.
There's just something about classic cars that captures the hearts of drivers and onlookers alike. Maybe it's the nostalgia factor – we see these cars as a reimagined version of our youth. Or perhaps it's the love affair we all seem to have with projects – taking an old car and making it new again. Whatever the reason, classic cars are more popular than ever before and show no signs of slowing down! Nostalgia is definitely one of the reasons why classic cars are so popular. For many of us, they represent a simpler time in our lives – a
Car manufacturers are always looking to be ahead of the curve, offering feature-packed cars that attract buyers to them over the competition. Technology is ever advancing, which means that some things which were once for the elite are now viewed as basic or even wholly redundant. We take a look at ten classic car features that are no longer desirable or find demand. The Choke The choke was a once necessary feature on vehicles that isn't even known by most younger drivers today. Back when cars had carburettors, the driver needed to manually adjust the fuel-to-air mixture for the car
While the warmth and sunshine may have tantalised and teased our senses before the snow blew in and left us believing Spring was miles away, things will be warming up soon. As Spring arrives, we naturally all begin making the most of the weather and take to the roads for day trips, weekends away or even holidays this Easter break. The humble campervan is the perfect way to get away, but have you ever felt like the van didn’t allow you to take in the view? The Atrium Camper concept aims to address that problem. LA-based Texino builds thoughtful,
As petrol and diesel prices hit a record high, many motorists are feeling the pinch. It's been reported that 89 per cent of British car owners are concerned about being able to afford petrol, 39% are driving less, and 1% have already switched to a hybrid or EV. For classic owners, there is concern that these rising fuel costs are the beginning of the end of their hobby. The introduction of E10 fuel, which could cause damage to the components in older engines, was already a blow, meaning classic owners had to pay more for standard fuel now labelled 'premium'.
Many car lovers have dreamed of stumbling upon a barn find. Opening the doors to a barn or building that’s been shut up for years to find a classic, or even better, collection of classics covered in layers of dust and dirt. We won’t all find a time capsule car, but we can live through the eyes of those that do like this abandoned BMW dealership find. YouTubers from the channel M539 Restorations took cameras along for the journey and shared the video to their channel so we can explore with them. The warehouse, located in Tarragon, Spain, was