2 01, 2024

Cars That Stood Out: What Car? Cars of The Year 1978-1998

By |2024-01-02T17:58:12+00:00January 2nd, 2024|Classic Cars|0 Comments

Since its inception, 'What Car?' magazine has been a pivotal voice in the automotive industry, offering comprehensive reviews and insights into the latest cars. Their annual 'Car of the Year' awards, a tradition since 1978, have become a benchmark of excellence, guiding consumers in their car buying decisions. These awards celebrate not just engineering prowess, but also the practicality and satisfaction a car brings to its owner. The 'Car of the Year' accolade is not awarded lightly. 'What Car?' employs a rigorous set of criteria to determine each year's winner. These criteria include performance, comfort, safety, economy, and reliability.

30 11, 2023

Classic Cars: Meant for the Road, Not Just the Showroom

By |2023-11-30T12:52:07+00:00November 30th, 2023|Classic Cars|0 Comments

In the world of classic cars, there's a prevalent notion that the best way to preserve these vintage beauties is to keep them stored away, untouched, and unblemished. However, this approach might be doing more harm than good to the car and the owner's experience. The classic car, a symbol of automotive heritage and engineering marvel, is meant for far more than just being a static display. This blog delves into why the true essence of owning a classic car lies not in its storage but in its journey on the open road.   The Thrill of Driving Classic Cars

10 10, 2023

Restomods: Blending Classic Charm with Modern Performance

By |2023-10-10T10:18:58+00:00October 10th, 2023|Classic Cars|0 Comments

In an era where environmental consciousness is steering policies towards a greener future, the petrol-fueled engines of classic cars face an impending threat of being rendered obsolete. Government initiatives in various parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, strive to eliminate traditional petrol-powered vehicles from our roads. While this drive towards sustainability is commendable, it raises concerns among classic car enthusiasts who fear losing the cherished heritage and timeless allure of these vintage automobiles. However, there's a glimmer of hope in the form of 'restomods,' a burgeoning trend that amalgamates the best of both worlds—preserving the nostalgic beauty of

4 09, 2023

A Peek into the British Automotive Industry

By |2023-09-04T11:34:24+00:00September 4th, 2023|Classic Cars|0 Comments

Step back in time and rev up your engines as we journey through the fascinating history of classic cars in the United Kingdom. From the early innovations that paved the way for mass mobility to the iconic marques and models that have become cultural landmarks, the British automotive industry has been a trailblazer in both design and engineering. Whether you're a car aficionado or simply curious about how the UK carved its unique path in the world of wheels, this blog is your roadmap to understanding the rich tapestry of British motoring. Buckle up as we explore the ups and

3 08, 2023

Retro Rides: 10 Cars that Iconised the 80s

By |2023-08-03T17:39:40+00:00August 3rd, 2023|Classic Cars, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 1980s were a decade of vibrant colour, radical fashion, booming technology, and, let's not forget - revolutionary car designs. With the petrolhead generation embracing the rise of hot hatches, rally heroes, and accessible luxury cars, the automobile industry was reshaping its identity, producing vehicles that were not just modes of transportation but defining lifestyle icons. This piece takes you on a nostalgic journey back to the era of leg warmers and mixtapes, focusing on the European and UK cars that truly epitomized the spirit of the '80s. Whether you're a dedicated car enthusiast or simply enjoy a walk

26 06, 2023

A Guide to Classic Car and Motorhome Insurance

By |2023-06-26T13:28:10+00:00June 26th, 2023|Camper Vans, Classic Cars, Tips|0 Comments

Navigating the world of insurance can be a daunting task, particularly when it involves the treasures of your life - your classic car or motorhome. Finding the right coverage that ensures both are well-protected yet don't burn a hole in your pocket is vital. This blog post will guide you through understanding classic car and motorhome insurance, how to select the right insurance, and what factors may influence your premiums in the UK. Understanding the Basics: What is Classic Car and Motorhome Insurance? Classic car and motorhome insurance are specialised types of coverage designed to meet the unique needs of

25 05, 2023

Top 10 Classic Cars for a Quintessential British Road Trip

By |2023-05-25T10:25:50+00:00May 25th, 2023|Classic Cars|0 Comments

From the gently rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Britain's scenic country roads beckon for exploration, and there's no better way to savour them than from the seat of a classic car. Imagine navigating those winding lanes in a piece of automotive history, each mile revealing a new picturesque village or majestic view that could easily be a landscape painting. In this blog post, we explore the top 10 classic cars that will add a timeless charm to your British road trip. Factors to Consider Before embarking on your classic car adventure, it's

27 04, 2023

10 Classic Cars That Defined the 60s

By |2023-04-27T10:34:38+00:00April 27th, 2023|Classic Cars|0 Comments

Classic cars hold a special place in the hearts of automotive enthusiasts and popular culture alike. Their timeless designs, mechanical ingenuity, and evocative presence continue to captivate us. Each decade of automotive design has cars that are synonymous with the era. The Swinging Sixties are no different. We've decided to take a look back at 10 classic cars that defined the 60s; what's more, they're all British Classics! These ten cars defined the era and left an indelible mark on automotive history in the 1960s and beyond. Unlike today, back in the Sixties, Britain was at the forefront of automotive

1 10, 2022

Owning a Classic Car on a Budget

By |2022-10-01T20:50:33+00:00October 1st, 2022|Classic Cars, How-To's|0 Comments

Classic cars can be a good investment, bringing benefits such as road tax exemption and appreciating value. However, they can also come with financial pitfalls, which owners need to be aware of. With the rising cost of living, some classic car owners might soon find their passion unfordable if not kept in check. This article will provide some tips to help you continue owning a classic car on a budget. Do your research before buying a car as an investment If you’re looking to purchase a classic car as an investment, with a view to selling it on for a

12 06, 2022

Can You Restore a Barn Find – 5 Things to Check

By |2022-06-12T13:50:26+00:00June 12th, 2022|Classic Cars, Tips|0 Comments

There's nothing quite like the feeling of finding an old classic car that's been hidden away in a barn for years. I love watching TV shows like Rust Valley Restorers, seeing them bring back rotten cars that looked like they were fit for scrap from the brink of death. But can you undertake a barn find restoration yourself? We look at five things you need to check before attempting to restore a barn find. Keep in mind that restoring a barn find can be a mammoth task - but with careful planning and execution, it can be done! The most