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
With another national lockdown in full swing, 2021 has begun with all the uncertainty of 2020. For many, the last year has been one of sacrifice and fear. We have given up everything we enjoy to protect ourselves, families and neighbours. What have you missed this last year? Most of the car community have missed the socialising, the meetups, car shows and long drives. We had all hoped for a return to some normality this year, but that now remains unclear. To ensure you can still get some of your classic car fix we have compiled a list of things
The final countdown is on, with only days left until Christmas have you got all your gifts? If you’ve been scratching your head wondering what to buy for a classic car enthusiast then perhaps this little list can help. We have compiled a list of 10 great Christmas gifts for a classic car enthusiast below. Lego Cars Lego produces a range of vehicle kits to keep the classic car enthusiast busy over the festive period. There’s the Fiat 500, a 1985 Audi Sport Quattro, a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and even a VW T1 bus. These toys range from
*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
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
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
Regardless of where you are in the world, there is one major downside to motoring that is irrevocably true – depreciation. You can buy a brand new car, and the moment you drive it out of the showroom, its value has already decreased. It’s a given, and we accept it. However, there comes a time in most cars lives, when the depreciation and loss of value stops, and it’s value actually starts to increase again.
Ben Croot, a teenager from Compton in Wolverhampton was inspired by his love of Lego and classic cars, to build a British motoring classic – the Bentley “Blower” – entirely out of Lego and Technic. The Bentley “Blower” is a British classic which was used to compete in motor racing events between 1927 and 1931. Keep reading to find out more about Ben’s creation…
If you’re on our website, then you’re probably somewhat of a classic car enthusiast, and as most of us know, there’s nothing better than a lovely long drive out in our precious classic vehicles, driving down country lanes on a warm summer day. However, there are a number of things you can do to make the most of your excursions; from plotting a destinations, forecasting the weather, and planning things to do along the way. Here’s a few of our tips for making your classic car driving trips more enjoyable and avoiding any disappointments.