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
Many will attest to the idea that owning a classic car can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can enjoy. Admiring onlookers and a true sense of community from fellow classic car enthusiasts are just some of the ways owning a classic car can bring joy to your life. before you jump in though, there are some things you should consider before buying a classic car. Like jumping in a time machine and travelling around in it all the time, a classic car is more than just a vehicle – it’s an experience. However, it
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
Many people are lured into the world of classic cars due to their character and stunningly good looks. Even inexperienced car enthusiasts who are new to the world of classic cars can find that classic car ownership is an incredible thing to experience; with a great balance of car maintenance and driving on the open road. During the process of buying a classic car, there are a number of things which you need to consider. In this article, we offer 3 top tips for buying a classic car. Keep reading to get the tips! The Cost of Classic Car Ownership
While we often refer to classic car restoration as a hobby, it's more like a project, and not a simple one at that. The amount of work and effort that goes into restoration is frequently underestimated. As well as requiring a lot of time and resources, classic car restoration requires a large level of skill too. While it is possible to restore your classic by yourself, at home, it's not recommended unless you have a considerable amount of experience. There are four different types of restoration, these are referred to as: Rolling Restoration: The goal with a rolling restoration is
Owning your own vintage vehicle can be a life long dream for many classic car enthusiasts. Searching for a classic car is an enjoyable thing to do, but if it's your first time, you must also be very cautious. In this article we take a look at some of things you need to look out for when you're looking to buy a classic car. The Paperwork Reviewing all of the paperwork and documentation with a fine tooth comb is essential. You want to make sure that the VINs on the paperwork match up with the VINs on the vehicle, this
Being the owner of a classic car and having the opportunity to drive it is a fantastic motoring experience. Not just with having a car that has great driving dynamics and performance, but also because of the responsibility of maintaining and caring for your classic car too. In this post, we have put together 5 tips for any classic car owner to help you preserve your car and prevent any potential problems. Storage The first thing you'll need to take care of is suitable storage for your classic. Ideally you will keep your car stored inside of a large garage,
It has been a legal requirement for all vehicles to display a number plate since 1903. Over the years, there have been a number of developments regarding number plates, including the 1973 change from black and silver number plates, to white reflective plates on the front of a vehicle and yellow reflective plates on the back of a vehicle.
Sometimes people assume that once their vehicle has passed the 40 year age mark, then it’s no longer a legal requirement to have an annual MoT. While this is correct, it does not happen automatically. You must first prove that your vehicle is exempt by registering your classic car as a Vehicle of Historic Interest.