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

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