8 02, 2022

How to Restore a Classic Car: A Guide for the First-Time Restorer

By |2022-02-08T12:54:23+00:00February 8th, 2022|How-To's|0 Comments

A classic car is a beautiful thing. There's something special about driving around in a vehicle that's been lovingly restored to its former glory. If you're thinking of restoring a classic car for the first time, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. We'll talk about the different stages of restoration and how to choose the right company to do the work for you. We'll also give you some tips on staying on budget and making sure the job is completed on time. So read on, and get ready to restore your very own classic car!  

2 02, 2022

MINI Recharged – An Official Classic MINI EV Conversion

By |2022-02-02T13:06:46+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Classic Cars|0 Comments

The original MINI seems to be the perfect candidate for a powertrain transplant. Back in November 2020, we reported on Swindon releasing a Mini conversion kit, allowing owners to swap out their combustion engine for an electric powertrain. Now, engineer’s at MINI in Oxford have developed an official EV conversion for classic MINI’s – MINI Recharged.   The new drivetrain, which is fully electric, is capable of producing 121bhp, significantly more than the standard classic MINI engine. MINI Recharged will replace the engine with an electric motor and battery. Interestingly, they will store the vehicle’s original running gear for the

24 01, 2022

Our Top 5 Electric Restomod Concepts

By |2022-01-24T15:19:54+00:00January 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There's no doubt that electric vehicles are the future. We're gradually moving away from petrol and diesel cars, and more and more people are opting for EVs. This is great news for the environment and car designers who are no longer constrained by the technicalities of things like engine placement and air intakes. Could the past hold the key to the future of car design, though? We've found some pretty cool EV restomod designs online, so we created this post to list them all.   Restomodding is the practice of restoring a classic car while modernising it. While some have

15 01, 2022

Hypermiling – How To Save Up To 40% On Petrol Costs

By |2022-01-15T14:38:26+00:00January 15th, 2022|How-To's|0 Comments

Driving has become so expensive. With the ever-increasing fuel prices and the introduction of e10 fuel, which seems to disappear like you have a leak, not to mention the damage it can do to classic cars filling up your tank, has become be a nightmare. There are a group of people practising something called hypermiling to get the most from their tank. We explore the trend here. What is Hypermiling? Hypermiling is a trend that sees drivers implementing techniques that can maximise their fuel efficiency beyond even the manufacturer's expectations. Basically, Hypermilers aim to beat the mpg quoted by manufacturers

9 01, 2022

Pay-per-mile road tax could benefit classic owners

By |2022-01-09T19:31:58+00:00January 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars due to end by 2030, the government are having to consider alternative road tax policies. At present, road, tax is calculated on fuel type and emissions. A pay-per-mile road tax system is being considered to replace the current system. Why Does the road tax system need to change? Road tax or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is paid to the government by vehicle owners. This tax helps to cover the cost of safety measures and repairs to the road. Presently, electric vehicles are exempt from paying road tax as an incentive to

18 12, 2021

10 Classic and Collectable Cars to Watch in 2022

By |2021-12-18T21:49:38+00:00December 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Insurance Experts Hagerty has released their 2022 Bull Market List. This list looks at cars that bring joy to both the head and heart, the pleasure of driving what you love without losing money. The list highlights some collectable cars that are tipped to increase in value over the coming year. These are 10 classic and collectable cars to watch in 2022. The list is diverse and covers cars from the supercar elite to the humble hatchback. You can read last year’s here, but without further ado, let’s dive into the 2022 list. 2101-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Hagerty value £104,000 -

8 12, 2021

Are Electric Campervans Practical?

By |2021-12-08T14:29:09+00:00December 8th, 2021|Camper Vans|0 Comments

There’s no denying that electric vehicles are the future, with the government taking steps to end sales of new petrol and diesel cars to end in the UK by 2030. We’ve also seen many classics converted to EVs over the last couple of years. Now manufacturers are turning their sights to campervans, but are electric campervans practical? If like me, you watched the recent Top Gear episode where Chris, Freddie and Paddy drove electric cars hooked up to modern caravans, you will recognise the difficulties that could be encountered here. We’ll start with the obvious; range. EV Range Of course, all vehicles

3 12, 2021

How to Protect Your Classic Car From Thieves

By |2021-12-03T19:29:55+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the price of classic cars continues to rise, faster than gold in some cases, they are becoming an easy target for thieves. If you're a car enthusiast who wants your car to be safe from then read on. We will explain how you can protect your classic car from thieves. Covid19 seemed to pique people's interest in classic cars. They had time on their hands to indulge in their nostalgia and fix up classics. With predictions stating classic could rise in value faster than the average savings account, they're now more than just a hobby. This had made classic

26 11, 2021

Is Renault’s AIR4 the future of travel?

By |2021-11-26T18:17:27+00:00November 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the move to electric powertrains, many car manufacturers are looking to the past to ease us into this new era of automobiles. Renault has previously teased us with a reboot of their popular hot hatch, the Renault 5. But the Renault 4 is also up for reboot in 2025, which brings us on to this, the AIR4.   To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Renault 4, which sold 8 million units during its time in production, Renault decided to do something a little different. Instead of merely teasing us with a rendering of the 21st Century Renault 4,

21 11, 2021

The Laws Around Vehicle Modifications Could be Changing

By |2021-11-21T12:22:18+00:00November 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The government is considering imposing further rules around vehicle modifications. The proposed 'tampering' driving laws could see owners of modified cars faced with hefty fines. These new laws would create offenses for modified parts on road-going vehicles. The government could go even further and create new offences for non-road-going vehicles too. What does this all mean?   There are already rules around car modifications that cover things such as how dark window tints can be, adding neon lights or ridiculously loud exhausts. Motorcycles will also be included in these changes. The proposed changes to rules around car modifications intend to