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  • CLASSIC VEHICLES & SEAT BELT LAW

    CLASSIC VEHICLES & SEAT BELT LAW

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Many of today’s younger drivers might find it surprising that the compulsory wearing of seat belts is a relatively recent requirement here in the UK. It’s true that there had been various earlier efforts to bring in a seat belt…

  • ROAD TEST – MORRIS MINOR TOURER

    ROAD TEST – MORRIS MINOR TOURER

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Of the 46,000 Minors made in the UK in 1961 only 4766 were convertibles. But a folding roof had been available on the Issigonis Minor since its earliest days and the Tourer version of the original Minor of 1928 had,…

  • RETRO ADS – RELIANT SCIMITAR

    RETRO ADS – RELIANT SCIMITAR

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Reliant was a truly varied and brave British specialist car manufacturer. This Midlands company traditionally offered two very disparate model lines: Its economy cars (whether three- or four-wheeled) and its upmarket Scimitar model.

  • CW OPINION – HOW SAFE IS YOUR WORKSHOP?

    CW OPINION – HOW SAFE IS YOUR WORKSHOP?

    wp-admin on 17th January 2017

    Earlier this month a man from Redditch in Worcestershire was taken to hospital with burns to his face after a fire broke out in his garage while he was working on a classic car. As classic car enthusiasts we’ve all…

  • CW OPINION – CLASSIC CARS TOO DANGEROUS?

    CW OPINION – CLASSIC CARS TOO DANGEROUS?

    wp-admin on 5th January 2017

    It rather begs the question, are classic vehicles too dangerous? As the driver of a Citroën 2CV, a car regarded by many as being as safe as chewing live plug wires, it’s a question I often ask myself so I…

  • CW OPINION – DECLINE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    CW OPINION – DECLINE OF THE AUTOJUMBLE

    wp-admin on 17th December 2016

    The scene is one familiar to the majority of classic car enthusiasts- a battered trestle table bending under the weight of the contents of someone’s garage. Mysterious mechanical parts in grease paper and odd collections of hubcaps sit next to…

  • CW OPINION – GOING HALVES ON A VW GOLF

    CW OPINION – GOING HALVES ON A VW GOLF

    wp-admin on 17th December 2016

    It’s quite possible I’ve posed this question before, nevertheless, it will be posed again (basically, because it provides a source of light entertainment). Do you know the difference between insurance and assurance? Don’t cheat and resort to a dictionary or…

  • Modern Classics insurance crisis

    Modern Classics insurance crisis

    Glenn Rowswell on 14th December 2016

    A growing number of ‘modern classics’ – cars on the cusp of historic vehicle status – are being refused cover by classic insurers.

  • Classic cars to be priced out of London?

    Classic cars to be priced out of London?

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th December 2016

    Owners of historic vehicles are set to suffer under new London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges unless exemptions are secured soon.

  • Classic MoT Extension?

    Classic MoT Extension?

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th December 2016

    Historic vehicles over 40 years old could soon be exempt from annual MoT testing, dependent on the outcome of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation...

  • Land Rover Reborn Experience

    Land Rover Reborn Experience

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th December 2016

    Land Rover Classic has decided to open its doors, allowing visitors to go behind the scenes and see the restoration of an early Land Rover live...

  • Are Lotus for sale?

    Are Lotus for sale?

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th December 2016

    Rumours persist that Lotus will soon be up for sale as its parent company Proton struggles to pay the bills.

  • Bicester Heritage plans for the future

    Bicester Heritage plans for the future

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd December 2016

    Bicester Heritage has been cleared to start a round of improvements on its historic listed buildings and test track...