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  • VIDEO: Land Rover Discovery 1 200Tdi Road Test

    VIDEO: Land Rover Discovery 1 200Tdi Road Test

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The Discovery, launched in 1989, changed Land Rover's fortunes entirely. Here was a car that sat below the plush Range Rover, but above the utilitarian Defender. It became a huge success, and is now the dominent Land Rover brand. Here's…

  • World Beaters – Morris Minor

    World Beaters – Morris Minor

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Like the smart Siamese in the IAMS pet food commercial proclaiming himself more than just a cat, the Morris Minor is more than just a car – it’s a way of life. Assembled at one time in near-enough a dozen…

  • VW Golf MK2 Buyers Guide

    VW Golf MK2 Buyers Guide

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1983, right-hand drive Golf MKIIs wouldn’t be with British buyers until March the following year. Wider, longer and heavier than its 1974 forebear, over six million were produced in a career that…

  • The Race of Gentlemen 2014 Video

    The Race of Gentlemen 2014 Video

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Hot rods, bikes and gentlemen racers – it's the 2014 Race of Gentlemen on the shores of Wildwood, NJ, USA.

  • 1964 Chevy C10 Video

    1964 Chevy C10 Video

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    A great video of John Daikus’ big window ’64 C10 Chevy truck.

  • CALLS FOR RETURN OF TESTS FOR CLASSICS

    CALLS FOR RETURN OF TESTS FOR CLASSICS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    As the consultation closed there were calls to remove the current system, where cars built before 1960 are exempt from MoT testing while all others require an annual test, and replace it with regular but less frequent testing for all…

  • GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR JLR

    GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR JLR

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The start of engine production at Wolverhampton marks the first time Jaguar Land Rover has built engines in-house for a generation. Jaguar’s own AJ16 and V12 engines ceased production in 1997, to be replaced by V8s and V6s designed by…

  • CAPITALIST CLASSICS IN CUBA

    CAPITALIST CLASSICS IN CUBA

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The government is encouraging Cubans to get rid of their old Buicks and Packards for new cars (albeit with hefty import tariffs that put the price of a Peugeot 206 at well over £50,000), but the automotive dinosaurs have long…

  • RETRO ADS – FAREWELL TO THE BEETLE

    RETRO ADS – FAREWELL TO THE BEETLE

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    To mark its passing, Volkswagen issued this advert for the final UK-spec Beetle, showing the car heading off into the top right-hand corner of the page as the text explained its demise: ‘So finally the time has come. The Beetle…

  • ‘BRAND NEW’ INTEGRALE ON OFFER AT RACE RETRO SALE

    ‘BRAND NEW’ INTEGRALE ON OFFER AT RACE RETRO SALE

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Estimated at between £90,000 – £110,000, this ‘brand new’ car is being offered at auction for the first time ever. Amazingly the car has only ever been driven on the road once on its journey from the supplying dealer to…

  • CW OPINION – IS THE UK DRIVING TEST GOOD ENOUGH?

    CW OPINION – IS THE UK DRIVING TEST GOOD ENOUGH?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The driving test is something that all generations of potential drivers since the mid-‘Thirties have had to contend with. Adaptations and changes have constantly evolved the test so that many who first took it would hardly recognise it today. The…

  • CW OPINION – WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT CLASSIC CAR THEFT ?

    CW OPINION – WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT CLASSIC CAR THEFT ?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    With increasing numbers of news stories appearing in both the specialist and mainstream press regarding the theft of classic vehicles you might assume Britain’s police force is taking seriously this particular issue. Controversially, however, a recent report by HM Inspectorate…

  • CORVETTE SINKHOLE TO BE PLUGGED

    CORVETTE SINKHOLE TO BE PLUGGED

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Despite seeing more visitors, the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky has reneged on a previous decision to keep the sinkhole open that swallowed eight of its exhibits. Plans were afoot to place a couple of the most damaged cars back…

  • RETRO ADS – AUSTIN

    RETRO ADS – AUSTIN

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    With Christmas trees appearing in homes throughout the country this month, we thought we’d join in the festive cheer via this advert from 1960. “Get into an Austin and out of the ordinary!” suggested the simple headline, showing the latest…