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  • 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…

  • ON A MISSION

    ON A MISSION

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    I’m very lucky and I know it. Not when it comes to gambling though. I lost my first ever week’s hard earned wages at a local point-to-point meet back in April 1980. After working at my cousin, John Wardrop’s garage,…

  • CW OPINION – SHOULD BANGER RACING BE REGULATED?

    CW OPINION – SHOULD BANGER RACING BE REGULATED?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Legislation that passed through the House of Commons introduced long-overdue regulations for the car scrapping industry. The Scrap Metal Dealer’s Bill will require dealers to have a license and proof of ownership for cars being scrapped (to provide verifiable records of…

  • NEW VAUXHALL OLD BADGE

    NEW VAUXHALL OLD BADGE

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Vauxhall released teaser shots of its new Viva city car on Wednesday, September 10. That name was last seen in Britain in 1979 on the rump of the HC – although Russian Chevrolets used the name in 2004. Vauxhall’s Viva…

  • OUT OF THE BAG

    OUT OF THE BAG

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    A new exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart aims to showcase the stillborn models that never made it into production. ‘Project : Top Secret’ opened on Wednesday, September 17, and will run until Sunday, January 11, giving visitors an…

  • RISE IN DEMAND FOR 2CV

    RISE IN DEMAND FOR 2CV

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Demand for Citroën’s 2CV shows no sign of slowing down. Bradford specialist 2CV City has reported record levels of business as the deux chevaux’s homeland begins to buy back into car that it shunned in the ‘Eighties and ‘Nineties. Owner…

  • RECORDS AND A RILEY AT MONTERY AUCTIONS

    RECORDS AND A RILEY AT MONTERY AUCTIONS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Like the classic car scene as a whole, auctions cover all the bases, from small regional houses holding sales in a convenient barn to the high-powered international businesses whose sales see tens of millions of pounds changing hands and are…

  • ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    A BMW 507 previously owned by Elvis Presley will see the road again thanks to an official restoration by its maker. Having slumbered in a warehouse for four decades, it’s set to be overhauled over a two-year period. Elvis’s 507…

  • HISTORIC SPORT VICTORIES

    HISTORIC SPORT VICTORIES

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Essex-based restoration specialists JD Classics celebrated five consecutive victories at historic race events across the country, including the Monaco Historique, the Goodwood 72nd Members’ Meeting, the Donington Historic and the Snetterton Autosport Three Hour Race Meeting. It fielded a diverse…

  • CW OPINION –  YOUR CAR CLUB AT RISK?

    CW OPINION – YOUR CAR CLUB AT RISK?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The classic car movement of today owes a great deal to the hundreds of different clubs catering for just about every make and model imaginable. Whether your classic vehicle of choice is a family saloon from a mainstream manufacturer or…

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