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  • MARKET TRENDS: MERCEDES SALOONS

    MARKET TRENDS: MERCEDES SALOONS

    Matt Bell on 14th May 2020

    Mercedes saloons provide comfort, refinement and luxury, but generous helpings of power turn them into supercar worriers.

  • RAINBOW RALLY PLATES RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS

    RAINBOW RALLY PLATES RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS

    Matt Bell on 13th May 2020

    The classic car community has continued to support the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, with several business, organisations and clubs producing special rainbow rally plates to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together – Urgent Covid-19 Appeal.

  • H&H APRIL ONLINE AUCTION REVIEW

    H&H APRIL ONLINE AUCTION REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 12th May 2020

    As we’ve said before, it takes a lot to dampen the enthusiasm of the classic car scene and even a global pandemic has failed to stop the classic car auction world entirely in its tracks. Since lockdown began, many of the major auction houses have concentrated their efforts on hosting sales online and H&H was one of the first to offer online-only sales.

  • JAGUAR E-TYPE TOPS BEST OF BRITISH POLL

    JAGUAR E-TYPE TOPS BEST OF BRITISH POLL

    Matt Bell on 11th May 2020

    The Jaguar E-Type has been voted as the best British classic car of all time in a poll conducted by Hagerty to celebrate St George’s Day. The insurer tasked a panel of motoring journalists to create a shortlist, before asking the nation to choose their top three.

  • MARKET TRENDS – AUDI SPORT

    MARKET TRENDS – AUDI SPORT

    Matt Bell on 8th May 2020

    The Audi Sport sub-brand flourished in the 1990s, with seemingly every model gaining a fast variant. We take a look at the values of three of its earliest creations. 

  • DEBUGGING CLASSIC CAR MYTHS

    DEBUGGING CLASSIC CAR MYTHS

    Paul Wager on 7th May 2020

    We debug some of the classic car myths, rumours and received wisdom that would catch out the unwary classic car writer. 

  • 2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    Matt Bell on 6th May 2020

    The UK has lost another of its anticipated summer classic car events, with the news that Hagerty has postponed the 2020 Festival of the Unexceptional until 2021.

  • VW CADDY ENTERS FIFTH GENERATION

    VW CADDY ENTERS FIFTH GENERATION

    Matt Bell on 6th May 2020

    Volkswagen pulled the covers off its new VW Caddy earlier this year, with the versatile model now well into its fifth decade.

  • NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    Matt Bell on 5th May 2020

    New car registrations in April 2020 reached the same monthly levels as 1946 as the Coronavirus lockdown period takes its toll on the UK car industry.

  • TIGER KING: 85 YEARS OF JAGUAR SPORTS CARS

    TIGER KING: 85 YEARS OF JAGUAR SPORTS CARS

    Matt Bell on 4th May 2020

    It's not uncommon for companies to reinvent themselves within the car industry and Jaguar's name change from SS cars to Jaguar 85 years ago was one of the earliest. We look at 85 years of Jaguar sports cars.

  • THE MARKET ENJOYS RECORD SUCCESS

    THE MARKET ENJOYS RECORD SUCCESS

    Matt Bell on 4th May 2020

    Online classic car auctioneer, The Market, is continuing operate despite having to close its premises to the public. The company not only enjoyed its most successful month to date in March, but also saw a 50 per cent increase in traffic for its online auction platform and app as restrictions began to bite.

  • MARKET TRENDS – SEVENTIES SUPERMINIS

    MARKET TRENDS – SEVENTIES SUPERMINIS

    Matt Bell on 1st May 2020

    It was back in the Seventies that superminis began to take off, with much of its success being led by this European threesome. We take a look at the changing prices of three Seventies’ stars.

  • BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2020

    The ongoing impact of Covid-19 has affected a number of the British Motor Museum shows, with the temporary closure of the museum. Here are some of the latest updates from the BMM. 

  • BENTLEY ARNAGE BUYING GUIDE

    BENTLEY ARNAGE BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2020

    Replacing the Brooklands and Turbo R in 1998 was the all-new Bentley Arnage, a long-lived model that helped to take Bentley into a new era – but what’s it like now as a modern-classic buy?