Guides

  • THE FORGOTTEN FAST FORDS

    THE FORGOTTEN FAST FORDS

    Matt Bell on 17th October 2019

    It’s the RS models which get all the attention so we look back at some of the forgotten fast Fords that deserve recognition.

  • MERCEDES 190E 2.6 VS BMW E30 325i

    MERCEDES 190E 2.6 VS BMW E30 325i

    Matt Bell on 8th October 2019

    When BMW unveiled the second generation of its successful 3-Series, Merc felt it was time it was allowed to join the party. Does the six-pot Mercedes 190E still stack up against the yuppies’ favourite, the 325i?

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 VS MGA

    CLASSIC RIVALS: AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 VS MGA

    Matt Bell on 1st October 2019

    The first of the Big Healeys nearly stopped the MGA story in its tracks. But with more than 65 years of water now under the bridge, which wins out in the battle of ground-breaking British sports cars?

  • AFFORDABLE MID-ENGINED CARS

    AFFORDABLE MID-ENGINED CARS

    Matt Bell on 30th September 2019

    There was a time when mid-engined cars were the preserve of the exotic but today there are plenty of affordable choices. We round up some of the most accessible.

  • PORSCHE 968 SPORT ROAD TEST

    PORSCHE 968 SPORT ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 24th September 2019

    The final evolution of the 924/94 line, the 968 was the last gasp of the front-engined Porsche sports car.

  • E-TYPE OR NOT YOUR TYPE?

    E-TYPE OR NOT YOUR TYPE?

    Matt Bell on 23rd September 2019

    The E-Type may have been a huge success for Jaguar, but when this iconic sports car was in its first flush of youth there were several alternatives to consider. We look at a selection of the E-Type’s major competitors then and now.

  • HATCHBACK ADOPTERS

    HATCHBACK ADOPTERS

    Matt Bell on 20th September 2019

    It’s rare to find a car without a handy hatchback rear these days, but car makers were slower to adopt the hatch than you might realise.

  • HOMOLOGATION SPECIALS

    HOMOLOGATION SPECIALS

    Matt Bell on 12th September 2019

    We know the drill. Manufacturer builds race car, FIA governing body says that’s not a production car so the manufacturer goes, OK, here are X amount of cars to meet the demand. We take a look at some of the best.

  • MODERN CLASSIC ALFAS

    MODERN CLASSIC ALFAS

    Matt Bell on 10th September 2019

    Fancy a modern classic which is slightly different from the mainstream? Then the ’90s and 2000s Alfas offer much of the charm of the traditional predecessors.

  • SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 4th September 2019

    Buying the sensible performance saloon which gave the Cosworth a run for its money. Gold wheels and 555 rally jackets strictly optional…

  • PRACTICAL OPEN-TOP CLASSICS

    PRACTICAL OPEN-TOP CLASSICS

    Matt Bell on 3rd September 2019

    So, you want a practical open top classic? From BMW and Land Rover to Saab, we pick out some of the best open-top classics for all budgets.

  • VW GOLF GTI THROUGH THE AGES

    VW GOLF GTI THROUGH THE AGES

    Matt Bell on 30th August 2019

    We take a look at the performance model which took a humdrum family hatchback to legendary status; the VW Golf GTI.

  • THIRTY WORK – 30 YEAR OLD CARS ON THE A30

    THIRTY WORK – 30 YEAR OLD CARS ON THE A30

    Matt Bell on 28th August 2019

    It seemed like a plan: celebrate the 30th birthday of some iconic cars first sold in 1989 by teaming up with our friends at Lancaster Insurance and taking a road trip to Cornwall... on the A30, naturally.