Guides

  • TOP 5 HALLOWEEN CAR NAMES

    TOP 5 HALLOWEEN CAR NAMES

    Matt Bell on 31st October 2019

    It’s Halloween, so what better way to celebrate than by looking back at the top 5 Halloween-themed car models, from Ghost to Beetle.

  • WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    Matt Bell on 30th October 2019

    When launched in 1989, the BMW 8-series arrived to some confusion. What was it built for? 30 years on, we ask was it really that bad?

  • FORD ESCORT MK3 CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    FORD ESCORT MK3 CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 25th October 2019

    Twenty years after the Car Of The Year award was bestowed on its successor, we revisit the Ford Escort Mk3, the first front-wheel drive Escort.

  • MGA CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    MGA CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 23rd October 2019

    News Editor Ruggles loves the MGA for its rugged simplicity as much as its stunning looks, but to truly achieve a dream experience, he sought out a very special example.

  • MARKET TRENDS – AFFORDABLE LAND ROVERS

    MARKET TRENDS – AFFORDABLE LAND ROVERS

    Matt Bell on 21st October 2019

    The Series 1 Land Rover and original Range Rover are appreciating classics. But do the affordable Land Rovers make worthwhile investments?   

  • JAGUAR S-TYPE 20 YEARS ON

    JAGUAR S-TYPE 20 YEARS ON

    Matt Bell on 21st October 2019

    The Jaguar S-Type was a huge car for the marque.  20 years on, how does it fare as a classic?

  • BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th October 2019

    Robust enough for many to still be in daily use, the BMW E36 3-Series ushered in a new era of BMW coupes. They make a fine modern classic today.

  • 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.