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  • 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…

  • 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 –  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…

  • MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th February 2017

    Mini ownership can be a real joy – fantastic handling and huge fun at a most affordable level. But don't turn joy into despair though by buying a dud. Here’s how to find a good one...

  • WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS TO IMPORTING A CLASSIC CAR?

    WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS TO IMPORTING A CLASSIC CAR?

    wp-admin on 10th February 2017

    Why might a classic car buyer want to purchase a car from Australia, Russia or Eastern Europe? In the case of the former, right-hand drive and a kinder climate have an obvious appeal. Furthermore, the Australian market was offered variants…

  • GOVERNMENT PLEDGES SUPPORT TO HISTORIC VEHICLES

    GOVERNMENT PLEDGES SUPPORT TO HISTORIC VEHICLES

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th February 2017

    The All-Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group (APPHVG) holds a dinner every year which gives those within the hobby – club members, motoring journalists, plus celebrities, with both Mike Brewer and Edd China of Wheeler Dealers fame in attendance – the…

  • WHY SHOULD YOU BUY A JAGUAR XK8/XKR?

    WHY SHOULD YOU BUY A JAGUAR XK8/XKR?

    wp-admin on 9th February 2017

    The old adage that says ‘all good things come to those who wait’ certainly rings true as prices for well-maintained high-performance prestige sports cars such as the Jaguar XK8 continue to tumble. With the cost of fine examples of these…

  • JLR PULLS OUT OF SILVERSTONE PURCHASE

    JLR PULLS OUT OF SILVERSTONE PURCHASE

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th February 2017

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has ended negotiations with the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) to purchase Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. Had its bid been successful, the Indian-owned marque would have used the circuit for high-speed test drives.…

  • TRIUMPH TR4/TR4A BUYERS GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR4/TR4A BUYERS GUIDE

    wp-admin on 5th February 2017

    Offering a delightful mix of Italian styling and British roadster values, the TR4 and TR4A have never been a more popular buy.

  • DEFINITIVE ROVER SD1 FILM

    DEFINITIVE ROVER SD1 FILM

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th February 2017

    The history of the Rover SD1 and Standard-Triumph company are well known among marque enthusiasts; any number of online and print sources can provide the details. Recently, classic car documentary film maker John Clancy had the opportunity to shed new…