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  • FORD CLUBS TO HOST VIRTUAL NATIONAL WEEKEND

    FORD CLUBS TO HOST VIRTUAL NATIONAL WEEKEND

    Matt Bell on 13th July 2020

    The MKI Cortina, MKII Cortina and Anglia 105e Owners Clubs jointly announce that, due to the present restrictions, they will be hosting a virtual National Weekend on the 1st-2nd August 2020, in lieu of their increasingly popular annual meet, which is normally held at Stratford-Upon-Avon Racecourse on the first weekend in August.

  • BEAULIEU AUTOJUMBLE 2020 CANCELLED

    BEAULIEU AUTOJUMBLE 2020 CANCELLED

    Matt Bell on 7th July 2020

    The Beaulieu Autojumble 2020 event, alongside two other Beaulieu events, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. 

  • E10 PETROL EDGES CLOSER IN UK

    E10 PETROL EDGES CLOSER IN UK

    Matt Bell on 6th July 2020

    Recent weeks have seen countless reports in the wider press that E10 petrol will be the new standard grade for unleaded fuel in 2021

  • LONDON CONCOURS KICK-STARTS CAR EVENTS

    LONDON CONCOURS KICK-STARTS CAR EVENTS

    Matt Bell on 30th June 2020

    In what the organisers claim will be the UK’s first major automotive event since February, the London Concours has received final approval from the venue, The Honourable Artillery Company, to go ahead on August 19-20.

  • ALFA ROMEO VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR

    ALFA ROMEO VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR

    Matt Bell on 29th June 2020

    Alongside celebrating its 110th birthday, the Alfa Romeo virtual museum tour showcases Alfa's private collection of vehicles ranging from prototypes to specials. 

  • NATIONAL MINI DAY 2020 CANCELLED

    NATIONAL MINI DAY 2020 CANCELLED

    Matt Bell on 26th June 2020

    The Mini Cooper Register’s National Mini Day 2020 at Beaulieu, set to be held on August 16, has been cancelled in light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19.

  • LOCKDOWN CLASSIC SALES BOOST

    LOCKDOWN CLASSIC SALES BOOST

    Matt Bell on 23rd June 2020

    Despite being gripped by Covid-19, there has been a lockdown classic sales boost with potential buyers tying the knot for classic cars based on description and reputation alone.

  • 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAZDA CARS

    60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAZDA CARS

    Matt Bell on 22nd June 2020

    One significant anniversary which has quietly slipped by overshadowed by current events is the 60th anniversary of Mazda cars. The company was established as a commercial vehicle maker in 1920 but its entry into the car market in May 1960 was with the tiny R360, at 2.98m long slightly smaller than our own Mini but likewise a full four-seater.

  • MOT EXTENSIONS CONTINUE DESPITE CONCERNS

    MOT EXTENSIONS CONTINUE DESPITE CONCERNS

    Matt Bell on 16th June 2020

    The automatic six-month extension on MoT expiry dates looks set to remain in place for the time being, despite calls for it to end. Should MoT extensions continue amidst Covid-19?

  • VOLVO 112MPH SPEED LIMITER INTRODUCED

    VOLVO 112MPH SPEED LIMITER INTRODUCED

    Matt Bell on 15th June 2020

    Volvo has always been a pioneer of safety, with engineer Nils Bohlin famously inventing the three-point seat belt in 1959. Now, in the ultimate manifestation of its Vision 2020 strategy which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in one of its new cars, the Volvo 112mph speed limiter has been introduced.

  • SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2020 CANCELLED

    SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2020 CANCELLED

    Matt Bell on 10th June 2020

    The organisers of the Silverstone Classic 2020 three-day festival – originally scheduled for July 31-August 2, have announced it has sadly been cancelled.

  • HERITAGE APPRENTICES BUCK THE TREND

    HERITAGE APPRENTICES BUCK THE TREND

    Matt Bell on 9th June 2020

    Fears that a loss of apprentices amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seriously jeopardise the future of the historic vehicle movement are being replaced by a new sense of optimism as the industry looks to buck the nationwide trend.

  • MOT EXTENSIONS RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS

    MOT EXTENSIONS RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS

    Matt Bell on 8th June 2020

    Calls to end automatic six-month MoT extensions have gathered more pace after new research has revealed that almost 1.1m unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the UK’s streets as people increasingly get back on the road. 

  • 2020 EVENT CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE

    2020 EVENT CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE

    Matt Bell on 5th June 2020

    The situation surrounding Covid-19 continues to affect the show calendar with yet more 2020 event cancellations and postponements; and in some cases, is affecting events that have already been rescheduled once already.