Nostalgia

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… AUSTIN 1300 COUNTRYMAN?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… AUSTIN 1300 COUNTRYMAN?

    18th May 2018

    The fact that customers were still buying the ADO16 BMC1100/1300 range even after its replacement had been launched illustrates perfectly how popular the 'big Mini' was with UK buyers. In fact the car was Britain's top selling car every year from 1963 to 1971 apart from 1967.

  • RETRO ADS – AMCO

    RETRO ADS – AMCO

    4th May 2018

    Here’s an advert aimed at American buyers of British-built sports cars. In this case, however, the emphasis was on aftermarket accessories rather than the car itself, boasting that “the Amco-equipped TR4 clearly reflects ownership pride!”

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… CITROEN CX?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… CITROEN CX?

    4th May 2018

    Estate cars don’t come bigger than this. Or more practical for that matter, the CX’s traditional Citroën hydropneumatic suspension offering a self-levelling facility which gave it the carrying capacity of a long-wheelbase Transit.

  • RETRO ADS – PYE HEADUNITS

    RETRO ADS – PYE HEADUNITS

    20th April 2018

    Few adverts date more than those for in-car entertainment, with rapid changes in technology making car stereo ads from yesteryear seem comically dated now...

  • PROGRESSIVE THINKING

    PROGRESSIVE THINKING

    18th April 2018

    Only Andrew Everett could find a parallel between Peter Gabriel and the Citroën CX...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VW TYPE 181?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VW TYPE 181?

    17th April 2018

    Often erroneously referred to as a Kübelwagen, VW’s Type 181 went by many different names around the world including VW Thing in the USA, VW Safari in Mexico and VW Trekker in the UK.

  • TOYOTA MR2 – A BRIEF HISTORY

    TOYOTA MR2 – A BRIEF HISTORY

    11th April 2018

    The MR2 was a landmark car for Toyota that’s as popular today as it was when it launched back in 1983. We take a look at the history of the MR2 through the ages...

  • RETRO CAR ADS – VAUXHALL CRESTA

    RETRO CAR ADS – VAUXHALL CRESTA

    16th February 2018

    The PC-series Cresta was perhaps one of Vauxhall’s most overlooked models, with just 53,912 cars produced during its seven-year production run of 1965-on...

  • RETRO CARS ADS – MGB

    RETRO CARS ADS – MGB

    16th February 2018

    One of the best ways of giving the MGB some extra appeal in the USA back in the early ’Seventies was to major on the fact that it was no mass-produced offering. This particular advert pointed out that the MGB was “still built with a marvelous device called the human hand”.