Nostalgia

  • RETRO ADS – MG FOR THE WINTER

    RETRO ADS – MG FOR THE WINTER

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    When Austin Rover released the official press photographs of its exciting new mid-engined MGF on March 7, 1995, it made sure there were plenty of images of the new two-seater sportster with its hood down. This, after all, was a…

  • RETRO ADS – TESTED BY FORD

    RETRO ADS – TESTED BY FORD

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    When it comes to British car factories, the former Ford plant of Halewood is better known these days as a Jaguar Land Rover facility, which sees tens of thousands of Freelanders and Evoques rolling down the line each year. But…

  • RETRO ADS – RELIANT REGAL

    RETRO ADS – RELIANT REGAL

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    In 1970, Reliant was suggesting that its long-running Regal wasn’t just for ex-motorcyclists. In fact, the Tamworth firm insisted that buying the latest Regal was “sheer logic”, and proceeded to offer seven reasons as to why a three-wheeler made more…

  • RETRO ADS – LANCIA THEMA

    RETRO ADS – LANCIA THEMA

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    The last few years of Lancia sales in the UK were depressing for this proud Italian marque, with figures plummeting and losses mounting. There were some decent models on offer, however, including the Thema executive saloon; and in this 1985…

  • RETRO ADS – ALLEGRO OF A LIFETIME

    RETRO ADS – ALLEGRO OF A LIFETIME

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Nor did the advert say how long the Special LE was likely to remain on sale, preferring instead to describe it as “for a limited period, the Allegro of a lifetime”. The advice was simply to snap one up before…

  • RETRO ADS – TAUNUS IS TERRIFIC

    RETRO ADS – TAUNUS IS TERRIFIC

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    It was imported via Lincoln Cars Ltd., a subsidiary of Ford that was also responsible for the brand’s American imports. “The Taunus is terrific!” boasted the advert, going on to explain that you’d love it “from the moment you first…

  • RETRO ADS – VAUXHALL VICEROY

    RETRO ADS – VAUXHALL VICEROY

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Take one Carlton bodyshell, fit Royale-style headlamps and a posh new grille, install the 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine from the Opel Commodore, adorn the car with a host of luxury fittings and you suddenly had the new Vauxhall Viceroy. So proud…

  • RETRO ADS – BRITISH PARACHUTE SAFETY BELTS

    RETRO ADS – BRITISH PARACHUTE SAFETY BELTS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    But that didn’t stop the famous Midlands-based accessories firm Desmo from offering these British Parachute Safety Belts, designed to “reduce the risk”. Yes, once you’d pulled the shoulder straps over each side of your body and managed to clip the…

  • RETRO ADS – POLO PERFECTIONS

    RETRO ADS – POLO PERFECTIONS

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    British motoring magazines were already impressed, with What Car? claiming the Polo was its “nomination for the world’s best small car”. But VW had to convince the buying public that the Polo was not only competent but that it also…

  • NEW RETRO CARS LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED

    NEW RETRO CARS LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Experience non-stop high-speed track action, thousands of cars on display and plenty of live features and entertainment to keep you busy all day. The show brings together the finest club cars from all marques; from Ford, Vauxhall, VW, BMW, Mercedes…

  • LOW MILEAGE ITALIAN COLLECTION FOR SALE AT RACE RETRO

    LOW MILEAGE ITALIAN COLLECTION FOR SALE AT RACE RETRO

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Each of the three cars has been tucked away as part of a large private collection currently owned by arguably one of Europe’s most fastidious collectors of classic cars. The highlight of the collection is possibly one of the finest…

  • 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…

  • RETRO ADS – AUSTIN

    RETRO ADS – AUSTIN

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    With Christmas trees appearing in homes throughout the country this month, we thought we’d join in the festive cheer via this advert from 1960. “Get into an Austin and out of the ordinary!” suggested the simple headline, showing the latest…