Nostalgia

  • RETRO ADS – RELIANT REGAL

    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

    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 – FIAT AMIGO

    17th February 2017

    Even back in the ’Seventies, the month of January would see the arrival of TV adverts for summer holidays, tempting us to visit Spain… or maybe Skegness. Anyone who’d invested in their own Fiat Amigo Spacemaker motorhome, however, could ignore…

  • RETRO ADS – TAUNUS IS TERRIFIC

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • RETRO ADS – ALLEGRO OF A LIFETIME

    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…

  • NEW RETRO CARS LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED

    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

    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…