Opinion

  • 18 YEARS OF CHANGE – FORD’S MODEL T

    18 YEARS OF CHANGE – FORD’S MODEL T

    Glenn Rowswell on 31st January 2018

    At launch, the price of the standard “Touring Car” had been $850. Exports to Britain of Ford products had been underway since before the T came out in 1908 and a British assembly plant, in Manchester, was to open in 1911, under Sir Percival Perry who was to be a key figure in Ford of Britain for the next thirty-five years...

  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    Paul Wager on 22nd January 2018

    It may be 50 years since it was formed but it’s also 30 years since the firm was returned to the private sector for a brief period of success. Paul Wager looks back at the golden age of British Leyland...

  • PET HATES

    PET HATES

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th January 2018

    For every classic favourite, there’s a car you love to hate, even if it is the mighty Ford Escort. Eddy Rafter tells us why...

  • ARE MODERN CLASSICS BECOMING ENDANGERED?

    ARE MODERN CLASSICS BECOMING ENDANGERED?

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th January 2018

    Nineties cars are disappearing from our roads at an alarming rate – according to new data released by online motoring resource Honest John.

  • WAS THE SINCLAIR C5 30 YEARS TOO EARLY?

    WAS THE SINCLAIR C5 30 YEARS TOO EARLY?

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th December 2017

    Thirty-three years on from its launch, Paul Guinness considers whether the much-maligned Sinclair C5 could have been the start of something big for its innovative creator...

  • JAGUAR’S MAGIC FORMULA

    JAGUAR’S MAGIC FORMULA

    Glenn Rowswell on 6th December 2017

    Andrew Everett realises how William Lyons got the magic formula just right...

  • BEST INTENTIONS

    BEST INTENTIONS

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th November 2017

    Paul Guinness recalls his early days writing about cars for the '80s female car market...

  • ROVER P5 RESCUE

    ROVER P5 RESCUE

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th October 2017

    Ted Connolly remembers roadside repairs to stricken Rovers...

  • THE JOY OF CARAVANS

    THE JOY OF CARAVANS

    Glenn Rowswell on 6th September 2017

    Paul Guinness looks back at a childhood of touring caravan holidays, traffic jams and tow cars...