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  • REMEMBERING ’80S KIT CARS

    REMEMBERING ’80S KIT CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th May 2017

    Ted Connolly revisits the 1980s kit car boom… Back in the early 1980s, kit cars – or component cars, if you prefer – were quite the rage, although the idea of building your own vehicle was nothing new. In fact,…

  • WHY DO NEW CARS HAVE NO CHARACTER?

    WHY DO NEW CARS HAVE NO CHARACTER?

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd May 2017

    It’s hard to get excited about today’s cars, and Nigel reckons it’s simply because of the lack of real characters still in the industry today...

  • DIESEL SCRAPPAGE IMMINENT?

    DIESEL SCRAPPAGE IMMINENT?

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th April 2017

    Diesel scrappage scheme rumours are doing the rounds again – this time in The Telegraph newspaper. An incentivised initiative to clean up the air in the most polluted UK cities could see thousands of modern-diesel classics consigned to the scrapyard.…

  • WHY HAS THE BMC 1100 VANISHED?

    WHY HAS THE BMC 1100 VANISHED?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st March 2017

    Attend any classic car show and you’re guaranteed to find half a dozen Morris Minors. You’ll often see one on the road at least once a week. A huge spares back up is there for remanufactured parts, and as far back as 1980 the late Charlie Ware was promoting the Minor (quite rightfully) as the classic car you can use everyday: cheap to buy, decent to drive, loads of spares and generally pretty easy to work on.

  • ARE WE WITNESSING THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY ESTATE CAR?

    ARE WE WITNESSING THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY ESTATE CAR?

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th March 2017

    Paul Guinness mourns the apparent decline of the family estate car… This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Matra-Simca Rancho, something that will probably only interest those who are fanatical about all things oddball and French. Using the front…

  • WHY ARE CAR PARTS SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?

    WHY ARE CAR PARTS SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th March 2017

    Andrew Everett ponders modern parts prices and why are they so damn expensive? Parts prices have always been a mystery to me. For the life of me, I just cannot think of a single manufacturer whose new parts prices are…

  • COULD MODIFIED CLASSICS BE AT THREAT?

    COULD MODIFIED CLASSICS BE AT THREAT?

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd March 2017

    As the classic car MoT testing debate rumbles on, historic vehicle lobbyists worry about the three letters that could be the undoing of our hobby as we know it – VHI. For the first time in British motoring history, the…

  • WILL EU DIRECTIVE THREATEN SORN CLASSICS?

    WILL EU DIRECTIVE THREATEN SORN CLASSICS?

    Glenn Rowswell on 24th February 2017

    When he was knocked off a ladder by a tractor in 2007, Slovenian farm worker Damijan Vnuk caused a storm in the teacup of insurance legislation. Denied compensation by a Slovenian court because the tractor was on private land, Vnuk…

  • CW OPINION – CLASSIC CAR THEFT

    CW OPINION – CLASSIC CAR THEFT

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th February 2017

    Two characteristics that I particularly loathe in the human race are greed and dishonesty. By greed, I mean the selfish craving to have more and more, be it food, money, houses, cars – in fact, anything. Dishonesty requires no qualification. It speaks for itself...

  • CW OPINION – HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO DRIVE?

    CW OPINION – HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO DRIVE?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    As the population ages, a considerable number of older drivers are finding themselves more at risk of being seriously injured or killed on the UK’s roads due to increased frailty and associated issues, such as reduced flexibility and slower reaction…

  • CW OPINION – DRIVING TEST CHANGES ON THE WAY?

    CW OPINION – DRIVING TEST CHANGES ON THE WAY?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    If government proposals come to fruition, Britain is facing “the biggest shake up of the driving test in a generation”, with an array of ideas that could even affect how the test is paid for – 80 years after the…

  • CW OPINION – WILL FAST FORDS BURST THE CLASSIC BUBBLE?

    CW OPINION – WILL FAST FORDS BURST THE CLASSIC BUBBLE?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Here is a statement of fact: A MkIII Ford Escort recently sold for £60,000. Okay, it has a turbo-charger and there is an RS on the badge in there somewhere, but £60,000? May I be so bold as to suggest…

  • CW OPINION – CUBA – THE LAND OF BROKEN PROMISES?

    CW OPINION – CUBA – THE LAND OF BROKEN PROMISES?

    wp-admin on 17th February 2017

    Despite the excitement surrounding the idea of an island full of rare classic cars, none of Cuba’s distinctive historic vehicles have actually left the country yet. Jack Grover looks at why reality hasn’t lived up to the hype  One of…