Classic Car News

  • PAVEMENT PARKING TO BE BANNED?

    PAVEMENT PARKING TO BE BANNED?

    Matt Bell on 31st March 2020

    Classic car owners without access to off-street parking facilities could be affected by a new 12-week government consultation on whether to ban pavement parking across the UK. It is already illegal in London, apart from some specific areas marked by blue signs or white box markings on the road.

  • MINI DRIVERS AMONG LONDON BRIDGE HEROES

    MINI DRIVERS AMONG LONDON BRIDGE HEROES

    Matt Bell on 19th December 2019

    Two classic Mini-driving tour guides were among the members of the public who selflessly rushed to disarm a terrorist during the November 29 attack on London Bridge.

  • BARN-FIND AUCTION ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

    BARN-FIND AUCTION ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

    Matt Bell on 19th November 2019

    A 135-strong auction collection of barn-find classics put under the hammer in a one-off auction was met by a remarkable response on November 2.

  • ELECTRIC FUTURE AS MIRAFIORI MAKES 80

    ELECTRIC FUTURE AS MIRAFIORI MAKES 80

    Matt Bell on 24th July 2019

    We reported recently on the major investment in the Castle Bromwich plant to produce Jaguar’s future electric vehicles and a similar plan has been announced for Fiat’s historic Mirafiori plant in Turin, reckoned to be one of the oldest European automotive factories still in operation.

  • BLINDED BY THE HEADLIGHTS

    BLINDED BY THE HEADLIGHTS

    Matt Bell on 1st July 2019

    Being dazzled by ridiculously bright headlights is a situation that many classic car drivers will relate to, especially when at the wheel of smaller, low-slung vehicles.

  • JIM CLARK MUSEUM TO OPEN ITS DOORS

    JIM CLARK MUSEUM TO OPEN ITS DOORS

    Matt Bell on 26th June 2019

    A new museum dedicated to a motorsport icon will open in Scotland next month. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns will replace the existing Jim Clark Memorial Room following a £1.6m revamp, and will feature a wealth of memorabilia dedicated to the legendary Scottish driver.

  • FRANCE TO RECONSIDER CONTROVERSIAL SPEED LIMIT

    FRANCE TO RECONSIDER CONTROVERSIAL SPEED LIMIT

    Matt Bell on 25th June 2019

    British drivers may be able to breathe a little easier while touring in France, with the news that French départements may soon be able to revert to a 90kph speed limit on secondary roads. This reverses a decision by the government to set a controversial lower default limit of 80kph across France last summer.

  • ACOUSTIC CAMERAS PROPOSED – NOISE NOT ALOUD

    ACOUSTIC CAMERAS PROPOSED – NOISE NOT ALOUD

    Matt Bell on 24th June 2019

    New cameras are currently being tested that can detect if your car is too noisy. The Department for Transport is trailing the ‘acoustic cameras’ over the next seven months in several locations – and they could ultimately lead to fines for owners of loud vehicles if the technology is developed.

  • MOTOR THEFT PAY-OUTS UP BY ALMOST A QUARTER

    MOTOR THEFT PAY-OUTS UP BY ALMOST A QUARTER

    Matt Bell on 21st June 2019

    New figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that the number of motor theft claims paid by insurers in the first quarter of this year were at their highest for any quarter since 2012.

  • NORFOLK AND NORWICH ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB RALLY

    NORFOLK AND NORWICH ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB RALLY

    Matt Bell on 10th June 2019

    Over 100 classic Rovers appeared on the lawns of the Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens on Sunday, 26 May of the Bank Holiday weekend, as part of the annual club rally held by the Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners’ Club.