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  • NEW CLASSIC VEHICLE BRANCH FOR ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

    NEW CLASSIC VEHICLE BRANCH FOR ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

    Matt Bell on 10th May 2019

    Anyone who owns and enjoys running a classic car will understand how our hobby helps bring many strands of society together under a common bond. To help strengthen these bonds amongst ex-service personal, their families and friends, the Royal British Legion (RBL) has recently dedicated a standard belonging to its recently formed Classic Vehicle Branch.

  • THE MILEAGE GAME

    THE MILEAGE GAME

    Matt Bell on 9th May 2019

    Anyone who has ever used one of the old-style Glass’s Guide books will know that for almost as long as anyone can remember, mileage has been the absolute key to a vehicle’s value. It’s still true today where modern cars are concerned, despite the advances in technology and lubricants that mean most cars produced in the last 20 years are capable of clocking up enormous mileages without wearing out.

  • COVENTRY BREAKFAST CLUB RETURNS

    COVENTRY BREAKFAST CLUB RETURNS

    Matt Bell on 9th May 2019

    After a seven month break, the ever-popular Breakfast Club meeting of classic cars, owners, enthusiasts, and breakfast foods by event sponsors mCreat returned to the Coventry Transport Museum earlier this month and are due to through more of the summer months.

  • CLASSIC MOTS DROP BY MORE THAN HALF

    CLASSIC MOTS DROP BY MORE THAN HALF

    Matt Bell on 7th May 2019

    The number of historic vehicles submitted for MoT tests has plummeted by more than half since the Government introduced an exemption from the test almost a year ago.

  • CELEBRATING THE UNEXCEPTIONAL ANNIVERSARIES

    CELEBRATING THE UNEXCEPTIONAL ANNIVERSARIES

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2019

    The 2019 Festival of the Unexceptional (or FOTU) will be held for the sixth year in succession on Saturday, July 20. Originally staged by insurance specialist Hagerty back in 2014 as the first event of its kind in Europe – to celebrate the ordinary, everyday cars that have now all but disappeared – the light-hearted gathering has already achieved cult status.

  • CHECK YOUR STEEL WHEELS

    CHECK YOUR STEEL WHEELS

    Matt Bell on 26th April 2019

    One of the advantages of owning an older classic car is having steel wheels and higher profile tyres that are more resilient to damage caused by potholes and dilapidated roads, especially when compared to period magnesium alloy wheels, which can become porous.

  • ONE LAST DRIVE BEFORE ULEZ

    ONE LAST DRIVE BEFORE ULEZ

    Matt Bell on 26th April 2019

    After much furore and discussion, the controversial new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for central London was finally put in place a few weeks ago. The new rules mean certain classic cars now face a daily charge whenever they enter the zone, and unlike the outgoing Congestion Charge, it’s applied 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • CLASSIC MOTORS HEAD FOR CATTON HALL

    CLASSIC MOTORS HEAD FOR CATTON HALL

    Matt Bell on 25th April 2019

    The popular Classic Motor Show will return to Catton Hall near Alrewas on Sunday May 5, with up to 700 vehicles on two and four wheels for enthusiasts to enjoy including pre and post-War vehicles, American cars, classic motorcycles and modified motors.

  • DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION TAKES SHAPE

    DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION TAKES SHAPE

    Matt Bell on 25th April 2019

    The first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation car – part of the forthcoming Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection – is beginning to take shape at the company’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell.

  • LANCASTER INSURANCE SUPPORTS TATTON PARK CLASSIC CAR SHOWS

    LANCASTER INSURANCE SUPPORTS TATTON PARK CLASSIC CAR SHOWS

    Matt Bell on 24th April 2019

    Lancaster Insurance has reinforced its commitment to the industry by supporting three classic car events at Tatton Park this year. Each well-established event will showcase a huge array of vehicles and promises to be a great day out for enthusiasts.

  • UK DRIVERS SUFFER FROM GLUT OF OVERSEAS FINES

    UK DRIVERS SUFFER FROM GLUT OF OVERSEAS FINES

    Matt Bell on 24th April 2019

    As we reported a few weeks ago, classic car trips to Continental Europe show no signs of diminishing in popularity despite the current political uncertainty. But you’ll need to watch your speed closely, as French authorities in particular have recently issued a glut of historical fines to UK-based drivers – even if the offence took place a year ago.

  • FIVA OUTLINES STEPS FOR A HISTORIC FUTURE

    FIVA OUTLINES STEPS FOR A HISTORIC FUTURE

    Matt Bell on 23rd April 2019

    Patrick Rollet, the President of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), has reiterated the need for the historic motoring scene to evolve in order to survive into the future.

  • PASSAT BREAKS 30 MILLION

    PASSAT BREAKS 30 MILLION

    Matt Bell on 22nd April 2019

    When it comes to multi-million sellers, Volkswagen’s Passat is one that’s gone under the radar somewhat. But on April 3, the Passat broke the 30 million barrier to set a new record in its mid-range segment and become the second biggest selling VW model of all time.