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  • 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.

  • CLASSIC SCENES – SEASIDE QUEUES

    CLASSIC SCENES – SEASIDE QUEUES

    Matt Bell on 29th April 2019

    Here is a scene that was all-too common in the 1960s - a queue of stationary cars trying to get to the seaside on a sunny June day. Frustrating for the drivers, taxing for many a cooling system, but great for car enthusiasts 50 years hence!

  • VAUXHALL: A RETURN TO FORM?

    VAUXHALL: A RETURN TO FORM?

    Matt Bell on 16th April 2019

    Vauxhall makes its first profit since 1999 under PSA ownership. We look at what this means for the future of the brand and its UK operations.

  • VAUXHALL VIVA IN 12 FACTS

    VAUXHALL VIVA IN 12 FACTS

    Matt Bell on 8th April 2019

    The boxy looking mid-sized HA Viva launched Vauxhall into a new market sector and successors included the HB Brabham and hot Escort taunting HC ‘droop snoot’ coupé.

  • LUTON TO HOST MOTORING SPECTACULAR

    LUTON TO HOST MOTORING SPECTACULAR

    Matt Bell on 26th March 2019

    The town of Luton will pay homage to its motoring heritage this summer, as Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre Open Day joins forces with the Luton Festival of Transport to create a unique day out for families and enthusiasts on June 9. 

  • EAMA CLASSIC & RETRO MARCH SALE PREVIEW

    EAMA CLASSIC & RETRO MARCH SALE PREVIEW

    Matt Bell on 21st March 2019

    East Anglian Motor Auctions is back with another eclectic Classic and Retro Car Auction on March 30, which promises to be a haven for affordable heroes and dream cars alike. Whether buyers are looking for a usable daily, project or an investment, there should be something for everyone.

  • CAR CLUBS EMBRACING A NEW GENERATION

    CAR CLUBS EMBRACING A NEW GENERATION

    Matt Bell on 15th March 2019

    Not only do traditional classic car clubs do a great job of preserving our motoring heritage, they provide employment for a significant number of people and a social space for thousands upon thousands of members.

  • MORRIS LESLIE FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    MORRIS LESLIE FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 4th March 2019

    In sharp contrast to last year’s ‘Beast from the East’, the weather was unseasonably mild at the first Morris Leslie classic auction of the year in Tayside. This certainly warmed the hearts of the large crowd of buyers, who had over 150 lots to bid on.

  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… VAUXHALL CAVALIER MK3

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… VAUXHALL CAVALIER MK3

    Matt Bell on 22nd February 2019

    The last of the Cavaliers and also – in European markets – the first of the Vectras, the Mk3 Cavalier was once a common sight but like so many fleet cars has suddenly started to disappear. Don't believe us? Just try and find one today outside a car show.

  • FIGHTING TORQUE: FORD BEATING VAUXHALLS

    FIGHTING TORQUE: FORD BEATING VAUXHALLS

    Matt Bell on 13th December 2018

    Designed to battle it out against the quickest cars to come out of Dagenham, these are the fast Vauxhalls that tended to have the odds stacked in their favour.

  • DVCA NOVEMBER REVIEW

    DVCA NOVEMBER REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 12th December 2018

    Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn sale took place at its excellent Athelhampton House venue near Dorchester on Thursday November 29. Though the sale was populated with hundreds of classics, it did contain plenty of variety, with cars spanning a period of 85 years!

  • MARKET TRENDS – SPORTING VAUXHALLS

    MARKET TRENDS – SPORTING VAUXHALLS

    Matt Bell on 3rd December 2018

    In this Market Trends we take a look at three sporting Vauxhalls; the Chevette HS, Lotus Carlton and Cavalier Turbo 4x4...