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  • TO SMELL AND BACK

    TO SMELL AND BACK

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th October 2018

    Sam Skelton finds the olfactory appeal of old cars one of their most powerful traits...

  • WHAT IS A PRESTIGE CAR IN 2018?

    WHAT IS A PRESTIGE CAR IN 2018?

    Glenn Rowswell on 3rd October 2018

    Anyone who is into old cars must also have at least a passing interest in new ones as well. But Andrew Everett wants to know what...

  • ONE SOLID SUNBEAM ALPINE

    ONE SOLID SUNBEAM ALPINE

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th September 2018

    Recovering his photo archive brings back memories for Classic World's Peter Simpson of a past project car which was ‘solid’ in more ways than one…

  • A JAGUAR XJS? NO THANKS…

    A JAGUAR XJS? NO THANKS…

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th September 2018

    The XJS experience is like a failed first date with a pretty girl, says Skelton. Has he gone mad?

  • WHAT IS A PRESTIGE CAR NOWADAYS?

    WHAT IS A PRESTIGE CAR NOWADAYS?

    Glenn Rowswell on 12th September 2018

    Anyone who is into old cars must also have at least a passing interest in new ones as well. But what really passes as a prestige car these days? Andrew Everett discusses...

  • ONLINE VEHICLE SCAMS ON THE RISE

    ONLINE VEHICLE SCAMS ON THE RISE

    Glenn Rowswell on 22nd August 2018

    Motorists are once again being warned about online used vehicle sales scams, with the sheer volume of such incidents said to have increased significantly in recent months.

  • ARE NEWER CARS ALWAYS GREENER?

    ARE NEWER CARS ALWAYS GREENER?

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th August 2018

    There is no disputing that classic cars have an impact on the environment, even if they do few miles a year. But just how much greener are new cars?

  • BACK OF THE NET

    BACK OF THE NET

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th August 2018

    Jon Burgess reckons the internet is making the car market far more difficult than it used to be – because it’s giving the lazy ‘enthusiast’ an unreasonable sense of entitlement...

  • WILL THE TOYOTA PRIUS BE A CLASSIC?

    WILL THE TOYOTA PRIUS BE A CLASSIC?

    Glenn Rowswell on 1st August 2018

    Recreating a photograph from 30 years ago prompts Peter Simpson to ponder his Toyota Prius’ classic status…

  • IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A DIESEL CLASSIC?

    IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A DIESEL CLASSIC?

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th July 2018

    Will there ever be such a thing as a diesel classic? Not only does it seem to be inevitable but it seems likely that some cars will only survive in diesel form. Classic World’s Jack Grover discusses….

  • GETTING YOUNGSTERS INTO CLASSIC CARS

    GETTING YOUNGSTERS INTO CLASSIC CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th June 2018

    One enthusiast has a radical solution to help reverse the aging profile of classic car club members – lend some of the cars to youngsters for a year and get them hooked!

  • TEETERING ON THE EDGE

    TEETERING ON THE EDGE

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th June 2018

    Jack Grover talks about his 22-year old Citroen Xantia...