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  • CLASSIC CAR VALUES

    CLASSIC CAR VALUES

    Glenn Rowswell on 23rd May 2018

    I’m wondering how many classic car buyers finally get their dream car – be it a Ferrari 250GTE or an Austin A60 – and are a bit let down by it? Never meet your heroes as someone might have said once, and don’t pay through the nose for the disappointment either...

  • MORE FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    MORE FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th May 2018

    Having had some indications that the last FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED was appreciated, it would have seemed a shame to not include some more. Classic World’s Nigel Stennett-Cox looks back once more...

  • PROGRESSIVE THINKING

    PROGRESSIVE THINKING

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th April 2018

    Only Andrew Everett could find a parallel between Peter Gabriel and the Citroën CX...

  • FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st March 2018

    Who remembers; “The car you always promised yourself”? Yes, it was the launch slogan for the Ford Capri in 1969. Classic World's Nigel Stennett-Cox  explores the badges and slogans used over the years by automotive giants that made their products famous.

  • TESTING TIMES

    TESTING TIMES

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th March 2018

    Peter Simpson compares the present driving test with his own more than 40 years ago, a test not made any easier by his Dad’s Morris Marina...

  • IS IT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO DIESEL CLASSICS?

    IS IT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO DIESEL CLASSICS?

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th March 2018

    As manufacturers curtail production of diesel engines and more cities militate against oil burners, where does that leave the next generation of heavy oil classics?

  • THE BEST-SELLING CARS OF 40 YEARS AGO

    THE BEST-SELLING CARS OF 40 YEARS AGO

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th March 2018

    Back in 1978, the new car market was a whole lot simpler than it is today, although it wasn’t without its challenges – particularly for the major British manufacturers of the time. So what were the latest trends and the best selling cars of forty years ago?

  • REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    Paul Wager on 5th March 2018

    The underrated V6 development of the K-Series which shared its name but little else.

  • PAINT YOUR WAGON

    PAINT YOUR WAGON

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th February 2018

    Wish your car was a completely different colour? Then why not spray it at home... and if a spray gun is a step to far there's always the humble paintbrush...

  • THE CHANGING FACE OF FUEL RETAILING

    THE CHANGING FACE OF FUEL RETAILING

    Glenn Rowswell on 31st January 2018

    Fuel prices are up again –back in the summer a litre of unleaded could be bought, if you shopped around, for £1.05 or so. Today, the cheapest anywhere is £1.20 and you need to hunt to find it for that - most outlets are £1.22-£1.24 or more...

  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    Paul Wager on 22nd January 2018

    It may be 50 years since it was formed but it’s also 30 years since the firm was returned to the private sector for a brief period of success. Paul Wager looks back at the golden age of British Leyland...

  • PET HATES

    PET HATES

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th January 2018

    For every classic favourite, there’s a car you love to hate, even if it is the mighty Ford Escort. Eddy Rafter tells us why...