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MEET THE OWNER – JOHN WORTH AND HIS “HEINZ 57” WOLSELEY HORNET

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 14th July, 2020

The year is 1966 and families from Southampton to Croydon are avidly taking part in Heinz’s “Greatest Glow On Earth” competition. Entrants were asked to pair eight soups with a tempting array of main courses and to complete the phrase ‘I like to take Heinz soup on a picnic because…’.

60 YEARS OF THE PEUGEOT 404

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 14th July, 2020

In the 1960s, advertisements for the 404 might contain the phrase ‘wins again!’, for the mighty Peugeot took first place in the East African Safari no fewer than four times.

Meet The Owner- Theo Kyriacou and His Lancia Trevi

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 14th July, 2020

Anyone who visited the 1980 Motor Show will recall the crowds around the new Austin Min Metro and Ford Escort Mk. III – plus a new Lancia, for the Trevi made its British debut at the NEC.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MG MAGNETTE ZA AND ZB?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 13th July, 2020

It would be fair to say that the Magnette ZA created quite a stir at the 1953 Motor Show. The name may have been borrowed from a pre-war racer, but it was the first MG with monocoque bodywork and the first to use the British Motor Corporation’s 1.5-litre ‘B-series’ unit.

MEET THE OWNER – PAUL COLLARD AND HIS TRIUMPH RENOWN

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 13th July, 2020

‘I’ve always liked the ‘30s and ‘40s look of British cars - the sound, the leather, the body lines - but had only owned ‘70s Triumph Dolomites! Approaching retirement from Sussex Police, I started to look for the next Classic’.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE AUSTIN A70 HEREFORD?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 10th July, 2020

2020 marks the 70th birthday of several key post-war models, from the Ford Zephyr Mk. I to the Jaguar Mk.

MEET THE OWNER – TIM LEECH AND HIS ROVER V8S

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th July, 2020

Forty-one years ago, the sight of a new Rover V8S in the company car park was a sign that its owner had ‘arrived’.

Dos and don’ts when attending classic car shows

  • 8th July, 2020

Classic car shows are relaxed weekends that are fun for the whole family. To make the most out of your visit, we’ve listed a few simple dos and don’ts below.

The pros and cons of owning a classic

  • 8th July, 2020

Thinking of buying a classic car? Fantastic idea! But before you dive into the world of Morris Minors or MG Midgets, it’s wise to take a moment to think.

Classic cars that are family friendly

  • 3rd July, 2020

Many classic car lovers dread having to give up their beloved motor when they start a family. But having kids doesn’t mean your days of stylish motoring are behind you. In fact, there are several models of classic car that will suit your love for all things retro and still fit two child seats in the back.

THE MANY CARS OF PETER SELLERS

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 2nd July, 2020

Peter Sellers, who died forty years ago today, was quite possibly the greatest actor of post-war British cinema, despite a spate of dreadful pictures towards the end of his life.

Mandatory MOTs to be reinstated from August

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 2nd July, 2020

Update: The government has confirmed that mandatory MOT testing will be introduced from 1st August in England, Scotland and Wales. The announcement comes with the gradual easing of lockdown restriction and rising traffic levels.

Club of the month – Renault Owners’ Club

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 30th June, 2020

The Renault Owners’ Club is run by a group of volunteers and is recognised and supported by Renault UK.

CAR OF THE MONTH – CHRIS POLLIN’S PONTIAC TRANS AM

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 30th June, 2020

When Chris Pollin takes his Trans Am for a spin, the public reaction is sometimes dramatic. This is hardly surprising, for not only is the Pontiac a rather magnificent vehicle in its own right, but it is also a doppelganger for the star of a certain television programme.