Wednesday December 5, 2018
In the late 1950s, an Oxford Series IV Traveller owner was the sort of chap or chappess who knew their position in life; pipe-smoking, Mrs. Dale’s Diary on the BBC Home Service and regarding the music of Lonnie Donegan as a threat to civilisation.
The gentlemen with the Bedford CA are installing one of the latest Calvert-Kinneir signs for a new type of highway.
1958 was quite a year for the British Motor Corporation and in that summer, they launched a sports car that instantly became the object of desire for all motor enthusiasts.
‘There are “Mini Drivers” and “Mini Owners”. The former uses their car but put it in the garage at the first signs of trouble, but the latter do all they can, come what may’.
The name of Volvo is so well established in the UK that is very difficult to believe that there was once a time when it was only enthusiasts of rallying, and ‘foreign cars’ who knew of the Swedish marque.
There is one detail about the 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 De Luxe S2 Estate owned by Michael Carpenter that makes the late 1970s appear incredibly remote - the lack of a rear wiper.
To look at this 1955 cinema commercial is to witness a world that is akin to an Enid Blyton story
A memory – it is 1975 and we are travelling towards Lewes in my maternal grandfather’s dark green four-door 1955 Morris Minor Series II.
‘When you see a Wolseley 6/80 outside a house, you can place its owner as a man whose standing with his neighbours is high’.
James Walshe was eight years old at the 1984 Birmingham Motor Show. It was there, on the Citroen stand, that the Deputy Editor of Practical Classics saw the vehicle that helped to shape his future automotive collection.
Porsches right through the ages will be celebrated at the Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show 2019 after the marque was announced as the key feature.
2018 has been a fantastic year for this month’s club of the month, the Talbot Owners’ Club, with awards a plenty, starting with Octane’s Magazine Historic Motoring Award for Club of the Year and last month taking the Most Improved Magazine at the Classic & Sports Car Club awards, supported by Lancaster Insurance.
Suppose you were a visitor to the London Motor Show in 1948 and you had just put your name on the waiting listing for a Morris Minor.
‘I've had 131s for 31 years, and I was 19 when I purchased my first 131, a 1982 2000TC Supermirafiori’.
‘Ten years on a garage floor with no wheels then twenty years in a back garden…’. Those are the succinct words of Chris Gunby, Triumph enthusiast extraordinary when he acquired the only Herald Hatchback in existence.
Today marks the 55th anniversary of Doctor Who and to commemorate this landmark in broadcasting, here are seven of the finest automotive moments in the history of the show. Click to read more!
Some cars appear to be forgotten shortly after, or even during their production run despite their merits; the Honda Quintet is one such model that comes to mind.
On the 25th November 1958, the British Motor Corporation introduced its latest taxi and so here are 20 fascinating facts about the Austin FX4:
What do you consider to be the most aesthetically stunning car of the 1950s? Across the Atlantic, one might cite the Hudson Hornet, the ‘53 Studebaker Commander, the ’57 Continental, the ’57 Thunderbird or even, by the end of the decade, the Pontiac Bonneville.