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60 Years of Corgi Toys

We celebrate 60 years of Corgi toys, looking at the history of the famous model cars and the principle methods of acquiring a new Corgi toy. - Written by Andy Roberts.


The Fiat 600 Multipla – The Pioneer People Carrier

Some motorists think that the ‘People Carrier’ emerged in the early 1980s along with Wham singles and boasting about owning a Betamax video recorder. However, in 1956 Fiat created the original Multipla - The Pioneer People Carrier - by modifying their rear engine 600 saloon into a four door six seater...


40 Years of the Rover SD1

If you are of a certain vintage – i.e. old enough to remember Watney’s Party Seven, Richard O’Sullivan in Man About the House, and the summer of 1976 - you will probably remember the first time you encountered the new SD1 series Rover 3500 some forty years ago.


BMW at 100 – Top Ten

This year sees BMW celebrate its 100th birthday and compiling a ‘Top Ten’ will always be an interesting task given the sheer embarrassment of automotive riches. Andy Roberts dives into the archives...


40 Years of the Ford Fiesta

Production of the Fiesta Mk.1 ceased in 1983, and its last major version was the 105 mph ‘pepper-pot’ alloy wheeled XR2, launched two years earlier. Today, it sometimes appears that there are more on the road than the 20,000 Ford originally built, and the rarest examples are the Popular, the base and the L– those Fiestas that for so many years were virtual street furniture across the UK.


20 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the end of its era with the new SLC taking its place. We take a look at the history behind the classic car and delve into the wonderful world of SLKs.


Super Saloons of the 80s

When it comes to the must-have classic cars, 2016 seems to be all about the hot hatch, but back in the 80s there was another breed of performance car on the road. We’re not talking of the sports cars such as the TVR 350, Lotus Esprit or the Toyota Supra, but the high performance saloon cars... These were known as ‘Q’ cars due to their understated looks and high performance, but they were guaranteed to leave Mr Hot Hatch in a trail of smoke at the lights.


10 Convertibles that Will Make Your Summer

With spring finally here and summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to look at buying a soft-top for some summer fun. Whether you prefer your classic car to have a dash of the high-life, sporty, quirky & fun, stylish or big & brash, we think we’ve found 10 cars that will compliment your lifestyle. From turning up at a country house to driving some of the great ‘B’ roads of the UK to turning up at the beach or a festival, there really is a convertible for all.


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