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News: Hot hatches of the 80s and 90s

From the late 1970s onwards, car makers discovered that they could shoehorn big, powerful engines into their smaller production cars. The result was a new breed of vehicles that were a blast to drive, with eager performance and nimble handling.

News: FIVE CAR-RELATED RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

A fresh encounter with one of the first Austin Mini Metros. Those of us of an age to recall the 1980s will almost certainly remember the sound of the A-series engine in full spate. In the very early part of the decade you were less likely to encounter the S (do any of those survive) or the HLS than the L or the basic model.

News: FIVE 1970S ENTRY-LEVEL LARGE SALOONS

Or, how to achieve style and comfort with a minimum of outlay. Austin/Morris 1800 “Wedge”. When BL unveiled their replacement for the “Landcrab” in March 1975 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgdRAuDsTEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgdRAuDsTE - the focus was inevitably on the flagship Wolseley, but the four-cylinder Austin and Morris was equally important.

News: Seventy Years of the Bond - The Original British Minicar

Stan Cornock of the Bond Owners’ Club is more than familiar with the myths surrounding the Minicar, not least because he has been driving them ‘since 1958’.

News: THE MG 1100 – A CELEBRATION

1962 was the year of two crucial new MGs – the B and the marque’s first FWD car. The 1100 made its bow in October of that year, introducing motorists to the delights of the ‘Most Advanced MG of All Time'.

News: ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE AT NEC CLASSIC’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Once again motoring enthusiasts flocked to Birmingham’s NEC in their thousands to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. Over 71,000 attendees joined the three-day celebration and grand finale to the classic motoring show season.

News: Conspiracy: was diesel doomed to fail?

Diesel vehicles are under the spotlight now, and not for good reasons. But is that hounding from the authorities really justified?

News: “BUILT TO LAST” – FIVE OVERLOOKED CARS

If you asked a classic enthusiast to name some popular cars that remained in production for more than two decades, he/she would probably start with the Morris Minor, the Citroën 2CV or the Renault 4.

News: The 2018 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show – Part 1

My first impression of the 2018 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show was merely this – any Austin Maxi will now turn heads, but a Maxi with a fawn vinyl roof and a Webasto is not so much eye-catching as utterly decadent.