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News: 60 YEARS OF THE VOLVO P1800

If you were watching ITV in the 1960s a Volvo P1800 would have seemed almost impossibly glamorous.

News: 60 YEARS OF THE COMMER “SPACEVAN”

As recently as the 1980s, you might regularly encounter a medium-sized van that resembled an inverted soap-dish.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JAMES BARNES AND HIS MG METRO TURBO

As the Metro approaches its 40th birthday, it seems only appropriate to pay tribute to one of the rarest and most desirable versions.

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

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.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MISTER SOFTEE ICE CREAM VAN?

The arrival of an ice cream van was once as much a part of a summer evening as a schedule of television programmes that you would generally avoid.

News: Classic cars that are family friendly

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.

News: MEET THE OWNER – TIM LEECH AND HIS ROVER V8S

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

News: 60 YEARS OF THE PEUGEOT 404

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.

News: 60 YEARS OF THE BMC J4

Few light commercials are an essential part of 20th-century music and film culture – but the BMC J4 achieved this on two occasions.

News: THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHWAY CODE

In 1931, HM Government published a new book for ‘ the instruction and education of all road users as to their duties and obligations to one another and to the community as a whole’.

News: THE AUSTIN MINI METRO – A CELEBRATION

The 1980 International Motor Show was quite an event for my ten-year-old self, and two cars in particular attracted vast crowds at the NEC.

News: CAR OF THE MONTH – FRED DUKES AND HIS 1958 BEDFORD CA “ARISTOCRAT”

When you see a 1958 Bedford CA “Aristocrat”, you instantly know you are in the presence of a vehicle of distinction. There is the timber framing on the bodywork, the wonderfully over-the-top bonnet mascot and the opening Perspex rear windows.