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

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…’.

News: Do you remember the Wolseley Hornet and the Riley Elf?

56 years ago, you just know that the young Hyacinth Bucket would have craved a new Wolseley Hornet or, better still, a Riley Elf. They may have been based on those new-fangled Morris Mini Minor and Austin Seven with their peculiar sideways mounted engine driving the front wheels, but these latest models were aimed at people of true refinement. Read the full article...

News: Club of the Month - The Wolseley Owners Club

The Wolseley Owners Club, a not for profit organisation, was launched in May 2011.

News: 70 YEARS OF THE WOLSELEY 6/80

‘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’.

News: Adverts of the Week - Wolseley

‘What a magnificent car’, the three business-like gentlemen seem to be saying. ‘We like the cut of the owner’s jib for anyone who appreciates the 6/99 is clearly a chap amongst chaps. He obviously deserves a seat on the Board of Directors and 5,000 guineas per year’.

News: 60 Years of the Aston Martin DB4

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.

News: 70 YEARS OF THE WOLSELEY 6/80

The scene – a warehouse somewhere in London docklands, circa 1953. A gang of ne’er do wells, as immediately recognisable by their scowls, black shirts and white ties, have stolen a several crates of kippers and are making their getaway in a Ford V8 Pilot acquired that very day from a bombsite motor trader.

News: 60 Years of the Riley One Point Five and Wolseley 1500

It must be said that the chap in the Riley brochure looks as jaunty as a young Nicolas Parsons or indeed any other actor who was prone to saying ‘gosh’ in a 1950s Technicolor comedy. And it is no wonder that he is tipping his hat to the new One Point Five, as it was – and indeed is – one of the most delightful British cars of the late 1950s.

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: THE MINI FROM ITALY

The array of models produced by the overseas plants of BMC/BL do tend to prompt one question – could any of them have succeeded in the UK? The Australian-market Wolseley 24/80 - a 16/60 powered by the locally-designed “Blue Streak” 2.4-litre six - certainly had its merits but by 1964 it would have clashed with the Austin 1800 “Landcrab”.

News: A Celebration of the Daimler DC27 Ambulance

There are three types of vehicle that you might reasonably expect to encounter in a British film of the 1950s – a police Wolseley 6/80, an RT double-decker bus and a Daimler DC27 ambulance.

News: No More Little Chef?

As I write this piece, there are any number of online reports that once-familiar sight on our roads is going the way of the RAC telephone box, the AA salute and police Wolseleys with bells – the Little Chef.