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How to spot a classic car scam online

  • 14th May, 2021

How can you ensure that your dream Dodge is not a dodgy deal? And if you’re selling, how can you be confident that your buyers – and their payments – are real?

Land Rover Discovery

Brief history of Land Rover

  • 13th May, 2021

Right up there with the plucky vim and vigour of the original Mini and the elegant power of the Jaguar E-Type, the rough and tough all-terrain Land Rover is synonymous with Great Britain.

10 fascinating facts about DeLorean

  • 13th May, 2021

The DeLorean DMC-12 is synonymous with the Back to the Future series, of course. But there’s much more to this classic car than a movie appearance or three.

MG Octagon Car Club

Club of the month - MG Octagon Car Club

  • 11th May, 2021

With more than 2,000 members in the UK and across the world, our Club of the Month is the MG Octagon Car Club.

MEET THE OWNER - DANNY HOPKINS AND HIS MORRIS MARINA

  • 7th May, 2021

On the 27th of April, the Morris Marina celebrated its 50th birthday, and one of many enthusiasts is Danny Hopkins, the editor of Practical Classics Magazine:

Women driving in convertible

Classic four-seater convertibles

  • 7th May, 2021

There’s a lot to be said for owning a four-seater classic convertible, as opposed to a two-seater. Above all else, they offer an element of practicality – so if you want to go away for the weekend, there’s room for luggage as well as three passengers.

60's steering wheel

Best classic car clubs for American cars

  • 7th May, 2021

When it comes to car design, the Americans clearly believe in excess. While it’s not to everyone’s tastes, you can’t deny it’s led to some incredible machines over the years. The classic car world would undoubtedly be a more boring place without the likes of the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger roaring up to classic car shows around the country.

Jaguar E Type

60th anniversary of the E-Type Jaguar

  • 7th May, 2021

The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most famous cars of all time. Described as a “combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing”, it sits high on pretty much every classic car enthusiast’s most wanted list (unfortunately, for most people, it remains there forever). Having now turned 60, the E-Type’s appeal and good looks show no signs of fading.

CITROEN AMI 6

60 YEARS OF THE CITROEN AMI 6

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th May, 2021

On the 25th April 1961, Citroën unveiled its latest model and issued a warning to all motorists: “If you believe that the characteristics of a car - performance, comfort, safety - necessarily on the number of horsepower, the amount of superfluous chrome trim or high cylinder capacity and corresponding fixed costs are to be measured, then do not concern yourself further with the Ami 6!”

METROPOLITAN 1500

THE METROPOLITAN 1500 REVISITED

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th May, 2021

Both during its lifetime and after, the British-market Metropolitan 1500 received some very mixed reviews. The Motor of 3rd April 1957 noted in a very imperious fashion that the reader would be able to “…place his own emphasis on its traits according to his own tastes and circumstances…”. In other words – if you buy this car, you run the risk of being regarded as a vulgarian and quite possibly a cad into the bargain.

MG Midget

The MG Midget – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th May, 2021

When MG introduced ‘the new Midget’ in June 1961, some Abingdon traditionalists were decidedly unhappy. A Mr. R. Gowring ranted in a letter to Motor Sport: “I am one of numerous MG Midget owners who regard the ‘New Midget’ with an air of disdain. I say the ‘New Midget.’ Mr. Courtenay Edwards, the motoring correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph, calls it “the Austin Healey Sprite wearing a false moustache and dark glasses,” which I feel is a much better description.”

MG Steering Wheel

How to get back behind the wheel after a break

  • 28th April, 2021

Driving is just like riding a bike; you never forget how, but after a bit of a break, you may be a little rusty. However, you don’t want that rustiness to lead to an unwelcome incident out on the road, which could cost you dearly.

Ulverston

What is the Lakeland Motor Museum?

  • 28th April, 2021

For many fans of classic cars, planning a trip to the Lakeland Motor Museum is a dream come true! This unique place is truly devoted to all things motoring. From getting up close to classic vintage cars and motorbikes to immersing yourself in some of the greatest moments in UK motoring history, there’s really no place quite like it.

Vauxhall Dealership

Our favourite classic Vauxhalls

  • 28th April, 2021

Vauxhall is not often spoken about as a brand that builds great cars. But as the UK’s oldest surviving car brand, with models rolling off its production line as early as 1903, its motors really stand the test of time.