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Morris 1800

MEET THE OWNER – CAMERON BURNS AND HIS MORRIS 1800

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 15th June, 2021

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

Yellow Classic Car

Best and worst classic car names

  • 14th June, 2021

When it comes to having a favourite classic car, you might look for the whole package. Not only can that mean the drivability, the style, the shape or the character, but also the feelings of nostalgia it may evoke in you.

Vauxhall Calibra

What were the best coupes from the 1990s?

  • 14th June, 2021

The 1990s were a thrilling time for motor enthusiasts. Racing was graced by legends such as F1’s Michael Schumacher and Rallying’s Colin McRae, while car manufacturers pushed boundaries with exciting and innovative designs.

Classic Morris

The history of Morris Motors

  • 14th June, 2021

If you stop to think about truly iconic British vehicles, or indeed companies, it won’t be long before the name Morris pops up. Morris Motors was one of the true giants of 20th Century Britain, operating through both world wars and creating a range of successful, iconic vehicles.

MG Midget

The MG Midget – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 14th June, 2021

When MG introduced “The new Midget” in June of 1961, some Abingdon traditionalists were decidedly unhappy. A Mr. R. Gowring ranted in a letter to Motor Sport:

Reliant Scimitar SS1

Our favourite Reliant cars

  • 14th June, 2021

The 20th Century in the UK was full of motoring success stories and many have endured to today (think Rolls Royce, which started in 1904 and Vauxhall from 1903. However, for every 20th Century brand that is still active, there are about a hundred who are now defunct.

Ford Mustang

20 iconic cars from history

  • 14th June, 2021

Classic cars become iconic for several reasons. They can symbolise bygone eras or represent strides forward for the car industry of their day. Meanwhile, they can achieve fame for their performances on the big screen or the world’s toughest racetracks.

Kids on a road trip

Classic road trip gadgets and accessories

  • 11th June, 2021

So you’ve got your dream classic car but have you got all the right accessories and gadgets to go with it?

Pothole warning sign

A classic car owner’s guide to potholes

  • 11th June, 2021

Classic car owners know there’s no feeling quite like getting your dream set of wheels, keeping it in great nick, and taking it out on the road.

DAIMLER ONE-O-FOUR

THE REMARKABLE DAIMLER ONE-O-FOUR LADIES MODEL

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 11th June, 2021

The 1950s so often appear to be another world – the National Anthem played at the end of cinema bills, newsagents selling Woodbines and The Daily Herald…and vehicles aimed exclusively at the female driver.

Land Rover Setac

MEET THE OWNER - SIMON MALTBY AND HIS LONDON MET “SETAC” LAND ROVER

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 10th June, 2021

The Land Rover was used by the nation’s constabularies almost from the outset of production in 1948. They might have been seen patrolling the Mersey Tunnel, rural beats or major highways.

The Ford Probe

THE FORD PROBE REMEMBERED

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 9th June, 2021

Some aspects of 1990s life now appear impossibly distant – Eurotrash on Channel 4, short-lived BBC soap Eldorado and the Ford Probe.

Campervan parked at night

Tips for driving a campervan at night

  • 7th June, 2021

Driving a campervan at night brings all kinds of different challenges and risks. It’s important that you’re tuned in to what they are and have a strategy for dealing with them so you can minimise the chance of an unwelcome – and potentially serious – incident on the road.

Top Gear

Which classic cars do Top Gear presenters own?

  • 7th June, 2021

The Top Gear line up has changed a few times in recent years, but – for now at least – the BBC have settled on the presenting trio of Paddy McGuinness, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and Chris Harris.