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Club of the month – Renault Owners’ Club

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 30th June, 2020

The Renault Owners’ Club is run by a group of volunteers and is recognised and supported by Renault UK.

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

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 30th June, 2020

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.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MISTER SOFTEE ICE CREAM VAN?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 30th June, 2020

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.

How to keep your classic car germ free

  • 26th June, 2020

How do you keep yourself and your family protected from the small but potentially serious risk of becoming infected by germs that have lingered on your dashboard or steering wheel? Our quick guide gives you the basics.

How to manage on-board water in your motorhome

  • 26th June, 2020

Read on for our quick guide to water in your motorhome. And remember – a good water system is just one of the motorhome essentials you need to put in place.

MEET THE OWNER – JAMES BARNES AND HIS MG METRO TURBO

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 26th June, 2020

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

60 YEARS OF THE COMMER “SPACEVAN”

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 25th June, 2020

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

Overnight restrictions lifted for motorhome and campervan users in England

  • 24th June, 2020

UPDATE: the latest advice from the government yesterday makes it clear that camp sites and caravan parks in England can open from 4th July, if they are Covid-secure.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MILK FLOAT?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 23rd June, 2020

When the world was young and The Goodies ruled BBC2, the sound of a Wales and Edwards electric motor was as much a part of the morning’s routine as hearing the postman’s BLMC J4.

MEET THE OWNER – STEVE WATKINS AND HIS 1982 TOYOTA HI-ACE DEVON CAMPER

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 23rd June, 2020

‘I bought my Toyota Hi-Ace Campervan in 2018 having looked at VW “Bay Window” Vans, but I wanted something a bit more a) unusual and b) reliable’.

MEET THE OWNER – CHRIS JAMES AND HIS NISSAN STANZA

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 18th June, 2020

When looking at photographs of 1980s traffic, you often encounter Japanese cars that have now almost entirely vanished – the Mitsubishi Spacewagon, the second-generation Honda Accord, and the Nissan Stanza

60 YEARS OF THE VOLVO P1800

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 18th June, 2020

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

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE ORIGINAL ALFA ROMEO ALFASUD?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 16th June, 2020

An Alfasud 1200 has to be one of the most popular choices for the ‘How Many Are Left” lists of cars.

THE RANGE ROVER AT 50

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 16th June, 2020

The 17th June saw the launch of one of a select group of cars that deserves to be referred to as ‘iconic’. And so, here are 12 facts about the Range Rover: