Category Archives: Classic Cars

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The MINI Adventure Is Over

This article was first published on Automoblog.net, America’s best automotive website: After the tragedy of the Second World War many things changed. It was as if a global decision had been made to change the attitude of living in the past and instead embrace a brave new world. So it was that in Britain the crooners and balladeers of the early 1950’s gave way to the pioneer rock and roll stars and the boss at the antiquated British Motor Corporation demanded that Great Britain should have its own ‘miniature’ car to rival the ‘bubble’ car from Germany. Enter the Mini. Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunter’s Guide To Rare Motors

Amongst car lovers, owning something rare will always bring a sense of envy in your peers. It will make you feel as though you’re driving in a true piece of treasure. And, depending on the car; you could even be driving a piece of history. For example, the Aston Martin Bulldog is an incredibly rare car. Only twenty-five of the cars were made; and, even less are around to today. Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading

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Ford Mustang V8 GT: Past Master.

It is dusk. The dark descends as, out of the gloom, emerges a slender figure. “That’s enormous”, said my wife, “also a bit flash”. Naturally, I expected this reaction and was ready for it. I started the car and the Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 grumbled into life; I switched on the lights and, jumping out, went around to the passenger side and opened the door to reveal – a puddle light shining a bright, white Mustang onto the road like a personal bat-signal. Job done. Sold to the lady! Continue reading

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Porsche 911 Dominates European Classic Car Trade

Classic Trader, Europe’s leading online classic car trading platform operating the first international online marketplace for the purchase and sale of classic cars, has for the first time eclipsed a total trading volume of €1bn, with Porsche and Mercedes dominating the top ten in the number of listings. Continue reading

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Four Ways To Know If It’s Time To Junk A Car

Junk car, junk car medics, old cars, used cars, sell your carDoes your car need another major repair and you are wondering if its time to junk it instead of pouring more money into it? If you are at a crossroads and cant decide whether or not to junk or repair your car, its smart to consider various factors to help you make a decision with ease. While it isnt possible to tell how long your old car will run, take a look at these 4 signs that may make it clear that its time to junk your car. Continue reading

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I’m From Texas Ma’am. We All Got Big Ones Down There (Quote: Johnny Finger)

Department of ‘Where ‘Murica Leads’ etc. Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will stage its sixth consecutive Mecum Houston collector-car auction April 6-8 at the NRG Arena. It’s a sale of an astonishing size that demonstrates how firmly the car culture is embedded in American society. Continue reading

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The Road To Individuality

Have you ever seen one of those old films that show a gloomy future that is dull, colourless and where everyone dresses the same? Big Brother in black and white. Prisoners of society. Nobody wants that yet we get sort of sucked into conforming to this standard or that mode of dress by the dictates of the law, of the fabric, fashion and food industries and, yes, even by the motor industry. Continue reading

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Hybrid Ford Mustang & A New Golden Age of Automobiles

Bill Crittenden of the Crittenden Automotive Library prefers the modern approach to the Ford Mustang: Bill writes from the  USA:   Technology seems to be encroaching upon the most fun and interesting aspects of owning and driving automobiles: automatic transmissions, electric cars, self-driving cars, cars bloated by safety features and fuel economy regulations strangling design creativity. There’s a constant barrage of technological advancements vying for our attention on the dashboard that are replacing the charms of “well-weathered leather, hot metal and oil” of the cars of years gone by. Continue reading