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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.

Classic Mercedes

A quick guide to Sir Stirling Moss

  • 7th June, 2021

His passing in April 2020, aged 90, was an emotional day for fans of motor racing. One of the true legends of the sport, a daring driver known best for his years on racing’s greatest stage – Formula One.

Red Maxi


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 7th June, 2021

One of the more pleasing developments of the past 20 years is the gradual retirement of the “British Leyland Joke”. They are occasionally revived in the form of (very) tired piano references, but BL products are now mainly assessed on their merits.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 7th June, 2021

This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important cars to bear the Triumph badge. When the Acclaim made its bow on the 7th October 1981, it pioneered Japanese involvement in the British motor industry.

Ferarri F40

The best supercars of the 1980s

  • 4th June, 2021

Depending on who you speak to, the 1980s, with its big hair, big shoulder pads and even bigger personalities, was either a decade that should be fondly remembered or forgotten altogether. The supercars from this era were equally ‘bold and brash’, with their large rear-wings and over-sized vents – and we love them for it.

F1 Track

Murray Walker - A life in motorsport

  • 4th June, 2021

The death of legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker, aged 97, led to an outpouring of tributes, underlining how much of an admired figure he was in the world of motorsport.

Hillman GT


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 1st June, 2021

Back in 1969, a new Hillman GT was the perfect car for “String-Back-Driving-Gloves Man”. It had it all: the rev counter mounted atop the dashboard, the high-backed front seats and, of course, the ‘Go-Faster’ stripes. At £962, it was also £24 cheaper than a four-door Ford Cortina GT, while there was more than enough room in the glove box for a bottle of Hai Karate.

Uk Road

Best driving roads in the UK

  • 28th May, 2021

As a classic car owner, you want to be able to drive your vintage motor on some of the best roads that the British Isles has to offer. It’s easy to forget that we’re blessed with some incredible landscapes here in the UK – it’s just a case of knowing where to find them.

Reliant Regal Supervan

Classic cars from British TV comedies

  • 28th May, 2021

Over the decades, vintage motors have played iconic roles in many great British TV comedies. Just think: how would Del Boy have got up to his wheeler-dealer tricks without his three-wheeler?

Ferrari Bonnet

Our favourite Ferraris

  • 28th May, 2021

Every car enthusiast has their favourite Ferrari. Some – like us – can’t narrow it down to just one and have a whole list of Ferraris that hold a special place in their hearts.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 28th May, 2021

This week marks the sixth anniversary of a television channel that is a source of delight to classic machinery and cinema fans alike. After all, who needs the likes of Celebrity Supermarket Warehouse Shift Worker and Help – Even My Agent Has Forgotten My Name?

A view over the Norfolk Broads with a boat passing an old windmill

Exploring Norfolk and the Broads by campervan

  • 24th May, 2021

Whether you’re planning a solo staycation, a trip with your partner or a family holiday, Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads is the place to head. In this article we’ll cover what to see, where to stay and learn a little bit more about this fascinating area of the country.

A classic race car parked in the pits at Silverstone racetrack

The UK’s best racetracks

  • 21st May, 2021

in the UK, we’re lucky enough to have some of the world’s best racing on our doorstep, with countless amazing circuits hosting races throughout each year.

The front grill of a Russian classic car

Classic cars from Russia and the Soviet Union

  • 19th May, 2021

From 1924 to 1971, the USSR only manufactured one million vehicles. But it still managed to produce some memorable cars, albeit often heavily influenced by Western manufacturers. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the best of them.