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News: Do You Remember The Talbot Tagora?

Do You Remember The Talbot Tagora? There are some cars that almost literally became part of our everyday life but the Talbot Tagora was not one of them.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE VAUXHALL VENTORA FE?

Forty-five years ago, I regarded the FE-Series Ventora as one of the most handsome cars you were likely to encounter in the not very mean streets of Fareham. The vaguely Pontiac-style lines, the quad headlamps, the vinyl roof and the sound of that 3.3-litre straight-six engine denoted a car of modest but genuine distinction.

News: Do you remember - The Bedford Chevanne?

Looking on How Many Are Left can be an immensely depressing experience, one almost on a par with watching Celebrity Municipal Refuse Tip Challenge on Channel Five. You idly search for well-remembered vehicles of your youth, only to discover their survival rate is in single figures. To learn that only six examples of the Bedford Chevanne remain on the road

News: DO YOU REMEMBER THE COMMER FC/PA/PB/SPACEVAN?

How many of you remember this TV licensing warning from 1977 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRau5ysqrXY? There is the stern voice-over from Edward Judd, the idea that watching Columbo is to be utterly condemned - and that blue-grey Commer.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE SIMCA 1000?

‘Chic’ is an incredibly overused term (especially when an estate agent is trying to sell you a property that managed to escape demolition circa 1987), but it really does apply to the Simca 1000.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MILK FLOAT?

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.

News: Do you Remember the Singer Hunter?

The answer to the question is probably ‘no’, as the Hunter was in production for just two years, and it was never a major seller. Yet, as the swansong to the independent Singer marque and a motor car of integrity, it deserves to be better remembered.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER - THE FORD CORSAIR?

One of the most popular films of Ford Heritage’s superlative YouTube collection is a 1963 gem entitled Jim Clark Drives Corsairs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yybJ5yRzbA4.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MISTER SOFTEE ICE CREAM VAN?

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.

News: Do You Remember The Renault 6?

Reading www.howmanyleft.co.uk can often be a depressing experience, as you learn how the numbers of cars that dominated your childhood are now in single figures.

News: Do You Remember The Bedford CA?

Before the Ford Transit debut, the UK’s premier light commercial was arguably the Bedford CA. When it launched in March 1952, it was the most advanced van in its class and for the next 20 years would dominate British roads. A Bedford might serve as a minibus for a thrilling school outing to the local shoe polish factory, deliver your milk in the morning and your Evening Standard on the way home from work.

News: Do You Remember – The Peugeot 104?

The first Peugeot I can remember was a small and extremely smart hatchback darting amongst the red and cream Leyland Atlantean buses and Morris Oxford taxis of downtown Southampton back in the mid-1970s.