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Driven: Is The Honda Civic Genesis Of Modern Reliability?

We drive the Mk1 Civic and find out why it taught the car industry its most valuable lesson Turning back the clock to 1975, Britain was in turmoil. Jenson made two-thirds of its employees redundant amidst the realisation that oil was now a dirty word, one million people were unemployed courtesy ...
By Max Holder Apr 22, 2019

How My Disastrous Classic Car Road Trip Helped Reignite My Soul

Driving a classic car to an inspiring location could provide just the antidote needed for modern life, as our weekend producer discovered with a journey of 1200 miles to Pendine Sands in her 1957 Standard 8… At the age of 31, something in my mind shifted and I’d just had enough. I was tired of w...
By Gillian Carmoodie Apr 20, 2019

How To Buy A Classic Car

Here's all you need to know on choosing the right model, checking for rust, listening out for strange noises and taking the car on the all-important test drive. Buying a classic car is exciting, but sometimes a little daunting too. There's not just the worry of spending your hard-earned money on...
By Motorious Staff Apr 16, 2019

How To Declare A Vehicle For The 40-Year MoT Exemption

Unsure how to go about declaring your classic as MoT exempt once it reaches 40 years old? Here’s the lowdown – although we’d always recommend an MoT test Owners of classic vehicles still used on the public highways need to ensure their car is properly taxed. Even if no fee is required, should th...
By Calum Brown Apr 10, 2019

How To Store Your Classic Car

There’s a knack to safe and effective historic-vehicle storage, whether it’s seasonal or long term. Follow our guidelines to get it right Classic cars may vary in value and desirability, but the majority share one common feature – a propensity to corrode away before your very eyes if not properl...
By Motorious Staff Apr 10, 2019

Opinion: Why London’s ULEZ Car Charge Makes No Sense

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge came into effect as of midnight. However, upon closer inspection, is the scheme only a money grabbing exercise? We certainly think so... Did you purchase a diesel car after encouragement from the last Labour Government’s scrappage scheme? Well, the Mayor...
By Calum Brown Apr 08, 2019

Taking On England With America's Forgotten Pre-War Car

Is a 108-year-old veteran Maxwell the ideal vehicle in which to tackle a regularity rally through some of England’s toughest on-road terrain? Of course it is... When my dear friend Phil Johnston of Coniston asked me if I’d care to navigate him and his 1910 Maxwell around Lancashire – on a rally...
By Gillian Carmoodie Mar 30, 2019

The Volkswagen Golf Turns 45 Years-Old

The Volkswagen Golf is arguably the only car you ever need to own. As well as being one of the most ergonomically sound machines out there, VW build one in just about every flavor imaginable. Need space? There’s a wagon. Want to go really fast? The Golf R is for you. Need to go fast and require l...
By Tyler Heatley Mar 29, 2019

Jim Street's Golden Sahara II: The Full Story

After five decades in hiding, a particularly special 1950s custom car known as the Golden Sahara has emerged... The very words ‘Golden Sahara’ conjure up images of an exotic desert landscape, far beyond what most of us take as our day-to-day normal. The Sahara’s topography excites the senses wi...
By Gillian Carmoodie Mar 22, 2019

Belle Meade Collection Offers Everything From Muscle To Luxury

RM Sotheby’s up and coming Fort Lauderdale auction is packed full of ‘must have’ classic and collector cars. Amongst these impressive four-wheeled stars, set to cross the auction block on March 29-30, 2019, are 17 prestigious vehicles from the Belle Meade Collection. Ranging from a pristine Ponti...
By Tyler Heatley Mar 12, 2019

Inside the 2019 Retro Classics Show

The 19th instalment of the Retro Classics event in Germany has proven to be a huge success. With over 4000 cars on display and a host of manufacturers supporting the experience, no-less than ten themed halls are buzzing with all things automotive; entertaining car-crazed guests of all calibers. T...
By Tyler Heatley Mar 08, 2019

The Mystery Of Bugatti's Lost 'La Voiture Noire' Type 57 Atlantic

Bugatti only built four Type 57 Atlantics making them extremely valuable. One car known as 'La Voiture Noire' is still missing The Bugatti La Voiture Noire was revealed to the world at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the world’s most expensive new car. This one-off set its new owner back $12,503,1...
By Tyler Heatley Mar 06, 2019

Defying Society's Class Barrier With A Classic Car

Just because you grow up in certain locations with certain limitations doesn't mean you can't express yourself. Despite a lack of funds, Gillian managed to use her 1957 Standard Eight to graduate from university I grew up on a council estate. My parents earned a modest income and, therefore, my ...
By Gillian Carmoodie Mar 04, 2019

How reliable is a £50 Alfa Romeo 156?

We buy a 2000 Alfa Romeo 156 for the grand total of £50 ($63) and embark upon a tour of Cumbria and Scotland. What could possibly go wrong? I didn’t plan on falling head over heels for an Alfa Romeo 156. Like most enduring love stories, the dynamics between X993 FAE and myself resulted from a ...
By Gillian Carmoodie Feb 24, 2019

Why You Should Get Your Hands Dirty With A Classic Car

You should never fear working on your old classic car – here's why it's good for the soul... When you sit in the driving seat, do you know what mechanicals you happen to have around you and how they work? Do you know how many cylinders are in your engine and whether you’re using front or rear wh...
By Gillian Carmoodie Feb 18, 2019

Top 10 Cars Owned By Presidents Of The United States

If you become the President of the United States one day, you’ll quickly learn that the Secret Service won’t allow you to drive on public highways while in office. The huge security risk driving presents means that you’ll spend your time being chauffeured around in a presidential limo. BORING! De...
By Tyler Heatley Feb 18, 2019
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