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BUYING A CLASSIC CAR THAT’S SAFE AS WELL

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
While directing arrivals into position at a recent car show, I noticed a large, 1920s American touring car that had gone past its entry point and needed to turn around. Rather than perform a strenuous several-point turn

20TH CENTURY CAR MARATHON MADNESS

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
As an insurer involved predominantly with much loved and rarely driven vehicles, Enthusiast Insurance isn’t prominent in the world of automotive adventuring. However, we still  acknowledge and celebrate the legacy

CARS WE SEE ROUND HERE – THE BMC MINI

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
No automotive design has been more influential than the boxy, front-wheel drive platform revealed in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation. It was code-named ADO15 but enthusiasts across the world know this car and its d

IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Lots of us during this time of travel bans and zero interest rates will have toyed with the idea of acquiring another ‘hobby’ vehicle. Or perhaps buying our very first. Throughout our post-2019 world, the prices bein

WHEN THE CAR IS THE STAR

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
Car chases have been a feature of film and television for a century. From North American gangster movies to cheap British murder mysteries, a car chase always sparked up the action. Here at Enthusiast we explore all our

BRING A TRAILER

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Yes, we did pinch that title from a cleverly branded US auction site. It’s a place that sells cars of all kinds and in all conditions, from total wrecks to showpiece stunners, but still recommends ‘buyer beware’. E

Cars we see round here – Holden Torana XU1

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Auction price shocks have become an almost daily occurrence, but one which left jaded observers amazed was the $324,000 paid during a recent sale for a superb but relatively unremarkable example of the Holden Torana GTR

Auction Sale Excitement – What about insurance?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
There is nothing that quickens the heart of a dedicated shopper like raising your hand or clicking a mouse to nail an auction sale bargain. During the Age of Lockdown and as conventional forms of commerce faltered, onlin

They built the Ute

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Australia, located as it is a long way from everywhere, has needed to be inventive and self-reliant. This was never more evident than in the early 1930s when the country was beset by a savage and enduring economic Depres

Are bespoke luxury cars a thing of the past?

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
The recent demise of Bristol Cars removed yet another prominent name from a sector of the vehicle market that has been dying for decades. Here we are not looking at the replica industry, which each year adds thousands of