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Police car preservation

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
You can understand how the world’s automotive enthusiasts might, in years past, have recoiled at the sight of police vehicles that we now regard as ‘classics’. Today the reverse is true with these once threatening

Can I have a Pony for Christmas Please?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
A different sort of Pony – a Pony car… When Ford’s Mustang was launched mid-way through the 1964 US model year it came as an apparent shock to other brands. The Mustang was similar in size to Ford’s Falco

Affordable Europeans

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Look back 50 years and the advertising that enticed people to buy European cars wasn’t concerned with race wins or the quantity of cubic inches under the bonnet. When you bought a Renault, BMW or Volvo you bought quali

History of the Hot Rod

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
No points for guessing that the hot-rod movement began life in the USA. But the reasons behind its existence and even the origins of the name remain shrouded in conjecture. Money certainly played a role. Or lack of it, m

Worldwide Ways We Preserve Older Vehicles

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
If you own a vehicle that’s 25 or 30 years old and not driven very often there’s a good chance you have discovered the benefits of Concessional Registration. Even if you’re considering buying an older vehicle, join

Cars We See Round Here – Cobra Replica

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
On any weekend in many parts of Australia you can see examples of America’s most potent sports car roaming local roads and parked outside beachfront cafes. But all is not as it appears. Fewer than 100 of the famous/inf
Andy Colalillo leaning up against his 1934 Ford Roadster

Sundaydriver – Episode 1

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Starting at the tender age of seven, this was the first car Andy ever built from the ground up with the help of his dad – legendary hot rod and custom car builder, Mario Colalillo. Dubbed his “forever car”,

World Car Sales do a Covid-19 nosedive

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
If you are still driving in 20 years’ time and a car manufactured back in 2020 takes your fancy, finding one might be a big ask. When the Pandemic went global during March of this year, among the first areas to be sign

Your Second Car doesn’t need to be Second Rate

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Watch all the near empty trams, buses and train carriages rolling past and might you notice something equally odd. The stops and platforms aren’t crammed with people demanding to be let aboard but the roads are becomin

Watching The Market Grow….And Go  (Part Two)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
While insanely high interest rates contributed to the 1990’s decline in classic vehicle values, the reverse applied during the following decade. Collapsing rates during the mid-2000’s, allied to rising proper