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History of the Aussie Ute – Enthusiast Motor Insurance

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 Depression. The tale, so history has it, concerns a farmer who could only afford one vehicle which […]

History of.. Collecting Classic Cars Around the World – Enthusiast Motor Insurance

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, joining a club and exploring the availability of ‘Historic rego’ is worthwhile. Schemes that slash ownership costs for older […]

Starting a Classic Car Project – Enthusiast Motor Insurance

In a changing world where some people need access to ready cash and others have more spare time than they can use, automotive ‘projects’ have been appearing for sale literally everywhere and selling well. Buying one of these sight unseen can be a risky endeavour, so do confine your choices if possible, to local vehicles […]

Classic Car Ownership – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

Walk around a car show or club display day next weekend and a worrying trend will become apparent. Unless the club caters specifically to later models, there will still be row upon row of older models; maintained just as they were when new. However, what will be noticeably older are the owners, with younger people […]

History of the Mag Wheels – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

Like a lot of elements available to industry, magnesium is pretty dangerous stuff.  However, over many years its wilder nature has been tamed to produce some special and very useful products. Magnesium, or ‘elektron’ as it is sometimes known, has been used commercially since the 19th Century and for automotive components – mainly in racing […]

History of the Ford Mustang in Australia – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

Australia’s links to the Ford Mustang date back more than 50 years, back to when fearless racers led by Norm Beechey, Bob Jane and Ian Geoghegan imported Mustangs to contest the local Touring Car Championship. Ford Australia didn’t take long to conclude that people who had seen a Mustang win on Sunday might want to […]

Market Is Down, Could Be A Good Time To Buy

Figures released recently by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) confirm what many in the motor industry had been fearing – a significant sales slump during 2018. However, given the massive restructuring that has been affecting the industry and various other economic factors, a 35,000 downturn on the record of 1,189,000 set in 2017 […]

Buying a Classic Sports Car – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

Once upon a time and not very long ago, owning a sports car to use on weekends or warm summer night was considered an extravagance which few people could afford or justify. Add to that the perception that sports cars were noisy, draughty and leaked water through their ill-fitting hoods and it’s understandable that most […]

History of.. Stock Car Racing – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

In Australia every week there are calls for drivers who engage in illegal and dangerous behaviour to ‘take it off the streets’. Good idea too, especially if the vehicles being driven at crazy speeds on dimly-lit mountain backroads are carrying a load more flammable than the high-octane fuel in their tanks. US stock car racing […]

Building a car for Concours D’elegance Events – Car Insurance From Enthusiast

Preparing a car for top-level concours d’elegance display has been described as the most excruciating form of masochism ever devised. To onlookers, the cars so perfectly presented for judging are in ‘showroom’ condition. In reality they take even the most exacting of manufacturers’ standards to new heights. Some concours exponents will say that the best […]