Here’s our video from the 2017 London Classic Car Show. On Grand Avenue we got to see some lovely classic cars. Here’s our video of the Coupe Class. The cars on display featured in the Coupé class included:
1966 Alvis Graber Coupé
1969 Mazda Cosmo Series II
1974 Bitter CD
1965 Ford Mustang 289 GT 2+2 Fastback
1973 Ford Capri MkI 3000 GXL
1985 Audi Sport Quattro
After a year’s sabbatical, Supercar Sunday will take up its traditional position at the head of the season, starting the year with a bang in May. With some of the world’s greatest automotive finery, from Porsches to Lamborghinis, Ferraris to Audis on show, expect to be dazzled by some absolutely top-notch metal.
Owning a sports car is often a dream come true. There’s nothing quite like rolling down the road in a sleek, sexy car guaranteed to turn heads anywhere you go. Once you pick up those keys and roll your dream car off the lot, though, the real expenses start. Even an older model sports car can turn out to be a lot more expensive than a regular sedan. What expenses should you plan for when you’re plotting your dream car purchase?
There are a ton of different things to consider when picking up an insurance quote. The year, make, model, number of drivers and even the car’s mileage all help to determine the price of your car insurance. With all that in mind, you can almost guarantee if your car falls into the sports car category, you’re going to be paying more for car insurance.
A European adventure for the mediocre motor car The Outward Bound Trust is proud to announce the return of its epic motoring adventure: The Rusty Rally. The Rusty Rally is a grand European adventure, where teams take on the challenge of driving through 6 countries in 3 days, navigating some of the world’s most famous driving roads and spectacular high mountain passes. Add to the mix that they will be driving a car worth only £500 and this is a road trip worthy of a Top Gear special!
Whether you’re in the market for a new car, or you’re a car seller keeping an eye on the current trends, you’ll know that the crossover is growing in popularity.
With Ford announcing a new crossover version of their ever popular Fiesta model, it might be time for vehicle sellers to take notice of the current trend of raised vehicles. The Fiesta Active will hit UK roads in 2017 and is a continuation of the crossover revolution, with the Nissan Qashqai proving to be the sixth best-selling car of 2016.
Many crossovers are going for a sportier look and this offering from Toyota is no different. The C-HR is heavily customisable and, with plenty of options and colour schemes to choose from, you might never come across identical versions. Unlike the colour schemes, the engine choices are pretty slim, with only a 1.2T petrol engine or a 1.8 Petrol Hybrid. The Hybrid is only available as a front wheel drive automatic, whereas the petrol has a manual (FWD) option and an automatic all-wheel drive engine available too. Its miles per gallon can range from a reasonable 44.8 to a commendable 74.3 mpg.
We attended the London Classic Car Show for the first time last year, this show had come on as you’d expect. You really now need a few days to see everything, as if like us you’re looking at the cars, you’ll miss some of the Grand Avenue runs (we saw a few), or the theatre talks (we missed them all).
First of all let’s start with the traffic getting there. Not a good start. We left Reading for our 1.5 hour journey. It took 2.5 hours, with 1 hour being the last 2 miles getting to the event car park. Serve us right maybe for attending on Sunday when Trains and tube would less frequently. We’ve learnt for next time.
Anyway, once in it was much of the same as last year. Loads of wonderful classic cars on display, many overpriced (in our opinion), but wonderful to gawp at and dream of owning one day. We highlighted our top ten from the event which you can see here.
If you feel nervous at the thought of going to view used cars, then you’re not alone. Many people are concerned about viewing second-hand vehicles in case they get “taken for a ride” with the car they are coerced into buying. If this sounds familiar, there are some key warning signals you can look out for – read on to find out what they are…
The vehicle description
If you come across a seller description that’s vague on details, badly-written and is limited on contact details, it’s an obvious sign that you should give this one a miss. It could be that they’re vague on details because they don’t know enough about the vehicle, and you must ask yourself why. If only a mobile number given, this is another sure sign that they don’t want to divulge too much about themselves. Read more »
Here’s a very cool video by British animator Cyriak for Fiat, that celebrates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Fiat 500 with a 90-second film.
The animation, which portrays how the Fiat 500 has been a much-loved part of popular culture since 1957, premiered at the Geneva Motor Show. Fiat approached krow with a brief to mark the Fiat 500’s 60th anniversary with a celebration of its enduring style.
The film that Krow produced makes full use of Cyriak’s distinctive surreal and psychedelic animation style to tell the evolution of the Fiat 500 from its inception in 1957 to its latest incarnation in 2017: the Fiat 500-60th Limited Edition. Fiat said of the 90-second film: “We wanted to launch a set of activities to celebrate our ‘Forever Young’ icon and this film was conceived to sum up what makes this icon a never-ending myth, always reinventing itself, but also staying true to itself. Moving through the decades and crossing countries, the original Cinquino has evolved whilst always being capable of setting trends, gathering people, celebrating art and pop art, expressing joy and happiness”.
Krow Executive Creative Director Nick Hastings added: “For 60 years the Fiat 500 has had an engaging style and as its gorgeous looks have evolved, that twinkle in the eye has stayed the same. Cryriak’s surreal and irreverent creations perfectly capture what the 500 has been, and always will be”.
So the 2017 London Classic Car Show event came and went, and what an event it was, and one firmly for the Classic Car fans annual diary. Here are the 10 cars that stuck in our memory post event. What were yours? What car here stands out for you?
In order of the classic cars that stuck out to us were as follows…
1. 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I York Roadster (for sale for £290k)
2. The Petersen Supercharged 6.5 Litle Road Racer
This Petersen Racing Special has road-legal specifications and is a single or two-seater racing car with engine modifications as requested by the client. These have included a 4.5-litre blower, 6.5-litre blower and a 27-litre Rolls Royce Meteor power unit (giving a completely different meaning to the concept Spitfire sportscar!). Very, very fast! Just look at it. Beautiful or what! The car
Here’s another very cool competition give away. This time we have teamed up with Ngenco who create and distribute a range of vehicle wrapping solutions from full body removable protections to alloy wheel protection kits. You can enter this competition here. One lucky winner will receive a dash cam worth £129 and an Ngenco alloy wheel protection kit worth £95.95.
This protection kit contains the following:
1 x 250ml Pre Clean De-Greaser
5 x Crystal Clear Base Coat Aerosols, One For Each Wheel Plus An Extra One Just In Case You Run Short
1 x Spray Shield High Gloss Topcoat Aerosol – Enough For 2 Front Face Coats on Four Wheels
1 x Nano Gloss Sealant
1 x Pack Tyre Protectors
2 x Microfibres
Plus Application Instructions
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Gargling Gas has always been obsessed with the sleeper car. There’s nothing more satisfying than driving a seemingly run-of-the-mill car, knowing you have serious power underneath your right foot.
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