• Practical Classics 'Restoration Show' – Report The ‘Resto Show’ is a great opener to the season! It’s the sister show of the year closer in November, the ‘Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show’ and despite covering fewer halls (3 to the big show’s 5), its well worth a

    • Great vid as always Tony of your recent visit to the NECC like the barn finds ,will be on Bangers & Cash soon .Nice you and Adam meeting some of the resto shows presenters .

  • Cars 'n' Coffee @ Greenside Garden Centre Sunday out – Cars, Tea & Bacon Rolls! Sunday the 29th saw the first ‘Cars ‘n’ Coffee’ of the year at Greenside Garden Centre, Newhouse, Motherwell, so I thought I’d head over and spend a Sunday morning at this relaxed and

  • #DriveDapper

    Sunday the 25th of September saw a slew of cars and a division of Dapper Gents and Ladies convene at Rugby Park Kilmarnock, ready to ‘Drive Dapper’ to the Lanarkshire Classic Car Club meet at […]

  • Who doesn’t love a Bacon Roll, a Cuppa, the smell of Petrol and a chat about Cars & Motorbikes?

    I’m guessing that if you’re reading this then that sounds right up your street.

    Sunday the 21st of August saw the […]

  • “You’ll never finish it”

    I recall a neighbour of my parents telling me that when I bought my first classic back in 1995 (Mk3 Spitfire) and indignantly telling him that I would.

    I now realise what he […]

  • After missing a couple of years (akin to most shows) it was great to see Bridge of Allan appear as a destination weekend in the calendar.

    This was a show, run by the Stirling & District Classic Car Club, that I […]

    • Hi Tony. This looks like a great show that we should be attending as a club, in stark contrast to the Saint Kentigerns church fete where 2 vehicles managed to turn up. Regards, Ian.

  • A foray across the border to celebrate Spring!

    An 8am start for the 100 (ish) mile trip to Carlisle to attend the 2022 edition of ‘Retro Toyota Day’ – only my daughter was up in time to go with me.  The rest of […]

  • FBHVC Stand

    The first stand to greet you if you entered at Hall 5 (and let’s be honest, Starbucks is directly next to the entrance so that’s where I was) is the display for the FBHVC – Federation Village as it […]

  • Where do you start with a show this big?

    I guess in Hall 1.  The wonderful ‘Lancaster Insurance’ display was a must visit as was Jensen Owners Club.  Porsche were very well represented as were M […]

  • Distinguished Gentlemen Driving Dapper

    Despite the short notice, 6 Dapper Gents set off from Rugby Park to raise funds and awareness for Men’s Health.

    The weather was with us and we headed off on the A71 through […]

  • Sunday, 26th of September 2021

    “Classic cars and elegant style, uniting for men’s health in support of Movember.”

    Getting Behind The Wheel For The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive

    On Sunday, September 26th 2 […]

  • More paper-bound time capsules!

    We’ll round off this short series of articles with something slightly different – Collections.

    A rather significant proportion of car fans also seem to be avid collectors of […]

  • This month we find ourselves in 1977

    The publication is ‘Thoroughbred & Classic Cars’ which you’ll recognise these days as ‘Classic Cars Magazine’ although it still bears its original name beyond these […]

  • Back to the 60’s with a bang this time (hopefully not a backfire!)

    In these days of Engine Management Systems and Digital Displays giving you enough information to overload a pilot, you could be forgiven for […]

  • I’ll put my hand up here – One of the best cars I’ve ever owned was a pearlescent black 1995 Ford Mondeo hatchback which came from factory with Cosworth Alloys and an ST24 bodykit. It was fully loaded with all the gadgets of the day (to which I added a Sony CD Multichanger and some Alpine 11×9’s in the parcel shelf – I know. Vandalism). A year…[Read more]

  • A slightly newer magazine in this post….

    This time I was having a browse through a magazine from the very late 80’s that I picked up as I remembered reading it back in the day and seeing a car that made me say […]

  • Dad, What’s that you’re reading?

    Oh, just some car magazines a friend lent me.   “They look quite old” came the reply.

    Yes, they’re from 1964 & 1965.    “That’s older than you – Old magazines with old cars in th […]

  • Tony Penman commented on the post, Keith Hall – RIP, on the site 3 years, 2 months ago

    This is awful news at any time of year, let alone Christmas.
    I used to enjoy our chats at get togethers…
    Gutted for Andrea, Ray & the family. Thoughts with all of you.
    My FaceBook Messenger inbox will be a much quieter and less funny place without Keith around.
    Rest in Peace my friend

  • The MOT Test had its 60th Birthday on the 12th of September 2020 and, like the rest of us, it has undergone some changes over the last 6 decades!

    The Test was introduced on Monday 12th September 1960 – 60 […]

  • Good stuff. Glad it’s sorted. On the MOT Test (Which coincidentally is 60 years old today!), the Lotus wouldn’t be subject to a modern test, rather it would be subjected to the standard test of the day, so no emissions other than ‘does it smoke badly’ and brake biases / headlight heights / condition. The Govt. position seemed to be that classic…[Read more]

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