How Do I Import a Classic Car into the UK?

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Emma Jones

*Updated March 2021* Importing a classic car can be a complicated affair and depends on both your own circumstances and also that of the car. It’s also different when importing from within and outside of the EU. The rules have changed since the UK left the European Union on the 1st January 2021 – we […]

Classic Car Shows and Events in October 2013

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Classic car shows and events in October around the UK and internationally. I know the summer is over, but classic car enthusiasts are a hardy bunch and keep the magic alive in these autumn days! So for your diary, the following are events in date order:   Friday 4th October     Dix Mille Tours […]

How to Restore Yellow Oxidised, Scratched and Misty Plastic Car Headlight Lenses – Safely

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Do your head lights look misty, scratched or chipped with yellow oxidisation? If they do then I”ve got some help and advice that will get them looking like new again! So more and more car manufacturers these days are fitting plastic headlights to their cars and vans.  This is due to a variety […]

Should I Hire a Classic or Modern Car?

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Okay so you’ve decided on a UK driving holiday and need a car for the journey. For those of you with a car (28m of you) then this article may not be of real interest.  However, for the remaining 40m or so people then this could give you guys food-for-thought. So what are […]

Porsche Project 50

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Celebrating 50 years of the Porsche 911, Porsche GB have assembled a team setting out to discovering the roots of historic motorsports and taking part in races across some most prestigious tracks across Europe. Gordon Robertson, Chief Driving Consultant for Porsche and Barry Horne, winner of the inaugural Carrera Cup in 2009 were […]

Young Female Drivers

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Young female drivers are facing an estimated increase of around 24% in annual car insurance premiums, thanks to an EU ruling on gender – including both normal and classic car insurance.  Also, as part of the directive, young male drivers are set to see a fall of approximately 9%. So what is it […]

DVLA's Future Plans to Introduce Digital Tax Discs

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Do you keep your full paper driving licence in your glove box? And your insurance certificate, in the same place? Yes, thought so. And your tax disc? Is that stuck safely to the windscreen? Good work! But in years to come, your key driving documentation is set to finally join the digital revolution. […]

EU's Classic Car MOT Proposals Given the RED Light

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us A few months ago, I wrote a blog regarding the EU”s proposals to introduce an obligatory “road worthiness” test for classic cars. In summary, the EU felt that historical cars should be required to pass a test in order to ensure that the parts of the car remained true to the original build. Therefore, classic […]

Classic Car Hire in Milton Keynes

Posted on February 11th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Okay so we”ve got some great news for you – believe it or not, you don”t have to be loaded these days to drive a classic car of your dreams. Hiring a classic is a more cost effective alternative and is an excellent idea for many reasons – here are just a few: Christmas […]

TV Programme on Classic Motorbikes Anyone?

Posted on November 13th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the new Channel 5 programme called Classic Car Rescue. I was delighted to tell you about a fresh new motoring show coming to the small screen, especially given that Classic Car Rescue was bringing us some new classic car material to our tele-box. But […]

Shipping an Imported Classic Car into the UK

Posted on October 28th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us When you think about buying a classic car from abroad, you may find yourself concentrating on the red tape around the importation and registration processes.  But it is also important for you to put some detailed research into the shipping process and the available options. After all you wouldn”t just trust anybody to handle your […]

Have You Thought About Hiring a Classic Car?

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us We”ve all heard of hiring a classic car for a wedding and in fact finding the right wedding car is an essential part of wedding planning. However, in more recent years, some wedding parties have moved away from the traditional chauffeur driven wedding car and we have seen everything from VW Beetles to […]

How Do I Register an Imported Classic Car in the UK?

Posted on October 7th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us You may recall that I mentioned a number of “if, buts and maybes” for the process of importing your classic car – well, unsurprisingly the theme continues here! It”s wisest to arrange your insurance as soon as possible, and in most cases this can be set up with your existing insurer, or you […]

What are the Tax Rules for Classic Cars?

Posted on September 10th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Let”s face it, when you starting thinking about buying a classic car, car tax rules are the last things on your mind. You’re probably thinking make, model, vintage, colour, and probably dreaming about weekend driving on the open road, not a midweek trip to the Post Office! Well I am sorry to say […]

What are the MOT changes for cars 30 years old and over?

Posted on September 10th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us For me, the MOT is right up there with an appointment at the bank.  Something that I have to do, but would rather not do if I am really honest. So when the government announced their plan to abolish MOTs on vehicles over 30 years old from November 2012, I was generally in […]