By Tom Brett
7th January 2020

Classic Car Articles and Blogs

Latest Classic Car Articles

We are passionate about the classic car industry we work in, and we are always publishing articles that we hope other classic car enthusiasts will find informative, interesting and sometimes even amusing.

We write weekly articles on anything to do with classic cars e.g. manufacturers, models the industry and owner stories – shown below are all the articles we’ve written over the past few years.

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The Best Golf Mk2 in the Country?

Follow Us Take a good look at this black VW Golf MK2 1.8L classic car with rainbow interior – quiz time : How old is this car?  How many miles do you think that it has covered? The answers are…to be found at the end of this article! Without giving away too many clues, this […]

Shipping an Imported Classic Car into the UK

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 […]

The Citroen DS – a French Classic Car Love Affair!

Follow Us Back in the 1950″s, the Citroën DS was a very impressive car indeed… It was unveiled in 1955 at the Paris Motor Show, and was a true symbol of post-war recovery and innovation.  It had the “wow-factor”, not only with its sleek and usual shape, but also with its technology.  These features made […]

The name's Martin, Aston Martin!

Follow Us …that”s the classic Aston Martin DB5 to be precise! Next week sees the release of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. I for one, cannot wait and will be there on opening night with all the other Bond fans. This film promises to be a celebration of the ultimate Bond car, as we […]

How can I make money from a classic car?

Follow Us You may have a number of reasons for wanting to make money from your classic car.  You might need the income to pay for the car itself, you may be looking for an additional source of income for your retirement, or you may be looking for some extra cash to add to your […]

Have You Thought About Hiring a Classic Car?

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?

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 […]

MSA Euroclassics Classic Car Tour of Spain and France

Follow Us Over the years, when waiting to board a cross-channel ferry, I have enviously looked at a queue of classic cars en route to the open road of the continent, where they will be greeted by mile after mile (or should that be kilometre after kilometre) of jam-free roads, through historic towns and pretty […]

Is the Bottom About to Fall Out of the Classic Car Market?

Follow Us In recent tough economic times there has been some good financial news for classic car owners.   Recent findings by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) concluded that investments in some classic cars grew at 20% during the past year, thus out-performing other investment possibilities.  For example, the price of gold rose by just […]

Why do we drive classic cars in a modern world?

Follow Us Looking through the adverts on Trade Classics for classic cars, it is common to read about a comfortable and spacious interior.  Sounds good, but how comfortable and spacious are classic cars compared to the interiors of modern cars? Of course classic cars cover a multitude of eras and models, but for now we”ll just […]

Classic Car Rescue on Channel 5 | New TV Series

Follow Us I can”t tell you how much I am looking forward to watching the first episode of Classic Car Rescue on Channel 5 on Monday 24th September at 8pm. This new Channel 5 programme will see 6 hour-long episodes in which two classic car experts will restore great classics which have seen better days. […]

Is Skoda a Classic Car Maker?

Follow Us It”s fair to say that Skoda cars have not always been considered ‘desirable’, never mind classic cars. When I was a child, there were jokes which went along the lines of: “What do you call a skip on wheels…..a Skoda!” and the classic one: ‘Why do Skodas have heated back windscreens… you can […]

Why do we love the classic VW campervan?

Follow Us Yes it”s true, we all love the VW campervan. It is a real classic – but why? Some of them are not in particularly good condition, yet they still manage to look cool. So is it the vehicle, or is it the image?  Probably a bit of both I think. The history of […]

What are the Tax Rules for Classic Cars?

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?

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 […]