Some Awesome Rebuild Timelapse Videos

Some Awesome Rebuild Timelapse Videos

Pictures are important when you’re rebuilding something – either a component or an entire car. Want to know how that bit goes back on? Check the pictures you took. So far I’ve taken over 1,400 pictures of my TR7 rebuild and they’re all invaluable. The problem I always have is that I get started on [Read More]

Regular Vehicle Checks – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Regular Vehicle Checks – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Carrying out a few simple checks on your classic – or modern – vehicle once a week or so will help to keep it in great condition as well as identifying any problems before they get too serious. Try to do these checks every week or so – it should take five minutes at most. [Read More]

Our events calendar is now live!

Our events calendar is now live!

As part of the ongoing buildup of this site, I’m now pleased to announce our shiny new Events Calendar! We’re still sorting out a few kinks but basically it’s up and running now. Features include: Monthly Calendar View List of events in date order Links to the event website (where applicable) Google Maps link to [Read More]

Unseen Costs That Come With Owning a Classic Car

Unseen Costs That Come With Owning a Classic Car

After spending endless weekends at classic car shows and years of dreaming about one day owning your own, you finally have the time and money to invest in a classic car. However, before rushing into purchasing your long awaited pride and joy, it’s worth considering all the costs that come with buying a classic car.  [Read More]

Basic Terms & Concepts – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Basic Terms & Concepts – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Don’t know what a camshaft does? Not sure what the difference is between a brake shoe and a brake pad? You’ll find what you need to know here. (Please note: the terms and definitions listed here are fairly automotive specific. Some of these terms have other meanings outside of the car world; I’ve ignored those [Read More]

Safety & Good Working Practices – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Safety & Good Working Practices – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Working on a car can be dangerous – here are some safe working practices to prevent injuries or damage to your car. Doing your own maintenance on your classic car can be very rewarding – but not if it lands you in hospital, or if you end up damaging your car due to an accident. [Read More]

Essential tools & equipment – classic car servicing & maintenance series

Essential tools & equipment – classic car servicing & maintenance series

For all but the most basic of tasks, you’ll need some tools. This guide will help you choose the tools you need without spending a fortune on tools you’ll never use. A word on quality Many people out there would suggest you go for the highest quality tools you can afford, from the likes of [Read More]

...And we're back!

…And we’re back!

If you’ve been following this site in the past, you may have noticed nothing but a desolate wasteland here for a while – a nice front page, a load of broken links, and nothing else. You may (reasonably) have wondered what happened. Allow me to explain. When I first started this site last year, I [Read More]

Reasons why it’s great to own a classic car

Reasons why it’s great to own a classic car

Thinking of buying a classic car? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here’s what’s so great about owning one! Rediscover driving. Don’t get me wrong here, modern cars are great – Power steering, heated seats, ABS, cruise control, sat nav and all the rest, but really: where’s the fun gone? Modern car designers have [Read More]

So what is a classic car, exactly?

So what is a classic car, exactly?

To kick off this blog, I thought I’d start with a contentious issue: How do you define what makes a classic car? According to Wikipedia: There is no fixed definition of a classic car. Two taxation issues do impact however, leading to some people using them as cutoff dates. All cars built before January 1, [Read More]