"The Austin Allegro. Forever derided and an almost permanent squatter in any ‘Britain’s Worst Car’ list. 2018 marks the Allegro’s 45th birthday, so perhaps the time has come for a re-evaluation. A drive in a showroom-fresh Allegro may help "
"The Vauxhall Viva is one of the earliest cars I can remember. I recall sitting snot-nosed in my neighbour’s HC Viva on the way to nursery. I was also slightly jealous because the saloon looked cooler than my dad’"
"Say ‘Honda Civic’ to any Millennial, and there’s a fair chance that the fire-breathing, engine-screaming EK9, EP3 or FN2 Type R versions of Honda’s family hatchback will be their first weapon of thought. But, it wasn’t always "
"When we got asked to make this film, it had a working title of ‘Dad Had One’ and was always going to be a nostalgic look back at the cars of our youth. Cortinas, Chevettes, Dolomites, Cavaliers, that sort of "
"Sorry Subaru, Renault rocked the blue-paint-and-gold-wheels look first. Like the Impreza, the Clio Williams’ colour scheme was inspired by racing, specifically Alain Prost’s 1993 championship-winning Williams-Renault FW15C. Instantly iconic, it was the icing on the gâteau for one "
"Fiat flogged just 751 Barchettas during the decade or so the model was on sale in the UK. It wasn’t popular between 1995 and 2006 because it only came in left-hand drive – and power went to the front wheels. That put us "
"From the Dacia Sandero to the LaFerrari, most cars have one thing in common: four wheels. But why? Sure, wheels are a fairly necessary feature of any car, but why four of them? Two-wheeled vehicles are common, obviously – so why "
"It’s just about to tick over into a new decade, the 1990s, and Italian ego-masseur Lamborghini is getting ready to take the silly blanket off of its brand new car. Expectations are high, the new car is going to "
"In a bitterly cold car park in Stoke, 22-year-old Shanice Stanier waited patiently by her father Pete’s rare Nissan Sunny ZX. She was there to hand him an award bestowed by Retro Japanese magazine for the car they restored "
"The original Volkswagen Beetle’s silhouette is as distinctive as it is ubiquitous. Curvy yes, sporty, no. But then that wasn’t part of the Beetle’s brief. Designed in 1938 to get the German masses moving, it took until 1945 for "
"If you’re in the market for a small city EV but are put off by the somewhat ‘rubbish’ nature of them all, now there is another way. This is the Fiat 500 Electric and beneath that achingly cool retro bodywork "
"Before it became a maker of cool premium cars and SUVs with ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, Swedish flag bonnet tags and crystal gear levers, Volvo produced a number of now-cult machines. The angular 240 is one, and alongside the 480 ES, it "
"Ah, the Daimler SP250 – or ‘Dart’ as it’s known here in the UK. It was, unfortunately, one of many a sad victim to fall foul to a company merger. Danni Bagnall explains. Daimler – the English firm and no relation "