Vintage Motoring

High Octane Hot Rods and Rhythm’n’Soul at Santa Pod

For the vintage petrol head, there’s nothing better than watching classic motors being driven hard as they were meant to be, and for the lover of 50s and 60s sounds, it’s a treat to hear original numbers in an authentic style, so when the two come together with one of your favourite rock’n’roll DJs […]

A Couple of Gems from the Lake District

Much as it’s redolent of classic British holidays from the 20th Century and before, it would be disloyal to the thrust of this blog if I turned it into a catalogue of tea shops, waterfalls and nice walks that we’d encountered during our week there. Nevertheless, our wanderings took us to a couple of […]

My Favourite Motoring Museum

One of the great joys of having a base in the Cotswold is the proximity of my favourite motoring museum of all time, the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water. At a time when more and more museums seem to be subscribing to the adage that ‘less is more’ and hiding the bulk of their […]

Me and My Classics – Part Two

We left our tale of inexpert classic car ownership with me enjoying the luxury of a 1974 P6 Rover for comfortable long-distance driving, a 1968 Karmann Ghia cabriolet for countryside runs in the sun, and a garage for both of them. Not for long…

No sooner had I set about getting the KG fully cleaned […]

Me and My Classics – Part One

Whenever I start to write or talk about classic cars, I’m always acutely conscious that all I know about is buying classic cars, driving them when they’re working, and throwing myself on the mercy of my local mechanic when they don’t. I’m in awe of those who can take a ‘project’ and nurture it […]