Author: James Ruppert

A Valentine Love letter to the Morris Minor Traveller

A Classic Car to fall in Love with is the Morris Minor Traveller. Pictured here with our hero the late Charles Ware at his famous Morris Minor Centre.Here’s why you should buy one. The Estate was introduced 1953 Models Estate, 2dr and 4dr saloons, convertible, van and pick-up. Price Band £500-£5,000 For: Period charm. Quite nice to drive with decent handling. Useful amount of space and folding rear seat novel for the era. Still a practical proposition today. Excellent spare parts availability. Against: Not that fast, especially early 803cc engine. Wood rot. High restoration costs for shabby examples. Rating...

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TRACKER HELPS CAR ENTHUSIASTS PROTECT THEIR MODERN CLASSICS

Classic cars will always be hot targets for thieves, which is why TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation) is heading down to the London Classic Car Show to help enthusiasts protect their beloved vehicles. Taking place from the 15th to 18th February, the London Classic Car Show has established itself as one of the UK’s best niche events, and the ideal location for TRACKER experts to offer advice and security tips to owners. Recent reports confirm that theives are now focusing on the more ‘modern classics’ with 1980s desirable makes and models of cars, motorbikes, vans and camper-vans frequently...

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2018 RETROMOBILE SHOW: RENAULT CELEBRATES 120 YEARS OF ‘EASY LIFE’ MOTORING

Renault’s stand at the 2018 Retromobile Show – which runs at the Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, France, from February 7th to 11th – will see Renault celebrate its 120th anniversary with a display of 20 vehicles that marked their respective eras by meeting the needs of motorists and making their lives easier. Reinventing motoring The annual Retromobile Show in the French capital is an eagerly awaited occasion for vintage and classic car enthusiasts. Throughout its long and rich history, Renault has always proposed innovative solutions that reinvent the use of the automobile. From interior driving...

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USED CAR BUYERS BEWARE A THIEF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING SAYS TRACKER

With news that car theft has increased by 30% over the past three years, and the last annual police recorded vehicle theft count exceeding 85,000*, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, TRACKER, is urging used car buyers to remain vigilant when on the hunt for a bargain. Weaknesses in modern vehicle security systems have been attributed to the spike in crime in recent years, leaving owners vulnerable to attack, but says Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison at TRACKER, buyers also need to be on their guard. “Over 50% of the vehicles stolen in the UK are never found and...

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