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How I navigated my first road rally

Charlotte Vowden takes part in her first road rally, in a car she’s never driven, with a navigator she’d never met. What could possibly go wrong? The biggest vote of confidence you can possibly give your navigator when rallying together for the first time in a road rally is to...

Me and My Project: Jim Mccall and his 418bhp Vauxhall Corsa C

The humble Vauxhall Corsa. An ideal shopping cart for a pensioner, a cheap first car for someone who’s just passed their test and heaps of fun in a sleeper form, of course. In the next Me and My Project Car, owner and railway engineer, Jim Mccall tells Matthew Macconnell how...

Me and My Car: Katie Hollingsworth and her Ford Cortina

Katie Hollingsworth is determined to get her temperamental Ford Cortina running reliably; they’ve yet to complete a journey from A to B. Here, she tells Charlotte Vowden why she’s utterly besotted despite having to have roadside recovery on speed dial.  The Ford Cortina was wildly successful in the 1960s and...

Me and My Car: Callan Hyde and his Triumph 2000 estate

Callan Hyde’s Triumph 2000 was in such a state of disrepair when he saved it from a derelict garage even the dipstick had rotted off. Here, he tells Charlotte Vowden what it was like to return it to the road.  In its heyday the Triumph 2000 estate was heralded as...

One man’s love of the British cars emerging as modern classics

Many of us could never have predicted cars like the Metro and Corsa becoming the rising stars (in both popularity and value) of the new modern classic car scene! Tom Morley explains why these everyday cars of yesteryear are in his garage. Tom Morley is a man known to many...

Me & My Project: Gavin Bey and his 713bhp-plus Mazda RX-7

From a rotten wreck to smashing the quarter mile in 9sec - what kind of mad scientist lurks behind this Mazda RX-7 project? Only the one that turbocharged his lawnmower. In our new series, Me & My Project, owner Gavin Bey tells Matthew Macconnell about his Frankenstein Mazda RX-7 and...

Me and My Car: Nathan (Naing Oo) and his Austin Seven

Inspired by watching his grandfather restore barn find lorries in Burma , taking care of motor cars helps Nathan (Naing Oo) take care of his mental health. Ahead of the 90th birthday of his Austin Seven, he tells Charlotte Vowden how his pre-war vehicle has become an essential companion through...

Get a great second-hand EV for under £20,000

Fancy venturing into the EV world but don’t want to fork out for a Tesla? Here are some cars that we think will do the trick instead. If you’re thinking about straying from fossil-fuelled cars and navigating down the EV path, there are plenty of options available without needing to...

Me and My Car: Luke Shipp and his Honda Acty mini truck

In ten years of driving, 29-year-old Luke Shipp has averaged two cars a year, so what makes his tiny Honda Acty truck a keeper? He tells Charlotte Vowden. Lacking in luxury fixtures and fittings, the Honda Acty is a tiny truck that was produced by the Japanese automaker between 1977...

Me and My Test Drive: Living with a Ford Focus ST

It’s no secret now. Whenever Ford releases a new Focus, we’re sure to get a performance ST variant - and with each guise, they’ve extracted more power and unleashed more technical trickery. The Mk2 ST produced 225bhp from its 2.5-litre five-pot, the Mk3 had 247bhp from its 2.0-litre and...
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