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Wheeler Dealers Windback – 1977 Alpine A310

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China tackled a rare French sports car, but it didn’t get off to a good start for the Alpine A310. The Alpine A310 was a car that Mike had really wanted, so finding one for Wheeler Dealers was a great moment. He tracked...

Me and My Car – Mark Stewart’s Ford Escort RS Turbo

Plenty of classic car owners value originality, but as we discover aiming for perfection has resulted in a very special Ford Escort RS Turbo for detailing enthusiast Mark Stewart.   Mark Stewart has owned many classics over the years, from Mk 1 Ford Escorts to Austin 7s, often restoring them to...

Me and My Car – Paul Clappison’s MGB GT

There’s plenty of love for the MGB, and we’ve heard from one owner who is justifiably proud of his fine example - Paul Clappison's 1972 MGB GT. The MGB GT is a hugely popular classic, and deservedly so. Enjoyable to drive and straightforward to maintain, it also benefits from excellent...

Hot Hatches of the 1970s – 50 years of affordable fast fun

As Volkswagen launches its eighth-generation sporting GTI ‘hot hatch’ derivative of the new Golf, Mike Brewer Motoring looks at the 1970s 'Hot Hatches' that rivalled the GTI.  Some 45 years earlier, the very first VW Golf GTI was presented in pre-production ‘concept’ form at the 1975 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show...

Motoring Memories – The Aston Martin Cygnet

With 10 years passed since Aston Martin launched its unusual small car - the Aston Martin Cygnet, perhaps it’s time to take another look... I do like a quirky car, and they probably don’t come much quirkier than this one. Toyota’s iQ was a highly innovative and capable small car...

Me and My Car – Michael O’Neal’s Blasphemy Porsche Build

Most motoring enthusiasts fall into one of two camps - purist or modifier so its unusual to find a Porsche lover, who is keen on both and is taking his 911 to a new level. South Californian car enthusiast Michael O'Neal shares his story… I consider myself a Porsche purist. After...

Best cars with the biggest engines under £10,000

Nowadays, engines only seem to be getting smaller, with manufacturers downsizing their motors in the name of fuel economy and lower emissions so we've put together a list of the top five cars with the biggest engines for under £10,000. It’s not all bad when it comes engine sizes –...

Me and My Car – Mick Smith’s Triumph Stag

Half a century since the stylish Triumph Stag was launched, we’re celebrating with a closer look at a stunning example that’s emerged after 25 years in storage. Owner Mick Smith shares his story... What had begun as a styling exercise by Italian designer, Giovanni Michelotti, would go on to become...

Buyers Guide: Fiat 500

Appearing two years before that other small car icon, the Mini, the tiny Fiat 500 Cinquecento was designed by Dante Giacosa. The replacement for the equally diminutive Topolino, the aim was to encourage Italian buyers to swap two wheels for four, and it was a plan that proved to be...

Mike Brewer’s Porsche 911SC power upgrade – the results!

The power upgrade of Mike Brewer's Porsche 911SC by Rasant Products is now complete so there's only one way to see if it all works - drive it! It’s hard to know where to begin with this final part of my Porsche 911 SC story. The car has become such...
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