• Friary estate conversion on a Vauxhall PA Velox

Wagon Trail

December 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The popularity of these types of vehicles increased as social norms changed, with bigger families, slowly increasing family incomes, and improved roads encouraging travel. We saw thousands of wagons in town and country, weekdays and weekends. They were in daily use as working vehicles but were especially noticeable at holiday times, loaded to the gunwales [...]

  • VW Golf GTi Mk 2

Hot Hatchbacks: 1970s-1983/84

February 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the past two issues we’ve looked back at how performance cars moved from being the enjoyable playthings of lucky people within some sectors of society, to their availability as everyday cars for family use. This trend accelerated through the 1960s and continued through the 1970s, with manufacturers becoming more adept at developing performance cars, [...]

Victorious – Vauxhall

February 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Vauxhall unveiled the very first Victor in 1957 – looking rather like a scaled-down 1950s Chevrolet, the Victor F was intended to bring a touch of US glamour to the cobbled streets of the UK. Unlike the V8-powered Stateside cruisers the Victor was modelled upon, the new Vauxhall had to make do with a [...]