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Welcome to Classiccarblog
A website dedicated to enthusiasts of old classic cars from all over the world.

We hope to feature photos of not only preserved vehicles, but also original photos from over the years. Along with many other associated items such as die cast models, model kits, badges, catalogues and show reports. We’re still building up the website and so at the moment have only a few hundred photos for you, but we aim to add new photos and articles each week, so watch this space !

I’ve been an enthusiast of classic cars since childhood and over the years have collected many items, which we hope to share with you on Classiccarblog. Not only the cars, but also all other things associated with them, such as models. Who remembers building plastic car kits over the years from Airfix, Revell, Monogram etc? Who can’t resist visiting swapmeets just to look at the stalls and proudly say 'I used to have one of those Corgi/Dinky/Matchbox models as a child !' ..And who didn’t collect car catalogues over the years, either of cars we owned or cars we would love to own, but we just couldn’t afford them.

I grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s when Britain had a home grown industry with many famous names now long gone. Hillman, Humber, Austin, Morris, Triumph, Rover, are just a few names that bring back memories. When cars were simpler and where you could usually work on them yourself. When special tuning meant fitting a Peco exhaust or woolly dice to your car mirror. I remember my first car was a Ford Escort Mark 1, where the windscreen washer was a little foot pump under the clutch pedal, rather than modern cars that have them on the stalks. Air-conditioning meant opening the window ! Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be !

We aim to feature photos of rally cars of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Escort RS1800’s in Eaton Yale, Cossack, Andrews Heat for Hire liveries, DTV Chevettes, the famous Lancia Stratos. Roger Clark, Hannu Mikkola, Russell Brookes, Tony Pond, all famous rally drivers from that era. Who remembers the Lombard RAC Rally when it used to take part all over the UK ? The Sunday stages in Sutton Park or Oulton Park and then Kielder Forest in Yorkshire and the Epynt Ranges in Wales. All soon to be brought back to life on Classiccarblog !

So who does Classiccarblog appeal to?

Classiccarblog appeals to many different people across all age groups and interests. Some search for the cars they used to drive in their youth or that their parents drove, to show pictures to their grandchildren, or even just for pure nostalgic reasons. Others make superb models of classic cars, and use our photographs as reference to super-detail their models or even have ideas for conversions or scratch built models. Some visitors are rebuilding and preserving classic cars and use our collection to see how the finished article should look. Or even to see other fine examples of their own vehicle or marque. Often these enthusiasts collect models of their own vehicles, whilst turning the coin over, the model makers will then buy a full-scale vehicle of their favourite model!

Modern history is now taught in our schools and colleges, with 20th Century transport featuring in the syllabus. Already, we have already heard from some children who were delighted to have found Classiccarblog, as it helped greatly with their school history project on the 1970’s. They were able to use samples from our classic car collection to enhance their presentations and get top marks.

So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy browsing our website. As we said, we’ll be adding more stuff each week in many varying sections on Classiccarblog, something to appeal to everyone.

And if your also interested in green classic vehicles, why not visit our sister website www.miliblog.co.uk which features over 7,000 photos of preserved military vehicles and original photos of them doing their stuff on the battlefront, including the Second World War, National Service days of the 1950’s and right upto modern military vehicles.
Random Images From Collection
Morris Minor 1000 Van (DRF 716 K)
Morris Minor 1000 Van (DRF 716 K)
Austin A35 Van (ONY 630 E)
Austin A35 Van (ONY 630 E)
Triumph Acclaim (CNX 276 Y)
Triumph Acclaim (CNX 276 Y)
MG Midget (LHO 348 L)
MG Midget (LHO 348 L)
Ford Popular (RAS 779)
Ford Popular (RAS 779)
Mini \'Paul Smith\' (P 3 VKY)
Mini \'Paul Smith\' (P 3 VKY)
Triumph GT6 Mk2 (RUT 513 G)
Triumph GT6 Mk2 (RUT 513 G)
Drivers Peter Gethin
Drivers Peter Gethin
Volkswagen Transporter Camper Van (B 562 RNX)
Volkswagen Transporter Camper Van (B 562 RNX)
Ford Anglia (204 XYB)
Ford Anglia (204 XYB)
Mitsubishi Colt Lancer Estate (SFF 70 T)
Mitsubishi Colt Lancer Estate (SFF 70 T)
Volkswagen Camper Van (YJL 126 L)
Volkswagen Camper Van (YJL 126 L)
Mini Van (YOF 777 T)
Mini Van (YOF 777 T)
Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 (F 608 JPP)
Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 (F 608 JPP)
BMW (E9) 2800CS (1968-1971)(Copyright Dave_7)
BMW (E9) 2800CS (1968-1971)(Copyright Dave_7)
Peugeot Type 175 (1923-24)
Peugeot Type 175 (1923-24)
Standard Ten (TKT 365)
Standard Ten (TKT 365)
VW Camper Van (WNP 785 M)
VW Camper Van (WNP 785 M)
Austin Nash Metropolitan (OAS 312)
Austin Nash Metropolitan (OAS 312)
Morris Minor 1000 Van (SCJ 257 H)
Morris Minor 1000 Van (SCJ 257 H)
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