Parts and accessories

Bits and pieces to make your life just that little bit better

News : British Motor Heritage’s 2014 catalogue is out now


For anyone restoring or running a British classic car, this catalogue will be right up your street. The ever-increasing array of replacement bodyshells and panels, and complementary parts and accessories offered by British Motor Heritage (BMH) is fully detailed in the company’s new-for-2014, fully-illustrated, 40-page catalogue and price list. This all-embracing publication is available free of […]

Classic Car Driving Experiences – the perfect gift this Christmas

Classic Mini

John Rooney For some of you, the halcyon days of the British automotive industry may seem like a distant memory, but with one of the classic car driving experiences on offer from U Drive Cars you can get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the finest vehicles this country ever produced. For […]

Book review : Mini Cooper, James Ruppert


Keith Adams reviews My Mini Cooper – Its Part in My Breakdown, by James Ruppert Regular readers will need no introduction to the works of James Ruppert. He’s becoming a bit of a legend within the car enthusiast fraternity, thanks to his excellent regular column Kerbcrawler in Car magazine during the 1980s and ’90s, before […]

Book review : Brick by Brick, Martyn Nutland

Brick By Brick

Robert Leitch reviews Brick by Brick – The biography of the man who really made the Mini by Martyn Nutland In 1975, the humorist Alan Coren published a collection of his newspaper columns entitled ‘Golfing for Cats’. His explanation for the title was that Coren was pouring scorn on the sort of authors who saw […]

Blog : Treading safely with an Adrenalin rush


Mike Humble   If there is one thing in the automotive trade that struggles to capture any emotion or excitement at the time of purchase, it surely must be tyres. They tend to be viewed as an item that, along with engine oil, is purely an evil necessity bought purely on a cost factor unless high performance is […]

Advertorial : Top five car accessories currently on the market


Our cars are swiftly turning into sophisticated pieces of computer technology, and industry experts are predicting an explosion in the number of apps and options that will come with new cars. In fact, some are even predicting that by 2015, all new cars will be connected to the Internet. Of course, with the new cars, […]

Advertorial : Choosing the right tyres for your car

The Pirelli Sottos (quiet noisy, but great turn in)

The tyres on our car are often the least considered feature, but they are actually one of the most vital parts of any vehicle. Your safety, fuel economy and braking efficiency all rely on having the right tyres on your car. So when it comes to replacing them, the decision is a critical one and […]

Products : Spencer Haze is back, read his story

Spencer Haze

Remember Spencer Haze, the time travelling private eye? James Ruppert’s popular creation is back, and available in book form… You might remember Spencer Haze from the brilliant 4Car website. He was a private detective who wrong-sided a big league villain, who left him for dead in a chest freezer in 1973 when it looked like […]

Products : Rimmer Bros now selling Jaguar parts


Keith Adams If you’re one of those very lucky people who own a 21st century Jaguar, you’ll be interested to learn that Rimmer Bros – the Rover and Triumph parts specialist – is now stocking parts for your cars. The company’s extensive parts catalogue has been swelled by the addition of all the recent models […]

Products : Win £100 of fuel with Auto Trader


Auto Trader, is giving away £100 of petrol vouchers to five lucky winners every week throughout August. The cost of fuel is the main financial concern for motorists when it comes to running a car, and with the price of petrol rising, Auto Trader is helping to ease the burden by entering every customer that […]